Dropdown menu help CSS

I have a dropdown menu that I am using and can't quite get it to work.

<ul id="nav" class="dropdown dropdown-linear dropdown-columnar">
    <a href="http://www.example.com/index.php"><li>Home</li></a>
    <a href="http://www.example.com/products/index.php"><li class="dir">Products
            <li class="dir"><a href="http://www.example.com/buckyballs/index.php">Buckyballs</a></li>
            <li class="dir"><a href="http://www.example.com/calicocritters/index.php">Calico Critters</a></li>
            <li class="dir"><a href="http://www.example.com/games/index.php">Games</a></li>
            <li class="dir"><a href="http://www.example.com/magnetics/index.php">Magnetics</a></li>
            <li class="dir"><a href="http://www.example.com/playmobil/index.php">Playmobil</a></li>
            <li class="dir"><a href="http://www.example.com/quercetti/index.php">Quercetti</a></li>
    <a href="http://www.example.com/calendar/index.php"><li>Calendar</li></a>

The menu is white with red text and then changes when I hover over them from red background to white text. However, when I hover over Products, the whole thing goes red when I hover over the li tag, and the text only goes white when I hover over it. But when I hover over what drops down, it's all red again. See the Navigation bar at redballoontoystore.com . Any help?



.dir:hover a {
    color: white!important;

to your css code. The !important is probably optional if you place the rule in the right place.

I'm pretty sure that if you switch the nesting of list item elements with your anchor tags, this will fix your issue:

<a href="http://www.example.com/buckyballs/index.php"><li class="dir">Buckyballs</li></a>

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