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Date: 05/14/2005 Dashed Vertical Menu

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A simple yet elegant list based vertical menu. Move the mouse over a link, and the link area changes color. A thin dashed border follows each menu item.

The CSS:

<style type="text/css">

#vertmenu {
font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size: 100%;
width: 160px;
padding: 0px;
margin: 0px;
}

#vertmenu h1 {
display: block;
background-color:#FF9900;
font-size: 90%;
padding: 3px 0 5px 3px;
border: 1px solid #000000;
color: #333333;
margin: 0px;
width:159px;
}

#vertmenu ul {
list-style: none;
margin: 0px;
padding: 0px;
border: none;
}
#vertmenu ul li {
margin: 0px;
padding: 0px;
}
#vertmenu ul li a {
font-size: 80%;
display: block;
border-bottom: 1px dashed #C39C4E;
padding: 5px 0px 2px 4px;
text-decoration: none;
color: #666666;
width:160px;
}

#vertmenu ul li a:hover, #vertmenu ul li a:focus {
color: #000000;
background-color: #eeeeee;
}

</style>

The HTML:

<div id="vertmenu">
<h1>Navigation</h1>
<ul>
<li><a href="#" tabindex="1">Home</a></li>
<li><a href="#" tabindex="2">About Us</a></li>
<li><a href="#" tabindex="3">Computing</a></li>
<li><a href="#" tabindex="4">Web Sites</a></li>
<li><a href="#" tabindex="5">Games</a></li>
<li><a href="#" tabindex="6">Links</a></li>
</ul>
</div>

Comments (42)

Sorry. The code I posted is missing an opening javascript tag. For some reason, that part of the code was not allowed in my post. The opening javascript tag should go below the
<head>

and above the sfHover = function(){

Of course the tag should say:

script type="text/javascript\"

but with the <> brackets.

#1: dalek on 11/16 at 07:48 AM

very neat :)

#2: rlg on 12/01 at 12:11 AM

Good stuff, it is easy to customize to fit my needs. Thanks CSS Drive

#3: Sith Kong on 12/06 at 09:43 PM

Thank you for this menu. It is great! I have a question on how it can be modified to have the background of the active page be a different color and remain that color until they change pages? That way the user will have a visual clue as to which page they are on. Right now, the background color only changes when the links are highlighted. Thank you for your time.

#4: Goldberg on 02/13 at 12:21 PM

Yes I like it, very nice and short code

#5: Loops on 03/20 at 12:25 PM

It's really cool. Do you know how I can put a text article on the right of it. I can only get it to show under it.

#6: Micah Stockton on 04/13 at 12:28 PM

this is really good actually.

#7: safertr on 07/28 at 01:37 AM

Thanks, the Dashed Vertical Menu is everytime a good standard menu for little pages...

#8: Guido on 08/09 at 11:15 AM

Great tutorial. For the first time I'm learning CSS and it felt so easy to learn.
Really Hats off and appreciable.
King
http://www.webinfotain.com

#9: Kingshuk Biswas on 08/12 at 02:18 AM

GREAT, elegant, simple, effective CSS menu. Thank you so much. I was easily able to convert it to be dynamic for my own CMS.

#10: Derrick on 09/11 at 07:15 AM

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