VisualizeEdits VisualizeEdits - 4 months ago 9
jQuery Question

How to add icon into div menu

Since the menu I've created is different, I can't seem to figure out an appropriate tag/place to set up an icon. I've attempted different solutions, but it messed up the rest of the css in the menu.

This is what I would like to use as an "image" temporally. Would like to learn what I can do to make this menu better to support the icons.

display: block;
background-color: red;
width: 20px;
height: 20px


Once a solution has been found, I will replace the

background-color: red;


with

background-image: url(image_directory.png);
background-repeat: none;


Trying to add an image icon to the left of the text (LOGIN, REGISTER, LOST PASSWORD?)



/*jQuery time*/
$(document).ready(function() {
$("#sidebar_menu .dropbtn").click(function() {
//slide up all the link lists
$("#sidebar_menu .dropdown-content").slideUp();
//slide down the link list below the h3 clicked - only if its closed
if (!$(this).next().is(":visible")) {
$(this).next().slideDown();
}
})
})

#menu_container {
display: block;
position: fixed;
width: 250px;
background-color: red;
height: 100%;
}
#sidebar_menu {
margin-top: 15px;
}
/* The container <div> - needed to position the dropdown content */

#sidebar_menu .dropdown {
position: relative;
display: inline-block;
}
#sidebar_menu #login_picture {}
/* Style The Dropdown Button */

#sidebar_menu .dropbtn {
background-color: blue;
color: white;
padding: 12px;
font-family: Helvetica;
font-size: 15px;
text-align: left;
border: none;
cursor: pointer;
width: 226px;
outline: none;
}
/* Dropdown Content (Hidden by Default) */

#sidebar_menu .dropdown-content {
display: none;
position: static;
background-color: green;
min-width: 250px;
box-shadow: 0px 8px 16px 0px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2);
}
/* Links inside the dropdown */

#sidebar_menu .dropdown-content a {
color: black;
text-decoration: none;
padding: 12px;
display: block;
}
/* Change color of dropdown links on hover */

#sidebar_menu .dropdown-content a:hover {
background-color: yellow;
}
/* Change the background color of the dropdown button when the dropdown content is shown */

#sidebar_menu .dropdown:hover .dropbtn {
background-color: blue;
}

<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.min.js"></script>
<div id="menu_container">
<div id="sidebar_menu">
<div class="dropdown">
<div id="login_picture" class="dropbtn">LOGIN</div>
<div class="dropdown-content">
<a href="#">Website Login Box Display Here</a>
</div>
<div id="register_picture" class="dropbtn">REGISTER</div>
<div class="dropdown-content">
<a href="#">Register Here</a>
</div>
<div id="password_picture" class="dropbtn">LOST PASSWORD?</div>
<div class="dropdown-content">
<a href="#">Get Password Here</a>
</div>
</div>
</div>
</div>





I use different colors to make it easier to understand, so hopefully it help.

Answer

You can use :before to archive it.

.dropbtn:before {
  content: "";
  display: inline-block;
  background-color: red;
  width: 20px;
  height: 20px;
  margin-right: 5px;
}

Jsfiddle