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CSS3 droplist menu with delay - suitable for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

21st January 2011

For IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome Flock, SeaMonkey, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

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The next menu in this series is a droplist. But this one has several other features for Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari.

For the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch the menu will work by tapping the top level tabs but again the droplist will stay open until another link is tapped, so this one has a 'close' icon which appears above each top level tab when tapped. Tapping this icon will close the currently open tab.

If you are using Firefox 4 beta, Opera, Safari or Chrome you will notice that there is a delay in opening the droplist, this has been done to stop the annoying flash of the droplist if the mouse is moved over the tabs. There is also a delay in closing the droplist if the mouse is accidentally moved off the droplist.

All browsers except IE will have rounded corners on the droplists.

Tested and working in IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome, Flock, SeaMonkey, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.


Because of all the time and effort spent in producing this demonstration I would ask that you respect my copyright.

1. If you are using this on a personal web site then please retain the copyright comment in the stylesheet.
A donation to the 'Support CSSplay' fund is now required for this demonstration.

2. If you are using this on a commercial web site, or as a paying job for a client, then please email me asking for permission - stu{at} and again a donation to the 'Support CSSplay' fund is required.

3. If you are having problems integrating any of my demonstrations into your website then I now offer a service to fault find and correct any errors that you may have introduced. Please email me for more information.

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This menu can be used subject to the following terms and conditions.

  1. If you wish to use this menu in your website(s) please email me stu{at} seeking permission.
  2. You may NOT place this menu on another site for others to download.
  3. You may NOT redistrubute or resell this menu.
  4. Users agree not to remove or edit the credit notice within the stylesheet, or claim that this menu is their own.

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