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CSS CSS Flexbox Layout Building a Layout with Flexbox Building a Navigation Bar with Flexbox

How's the code if i want a dropdown menu with flexbox?

I'd like to use a flexbox navigation like in the video. However I actually want a dropdown menu on one of the <li>.

1 Answer

trio-group I.AM
trio-group I.AM
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Hey! You could do something like this:

<ul class="nav">
    <li><a href="#home">Home</a></li>
    <li><a href="#about">About</a></li>
    <li class="dropdown">
      <a href="#" class="dropdown-menu">Dropdown</a>
      <div class="dropdown-menu__content">
        <a href="#">Lorem ipsum</a>
        <a href="#">Lorem ipsum</a>
        <a href="#">Lorem ipsum</a>

.nav {
  list-style-type: none;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  display: flex;
  flex-flow: row nowrap;
  background-color: #e3e3e3;

li a, .dropdown-menu {
  display: inline-block;
  color: white;
  text-align: center;
  padding: 14px 16px;
  text-decoration: none;

li a:hover, .dropdown:hover .dropdown-menu {
  background-color: #586aba;

li.dropdown {
  display: inline-block;

.dropdown-menu__content {
  display: none;
  position: absolute;
  background-color: #f9f9f9;
  min-width: 160px;
  box-shadow: 0px 8px 16px 0px rgba(0,0,0,0.2);
  z-index: 1;

.dropdown-menu__content a {
  color: black;
  padding: 12px 16px;
  text-decoration: none;
  display: block;
  text-align: left;

.dropdown-menu__content a:hover {
  background-color: #586aba;

.dropdown:hover .dropdown-menu__content {
  display: block;

I wrapped the css in style tags just for convenience.

Of course, there are other ways to achieve the same result.

Hope this helps.