HowTo Home


Icon Bar Menu Icon Accordion Tabs Vertical Tabs Tab Headers Full Page Tabs Top Navigation Responsive Topnav Search Bar Fixed Sidebar Side Navigation Fullscreen Navigation Off-Canvas Menu Hover Sidenav Buttons Horizontal Scroll Menu Vertical Menu Bottom Navigation Responsive Bottom Nav Bottom Border Nav Links Right Aligned Menu Links Fixed Menu Slide Down Bar on Scroll Sticky Navbar Hover Dropdowns Click Dropdowns Dropdown in Topnav Dropdown in Sidenav Resp Navbar Dropdown Dropup Mega Menu Pagination Breadcrumbs Button Group Vertical Button Group Responsive Header


Slideshow Slideshow Gallery Modal Images Lightbox Responsive Image Grid Image Grid Tab Gallery Image Overlay Fade Image Overlay Slide Image Overlay Zoom Image Overlay Title Image Overlay Icon Image Effects Black and White Image Image Text Image Text Blocks Transparent Image Text Full Page Image Hero Image Rounded Images Avatar Images Responsive Images Center Images Thumbnails Meet the Team Sticky Image Flip an Image Shake an Image Portfolio Gallery Portfolio with Filtering Image Zoom Image Magnifier Glass Image Comparison Slider


Alert Buttons Outline Buttons Animated Buttons Fading Buttons Button on Image Social Media Buttons Loading Buttons Icon Buttons Next/prev Buttons Block Buttons Text Buttons Round Buttons Scroll To Top Button


Login Form Signup Form Checkout Form Contact Form Newsletter Responsive Form Clear Input Field Copy Text to Clipboard Animated Search Search Button Fullscreen Search Custom Checkbox/Radio Custom Select Toggle Switch Check Checkbox Password Validation Toggle Password Visibility Multiple Step Form Autocomplete


Filter List Filter Table Filter Elements Filter Dropdown Sort List Sort Table


Zebra Striped Table Responsive Tables Comparison Table


Fullscreen Video Modal Boxes Timeline Scroll Indicator Progress Bars Skill Bar Range Sliders Tooltips Popups Collapsible Calendar HTML Includes To Do List Loaders Star Rating User Rating Overlay Effect Contact Chips Cards Profile Card Alerts Notes Labels Circles Coupon Responsive Text Fixed Footer Equal Height Clearfix Snackbar Scroll Drawing Sticky Header Pricing Table Parallax Aspect Ratio Make a Website Make a Website (W3.CSS) Toggle Like/Dislike Toggle Hide/Show Toggle Text Toggle Class Add Class Remove Class Active Class Zoom Hover Arrows Shapes Browser Window Custom Scrollbar Device Look Placeholder Color Vertical Line Animate Icons Countdown Timer Typewriter Coming Soon Page Center Website Chat Messages Split Screen Testimonials Quotes Slideshow Closable List Items Draggable HTML Element Trigger Button on Enter JS Media Queries Syntax Highlighter JS Animations Get Iframe Elements Contact Section


2 Column Layout 3 Column Layout 4 Column Layout Expanding Grid List Grid View Mixed Column Layout Blog Layout


Google Maps Google Translate Google Charts Google Fonts


Convert Weight Convert Temperature Convert Length Convert Speed

How TO - Dropup

Learn how to create a dropup menu with CSS.


A dropup menu is a toggleable menu that allows the user to choose one value from a predefined list:

Try it Yourself »

Create A Hoverable Dropup

Create a dropup menu that appears when the user moves the mouse over an element.

Step 1) Add HTML:


<div class="dropup">
  <button class="dropbtn">Dropup</button>
  <div class="dropup-content">
    <a href="#">Link 1</a>
    <a href="#">Link 2</a>
    <a href="#">Link 3</a>

Example Explained

Use any element to open the dropup menu, e.g. a <button>, <a> or <p> element.

Use a container element (like <div>) to create the dropup menu and add the dropup links inside it.

Wrap a <div> element around the button and the <div> to position the dropup menu correctly with CSS.

Step 2) Add CSS:


/* Dropup Button */
.dropbtn {
    background-color: #4CAF50;
    color: white;
    padding: 16px;
    font-size: 16px;
    border: none;

/* The container <div> - needed to position the dropup content */
.dropup {
    position: relative;
    display: inline-block;

/* Dropup content (Hidden by Default) */
.dropup-content {
    display: none;
    position: absolute;
    background-color: #f1f1f1;
    min-width: 160px;
    box-shadow: 0px 8px 16px 0px rgba(0,0,0,0.2);
    z-index: 1;

/* Links inside the dropup */
.dropup-content a {
    color: black;
    padding: 12px 16px;
    text-decoration: none;
    display: block;

/* Change color of dropup links on hover */
.dropup-content a:hover {background-color: #ddd}

/* Show the dropup menu on hover */
.dropup:hover .dropup-content {
    display: block;

/* Change the background color of the dropup button when the dropup content is shown */
.dropup:hover .dropbtn {
    background-color: #3e8e41;
Try it Yourself »

Example Explained

We have styled the dropup button with a background-color, padding, etc.

The .dropup class uses position:relative, which is needed when we want the dropup content to be placed on top of the dropup button (using position:absolute).

The .dropup-content class holds the actual dropup menu. It is hidden by default, and will be displayed on hover (see below). Note the min-width is set to 160px. Feel free to change this. Tip: If you want the width of the dropup content to be as wide as the dropup button, set the width to 100% (and overflow:auto to enable scroll on small screens).

Instead of using a border, we have used the box-shadow property to make the dropup menu look like a "card". We also use z-index to place the dropup in front of other elements.

The :hover selector is used to show the dropup menu when the user moves the mouse over the dropup button.