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  1. #1
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    unable to align border and list in sub level of nav bar

    I am trying to build a vertical menu but I am having problems with aligning the border and the list of links for the sub menu. You can see what I mean on this link

    The sub menu doesn't align with the top of the main menu either.
    If I try move the mouse to hover over the sub menu the sub menu disappears.

    I also can't get the main urls nearer to the top of the block.

    Can someone put me out of my misery by showing me what needs to be done> Thanks

    The css code :
    Code:
    #menu {
         position: relative;
         top: 20px;
         left: 30px;
         padding-left: 10px;
         padding-right: 10px;
         height: 280px;
        width: 130px;
         margin-top: 2px;
        padding-bottom:20px;
        padding-left: 0px;
        padding-right: 30px;
        border-color: #D5D6FF;
        border-style: outset;
        background-color: #fffff0;
        border-width: 4px;
        text-align: left;
     }          
    #menu ul {
        padding: 4px;
        font-family: Arial,Verdana;
        font-size: 1.50em;
        list-style: none;
        background: #fffff0;
     }
    #menu ul li {
        display: block;
        position: relative;
        top: 10px;
    }
    #menu li ul {
        position: relative;
        left:160px;
        display: none;
        border-color: #D5D6FF;
        border-style: outset;
    }
    #menu li:hover .sub-level {
        background: #999;
        border: #fff solid;
        border-width: 1px;
        display: block;
        position: absolute;
        top: 5px;
    }
    #menu ul li a {
        display: block;
        margin-left: 10px;
        padding: 5px 10px 5px 10px;
        border-top: 1px solid #fff;
        text-decoration: none;
        white-space: nowrap;
        color: #1107C7;
        background: #fffff0;
        }
    #menu ul li a:hover {
        background: #fffff0;
    }
    #menu li:hover ul {
        display: block;
        position:relative;
        }
    #menu li:hover li {
        float: none;
        font-size: 0.50em;
    }
    #menu li:hover a {
        background: #ff7f50;
    }
    
    #menu li:hover li a:hover {
        background: #fffff0;
    }

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    Hi there tony webb,

    here is the basic code for your navigation...
    Code:
    
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
       "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
    <html lang="en">
    <head>
    
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
    <meta name="language" content="english"> 
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Style-Type" content="text/css">
    
    <title>basic css for nav</title>
    
    <style type="text/css">
    #menu {
        width:174px;
        margin:22px 0 0 30px;
        font-family:arial,verdana,sans-serif;
        font-size:1.2em;
     }
    #menu ul {
        padding:20px 0;
        margin:0;
        border:1px solid #7676ad;
        list-style-type:none;
        background-color:#fffff0;
     }
    #menu ul li {
        position:relative;
     } 
    #menu li ul {
        position:absolute;
        top:-24px;
        left:172px;
        display:none;
     }
    #menu li:hover ul {
        display:block;
     }
    #menu ul li a {
        display:block;
        padding:5px 10px;
        margin:0 10px;
        text-decoration:none;
        white-space: nowrap;
        color:#1107c7;
     }
    #menu ul li a:hover {
        background-color: #ff7f50;
        color:#fffff0;
     }
    </style>
    
    </head>
    <body>
    
    <div id="menu"><a id="up"></a>
    
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  3. #3
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    Thanks for your help. I've made a few cosmetic changes so that it matches the rest of the elements that are in the container.

  4. #4
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    No problem, you're very welcome.

    I tried to keep it as basic as possible, so that you would
    not have to many problems with the cosmetics.



    coothead

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