View Full Version : Need help in CSS and HTML

11-16-2011, 02:15 PM
Hi guys,

I'm really new to web development and I need your help in getting my sample page modified.

I've downloaded a sample drop down menu template and I just need it to modify to meet my needs.

Attached is the files. Basically, I just need to do the following:

1. When I hover the mouse to the "Reports" menu, I want the drop down menu to show not on the green arrow.

2. If I choose 111111111 in the drop down menu, the 1.pdf file should show right below the page menu (in the white area of the page) not in a new page so that I can still open new reports 222222 and 3333333 without hitting the "back" button in the browser.

I can't upload the files due to the 50kb size limit. So I'm inserting the index.html code and the page screenshot. Appreciate if you can help me on this.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>NGK Inventory Report by VLS Logistic services - www.vlslogistics.com</title>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">

$("ul.subnav").parent().append("<span></span>"); //Only shows drop down trigger when js is enabled - Adds empty span tag after ul.subnav

$("ul.topnav li span").click(function() { //When trigger is clicked...

//Following events are applied to the subnav itself (moving subnav up and down)
$(this).parent().find("ul.subnav").slideDown('fast').show(); //Drop down the subnav on click

$(this).parent().hover(function() {
}, function(){
$(this).parent().find("ul.subnav").slideUp('slow'); //When the mouse hovers out of the subnav, move it back up

//Following events are applied to the trigger (Hover events for the trigger)
}).hover(function() {
$(this).addClass("subhover"); //On hover over, add class "subhover"
}, function(){ //On Hover Out
$(this).removeClass("subhover"); //On hover out, remove class "subhover"

<style type="text/css">
body {
margin: 0; padding: 0;
font: 10px normal Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
background: #ddd url(body_bg.gif) repeat-x;
.container {
width: 960px;
margin: 0 auto;
position: relative;
#header {
background: url(header_bg.gif) no-repeat center top;
padding-top: 120px;
#header .disclaimer {
color: #999;
padding: 100px 0 7px 0;
text-align: right;
display: block;
position: absolute;
top: 0; right: 0;
#header .disclaimer a { color: #ccc;}
ul.topnav {
list-style: none;
padding: 0 20px;
margin: 0;
float: left;
width: 920px;
background: #222;
font-size: 1.2em;
background: url(topnav_bg.gif) repeat-x;
ul.topnav li {
float: left;
margin: 0;
padding: 0 15px 0 0;
position: relative; /*--Declare X and Y axis base--*/
ul.topnav li a{
padding: 10px 5px;
color: #fff;
display: block;
text-decoration: none;
float: left;
ul.topnav li a:hover{
background: url(topnav_hover.gif) no-repeat center top;
ul.topnav li span { /*--Drop down trigger styles--*/
width: 17px;
height: 35px;
float: left;
background: url(subnav_btn.gif) no-repeat center top;
ul.topnav li span.subhover {background-position: center bottom; cursor: pointer;} /*--Hover effect for trigger--*/
ul.topnav li ul.subnav {
list-style: none;
position: absolute; /*--Important - Keeps subnav from affecting main navigation flow--*/
left: 0; top: 35px;
background: #333;
margin: 0; padding: 0;
display: none;
float: left;
width: 170px;
-moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 5px;
-moz-border-radius-bottomright: 5px;
-webkit-border-bottom-left-radius: 5px;
-webkit-border-bottom-right-radius: 5px;
border: 1px solid #111;
ul.topnav li ul.subnav li{
margin: 0; padding: 0;
border-top: 1px solid #252525; /*--Create bevel effect--*/
border-bottom: 1px solid #444; /*--Create bevel effect--*/
clear: both;
width: 170px;
html ul.topnav li ul.subnav li a {
float: left;
width: 145px;
background: #333 url(dropdown_linkbg.gif) no-repeat 10px center;
padding-left: 20px;
html ul.topnav li ul.subnav li a:hover { /*--Hover effect for subnav links--*/
background: #222 url(dropdown_linkbg.gif) no-repeat 10px center;
#header img {
margin: 20px 0 10px;


<div class="container">
<div id="header">
<div class="disclaimer">Report by <a href="#">Services</a>.</div>
<ul class="topnav">
<li><a href="#">Home Page</a></li>
<a href="#">Reports</a>
<ul class="subnav">
<li><a href="1.pdf">11111111111111</a></li>
<li><a href="2.pdf">22222222222222</a></li>
<li><a href="3.pdf">33333333333333</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Contact Us</a></li>


11-16-2011, 03:49 PM
Do you have a ink to your live site?

11-16-2011, 04:03 PM
Do you have a ink to your live site?

Hi, I haven't put it on live yet because it is still under construction. Do you need specific files that I can upload here?

But here is the demo template from the original creator where I got the template. http://www.sohtanaka.com/web-design/examples/drop-down-menu/

thanks for your reply.