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45 jQuery Menu Tutorials Plugins

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I’ve gathered up 45 jQuery Menu Tutorials Plugins for you to check out. Whether you’re looking for a multi-level menu, a drop-down menu, a menu that floats along the sidebar, an accordion menu, or any other type of menu you can dream of, this post will have some useful tools for you. We look forward to your ideas and suggestions in the comments to this post.

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

Today I’d like to share something new with you – I call it 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. 1

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2. Sexy Drop Down Menu w/ jQuery & CSS

Studies show that top navigations tend to get the most visual attention when a user first visits a site. Having organized and intuitive navigation is key — and while most drop down menus may look aesthetically pleasing, developing them to degrade gracefully is also essential. In this tutorial I would like to go over how to create a sexy drop down menu that can also degrade gracefully.

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3. Slick Drop down Menu with Easing Effect Using jQuery & CSS

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. 1

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4. How to Create a Drop-down Nav Menu with HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery

In this tutorial, we’ll take a look and see what we can achieve with HTML5 and CSS3 when it comes to the staple of current web sites: the humble drop-down navigation menu. We’ll also use jQuery to handle the effects and add the finishing touches for us.

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5. 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. 1

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6. Slide-Down Mega Drop-Down Menus with Ajax and jQuery

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7. 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. 1

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8. Create Simple Dropdown Menu Using jQuery

In this post, we are going to create a simple dropdown menu with the help of jQuery, take a look at the demo of it first. I assume you know at least the basics of jQuery and CSS. The key to creating the dropdown menu is to use the CSS’s properties: position, top, left, z-index. 1

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9. 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. Lets begin.. 1

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10. How to Make a 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 1

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11. “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. 1

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12. jdMenu Hierarchical Menu Plugin for jQuery

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. 1

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13. Create The Fanciest Dropdown Menu You Ever Saw

Good evening web designers. I hope you have all had a great weekend, and are ready to start the working week tomorrow. I have something very special to share with you today. 1

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14. jQuery Simple Drop-Down Menu Plugin

So, 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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15. 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". 1

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16. Create a Good Looking Floating Menu with jQuery Easing

This tutorial will show you how to create a horizontal menu with floating effect by using jquery.easing and jquery animate function. It's a simple effect but the final product is quite nice looking and elegant. 1

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17. 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. 1

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18. 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. 1

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19. Sliding Jquery Menu

Hi there welcome to another tutorial, in this tutorial il show you 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. 1

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20. Make a Mega Drop-Down Menu with jQuery

SitePoint’s Craig Buckler blogged yesterday about what he sees as the next big thing in web design: mega drop-down menus. 1

21. jGlideMenu

jGlideMenu is an updated version of the fastFind Menu that supports inline and AJAX menu definitions and uses an easier syntax than the original version. 1

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22. 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. 1

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23. Superfish v1.4.8 – jQuery menu plugin by Joel Birch

Superfish is an enhanced Suckerfish-style menu jQuery plugin that takes an existing pure CSS drop-down menu (so it degrades gracefully without JavaScript) and adds the following much-sought-after enhancements: 1

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24. 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. 1

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25. 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). 1

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26. Simple jQuery Dropdowns

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. Very stripped down code and minimal styling, yet still have all the functionality typically needed. 1

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27. 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! Accordion has several characteristics 1

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28. Vertical Scroll Menu with jQuery Tutorial

Just last week, I came accross to this website Narrow Design. His scroll menu caught a lot of my attentions, I played with it for a while. Yes, unfortunately, it's built in flash. And, Yes, we are going to implement it with jquery - javascript based scroll menu that will do the same thing. Of course, it will not be 100% the same, because some of the fancy features just not that practical to implement with javascript. 1

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29. jQuery Menu: Dropdown, iPod Drilldown, and Flyout styles with ARIA Support and ThemeRoller Ready

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30. mcDropdown jQuery Plug-in v1.2.10

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31. jQuery Tabbed Interface / Tabbed Structure Menu Tutorial

Nowadays, a lot of websites are using tab based content as a way to save spaces in a webpage. I have seen a lot of wordpress websites using a tabbed interface for its category, posts, comments and random posts content. It's a good "space-saver" and if used it correctly, it can boost your website usability as well. Right, first of all, we need to have the ideas and the design structure for this tabbed interface. 1

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32. jQuery Drop Line Tabs

This menu turns a nested UL list into a horizontal drop line tabs menu. The top level tabs are rounded on each side thanks to the use of two transparent background images, while the sub ULs each appear as a single row of links that drop down when the mouse rolls over its parent LI. The menu also manages to sneak in a little CSS3, making use of the "border-radius" property to give each link within the sub ULs rounded edges when the mouse hovers over them.. 1

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33. Cut & Paste jQuery Mega Menu

Mega Menus refer to drop down menus that contain multiple columns of links. This jQuery script lets you add a mega menu to any anchor link on your page, with each menu revealed using a sleek expanding animation. Customize the animation duration plus delay before menu disappears when the mouse rolls out of the anchor. Mega cool! 1

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34. How to implement a perfect multi-level navigation bar

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35. Kwicks for jQuery

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36. BySlideMenu

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37. BySlideMenu

Today we will create a collapsing menu that contains vertical navigation bars and a slide out content area. When hovering over a menu item, an image slides down from the top and a submenu slides up from the bottom. Clicking on one of the submenu items will make the whole menu collapse like a card deck and the respective content area will slide out. 1

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38. Awesome Cufonized Fly-out Menu with jQuery and CSS3

In today’s tutorial we will create a full page cufonized menu that 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. 1

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39. Little Boxes Menu with jQuery

Today we will create a menu out of little boxes that animate randomly when a menu item is clicked. The clicked menu item expands and reveals a content area for some description or links. When the item is clicked again, the boxes will come back, reconstructing the initial background image. 1

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40. Scrollable Thumbs Menu with jQuery

In this tutorial we will create a fixed menu with scrollable thumbs. The idea is to have a menu fixed to the bottom of the page and let a vertical stack of thumbs appear when hovering over a menu item. The thumbs are scrollable by moving the mouse up and down which makes a really nice effect. We will add some CSS3 properties for spicing up the looks. 1

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41. Rocking and Rolling Rounded Menu with jQuery

In this tutorial we are going to make use of the incredibly awesome rotating and scaling jQuery patch from Zachary Johnson that can be found here. We will create a menu with little icons that will rotate when hovering. Also, we will make the menu item expand and reveal some menu content, like links or a search box. 1

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42. 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. 1

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43. CSS and jQuery Tutorial: Fancy Apple-Style Icon Slide Out Navigation

Today I want to show you, how to create an Apple-style navigation menu with a twist. Although “fancy” and “Apple-style” don’t really go together, I thought that it’s time for something different. 1

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44. CSS3 Styled jQuery Dropdown

Today I want to show you, how to create an Apple-style navigation menu with a twist. Although “fancy” and “Apple-style” don’t really go together, I thought that it’s time for something different. 1

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45. Beautiful Slide Out Navigation: A CSS and jQuery Tutorial

Today I want to show you how to create an amazing slide out menu or navigation for your website. The navigation will be almost hidden – the items only slide out when the user hovers over the area next to them. This gives a beautiful effect and using this technique can spare you some space on your website. The items will be semi-transparent which means that content under them will not be completely hidden. 1

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