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Pure CSS Dropdowns

  • Dropdowns are a common interface element in many websites and web applications, allowing users to select from a list of options.
  • Pure CSS offers a simple and easy-to-use method for creating dropdown menus without JavaScript.


Pure CSS dropdowns allow you to add important navigation links and options to your website or web application in a user-friendly manner. The dropdown can be activated by hovering over or clicking on a specific element, and the options can be selected with a click.


The main advantage of using Pure CSS dropdowns is that it does not require any JavaScript, which can improve website load times and reduce the amount of code needed to create the dropdown menu. Additionally, Pure CSS dropdowns are fully customizable, so you can create a unique style that fits your design.


Here is an example of a simple dropdown menu created using Pure CSS.

<div class="pure-menu">
    <ul class="pure-menu-list">
        <li class="pure-menu-item pure-menu-has-children pure-menu-allow-hover">
            <a href="#" class="pure-menu-link">Dropdown</a>
            <ul class="pure-menu-children">
                <li class="pure-menu-item"><a href="#" class="pure-menu-link">Option 1</a></li>
                <li class="pure-menu-item"><a href="#" class="pure-menu-link">Option 2</a></li>
                <li class="pure-menu-item"><a href="#" class="pure-menu-link">Option 3</a></li>
Try Playground

In this example, we create a dropdown menu with the pure-menu and pure-menu-list classes. We then create a list item with the pure-menu-item, pure-menu-has-children, and pure-menu-allow-hover classes, which will display the child ul element as a dropdown when hovered over or clicked on. The child ul element has the pure-menu-children class, and the individual menu options are list items with the pure-menu-item and pure-menu-link classes.


Pure CSS is a great option for creating stylish and easy to use dropdown menus for your website or web application. With its simple syntax and customizable options, Pure CSS can save you time and effort while enhancing the user experience. Try using it in your next project!

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