CSS3 jQuery Dropdown Menus Collection
One of the most important thing when you create a website is the navigation section. It has to be intuitive to use and placed in a hotspot area of your design so the user can find it easily. It helps the visitor to access a specific topic that is on your website. Below will find a great selection of 40 jQuery CSS3 drop down menus and tutorials that will inspire you and help you in the process of creating an amazing drop down menu for your website.
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.
Studies show that top navigations tend to get the most visual attention when a user first visits a site.
The base for this tutorial is simple CSS drop down menu based on unordered list.
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.
This tutorial will show how to create a sliding menu button using jQuery. You can see the effect in action over on the PSDtuts webpage in the top right hand corner.
Drop down menu navigation using HTML5 and CSS3. Also jQuery is used to handle the effects and add the finishing touches.
View the demo to see a Mac-like multi-level dropdown menu that I’ve created using border-radius, box-shadow, and text-shadow. It renders perfect on Firefox, Safari and Chrome.
Often used on e-commerce or large scale websites, mega menus are becoming more and more popular, as they offer an effective solution to displaying a lot of content while keeping a clean layout.
As we know, CSS3 has many good features for help us creating more sweet User Interface. One of them is box shadow, it helps us adding shadow effect on each styled element. You must be familiar with drop down menu with shadow effect on it, I usually add the effect using some images but now we’ll create that one using pure CSS.
The design of Digg is full of smart ideas. The site identity is strong but doesn’t take up too much valuable vertical space. Navigation is compacted with the use of simple drop-down menus.
One of the biggest challenge to web designers is finding ways to place a lot of information on a page without losing usability. Tabbed content is a great way to handle this issue and has been widely used on blogs recently.
A follow on from the simple single level circular menu, this one adds a sub menu level of smaller icons in a circular pattern within the top level circle. There is also the facility to add a simple description of each icon.
16. jQuery mb.Menu
This is a powerful jQuery component to build easily a multilevel tree menu or a contextual menu (right click) in an intuitive way!
You can add as many submenus as you want; if your submenu or menu is not declared in the page, the component’ll get it via ajax calling the template page with the id of the menu you need (the value of “menu” attribute) the ajax page should return a well formatted code as the example below for the menu voices code.
The jdMenu plugin for jQuery provides a clean, simple and elegant solution for creating hierarchical drop down menus for websites to web applications. View the feature list below to see if jdMenu is the solution for you.
Twitter’s running a new homepage with clean and easy design. Look at the top right of Twitter’s homepage, you’ll see the sign in button which will drop down the login form. Today, I will make an entry to show you how to create a login drop down with Twitter style using jQuery.
Flash navigation effects, done with CSS and jQuery.
Smooth Navigation Menu is a multi level, CSS list based menu powered using jQuery that makes website navigation a smooth affair. And that’s a good thing given the important role of this element in any site.
The best mega drop-down menus contain simple, logical groups of information — so they’re easy to scan and navigate.
This is a follow on from the previous menu which adds the ability to have all the top level items to be links to other pages. There are no images used in this menu which makes it very light weight and easy to change colors to suit your layout.
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.
Dynamic PHP menu that will allow you to play with lots of options and situations. The application required some special code because it’s based on member groups and so, the menu was supposed to reflect the permissions attached to each group in part.
The problem with long dropdowns is that the dropdown itself can go below the “fold” of the website. That is, below the visible area of the browser window. So in order to access those menu items down below, you need to scroll your browser window.
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).
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.
Full cross-browser compatibility. Fantastic animation and transition effects. Completely customizable styling with CSS. Powered by jQuery.
A jQuery Plugin for no-click two-level menus (or whatever else you want to do with it).
Dropdown menus and menu bars have been heavily used since the early days of graphical user interfaces. Their use has become ubiquitous, and even expected, in desktop applications, and the web has quickly followed suit.
There are lots of dropdown menus already out there. I’m not really trying to reinvent the wheel here, but I wanted to try to do something slightly different by making them as dead simple as possible.
The main feature of this menu is the clear separation between the HTML code, software code and visual appearance.
We got lots of fantastic feedback on our earlier iPod-style menu, and decided to upgrade it for jQuery 1.3. In the process of refining the script, we morphed it into more of a menu system, which can be used to create a simple dropdown menu for a single list of options.