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Price Menu Ellipsis 2

  • # March 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Improving upon a [previous attempt](http://css-tricks.com/forums/discussion/22977/price-menu-ellipsis#Item_8 “previous attempt”), I’m building a price menu ([example](http://i.imgur.com/YAxmlCl.png “price menu”)) and wanted to link the service with a price using ellipsis.

    I used _text-align: right_ and gave it a background color that is **supposed** to be covering up the ellipses in the background:

    http://codepen.io/copaesthetic/pen/DHcnr

    dt:after {
    content: “………………………………….”;
    height: 1px;
    position: absolute;
    left: 100%;
    z-index: 1;
    }
    dd {
    text-align: right;
    padding: 0 5px;
    position: relative;
    background-color: #D0579A;
    z-index: 2;
    }

    Despite giving the _dd_ tag with a background color a higher z-index than the ellipsis, the ellipsis are still showing up in the background. Why?

    # March 21, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    because the dd are in the same formatting context as the dt – not the absolutely positioned dt:after. So you’d need to compare dd’s z-index with that of dt’s.

    Also, I don’t believe you can have a dl as a child of dl – I’d just continue to use dt/dd with a class for the subsets.

    http://codepen.io/wolfcry911/pen/honwD

    # March 22, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Thanks @wolfcry911!

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