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Beautiful CSS3 multicolour Dropdown Menu

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Beautiful CSS3 multicolour Dropdown Menu
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This will colored tabs with slideout submenus. I don`t used any defined palette – tabs in different colors. Can warn, that all sliding effects will work only in FF, Chrome, Safary browsers, possible in Opera too. But not in IE (transitions still not available here). Anyway – welcome to test new menu.

Step 1. HTML

As usual, we start with the HTML. Here are html with our menu.

index.html

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en">
<head>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css" type="text/css" media="all">
    <title>CSS3 drop down menu #3</title>
</head>
<body>
<div class="example">
    <div class="menuholder">
        <ul class="menu slide">
            <li><a href="#" class="red">Home</a></li>
            <li><a href="#" class="orange">Tutorials</a>
                <div class="subs">
                    <dl>
                        <dt>Links #1</dt>
                        <dd><a href="#">HTML / CSS</a></dd>
                        <dd><a href="#">JS / jQuery</a></dd>
                        <dd><a href="#">PHP</a></dd>
                    </dl>
                    <dl>
                        <dt>Links #2</dt>
                        <dd><a href="#">MySQL</a></dd>
                        <dd><a href="#">XSLT</a></dd>
                        <dd><a href="#">Ajax</a></dd>
                    </dl>
                    <dl>
                        <dt>Links #3</dt>
                        <dd><a href="#">HTML / CSS</a></dd>
                        <dd><a href="#">JS / jQuery</a></dd>
                        <dd><a href="#">PHP</a></dd>
                    </dl>
                    <dl>
                        <dt>Links #4</dt>
                        <dd><a href="#">MySQL</a></dd>
                        <dd><a href="#">XSLT</a></dd>
                        <dd><a href="#">Ajax</a></dd>
                    </dl>
                </div>
            </li>
            <li><a href="#" class="yellow">Resources</a>
                <div class="subs">
                    <dl>
                        <dt>Links #5</dt>
                        <dd><a href="#">PHP</a></dd>
                        <dd><a href="#">MySQL</a></dd>
                    </dl>
                    <dl>
                        <dt>Links #6</dt>
                        <dd><a href="#">XSLT</a></dd>
                        <dd><a href="#">Ajax</a></dd>
                    </dl>
                    <dl>
                        <dt>Links #7</dt>
                        <dd><a href="#">HTML / CSS</a></dd>
                        <dd><a href="#">JS / jQuery</a></dd>
                    </dl>
                    <dl>
                        <dt>Links #8</dt>
                        <dd><a href="#">MySQL</a></dd>
                        <dd><a href="#">Ajax</a></dd>
                    </dl>
                </div>
            </li>
            <li><a href="#" class="green">Other</a></li>
            <li><a href="#" class="blue">About</a></li>
            <li><a href="#" class="violet">Back</a></li>
        </ul>
        <div class="back"></div>
        <div class="shadow"></div>
    </div>
    <div style="clear:both"></div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

Step 2. CSS

Here are used CSS styles. First two selectors (you can skip it) belong to our demo page. All rest – menu styles.

css/style.css

/* demo page styles */
body {
    background:#eee;
    margin:0;
    padding:0;
}
.example {
    position:relative;
    background:#fff url(../images/background.jpg);
    width:670px;
    height:470px;
    border:1px #000 solid;
    margin:20px auto;
    padding:15px;
    border-radius:3px;
    -moz-border-radius:3px;
    -webkit-border-radius:3px;
}

/* main menu styles */
.menuholder {
    float:left;
    font:normal bold 11px/35px verdana, sans-serif;
    overflow:hidden;
    position:relative;
}
.menuholder .shadow {
    -moz-box-shadow:0 0 20px rgba(0, 0, 0, 1);
    -o-box-shadow:0 0 20px rgba(0, 0, 0, 1);
    -webkit-box-shadow:0 0 20px rgba(0, 0, 0, 1);
    background:#888;
    box-shadow:0 0 20px rgba(0, 0, 0, 1);
    height:10px;
    left:5%;
    position:absolute;
    top:-9px;
    width:90%;
    z-index:100;
}
.menuholder .back {
    -moz-transition-duration:.4s;
    -o-transition-duration:.4s;
    -webkit-transition-duration:.4s;
    background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5);
    height:0;
    width:100%;
}
.menuholder:hover div.back {
    height:250px;
}
ul.menu {
    display:block;
    float:left;
    list-style:none;
    margin:0;
    padding:0 125px;
    position:relative;
}
ul.menu li {
    float:left;
    margin:0 5px 0 0;
}
ul.menu li > a {
    -moz-border-radius:0 0 10px 10px;
    -moz-box-shadow:2px 2px 4px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.9);
    -moz-transition:all 0.2s ease-in-out;
    -o-border-radius:0 0 10px 10px;
    -o-box-shadow:2px 2px 4px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.9);
    -o-transition:all 0.2s ease-in-out;
    -webkit-border-bottom-left-radius:10px;
    -webkit-border-bottom-right-radius:10px;
    -webkit-box-shadow:2px 2px 4px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.9);
    -webkit-transition:all 0.2s ease-in-out;
    border-radius:0 0 10px 10px;
    box-shadow:2px 2px 4px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.9);
    color:#eee;
    display:block;
    padding:0 10px;
    text-decoration:none;
    transition:all 0.2s ease-in-out;
}
ul.menu li a.red {
    background:#a00;
}
ul.menu li a.orange {
    background:#da0;
}
ul.menu li a.yellow {
    background:#aa0;
}
ul.menu li a.green {
    background:#060;
}
ul.menu li a.blue {
    background:#00a;
}
ul.menu li a.violet {
    background:#682bc2;
}
.menu li div.subs {
    left:0;
    overflow:hidden;
    position:absolute;
    top:35px;
    width:0;
}
.menu li div.subs dl {
    -moz-transition-duration:.2s;
    -o-transition-duration:.2s;
    -webkit-transition-duration:.2s;
    float:left;
    margin:0 130px 0 0;
    overflow:hidden;
    padding:40px 0 5% 2%;
    width:0;
}
.menu dt {
    color:#fc0;
    font-family:arial, sans-serif;
    font-size:12px;
    font-weight:700;
    height:20px;
    line-height:20px;
    margin:0;
    padding:0 0 0 10px;
    white-space:nowrap;
}
.menu dd {
    margin:0;
    padding:0;
    text-align:left;
}
.menu dd a {
    background:transparent;
    color:#fff;
    font-size:12px;
    height:20px;
    line-height:20px;
    padding:0 0 0 10px;
    text-align:left;
    white-space:nowrap;
    width:80px;
}
.menu dd a:hover {
    color:#fc0;
}
.menu li:hover div.subs dl {
    -moz-transition-delay:0.2s;
    -o-transition-delay:0.2s;
    -webkit-transition-delay:0.2s;
    margin-right:2%;
    width:21%;
}
ul.menu li:hover > a,ul.menu li > a:hover {
    background:#aaa;
    color:#fff;
    padding:10px 10px 0;
}
ul.menu li a.red:hover,ul.menu li:hover a.red {
    background:#c00;
}
ul.menu li a.orange:hover,ul.menu li:hover a.orange {
    background:#fc0;
}
ul.menu li a.yellow:hover,ul.menu li:hover a.yellow {
    background:#cc0;
}
ul.menu li a.green:hover,ul.menu li:hover a.green {
    background:#080;
}
ul.menu li a.blue:hover,ul.menu li:hover a.blue {
    background:#00c;
}
ul.menu li a.violet:hover,ul.menu li:hover a.violet {
background:#8a2be2;
}
.menu li:hover div.subs,.menu li a:hover div.subs {
    width:100%;
}

Step 3. Images

Here are just background for page.

That's it,Hope you enjoyed it.

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