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CSS drop down menu issues

My nav bar is positioned to the left. I'd like to center it but when I try the center command it just gets all messed up. When I move it to the right it works but that's not what I want.

When I hover over the 'menu' option all the subfolders show up BUT a line shows up that goes straight down the middle which I can't seem to get rid of. I'd also like to get rid of the space at the top and bottom so it's looks cleaner.

All the menu items are centered and I want to move them so they are on the left side but can't seem to find out how to do that.

Here's the html code:

<div id="nav">
                    <li><a href="">Home</a></li>
                    <li><a href="/Menu">Menu</a>
                            <li><a href="/appetizers">Appetizers</a></li>
                            <li><a href="/chefspecials">Chef Specials</a></li>
                            <li><a href="/chickendishes">Chicken Dishes</a></li>
                            <li><a href="/currydishes">Curry Dishes</a></li>
                            <li><a href="/dessert">Dessert</a></li>
                            <li><a href="/noodledishes">Noodle Dishes</a></li>
                            <li><a href="/noodlesoups">Noodle Soups</a></li>
                            <li><a href="/salads">Salads</a></li>
                            <li><a href="/sidedishes">Side Dishes</a></li>
                            <li><a href="/soup">Soup</a></li>
                            <li><a href="/stirfries">Stirfries</a></li>
                            <li><a href="/vegdishes">Vegetarian Dishes</a></li>

                    <li><a href="/Contact">Contact</a></li>
                    <li><a href="/About">About</a></li>

Here's the CSS code:

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

ul:first-child {
margin-left: 5%;

li a {
font-size: 80%;
text-decoration: none;
color: inherit;

li:hover {
color: white;
background-color: #050505;

#nav { list-style-type: none; height: 10px; padding: 0; margin: 0; }
#nav li { float: left; position: relative;  padding: 0; line-height: 40px; background:       #A67829; }
#nav li:hover { background-position: 0 0px; }
#nav li a { display: block; padding: 0 0px; color: #fff; text-decoration: none; }
#nav li a:hover { color: #050505; }
#nav li ul { opacity: 0; position: absolute; left: 0; width: 8em; background: #A67829; list-    style-type: none; padding: 0; margin: 0; }
#nav li:hover ul { opacity: 1; }
#nav li ul li { float: none; position: static; height: 0; line-height: 0; background: none;     }
#nav li:hover ul li { height: 10px; line-height: 0px; }
#nav li ul li a { background: #A67829; }
#nav li ul li a:hover { background: #A67829; }

#nav li { -webkit-transition: all 0.2s; }
#nav li a { -webkit-transition: all 0.5s; }
#nav li ul { -webkit-transition: all 1s; }
#nav li ul li { -webkit-transition: height 0.5s; }

www.sunnysihota.com shows what I explained above.

thanks in advance for any help!

Ben Dickie
Ben Dickie
1,559 Points

Hi Rajinder

you might want to try

#nav li ul li a{

#nav li ul li{

or whatever line height you want, and if you want it further out from edge add some padding and if you want a border add it to the li li a selector

1 Answer

You are the man Ben Dickie, worked nicely.