I have a demo here to illustrate.
It's just a simple <ul> list containing <a> links.
In each separate button I need to have a different graphic (the down arrow)
In my example I'm doing it with a span in the <a> tag.
I'm giving the span dimensions, positioning it and adding a background image using a sprite.
My question is, is it possible to do this without the span.
I'm creating this navigation in Wordpress and adding the span would be difficult.
On a side note I tried to center the span (in this example) in button by positioning it absolute and giving it a left:50% but it doesn't appear in the center. Anyone know why.