Vertical Buttons

Author: Claire Campbell

Comments: Use of contrasting borders and a:hover makes it look like "push down" buttons. Adapted from my CSS zenGarden submission (though it used background images and was not a list). Note: I wouldn't normally use fixed font size but NN7 doesn't display some of the borders when using % or ems.

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HTML
<div id="navcontainer">
<ul id="navlist">
<li id="active"><a href="#" id="current">Item one</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Item two</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Item three</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Item four</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Item five</a></li>
</ul>
</div>

CSS
#navcontainer
{
background: #f0e7d7;
width: 30%;
margin: 0 auto;
padding: 1em 0;
font-family: georgia, serif;
font-size: 13px;
text-align: center;
text-transform: lowercase;
}

ul#navlist
{
text-align: left;
list-style: none;
padding: 0;
margin: 0 auto;
width: 70%;
}

ul#navlist li
{
display: block;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
}

ul#navlist li a
{
display: block;
width: 100%;
padding: 0.5em 0 0.5em 2em;
border-width: 1px;
border-color: #ffe #aaab9c #ccc #fff;
border-style: solid;
color: #777;
text-decoration: none;
background: #f7f2ea;
}

#navcontainer>ul#navlist li a { width: auto; }

ul#navlist li#active a
{
background: #f0e7d7;
color: #800000;
}

ul#navlist li a:hover, ul#navlist li#active a:hover
{
color: #800000;
background: transparent;
border-color: #aaab9c #fff #fff #ccc;
}


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