+20 Jquery Menu Examples


Hello all web designers, it’s time for some jquery articles. Navigation menu is an important factor in web design, so today, I will showcase 20 of the best dropdown Jquery menus from the web. If you’re looking to code a navigation menu that stands out from the crowd, jQuery provides lots of effects such as: blinking, sliding, moving, transparency and much more. Some of these vertical and horizontal menus You may have already seen, but others might be new to you. This is just the first part, the second version (vertical jquery menus) will be coming soon, stay tuned and Enjoy!

#1 Slick Drop down Menu with Easing Effect Using jQuery.

Drop-down menus are an excellent feature because they help clean up a busy layout. When structured correctly, drop-down menus can be a great navigation tool, while still being an attractive design feature.



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#2 Slide Down Box Menu with jQuery and CSS3.

In this tutorial we will create a unique sliding box navigation. The idea is to make a box with the menu item slide out, while a thumbnail pops up. We will also include a submenu box with further links for some of the menu items. The submenu will slide to the left or to the right depending on which menu item we are hovering.



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#3 Multi-Level Drop-Down Menu Script.

The main feature of this menu is the clear separation between the HTML code, software code and visual appearance. No more onmouseover or onmouseout or, worse, multidimensional array of elements in a .js file.



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4# Awesome Cufonized Fly-out Menu with jQuery and CSS3.

The page cufonized menu has two nice features: when hovering over the menu items we will move a hover-state item that adapts to the width of the current item, and we will slide out a description bar from the left side of the page, reaching towards the current menu item.



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5# A Fresh Bottom Slide Out Menu with jQuery.

In this tutorial we will create a unique bottom slide out menu. This large menu will contain some title and a description of the menu item. It will slide out from the bottom revealing the description text and some icon. We will use some CSS3 properties for some nice shadow effects and jQuery for the interaction.



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6# Reinventing a Drop Down with CSS and jQuery.

For me, standard HTML Select element is pretty much annoying. It’s ugly. It can’t be styled properly in Internet Explorer. And it can’t contain nothing but simple text. That is the reason why I needed to reinvent Drop Down element. This tutorial shows how to do that (easily, believe it or not).




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7# Create an apple style menu and improve it via jQuery.

Since I wrote my last tutorial on how to create a CSS only multilevel dropdown menu I got a lot of visitors who wanted to know how I created the main navigation of kriesi.at. (a so called kwicks menu) The interest in extraordinary menus seems to be high nowadays, so today I will teach you how this is done.




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8# Smooth Animated Menu with jQuery.

The menu has such a smooth animation because of a thing called “easing”. Adobe’s definition in the Flash Developer Center is a little more complete.




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9# MenuMatic.

MenuMatic is a MooTools 1.2 class that takes a sematic ordered or unordered list of links and turns it into a dynamic drop down menu system. For users without javascript, it falls back on a CSS menu system based on Matthew Carroll’s keyboard accessible flavor of Suckerfish Dropdowns by Patrick Griffiths and Dan Webb.




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10# FormBox – A jQuery & CSS3 Drop-Down Menu With Integrated Forms.

jQuery FormBox. When designing the layout for a website there’s one thing that we as designers are always conscious of – making things easier for users. No matter what it is your site offers, you’re still going to need to balance the interface in a way that keeps it very easy for users to find and perform core site functions around your site or service, ideally without having to load up a completely different page.




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11# Create Bounce out Vertical menu with jQuery.

So here will create a simple bounce out vertical menu with the help of little bit css3 and jquery framework. Beautiful navigation menu can stand out your website from the crowd of creative navigations. That’s why we tried to create vertical menu which on mouse hover give a nice bounce out sliding effect.




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12# jQuery Simple Drop-Down Menu Plugin.

I present to you the simple drop-down menu. The peculiarity of this menu is that these 20 lines of code and absence of various cumbersome mouse events within html code. This script requires the jQuery library. There’s a version that does not require jQuery.




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13# A Different Top Navigation.

When designing a new site, web designers usually face the age-old question: vertical or horizontal navigation? There are pros and cons to both solutions. One example being horizontal navigation limits the number of links you can have due to a limited page width. This is usually solved by including a drop down system. However, if you are attempting to make your particular site stand out, you might consider thinking outside the “norm”.




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14# jQuery iPod-style Drilldown Menu

We created an iPod-style drilldown menu to help users traverse hierarchical data quickly and with control. It’s especially helpful when organizing large data structures that don’t translate well into traditional dropdown or fly-out menus.




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15# A Simple and Beautiful jQuery Accordion Tutorial

I was about running of ideas in tutorials, picking my own brain, and finally, I’ve almost forgotten the awesomeness of accordion. Yes, we will be creating a Accordion!




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16# Create Vimeo-like top navigation

I really like the top navigation implemented on Vimeo.com. First time I saw it I wanted to recreate it. And this is exactly what I am going to do in this tutorial.




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17# “Outside the Box” Navigation with jQuery

Just about every website uses the regular navigation concepts we’re all used to. After awhile this can get pretty boring, especially for designers who thrive on creativity. While mimicking the OS X dock and stacks isn’t new, it’s certainly not common.




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18# Animated Menus Using jQuery

I recently stumbled upon Dragon Interactive (dragoninteractive.com). It’s a pretty well designed site. However, the pièce de résistance is their rather cool animated menu. Now… had this been designed in Adobe Flash, I wouldn’t had paid much attention. A closer inspection revealed that the menu is plain XHTML, CSS and Javascript. Today, I’m going to show you how to create an animated menu (very similar to Dragon Interactive’s menu).




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19# Animated Drop Down Menu with jQuery

Drop down menus are a really convient way to fit a large menu into a really small initial space. For a long time people have just used a form element for standard drop downs, but with minimal effort you can create a much slicker effect using jQuery and CSS.




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20#Create a Cool Animated Navigation with CSS and jQuery

Animation and visual feedback are great ways to assist a user in navigating and interacting with a website. While traditionally Adobe’s Flash was the goto for anything animated, these days with the magic of javascript we can avoid Flash altogether. Today we’re going to build a really cool animated navigation menu using just CSS and jQuery.




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Oct.06, 2011/AJAX/JS, Coding, Showcases/Comments 5

5 Comments to “+20 Jquery Menu Examples”

  1. Logo Blog | October 12th, 2011 at 06:48

    Such a nice designs of navigation bar, i am creating a new site on jquery language,, so that i was just searching some template n i found this site… so this would be useful too!
    thanks :)

  2. melanie | November 18th, 2011 at 23:42

    nice. this is very helpful along with the jquery slider. :)
    thank you.

  3. mina | February 2nd, 2012 at 04:38

    how to right to left ?

  4. sagar | March 21st, 2012 at 06:36

    nice view……..
    for
    developer…….

  5. omar | April 1st, 2012 at 03:03

    Beautiful :D