How can I make a drop down menu without changing the width of the main menu item?

Tags: html,css,navbar,nav

Problem :

I am new to HTML and CSS.

I am trying to make a navigation bar with a drop down menu.

I created navbar. But the width of the main menu item is changing with the sub menu Item.

How can I stop changing the width of the main Menu Item. here main menu item is "SCHOOLING".

I don't want to change the width of SCHOOLING.

Before change

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After change

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html code for NavBar

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="nav.css">
<nav id="navbar" class="bold">
            <li style="border-top-left-radius:10px;border-bottom-left-radius:10px;"><a href="index.html"  style="padding-left:21px;">HOME</a></li>
            <li><a href="subject.html" >SCHOOLING</a>
                    <li><a href="#">HIGH SCHOOL</a></li>
                    <li><a href="#">HIGHER SECONDARY</a></li>

            <li><a href="subject.html">ENGINEERING</a></li>
            <li><a href="subject.html">UG | PG</a></li>
            <li><a href="subject.html">SPECIAL CLASSES</a></li>
            <li><a href="about.html">ABOUT</a></li>
            <li style="border-right:none;"><a href="contact.html">CONTACT US</a></li>

CSS code For the NavBar

* {
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    font-family: Courier New, monospace;

.fleft {
    float: left;
.fright {
    float: right;
.clear {
    clear: both;

.bold {
    font-weight: bold;

/* NAV BAR */

#navbar {
   background-color: #333; 
    height: 40px;
    color: white;
    border-radius: 10px;

#navbar ul {
    list-style: none;
    overflow: hidden;


#navbar ul li {
    float: left;
    border-right: 2px solid #dede0e;
    font-size: 1.5em;

#navbar ul li a {
    color: white;
        display: block;
    text-decoration: none;
        padding: 6px 10px;

#navbar ul li:hover {
        background-color: #000000;



#navbar ul ul {
    display: none;
    list-style: none;

    color: blueviolet;
    background: #a80000;

#navbar ul ul li {
    float: none;
    font-size: 1em;
    border: none;
    position: relative;
    top: 100%;
    left: 0;
#navbar ul ul li a {
    border-right: none;
    padding: 0 20px;
#navbar ul li:hover > ul
    display: block;

Solution :

You can achieve this by setting the position of the dropdown menu to absolute.

#navbar ul ul {
    display: none;
    list-style: none;
    color: blueviolet;
    background: #a80000;
    position: absolute;

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