Free CSS Drop-Down Menu Framework was first released back in June, 2008. Since then it has struck the audiences with its perfect cross browser performance and wide variety of drop-down menu transformations and themes. As the internet changes this project remains a steady advocate of purely CSS driven solutions.
In this short tutorial, we will be creating a colorful dropdown menu using only CSS3 and the Font Awesome icon font. An icon font is, as the name implies, a font which maps characters to icons instead of letters. This means that you get pretty vector icons in every browser which supports HTML5 custom fonts (which is practically all of them). To add icons to elements, you only need to assign a class name and the icon will be added with a :before element by the font awesome stylesheet.