This is the fifth in a series on turning your Divi Menu links into buttons and giving them some cool hover effects.

In this tutorial I am going to show you how you can make Divi Menu buttons that have an expanding outline when you mouse over it.

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Let’s Get Started Making The Divi Menu Buttons With an Expanding Outline

 

Adding The Custom CSS

If you are working with a child theme you can go to Appearance>Editor and open your stylesheet. If not, go to Appearance>Divi Theme Options>Custom CSS (which is located at the bottom of the first tab in Theme Options)

Add this CSS.

/*------------------------------------------------*/
/*---------------[GQ - OUTLINE]-------------------*/
/*------------------------------------------------*/

	#top-menu li {
		padding-right: 15px;}

	#top-menu > li > a {
		padding: 15px 15px!important;
		margin-bottom: 15px;}

	#top-menu .menu-item-has-children > a:first-child:after {
		display:none;}

	#top-menu-nav > ul > li > a {
		background: #3173b5;
		color: #ffffff;
		-webkit-transform: perspective(1px) translateZ(0);
		transform: perspective(1px) translateZ(0);
		box-shadow: 0 0 1px transparent;
		position: relative;}

	#top-menu-nav > ul > li > a:before {
		content: '';
		position: absolute;
		border: #3173b5 solid 4px;
		top: 0;
		right: 0;
		bottom: 0;
		left: 0;
		-webkit-transition-duration: 0.3s;
		transition-duration: 0.3s;
		-webkit-transition-property: top, right, bottom, left;
		transition-property: top, right, bottom, left;}

	#top-menu-nav > ul > li > a:hover {
		background: #7230b5;}
		
	#top-menu-nav > ul > li > a:hover:before, 
	#top-menu-nav > ul > li > a:focus:before, 
	#top-menu-nav > ul > li > a:active:before {
		border: #7230b5 solid 2px;
		top: -5px;
		right: -5px;
		bottom: -5px;
		left: -5px;}

 

 

Making Adjustments

Now because there are already so many menu padding options available in the Theme Customizer, there is a good chance you may have to adjust the bottom padding of the main buttons. You can change that here.

expanding outline 1

 

The following rules change the background colors before and after hover and the font color on hover.

 

The following rules change the timing of the animation.

expanding outline 3

 

And that’s it.

If you used this on one of your projects, please share a link below so we can see how you used it.

Have fun!


Well, that’s all for now. I hope you find this article useful.


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Geno is an entrepreneur who has been designing websites since 1996. He also enjoys all things design, traveling, hanging out with friends, encouraging other believers, and experimenting with new technologies. When not doing any of the above, you can find Geno blogging or writing Divi customization tutorials here on Quiroz.co.

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