hi people,

first off, im not a specialist in website creation. i can however create a simple website very easily. but simple is not what we are after, is it?

how i work is pretty simple, i download a template and suit it to my personal needs (im not selling websites or have any profit for it, its for my own professional activitities): i download a template i like and start customizing it to suit my needs.

recently i found this cool looking css with jquery, in which i got stuck trying to center the drop down menu (i dont have the time necessary to really look in to it, concentrate on it).
as far as i understand, a new jquery "ul" needs to added, but i dont have a clue where and how to do that.

does any of you have an idea?

i included the relevant code.

thanks in advance for any helpful answer


index.html:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title>Slide Down Box Menu with jQuery and CSS3</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"/>
<meta name="description" content="Slide Down Box Menu with jQuery and CSS3" />
<meta name="keywords" content="jquery, css3, sliding, box, menu, cube, navigation, portfolio, thumbnails"/>
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="../favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon"/>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css" type="text/css" media="screen"/>
<style>
body{
background:#333 url(bg.jpg) repeat top left;
font-family:Arial;
}
span.reference{
position:fixed;
left:10px;
bottom:10px;
font-size:12px;
}
span.reference a{
color:#aaa;
text-transform:uppercase;
text-decoration:none;
text-shadow:1px 1px 1px #000;
margin-right:30px;
}
span.reference a:hover{
color:#ddd;
}
ul.sdt_menu{
margin-top:150px;
}
h1.title{
text-indent:-9000px;
background:transparent url(title.png) no-repeat top left;
width:633px;
height:69px;
}
</style>
</head>

<body>
<div class="content">
<h1 class="title">Slide Down Box Menu with jQuery and CSS3</h1>
<ul id="sdt_menu" class="sdt_menu">
<li>
<a href="#">
<img src="images/2.jpg" alt=""/>
<span class="sdt_active"></span>
<span class="sdt_wrap">
<span class="sdt_link">About me</span>
<span class="sdt_descr">Get to know me</span>
</span>
</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="#">
<img src="images/1.jpg" alt=""/>
<span class="sdt_active"></span>
<span class="sdt_wrap">
<span class="sdt_link">Portfolio</span>
<span class="sdt_descr">My work</span>
</span>
</a>
<div class="sdt_box">
<a href="#">Websites</a>
<a href="#">Illustrations</a>
<a href="#">Photography</a>
</div>
</li>
<li>
<a href="#">
<img src="images/3.jpg" alt=""/>
<span class="sdt_active"></span>
<span class="sdt_wrap">
<span class="sdt_link">Inspiration</span>
<span class="sdt_descr">Where ideas get born</span>
</span>
</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="#">
<img src="images/4.jpg" alt=""/>
<span class="sdt_active"></span>
<span class="sdt_wrap">
<span class="sdt_link">Photos</span>
<span class="sdt_descr">I like to photograph</span>
</span>
</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="#">
<img src="images/5.jpg" alt=""/>
<span class="sdt_active"></span>
<span class="sdt_wrap">
<span class="sdt_link">Blog</span>
<span class="sdt_descr">I write about design</span>
</span>
</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="#">
<img src="images/6.jpg" alt=""/>
<span class="sdt_active"></span>
<span class="sdt_wrap">
<span class="sdt_link">Projects</span>
<span class="sdt_descr">I like to code</span>
</span>
</a>
<div class="sdt_box">
<a href="#">Job Board Website</a>
<a href="#">Shopping Cart</a>
<a href="#">Interactive Maps</a>
</div>
</li>
</ul>
</div>
<div>
<span class="reference">
<a href="http://tympanus.net/codrops/2010/07/16/slide-down-box-menu/">back to the Codrops Tutorial</a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/arcticpuppy/sets/72157622090180990/">Images by tibchris</a>
</span>
</div>

<!-- The JavaScript -->
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery.easing.1.3.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$(function() {
/**
* for each menu element, on mouseenter,
* we enlarge the image, and show both sdt_active span and
* sdt_wrap span. If the element has a sub menu (sdt_box),
* then we slide it - if the element is the last one in the menu
* we slide it to the left, otherwise to the right
*/
$('#sdt_menu > li').bind('mouseenter',function(){
var $elem = $(this);
$elem.find('img')
.stop(true)
.animate({
'width':'170px',
'height':'170px',
'left':'0px'
},400,'easeOutBack')
.andSelf()
.find('.sdt_wrap')
.stop(true)
.animate({'top':'140px'},500,'easeOutBack')
.andSelf()
.find('.sdt_active')
.stop(true)
.animate({'height':'170px'},300,function(){
var $sub_menu = $elem.find('.sdt_box');
if($sub_menu.length){
var left = '170px';
if($elem.parent().children().length == $elem.index()+1)
left = '-170px';
$sub_menu.show().animate({'left':left},200);
}
});
}).bind('mouseleave',function(){
var $elem = $(this);
var $sub_menu = $elem.find('.sdt_box');
if($sub_menu.length)
$sub_menu.hide().css('left','0px');

$elem.find('.sdt_active')
.stop(true)
.animate({'height':'0px'},300)
.andSelf().find('img')
.stop(true)
.animate({
'width':'0px',
'height':'0px',
'left':'85px'},400)
.andSelf()
.find('.sdt_wrap')
.stop(true)
.animate({'top':'25px'},500);
});
});
</script>
</body>
</html>


style.css

ul.sdt_menu{
margin:0;
padding:0;
list-style: none;
font-family:"Myriad Pro", "Trebuchet MS", sans-serif;
font-size:14px;
width:1020px;
}
ul.sdt_menu a{
text-decoration:none;
outline:none;
}
ul.sdt_menu li{
float:left;
width:170px;
height:85px;
position:relative;
cursorointer;
}
ul.sdt_menu li > a{
position:absolute;
top:0px;
left:0px;
width:170px;
height:85px;
z-index:12;
background:transparent url(../images/overlay.png) no-repeat bottom right;
-moz-box-shadow:0px 0px 2px #000 inset;
-webkit-box-shadow:0px 0px 2px #000 inset;
box-shadow:0px 0px 2px #000 inset;
}
ul.sdt_menu li a img{
border:none;
position:absolute;
width:0px;
height:0px;
bottom:0px;
left:85px;
z-index:100;
-moz-box-shadow:0px 0px 4px #000;
-webkit-box-shadow:0px 0px 4px #000;
box-shadow:0px 0px 4px #000;
}
ul.sdt_menu li span.sdt_wrap{
position:absolute;
top:25px;
left:0px;
width:170px;
height:60px;
z-index:15;
}
ul.sdt_menu li span.sdt_active{
position:absolute;
background:#111;
top:85px;
width:170px;
height:0px;
left:0px;
z-index:14;
-moz-box-shadow:0px 0px 4px #000 inset;
-webkit-box-shadow:0px 0px 4px #000 inset;
box-shadow:0px 0px 4px #000 inset;
}
ul.sdt_menu li span span.sdt_link,
ul.sdt_menu li span span.sdt_descr,
ul.sdt_menu li div.sdt_box a{
margin-left:15px;
text-transform:uppercase;
text-shadow:1px 1px 1px #000;
}
ul.sdt_menu li span span.sdt_link{
color:#fff;
font-size:24px;
float:left;
clear:both;
}
ul.sdt_menu li span span.sdt_descr{
color:#0B75AF;
float:left;
clear:both;
width:155px; /*For dumbass IE7*/
font-size:10px;
letter-spacing:1px;
}
ul.sdt_menu li div.sdt_box{
display:block;
position:absolute;
width:170px;
overflow:hidden;
height:170px;
top:85px;
left:0px;
display:none;
background:#000;
}
ul.sdt_menu li div.sdt_box a{
float:left;
clear:both;
line-height:30px;
color:#0B75AF;
}
ul.sdt_menu li div.sdt_box a:first-child{
margin-top:15px;
}
ul.sdt_menu li div.sdt_box a:hover{
color:#fff;
}
there is also a file called jquery.easing.1.3.js but i dont thinkthat one needs editing