Full credit for the code in this pen goes to Tony Thomas and was found as part of a tutorial on medialoot.com:


I'm just trying to wrap my head around some menu styling :D

<html lang="en">

  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <title>CSS Only Navigation Menu</title>
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">

  <ul id="menu">
    <li><a href="#">Home</a></li>
        <a href="#">About </a>
        <ul class="hidden">
          <li><a href="#">Who We Are</a></li>
          <li><a href="#">What We Do</a></li>
      <a href="#">Portfolio</a>
      <ul class="hidden">
        <li><a href="#">Photography</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Web & User Interface Design</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Illustration</a></li>        
    <li><a href="#">News</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">Contact</a></li>
/*Strip the ul of padding and list styling */

ul {
    list-style-type: none; 
    margin: 0; 
    padding: 0;
    position: absolute;

/* Creates a horizontal list with spacing*/

li {
  display: inline-block;
  float: left;
  margin-right: 1px;

/*Style for menu links */

li a {
  display: block;
  min-width: 140px;
  height: 50px;
  text-align: center;
  line-height: 50px;
  font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
  color: #fff;
  background: #2f3036;
  text-decoration: none; 

/* Hover State for top level links*/

li:hover a {
  background: #19c589;

/* Style for dropdown links*/

li:hover ul a {
  background: #f3f3f3;
  color: #2f3036;
  height: 40px;
  line-height: 40px;

/* Hover state for dropdown links */ 
li:hover ul a:hover {
  background: #19c589;
  color: #fff;

/*Hide dropdown links until they are need */
li ul {
  display: none;

/*Make dropdown links vertical */

li ul li {
  display: block; 
  float: none; 

/*Prevent text wrapping */
li ul li a {
  width: auto; 
  min-width: 100px; 
  padding: 0 20px; 

/*Display the dropdown on hover */
ul li a:hover + .hidden, .hidden:hover {
  display: block; 

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