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The original JA Purity template was provided from JoomlArt.com as a zip but the latest files have been installed along with Joomla. The relevant files style.css and arrow2.png are in the following directories depending on the header scheme you're using for the template:

    templates/ja_purity
                 images/
                     arrow2.png
                 styles/
                     header/XXXXXX ( XXXXXX is replaced with a color such as green or blue ) 
                                style.css

If you've been following the tutorial you can download a tutorial version of the template that installs to the following directory:

    templates/my_japurity
                 images/
                     arrow2.png
                 styles/
                     header/XXXXXX ( XXXXXX is replaced with a color such as green or blue ) 
                                style.css

Before trying this tutorial you might want to follow the previous tutorial about changing the color of the menus.

  1. Create a new gradient image with a color scheme to match your desired scheme. The image only needs to be 1 pixel wide by 40 pixels tall. Save this image in the styles/header/XXXXXX/images directory (XXXXXX is replaced with a color such as green or blue).
  2. Copy the arrow2.png file to the styles/header/XXXXX/images directory. Modify the arrow2.png to suit your scheme.
  3. Normally you'd be able to edit the CSS in the Joomla Administration area but that isn't an option in this case. So you'll need to edit the file, style.css, directly in your choice of plain text editors such as VI or Notepad.
  4. Modify the style.css to the following:
    /*--------------------------- VISUAL ----------------------------*/
    /* -------- All levels -------- */
    #ja-mainnavwrap {
    border-top: 1px solid #CCCC99 !important;
    border-right: 1px solid #BFB050 !important;
    border-bottom: 1px solid #BFB050 !important;
    border-left: 1px solid #FFFF93 !important;
    background: transparent url(images/menubg_m.png) repeat-x !important;
    background-color: inherit;
    }
    #ja-mainnav ul, #ja-mainnav ul li {
    background: transparent url(images/menubg_m.png) repeat-x !important;
    list-style: none;
    }
    #ja-mainnav span.separator {
    display:none;
    }
    #ja-mainnav span{
    color: #000000;
    }
    #ja-mainnav > ul {
    padding-left: 20px;
    }
    /* Handles initial top-level active items */
    #ja-mainnav ul.menu li.active a {
    background: transparent url(images/arrow2.png) no-repeat bottom center !important;
    color: #FFFFFF;
    }
    #ja-mainnav ul.menu li.active a span{
    color: #FFFFFF;
    }
    /* Handles top-level hover/active/focus items */
    #ja-mainnav ul.menu li a:hover,
    #ja-mainnav ul.menu li a:active,
    #ja-mainnav ul.menu li a:focus{
    background: transparent url(images/arrow2.png) no-repeat bottom center;
    }
    #ja-mainnav ul.menu li a:hover span,
    #ja-mainnav ul.menu li a:active span,
    #ja-mainnav ul.menu li a:focus span{
    background: transparent;
    color: #FFFFFF;
    }
    #ja-mainnav ul.menu li:hover,
    #ja-mainnav ul.menu li.sfhover,
    #ja-mainnav ul.menu li.parentsfhover,
    #ja-mainnav ul.menu li.parent-activesfhover {
    background: transparent url(images/arrow2.png) no-repeat bottom center;
    }
    #ja-mainnav ul.menu li.parent ul > li,
    #ja-mainnav ul.menu li.parent ul li > a,
    #ja-mainnav ul.menu li.parent ul li a > span {
    background: transparent;
    }
    #ja-mainnav ul.menu li.parent ul > li:hover,
    #ja-mainnav ul.menu li.parent ul > li.sfhover,
    #ja-mainnav ul.menu li.parent ul > li.parentsfhover,
    #ja-mainnav ul.menu li.parent ul > li.parent-activesfhover {
    background: transparent url(images/arrow2.png) no-repeat bottom center;
    }
  5. Finish

Here's the result...
JA Purity Tutorial Horizontal Menu Gradient.png