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  <li><a href="#">First item</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Other item</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">and...</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Last item!</a></li>
$height: 100;      // default: height of menu
$skew-angle: 20;   // default: angle

@import "compass"; // import compass for easier math functions: http://compass-style.org/reference/compass/helpers/math/#tan

$a: tan( $skew-angle * 1deg ) * $height;  // calculate opposite leg of triangle

body {
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  font: normal small-caps normal 18px/150% Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;

ul {
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  list-style: none;   
  width: 100%;
  display: flex;
  overflow: hidden; // prevent vertical scrollbar
  li {
    flex: 1 auto; // distribute children to container size
    -webkit-transform: skew( $skew-angle * -1deg );
    overflow: hidden; // hide overlapping links with negative margins
    margin: auto;
    margin-left: -1px; // compensate rendering issues
    &:first-child {
      margin-left: $a / 2 * -1px; // negative margins to compensate cut off triangle
      padding-left: $a / 4 * 1px; // padding to keep text visible with extreme skew angles
    &:last-child {
      margin-right: $a / 2 * -1px;
      padding-right: $a / 4 * 1px;
    a {
      display: block;
      -webkit-transform: skew( $skew-angle * 1deg );
      margin: 0  $skew-angle / 2 * -1em; // #tbd tweak with $a
      padding: 0  $skew-angle / 2 * 1em; // #tbd tweak with $a
      line-height: $height * 1px;
      background: red;
      color: #FFF;
      text-align: center;
      text-decoration: none;
      &:hover {
        color: red;
        background-color: #e2e2e2;

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