» left side menu test
So that’s it there has been some nuances left out like background images etc.. But the basics of hover, positioning and getting it to be resizable and compatible with IE/Windows 5+, (sorry won’t work in IE/Mac) were the major requirements here.
What we have here is the bare bones of any particular style of dropdown you would like to create, background images, extra class names etc. an be used to spice it up, but most of all the HTML has remained clean throughout meaning it’s very accessible to all UA’s and Search Engine spiders.
The other main thing I would say is that please always develop in a non-IE environment as IE workarounds are unfortunately as necessary as CSS hacks were a couple of years ago. I hope you see that CSS driven menus are firmly within our grasp because we can work around IE quite easily thanks to well known research into it’s foibles in the last few years.