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Dropdown menu hiding behind content

7:32 pm on Apr 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

Hi all, I'm having a problem with my new dropdown menu bar, i tried hard to figure out the problem but cannot seem to find a solution.

Here is the code for the dropdown menu bar

[HTML]#nav,#nav ul {
list-style: none outside none;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
#nav {
background: url('menu_bg.png') no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;
clear: both;
font-size: 12px;
height: 58px;
padding: 0 0 0 9px;
position: relative;
width: 957px;
#nav ul {
background-color: #222;
border:1px solid #222;
border-radius: 0 5px 5px 5px;
border-width: 0 1px 1px;
box-shadow: 0 5px 5px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5);
left: -9999px;
overflow: hidden;
position: absolute;
top: -9999px;
z-index: 2;

-moz-transform: scaleY(0);
-ms-transform: scaleY(0);
-o-transform: scaleY(0);
-webkit-transform: scaleY(0);
transform: scaleY(0);

-moz-transform-origin: 0 0;
-ms-transform-origin: 0 0;
-o-transform-origin: 0 0;
-webkit-transform-origin: 0 0;
transform-origin: 0 0;

-moz-transition: -moz-transform 0.1s linear;
-ms-transition: -ms-transform 0.1s linear;
-o-transition: -o-transform 0.1s linear;
-webkit-transition: -webkit-transform 0.1s linear;
transition: transform 0.1s linear;
#nav li {
background: url('menu_line.png') no-repeat scroll right 5px transparent;
float: left;
position: relative;
#nav li a {
color: #FFFFFF;
display: block;
float: left;
font-weight: normal;
height: 30px;
padding: 23px 20px 0;
position: relative;
text-decoration: none;
text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px #000000;
#nav li:hover > a {
color: #00B4FF;
#nav li:hover, #nav a:focus, #nav a:hover, #nav a:active {
background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #121212;
outline: 0 none;
#nav li:hover ul.subs {
left: 0;
top: 53px;
width: 180px;

-moz-transform: scaleY(1);
-ms-transform: scaleY(1);
-o-transform: scaleY(1);
-webkit-transform: scaleY(1);
transform: scaleY(1);
#nav ul li {
background: none;
width: 100%;
#nav ul li a {
float: none;
#nav ul li:hover > a {
background-color: #121212;
color: #00B4FF;
#lavalamp {
background: url('lavalamp.png') no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;
height: 16px;
left: 13px;
position: absolute;
top: 0px;
width: 64px;

-moz-transition: all 300ms ease;
-ms-transition: all 300ms ease;
-o-transition: all 300ms ease;
-webkit-transition: all 300ms ease;
transition: all 300ms ease;
#lavalamp:hover {
-moz-transition-duration: 3000s;
-ms-transition-duration: 3000s;
-o-transition-duration: 3000s;
-webkit-transition-duration: 3000s;
transition-duration: 3000s;
#nav li:nth-of-type(1):hover ~ #lavalamp {
left: 13px;
#nav li:nth-of-type(2):hover ~ #lavalamp {
left: 90px;
#nav li:nth-of-type(3):hover ~ #lavalamp {
left: 170px;
#nav li:nth-of-type(4):hover ~ #lavalamp {
left: 250px;
#nav li:nth-of-type(5):hover ~ #lavalamp {
left: 330px;
#nav li:nth-of-type(6):hover ~ #lavalamp {
left: 410px;
#nav li:nth-of-type(7):hover ~ #lavalamp {
left: 490px;
#nav li:nth-of-type(8):hover ~ #lavalamp {
left: 565px;

Live demo for it

[script-tutorials.com ]


But on my site, the sub menus have been hidden.


My site: <Sorry, no personal links>

Thank you in advande for your advice!

[edited by: tedster at 2:44 pm (utc) on Apr 27, 2013]
[edit reason] removed link [/edit]

8:16 am on May 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

I copied your code into a new HTML document, added the HTML:

<ul id="nav">
<li><a href="http://www.script-tutorials.com/">Home</a></li>
<li><a class="hsubs" href="#">Menu 1</a>
<ul class="subs">
<li><a href="#">Submenu 1</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Submenu 2</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Submenu 3</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Submenu 4</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Submenu 5</a></li>

... and it works for me. It displays over the top of a bunch of dummy lipsum.

I'm not seeing any issue with the code, but maybe there's code that you haven't shown us.

Short of your content that the submenu is supposed to pop over being at
z-index: 1;
, I imagine it's something like a Flash video directly underneath your menu ... or can you give more information?

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