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Hi all,


I am in the process of making my website more appealing and would like to ask for help with drop down animations.


When hovering over the "work" section in the nav bar, a list of three options appear instantly. I would like to make them appear with a bit of delay, similar to the gif below. The background can remain transparent of course.

Is there a way to achieve this? I have tried to search for a solution myself but have very limited coding knowledge.


Here is the CSS used so far:

// active nav bold
.header-nav-item--active a{
  background: unset !important;
  font-weight: bold !important;
// nav hover bold
.header-nav-item>a:hover {
    font-weight: bold !important;
.header-nav-folder-item:hover a {
    font-weight: bold !important;

// Dropdown unicode +
a.header-nav-folder-title:after {
    content: "\002B";
    font-family: 'squarespace-ui-font';
    position: relative;
    top: 1px;


Bonus question:

I have changed the nav items to go bold when hovering over them and also being continuously bold depending on which section you are currently viewing.

This works great except for the "work" tab with drop-down. Whenever I am in either of the drop-down sections (landscape, urban, or drone). All of them appear bold and even underlined (I previously removed underline completely using CSS). Do you know if this is fixable?


Many thanks in advance 🙂


Edited by Seb_B
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On 11/7/2022 at 12:25 AM, Seb_B said:

That looks awesome indeed, thanks! Would it be possible to speed it up a bit?

Many thanks


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