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Jan 14th, 2009, 12:08 PM
Hi all, wondering if anyone can help, I have a horizontal sprite list menu which works fine:

example html:
<li id="home"><a href="#">home</a></li>

example css:
div#navigation #home a{ width: 60px; background-position: -16px -443px;}

However on hover I need another horizontal menu to appear underneath offering sub cats. Also when you hover off the menu the subcats must remain until you hover over a different category, can you do this purely in CSS or do you need javascript too?

Any help appriecated Thank you!

Jan 14th, 2009, 12:16 PM
Check http://www.htmldog.com/articles/suckerfish/dropdowns/

Jan 14th, 2009, 12:55 PM
Thanks for quick reply, helpful site but my main problem is having the sub remain when you mouse away from the area, instead of dissapear like it does with that guys code:


<title>Suckerfish Dropdowns - One Level Bones</title>

<style type="text/css">

body {
font-family: arial, helvetica, serif;

#nav, #nav ul { /* all lists */
padding: 0;
margin: 0;
list-style: none;
line-height: 1;

#nav a {
display: block;
width: 10em;

#nav li { /* all list items */
float: left;
width: 10em; /* width needed or else Opera goes nuts */

#nav li ul { /* second-level lists */
position: absolute;
background: orange;
width: 10em;
left: -999em; /* using left instead of display to hide menus because display: none isn't read by screen readers */

#nav li:hover ul, #nav li.sfhover ul { /* lists nested under hovered list items */
left: auto;

#content {
clear: left;
color: #ccc;


<script type="text/javascript"><!--//--><![CDATA[//><!--

sfHover = function() {
var sfEls = document.getElementById("nav").getElementsByTagName("LI");
for (var i=0; i<sfEls.length; i++) {
sfEls[i].onmouseover=function() {
this.className+=" sfhover";
sfEls[i].onmouseout=function() {
this.className=this.className.replace(new RegExp(" sfhover\\b"), "");
if (window.attachEvent) window.attachEvent("onload", sfHover);




<h1>PERCIFORMES! (1)</h1>
<p>Welcome to the world of Perciformes - perch-like fish including the world famous <strong>Suckerfish</strong></p>

<ul id="nav">

<li><a href="#">Percoidei</a>
<li><a href="#">Remoras</a></li>

<li><a href="#">Tilefishes</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Bluefishes</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Tigerfishes</a></li>


<li><a href="#">Anabantoidei</a>

<li><a href="#">Climbing perches</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Labyrinthfishes</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Kissing gouramis</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Pike-heads</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Giant gouramis</a></li>


<li><a href="#">Gobioidei</a>
<li><a href="#">Burrowing gobies</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Dartfishes</a></li>

<li><a href="#">Eellike gobies</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Gobies</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Loach gobies</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Odontobutidae</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Sandfishes</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Schindleriidae</a></li>

<li><a href="#">Sleepers</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Xenisthmidae</a></li>


<div id="content">
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<p><a href="/articles/suckerfish/dropdowns/">Suckerfish Dropdowns</a> by <a href="/ptg/">Patrick Griffiths</a> and <a href="http://www.danwebb.net">Dan Webb</a>.</p>



anyway this could be modified to fit my requirements..


Jan 14th, 2009, 01:23 PM
Please edit your above post and add
][/COLOR] tags around your code.
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Jan 14th, 2009, 04:26 PM
Obviously the hover isn't going to work for what you want. You should look into javascript.