In a previous article I wrote, Minimal CSS: Dropdown Menus, I showed how you could create a basic menu dropdown with only 121 bytes of CSS. While this demo is great for simple text-based menu dropdowns, it doesn't show just how complex (in a good way) you can make CSS-only menus. So, let's do just that.
I think, like most designers, that the UI and web design work from the Stripe team is pretty fantastic. Their clean approach using subtle animations and minimal elements make for a pleasant experience. Unfortunately, there is one problem with their current dropdown menus on their main website:
But we can easily fix that. So enough chit-chat, let's rip-off their menu design and recreate it with only CSS!
Load in the CodePen below and play around with the menu dropdown. Feel free to re-use, break. share or steal this for any and all purposes. Enjoy!