Z-index issues

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I am stuck with some z-index issues I can’t seem to solve myself. I have a search icon on my main menu and need to move it to my top menu. I set it like this

position: relative !important;
top: -130px !important;
z-index: 10 !important;

However no matter what z-index I set, it keeps being hidden behind the topmenu as soon as I view the site live. I can only see it when I mouse over the main menu itself weirdly enough.
So I thought I target the top menu as well and gave that a z-index of 1. But not luck.

I’m having the same issue with a title. It keeps falling behind something else. Those z-indexes are killing me :-).


Hey Martin,

Z-index can be a real pain sometimes. If you can send me a link to your site I can advise you more specifically. But for now, I can suggest looking at the position/z-index values of the icon’s parent – the main menu. If you give the main menu a non-static position (e.g. position:relative) and make sure it has a higher z-index than the top menu, you may find that the icon displays on top.

This article on z-index is worth a read: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/09/the-z-index-css-property-a-comprehensive-look/



Hi Sebastian,

I still can’t get it to work properly. Is it okay if I sent you the link via mail?




Yeah sure, you can send the link via our contact form: https://themeover.com/support/contact/



You’ve got mail :-).

Thanks Sebastian!

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