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CSS MENUS100% clickable Sliding doors - centered

Date : 2nd February 2007

For all modern browsers

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Since putting up my previous demonstration I have had many requests asking 'how do I center this menu on my page'.

With it being a float-left menu this is a little more difficult than normal, and requires two different methods, one for Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc., and of course another for IE (including IE7).

Non-IE browsers use display:table and table-cell, whereas IE uses display:inline-block and display:inline.

We use display:inline-block; but then declare display:inline; becauset IE only recognises the inline-block style on inline elements. Try leaving out the display:inline; in the IE style to see what happens.

I have moved the IE only style into conditional comments which target all IE versions less than and equal to IE7, you never know IE8 may work with display:table; and also to make the css validate as the validator does not yet recognise display:inline-block; as a valid style.

Please note that this is based on the 'A List Apart' sliding doors and the :hover state does not work in IE5.x or IE6. There is a workaround to this on the ALA website but it does require extra markup.

You may use this method on your personal 'non-profit' web site without seeking my permission.
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