Leanne Seawright Leanne Seawright - 3 months ago 15
CSS Question

css sub child ul width of its child, not parent

I've got a menu with multiple child elements, the problem I'm having is that the child menu is displaying as the width of its parent, not its child element.

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Here's my code:



#navbar ul {
float: none;
margin: 0;
padding: 0
}
#navbar ul li {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
display: inline-block
}
#navbar ul li > a,
#navbar ul li > span {
color: #004665;
padding: 10px 0 10px 35px;
margin: 0;
display: block;
font-family: 'roboto-condensed', sans-serif;
font-weight: 700;
font-size: 24px;
text-transform: uppercase;
line-height: 72px
}
#navbar ul li.active > a,
#navbar ul li > a:hover,
#navbar ul li > a:focus {
color: #6fbfe6;
background: none
}
#navbar ul li > ul {
position: absolute;
background: #f0f5f7;
padding: 30px 0 20px;
border-top: solid 2px #b1b1b1;
display: none
}
#navbar ul li > ul li {
display: block;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
white-space: nowrap
}
#navbar ul li > ul li > a {
font-size: 20px;
line-height: normal;
margin: 0;
padding: 0 30px 10px;
white-space: nowrap
}
#navbar ul li > ul li > ul {
left: 100%;
right: 0;
z-index: 1000;
top: -32px;
width: 100%
}
#navbar ul li > ul li > ul li.parent:hover > ul {
display: block
}

<ul>
<li class="item-120 parent">
<a href="/">Academics</a>
<ul class="nav-child">
<li class="item-204 parent"><a href="/">IB Programmes</a>
<li class="item-205 parent">
<a href="/">VCE</a>
<ul class="nav-child">
<li class="item-215"><a href="/">VCE Overview</a></li>
<li class="item-216"><a href="/">Outcomes and SACs</a></li>
<li class="item-217"><a href="/">Assessment and Scoring</a></li>
<li class="item-218"><a href="/">Subjects We Offer</a></li>
<li class="item-219"><a href="/">Who is the VCE for?</a></li>
</ul>
</li>
<li class="item-205 parent"><a href="/">Student Wellbeing</a>
<li class="item-207 parent"><a href="/">Resource Library</a>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>





Fiddle here: https://jsfiddle.net/fw16jw1y/

Answer

Remove width: 100% and right: 0 from the following code:

#navbar ul li > ul li > ul {
    left: 100%;
    right: 0;   /* REMOVE */
    z-index: 1000;
    top: -32px;
    width: 100%  /* REMOVE */
}

You are containing the ul element by defining width.

Working Fiddle

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