Refactoring a menu: Changing the background images to borders

Before reading this: read the “refactoring a simple menu” post to get the background information.

One of the stupidities I did in the original menu implementation was to use CSS background images for simple buttons that could be implemented equally well with CSS borders. It would be hard(er) to get rid of background images if I would have had rounded corners or shaded button background, but I had none of those. So here’s the new CSS definition, replacing images with borders.

The new CSS has another great side-effect: the button sizes are specified in EMs, not in pixels, so the buttons get resized automatically if you change points-to-pixels ratio.

.btx170,.btx170_down {
  overflow: hidden; cursor: pointer;
  padding: 0 0 2px 0; margin: 0 0; text-align: center;
  font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; 
  font-weight: 700; font-size: 8pt; }
.btx170, .btx170_down { width: 16em; }
.btx170 { background-color: #FFCE63; border: 2px outset #FFCE63; }
.btx170_down, { background-color: rgb(255,156,0); 
  border: 2px inset rgb(255,156,0); }

Next task: Remove inline CSS

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