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Ribbon effect for main menu in Stay theme

  1. Hi there...is it possible to produce a very simple ribbon effect on the main menu in the Stay theme with CSS (similar in look to what is on the Organization theme sample)? I have used border-radius code on my navigation-main selector to get a rounded effect, and increased the menu width to get it to extend beyond the featured image at each edge, but am at a loss as to how to get a shadow effect to make it look like it is wrapping around.

    My site is currently private.

    Any help is much appreciated.

    Thanks

    The blog I need help with is jlangloisblog.wordpress.com.

  2. If you want to make a shadow, you can use this generator to make the code for you :

    http://css3gen.com/box-shadow/

    Hope this helps !

  3. @Francis--that's a handy and timesaving website with which I was previously unfamiliar. Thanks!

    @jlanglois2014 do let us know if you are able to make this work with a box-shadow. I investigated how they did the effect with the Orgainzation theme as well as found an article about css ribbons in general (http://css3.wikidot.com/blog:wrap-around-ribbons-with-css) but wasn't able to find anything that didn't require access to the HTML as well as the CSS.

  4. @Lizthefair, yeah, it's pretty nice !

    @jlanglois2014 / @Lizthefair, I'll try something tonight when I'll be home, seems that the link @liz posted needs proper HTML markup but I'll try to 'piggyback' the menu code with the ribbon one.

  5. @Francis. I'm excited to see what you come up with. This particular question has piqued my curiosity.

  6. It's roughly made, but I think you can tune it up a little bit by playing in the code. Looks like this : http://snag.gy/IOEVg.jpg

    Code is here :

    /* CSS Preparation */
    #site-navigation .menu-toggle{
      display:block;
      width:100%;
      position:relative;
      top:30px;
      height:30px;
      font-size:0;
    }
    #site-navigation {
        position: relative;
        top: 20px;
    }
    #primary-nav-container {
        z-index: 40;
        position: relative;
    }
    #main{
      position:relative;
      z-index:5;
      top:-60px;
    }
    
    .featured img{
      position:relative;
      z-index:0;
    }
    /* Ribbon */
    
    #site-navigation .menu-toggle {
        z-index: 30;
        display: block;
        height: 30px;
        line-height: 1.3;
        width: 1192px;
        margin: 0px;
        padding: 5px 10px;
        position: relative;
        left: -6px;
        top: 35px;
        text-shadow: 0px 1px 1px #111;
        border-top: 1px solid #363636;
        border-bottom: 1px solid #202020;
        background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% #63B8FF;
        border-radius: 2px 2px 0px 0px;
        box-shadow: 0px 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3);
    }
    
    #site-navigation .menu-toggle::before{
      content: '';
        display: block;
        width: 0;
        height: 0;
        position: absolute;
        bottom: -11px;
        z-index: -10;
        border: 5px solid;
        border-color: #242424 transparent transparent transparent;
      left:0;
    }
    #site-navigation .menu-toggle::after{
      content: '';
        display: block;
        width: 0;
        height: 0;
        position: absolute;
        bottom: -11px;
        z-index: -10;
        border: 5px solid;
        border-color: #242424 transparent transparent transparent;
      right:0;
    }
  7. Forgot the media query, but it gives you an idea on how to use it.

  8. Thanks. I did try the box-shadow code and fiddled around with it to get an effect close to what I want, but it is not ideal. If you can find another solution I will be very happy to try it out!

  9. Did you try the code I posted ?

  10. Yes, it worked really well! I will work with it to get what I want in terms of placement, colour, etc. but this is exactly what I was looking for. Per my other question, I will need to make sure this shows up properly on mobile so media query is important.

    Thanks so much!

  11. Enclose the code in :

    @media screen and (min-width:800px){
       CODE
    }

    And change the width in '#site-navigation .menu-toggle' for inherit and add max-width:1192px;

    This will make the menu fall back to it's original look when it's seen on a tablet or a phone.

  12. Oaky, thanks. I added the media screen and changed the max-width but not sure how to add in inherit?

  13. Like this!

    width:inherit;

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