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Acordion Menu

In this tutorial we will show you how to create a simple accordion menu with submenu’s that expand out smoothly as someone mouses over the top of them. The simple animation we will be using is CSS3 with no javascript however it is supported by all the major browsers except for IE. With IE the menu will still work with all the same functionality it just won’t slide out smoothly. If someone mouses over a sub menu it will just appear, other browsers however it will look great.

This menu is pretty much the same as the Simple CSS accordion menu I did last week but has been tweaked up to include this animation. When Completed the menu will look like this: Continue reading

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a staggered menu using only CSS.

Sometimes we want to break up the structure of a website to give it character and staggering a menu up and done or left and right is one possible way to do this. Usually this is done with images and CSS which is not very flexible. If we want to change a menu item we have to change out the images by hand, and all the images are place individually. Now lets look at a way to stagger a text menu up and down using only CSS and HTML. No images, And our menu should look like this when finished.

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In this tutorial we will be covering the basics of making a simple accordion menu purely with CSS, no Javascript involved. I do have another Accordion Menu tutorial up on here in there parts but it is actually more of a widget than a proper menu, thus why I am doing the Accordion menu tutorial over again.

When Finished our menu will look something like this.

When a menu item with no sub-menu is hovered the hyperlink will turn a deep red but the overall menu remains the same. If a menu item with a sub-menu is hovered than the menu increases in length to show the hidden menu items. As you can see from the image above it will expand dependant on how many items are actually in the sub-menu.

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In 2 of my previous articles I covered how to create a vertical accordion menu using only CSS. In this tutorial I will be showing how to turn that around and create a horizontal accordion menu. So if you are not yet familiar with the basics of the accordion menu check out the HTML and CSS for the vertical accordion menu which we will be converting in this tutorial at the above two links.

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This is the second part of my tutorial on how to create a slide out accordion menu. In this section we will be covering how to do the CSS to make the Accordion Menu work. If you are not aware of how to do the HTML side of the menu please check out the previous tutorial before continuing with this tutorial. This tutorial is mostly basic CCS2 but with a little bit of CSS3 thrown in to make the menu items slide out smoothly without the use of Javascript.

We will create a vertical Accordion Menu in this tutorial and in the next article we will show you how to convert it to a horizontal menu using the same HTML code we used in the last article. Continue reading

In this tutorial we will be covered how to create an accordion menu that once we mouse over an item in the menu it will expand smoothly to show the content inside of it. We will be doing this using CSS3 with no Javascript. I will be splitting this article up into 2 parts, the HTML and the CSS.

For a simpler version of the CSS Accordion Menu please visit here.

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