The Normal state is what the menu looks like when the page is loaded.
If you check the Google Information for Webmasters you will see that Google suggests using this technique to examine your web page content to see how the search engine will see the page content.
In summary, search engines cannot index scripts. If a script type menu system is used on a website it has to be written in a fashion that the search engines can see and index the links it contains.
On Apr 25, 2012 Google released a video on their GoogleWebmasterHelp YouTube channel explaining this further: How effective is Google now at handling content supplied via Ajax?.
Keep in mind that this if for Google, not all search engines and their search bots.
Search Engine Optimization Articles
- Web Page Content Search Engines See In this article we focus on the content of the web page. This is the web page content that the visitor will see.
- How Search Engines Read Web Pages To properly optimize a web page for the search engines you need to understand how the search engines read web pages.