Chapter . Tulipe

CSS drop-down menus with an alternative for Internet Explorer

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THE FRAGILITY OF A TULIP missing one petal in a photograph he’d taken captured Eric Shepherd’s imagination. He produced a horizontal layout with drop-down menus running across the top for the compelling Tulipe.

The ability to create pure CSS drop-down menus was first demonstrated a few years ago on Eric Meyer’s site CSS/ Edge (, but the workarounds are necessary to accomodate Internet Explorer.

The trick, then, is to create the optimal design, while ...

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