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CSS Dropdowns


Create a hoverable dropdown with CSS.


Demo: Dropdown Examples

Move the mouse over the examples below:


Basic Dropdown

Create a dropdown box that appears when the user moves the mouse over an element.

Example

<style>
.dropdown {
    position: relative;
    display: inline-block;
}

.dropdown-content {
    display: none;
    position: absolute;
    background-color: #f9f9f9;
    min-width: 160px;
    box-shadow: 0px 8px 16px 0px rgba(0,0,0,0.2);
    padding: 12px 16px;
    z-index: 1;
}

.dropdown:hover .dropdown-content {
    display: block;
}
</style>

<div class="dropdown">
  <span>Mouse over me</span>
  <div class="dropdown-content">
    <p>Hello World!</p>
  </div>
</div>
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Dropdown Menu

Create a dropdown menu that allows the user to choose an option from a list:

Very simple of content of examples:

Example

<style>
/* Style dropdown button */
.dropbtn {
    background-color: #e6a6ed;
    color: white;
    padding: 18px;
    font-size: 18px;
    border: none;
    cursor: pointer;
}

/* The container <div> - needed to position the dropdown content */
.dropdown {
    position: relative;
    display: inline-block;
}

/* Dropdown Content (Hidden by Default) */
.dropdown-content {
    display: none;
    position: absolute;
    background-color:#cdf6f7;
    min-width: 160px;
    box-shadow: 0px 8px 18px 0px rgba(0,0,0,0.2);
}

/* Links inside the dropdown */
.dropdown-content a {
    color: black;
    padding: 12px 16px;
    text-decoration: none;
    display: block;
}

/* Change color of dropdown links on hover */
.dropdown-content a:hover {background-color: #f1f1f1}

/* Show the dropdown menu on hover */
.dropdown:hover .dropdown-content {
    display: block;
}

/* Change the background color of the dropdown button when the dropdown content is shown */
.dropdown:hover .dropbtn {
    background-color: #3e8e41;
}
</style>

<div class="dropdown">
  <button class="dropbtn">Dropdown</button>
  <div class="dropdown-content">
    <a href="#">Link 1</a>
    <a href="#">type2</a>
    <a href="#">type3</a>
  </div>
</div>
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Right-aligned Dropdown Content

If you want the dropdown menu to go from right to left, instead of left to right, add left: 0;

Example

.dropdown-content {
    left: 0;
}
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