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Changing the nav bar look

Currently my nav bar (home, menu, contact, about) looks like this: www.sunnysihota.com

I'm trying to make it look like this: http://sunnyssihota.wix.com/lao1

I tried using box model techniques but that just changed the whole box surrounding all 4 of the nav items not the individual items. How can I work on each of the items itself.

Here's my index.php code for that area:

<div id="header" class="grid_12">
        <h1>Lao Vientiane</h1>
            <div id="nav">
                    <li><a     href="sunnysihota.com/Lao">Home</a></li>
                    <li><a     href="sunnysihota.com/Lao/Menu">Menu</a></li>
                    <li><a     href="sunnysihota.com/Lao/Contact">Contact</a>    </li>
                    <li><a     href="sunnysihota.com/Lao/About">About</a></li>

2 Answers

Here is some basic css to get you started. You will need to add things like box shadows, drop down functionality, different styling based on the current page, ect.

li {
display: inline-block;
padding: 5px;
border: 1px solid black;
background-color: #F0EFE9;
width: 15%;
   -webkit-transition: background-color .75s;
   -moz-transition: background-color .75s;
   -o-transition: background-color .75s;
   transition: background-color .75s;

li a {
font-size: 60%;
text-decoration: none;
color: inherit;

li:hover {
color: white;
background-color: #A67829;