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Another version of my horizontal flyout technique.

This time there is only one sub level and the flyout is in a horizontal line.

Because the flyout is over an image I have selected to use a semi transparent background so that the image shows through.

This works in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera.

The semi-transparency is done using a background png image for Firefox and Opera 9 (which supports png transparency) and IE's own transparency filter.

Because the IE filter is held in a css loaded using conditional comments this is invisible to the w3c validator.

Cascading Style Sheet

Because a lot of visitors are having trouble with the conditional comments and the cascading style sheets for this menu I have now removed the CSS to separate files and now show how to load these into the page.

If you look at the header of this page you will see that the normal method of loading a file is used for the non-ie browser css.

<link rel="stylesheet" media="all" type="text/css" href="css/flyout_h.css" />

The flyout_h.css file

The IE only style sheet is loaded using the conditional comment.

<!--[if lte IE 6]>
<link rel="stylesheet" media="all" type="text/css" href="css/flyout_h_ie.css" />

The flyout_h_ie.css file

The xhtml

The xhtml code for the flyout menu can be seen here in text format.

You will see that conditional comments have been used to hold the IE specific version of the menu which used nested tables. The other browsers will not see the tables and instead will use the normal unordered lists.

Please note that you will also need a standards compliant !doctype for this menu to work correctly.


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