Tutorial 3 - Nested lists

Step 11 - Duplicating the main rule set

The first step to setting rules for the nested list is to duplicate the main list rules for "#navcontainer a". We then need to isolate the nested items to change their appearance. If we take our duplicated rule set and simply change the selector to "#navcontainer li li a", it will now target only the nested list items. We now need to change the appearance of this rule set.

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CSS CODE
#navcontainer ul
{
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
list-style-type: none;
}

#navcontainer li { margin: 0; }

#navcontainer a
{
display: block;
color: #FFF;
background-color: #036;
width: 9em;
padding: 3px 12px 3px 8px;
text-decoration: none;
border-bottom: 1px solid #fff;
}

#navcontainer a:hover
{
background-color: #369;
color: #FFF;
}

#navcontainer li li a
{
display: block;
color: #FFF;
background-color: #036;
width: 9em;
padding: 3px 12px 3px 8px;
text-decoration: none;
border-bottom: 1px solid #fff;
}



HTML CODE
<div id="navcontainer">
<ul>
<li><a href="#">Milk</a>
   <ul>
   <li><a href="#">Goat</a></li>
   <li><a href="#">Cow</a></li>
   </ul>
</li>
<li><a href="#">Eggs</a>
   <ul>
   <li><a href="#">Free-range</a></li>
   <li><a href="#">Other</a></li>
   </ul>
</li>
<li><a href="#">Cheese</a>
   <ul>
   <li><a href="#">Smelly</a></li>
   <li><a href="#">Extra smelly</a></li>
   </ul>
</li>
</ul>
</div>
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