I am building a website template and perfecting it before I put information in it and upload it to a server. Therefore I do not have a link for demonstration. But Here's what is going on.

I have a pretty nice menu bar with dropdowns built only with HTML and CSS.

I have a cool little tool tip, built also only using HTML and CSS. (easiest one I've found by far)

The menu is fully operational throughout the site, but when I added the tool tip I run into two problems:
1. it ends up disappearing when I mouseover the link (while testing), but this only happens in FireFox. It works is IE and Chrome, I don't know about safari.
2. and the default-looking tool tip also shows up, so I have 2 different tool tips, and I only want the more appealing one.

My guess is that these are both easy fixes, but I don't know. I'm fairly new at all of this and I'm learning as I go. There is a pretty big amount of code, but I'm thinking the problem should be narrowed down a little bit. So I will show the code I feel necessary and if anyone feels they need to see more to figure it out PLEASE let me know.

I would really like to figure this out. Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thank you!



Here is ALL the HTML for the tooltip, along with the surrounding code. Inside the <a></a> tags is where the tooltip info is.

[CODE]

<div class="sidebar_item">
<h2><img alt="image" src="images/SPI_logo_2.png" height="175px" width="238px" style="border: 0px solid #000000 p; position: relative; left: -14px;" /></h2>
<h2><a href="projects.html" style="text-decoration: none; color: #15317E; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px #6D7B8D;">Products</a></h2>
<h3>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="laserfire.html" title="Stuff right here" class="tooltip">LaserFire®</a></h3>
<p>//////// </p>
<h3>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="firering.html">FireRing®</a></h3>
<p>//////// </p>
<h3>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="firefiber.html">FireFiber®</a></h3>
<p> /////////</p>


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Here ALL the CSS for the tooltip.


[CODE]

.tooltip{
display: inline;
position: relative;
}
.tooltip:hover:after{
background: #333;
background: rgba(0,0,0,.8);
border-radius: 5px;
bottom: 26px;
color: #fff;
content: attr(title);
left: 20%;
padding: 5px 15px;
position: absolute;
z-index: 98;
width: 220px;
}
content: attr(title);

.tooltip:hover:before{
border: solid;
border-color: #333 transparent;
border-width: 6px 6px 0 6px;
bottom: 20px;
content: "";
left: 50%;
position: absolute;
z-index: 99;
}

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Here is All the HTML for the Menubar.


[CODE]


<head>

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="menu.css" type="text/css" media="screen" />

</head>

<ul id="menu">
<li><a href="index.html" class="drop">Home</a><!-- Begin Home Item -->
<div class="dropdown_2columns"><!-- Begin 2 columns container -->
<div class="col_2">
<h2>Welcome !</h2>
</div>
<div class="col_2">
<p>Hi and welcome here ! This is a showcase of the possibilities of this awesome Mega Drop Down Menu.</p>
<p>This item comes with a large range of prepared typographic stylings such as headings, lists, etc.</p>
</div>
<div class="col_2">
<h2>Cross Browser Support</h2>
</div>
<div class="col_1">
<img src="img/browsers.png" width="125" height="48" alt="" />
</div>
<div class="col_1">
<p>This mega menu has been tested in all major browsers.</p>
</div>
</div><!-- End 2 columns container -->
</li><!-- End Home Item -->
<li><a href="about.html" class="drop">About</a><!-- Begin 5 columns Item -->
<div class="dropdown_5columns"><!-- Begin 5 columns container -->
<div class="col_5">
<h2>This is an example of a large container with 5 columns</h2>
</div>
<div class="col_1">
<p class="black_box">This is a dark grey box text. Fusce in metus at enim porta lacinia vitae a arcu. Sed sed lacus nulla mollis porta quis.</p>
</div>
<div class="col_1">
<p>Phasellus vitae sapien ac leo mollis porta quis sit amet nisi. Mauris hendrerit, metus cursus accumsan tincidunt.</p>
</div>
<div class="col_1">
<p class="italic">This is a sample of an italic text. Consequat scelerisque. Fusce sed lectus at arcu mollis accumsan at nec nisi porta quis sit amet.</p>
</div>
<div class="col_1">
<p>Curabitur euismod gravida ante nec commodo. Nunc dolor nulla, semper in ultricies vitae, vulputate porttitor neque.</p>
</div>

<ul class="greybox">
<li><a href="#">ThemeForest</a></li>
<li><a href="#">GraphicRiver</a></li>
<li><a href="#">ActiveDen</a></li>
<li><a href="#">VideoHive</a></li>
<li><a href="#">3DOcean</a></li>
</ul>
</div>
<!--<div class="col_1">
<ul class="greybox">
<li><a href="#">Design</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Logo</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Flash</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Illustration</a></li>
<li><a href="#">More...</a></li>
</ul>
</div> -->
<div class="col_3">
<h2>Here are some image examples</h2>
</div>
<div class="col_3">
<img src="img/02.jpg" width="70" height="70" class="img_left imgshadow" alt="" />
<p> tristique sed odio. Praesent ut interdum elit. </br>Maecenas imperdiet, nibh vitae rutrum vulputate, </br>lorem sem condimentum.<a href="#">Read more...</a></p>
<img src="img/01.jpg" width="70" height="70" class="img_left imgshadow" alt="" />
<p> accumsan at nec nisi. Aliquam pretium mollis </br> fringilla. Vestibulum tempor facilisis malesuada. <a href="#">Read more...</a></p>
</div>
</div><!-- End 3 columns container -->
</li><!-- End 3 columns Item -->
<li class="menu_right"><a href="contact.html" class="drop">Contact</a>
<div class="dropdown_1column"> <!--align_right -->
<div class="col_1">
<ul class="simple">
<li><a href="#">FreelanceSwitch</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Creattica</a></li>
<li><a href="#">WorkAwesome</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Mac Apps</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Web Apps</a></li>
<li><a href="#">NetTuts</a></li>
<li><a href="#">VectorTuts</a></li>
<li><a href="#">PsdTuts</a></li>
<li><a href="#">PhotoTuts</a></li>
<li><a href="#">ActiveTuts</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Design</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Logo</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Flash</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Illustration</a></li>
<li><a href="#">More...</a></li>
</ul>
</div>
</div>
</li>

</ul>

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Here is all of the CSS for the menu bar

[CODE]






body, ul, li {
font-size:14px;
font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
line-height:13px;
text-align:left;
}
/* Navigation Bar */
#menu {
list-style:none;
width:850px;
margin-top:0px auto 0px auto;
height:43px;
padding:0px 20px 0px 20px;
/* Rounded Corners */
-moz-border-radius: 10px;
-webkit-border-radius: 10px;
border-radius: 10px;
/* Background color and gradients */
background: #014464;
background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #0272a7, #013953);
background: -webkit-gradient(linear, 0% 0%, 0% 100%, from(#0272a7), to(#013953));
/* Borders */
border: 1px solid #002232;
-moz-box-shadow:inset 0px 0px 1px #edf9ff;
-webkit-box-shadow:inset 0px 0px 1px #edf9ff;
box-shadow:inset 0px 0px 1px #edf9ff;
z-index: 3;
}
#menu li {
float:left;
text-align:center;
position:relative;
padding: 4px 10px 4px 10px;
margin-right:30px;
margin-top:7px;
border:none;
}
#menu li:hover {
border: 1px solid #777777;
padding: 4px 9px 4px 9px;
/* Background color and gradients */
background: #F4F4F4;
background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #F4F4F4, #EEEEEE);
background: -webkit-gradient(linear, 0% 0%, 0% 100%, from(#F4F4F4), to(#EEEEEE));
/* Rounded corners */
-moz-border-radius: 5px 5px 0px 0px;
-webkit-border-radius: 5px 5px 0px 0px;
border-radius: 5px 5px 0px 0px;
}
#menu li a {
font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size:14px;
color: #EEEEEE;
display:block;
outline:0;
text-decoration:none;
text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px #000;
}
#menu li:hover a {
color:#161616;
text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px #FFFFFF;
}
#menu li .drop {
padding-right:21px;
background:url("img/drop.png") no-repeat rightright 8px;
}
#menu li:hover .drop {
background:url("img/drop.png") no-repeat rightright 7px;
}
/* Drop Down */
.dropdown_1column,
.dropdown_2columns,
.dropdown_3columns,
.dropdown_3-5columns,
.dropdown_4columns,
.dropdown_5columns {
margin:4px auto;
float:left;
position:absolute;
left:-999em; /* Hides the drop down */
text-align:left;
padding:10px 5px 10px 5px;
border:1px solid #777777;
border-top:none;
/* Gradient background */
background:#F4F4F4;
background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #EEEEEE, #BBBBBB);
background: -webkit-gradient(linear, 0% 0%, 0% 100%, from(#EEEEEE), to(#BBBBBB));
/* Rounded Corners */
-moz-border-radius: 0px 5px 5px 5px;
-webkit-border-radius: 0px 5px 5px 5px;
border-radius: 0px 5px 5px 5px;
z-index: 3;
}
.dropdown_1column {width: 140px;}
.dropdown_2columns {width: 280px;}
.dropdown_3columns {width: 290px;}
.dropdown_3-5colums {width: 200px;}
.dropdown_4columns {width: 560px;}
.dropdown_5columns {width: 700px;}
#menu li:hover .dropdown_1column,
#menu li:hover .dropdown_2columns,
#menu li:hover .dropdown_3columns,
#menu li:hover .dropdown_3-5columns,
#menu li:hover .dropdown_4columns,
#menu li:hover .dropdown_5columns {
left:-1px;
top:auto;
z-index:3;
}
/* Columns */
.col_1,
.col_2,
.col_3,
.col_4,
.col_5 {
display:inline;
float: left;
position: relative;
margin-left: 5px;
margin-right: 5px;
z-index: 3;
}
.col_1 {width:130px;}
.col_2 {width:270px;}
.col_3 {width:410px;}
.col_4 {width:550px;}
.col_5 {width:690px;}
/* Right alignment */
#menu .menu_right {
float:rightright;
margin-right:0px;
}
#menu li .align_right {
/* Rounded Corners */
-moz-border-radius: 5px 0px 5px 5px;
-webkit-border-radius: 5px 0px 5px 5px;
border-radius: 5px 0px 5px 5px;
}
#menu li:hover .align_right {
left:auto;
rightright:-1px;
top:auto;
}
/* Drop Down Content Stylings */
#menu p, #menu h2, #menu h3, #menu ul li {
font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
line-height:21px;
font-size:12px;
text-align:left;
text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px #FFFFFF;
}
#menu h2 {
font-size:21px;
font-weight:400;
letter-spacing:-1px;
margin:7px 0 14px 0;
padding-bottom:14px;
border-bottom:1px solid #666666;
}
#menu h3 {
font-size:14px;
margin:7px 0 14px 0;
padding-bottom:7px;
border-bottom:1px solid #888888;
}
#menu p {
line-height:18px;
margin:0 0 10px 0;
}
#menu li:hover div a {
font-size:12px;
color:#015b86;
}
#menu li:hover div a:hover {
color:#029feb;
}
.strong {
font-weight:bold;
}
.italic {
font-style:italic;
}
.imgshadow {
background:#FFFFFF;
padding:4px;
border:1px solid #777777;
margin-top:5px;
-moz-box-shadow:0px 0px 5px #666666;
-webkit-box-shadow:0px 0px 5px #666666;
box-shadow:0px 0px 5px #666666;
}
.img_left { /* Image sticks to the left */
width:auto;
float:left;
margin:5px 15px 5px 5px;
}
#menu li .black_box {
background-color:#333333;
color: #eeeeee;
text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px #000;
padding:4px 6px 4px 6px;
/* Rounded Corners */
-moz-border-radius: 5px;
-webkit-border-radius: 5px;
border-radius: 5px;
/* Shadow */
-webkit-box-shadow:inset 0 0 3px #000000;
-moz-box-shadow:inset 0 0 3px #000000;
box-shadow:inset 0 0 3px #000000;
}
#menu li ul {
list-style:none;
padding:0;
margin:0 0 12px 0;
}
#menu li ul li {
font-size:12px;
line-height:24px;
position:relative;
text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px #ffffff;
padding:0;
margin:0;
float:none;
text-align:left;
width:130px;
}
#menu li ul li:hover {
background:none;
border:none;
padding:0;
margin:0;
}
#menu li .greybox li {
background:#F4F4F4;
border:1px solid #bbbbbb;
margin:0px 0px 4px 0px;
padding:4px 6px 4px 6px;
width:116px;
/* Rounded Corners */
-moz-border-radius: 5px;
-webkit-border-radius: 5px;
border-radius: 5px;
}
#menu li .greybox li:hover {
background:#ffffff;
border:1px solid #aaaaaa;
padding:4px 6px 4px 6px;
margin:0px 0px 4px 0px;
}

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This is probably more than enough code to understand the problem, but like I said i am also new at this. (also realizing that I am limited to 20,000 character's i've deleted a large portion of the menu bar because I don't think it will be critical to fix the problem)

Thanks again!