Jun 17 2010

Excellent jQuery Navigation Menu Tutorials

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If you are a web designer, you will agree that to keep the interst of the visitors, design of the website must be clear and intuitive. And, of course, the key to clear design is a clear navigation, so it’s important to make it both attractive and easy to use. Today we are presenting you some of the most hunky-dory jQuery-based navigation menus. If you come across more interesting stuff do share the links with us.

jQuery Navigation Menu Tutorials

Create a Slick Tabbed Content Area using CSS & jQueryDemo | Details

Tabbed content is a great way to handle this issue and has been widely used on blogs recently. In this tutorial, author will show is how to build a simple little tabbed information box in HTML, then make it function using some simple Javascript, and then finally achieving the same thing using the jQuery library.

Create a Slick Tabbed Content Area using CSS & jQuery

How to Make a Smooth Animated Menu with jQueryDemo | Details | Download
The author builds a menu and animates it with some smooth effects.

How to Make a Smooth Animated Menu with jQuery

CSS Sprites2 – It’s JavaScript TimeDemo | Details
In this tutorial, author will show you how to create a navigation menu using jQuery to compete with flash based navigation.

CSS Sprites2 - It’s JavaScript Time

jQuery Random Link Color AnimationsDemo | Details
In this tutorial author will show how to create menu using random colors to add a bit more dynamism and flair as jQuery allows you to not only animate to a specified color, but also allows you to animate to a random color.

jQuery Random Link Color Animations

Animated Drop Down Menu with jQueryDemo | Details | Download
In this tutorial, author will show you how to use jQuery for making Drop down menus are a really convient way to fit a large menu into a really small initial space.

Animated Drop Down Menu with jQuery

Create an apple style menu and improve it via jQueryDemo | Details | Download
In this tutorial, Author will show you how to create the Apple-flavored Leopard-text-indent style in Photoshop, then create the needed HTML and CSS and last but not least improve it via jQuery.

Create an apple style menu and improve it via jQuery

How to Create a Drop-down Nav Menu with HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery Demo | Details | Download
In this tutorial, author will show us what we can achieve with HTML5 and CSS3 when it comes to the staple of current web sites: the humble drop-down navigation menu. Author will also use jQuery to handle the effects and add the finishing touches for us.

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

How to Build a Lava-Lamp Style Navigation MenuDemo | Details | Download
In this tutorial, author will tell us on how to build a lava-lamp style menu using a JavaScript library.

How to Build a Lava-Lamp Style Navigation Menu

How To Create A ‘Mootools Homepage’ Inspired Navigation Effect Using jQueryDemo | Details | Download
In this tutorial, author will tell us how To Create A ‘Mootools Homepage’ Inspired Navigation Effect Using jQuery.

How To Create A ‘Mootools Homepage’ Inspired Navigation Effect Using jQuery

Making Accordion Menu Using jQueryDemo | Details | Download
In this tutorial, author will show us how to create fancy accordion menu using jQuery. In this post, you’ll see two examples of accordion. First menu’s visibility get’s toggled on clicking on the header while the another menu’s visibility get’s toogled when mouse is moved over it.

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

jQuery idTabsDemo | Details | Download
In this tutorials author will show you how to use idtabs. idTabs is simple and easy to use.

jQuery idTabs

Create a multilevel Dropdown menu with CSS and improve it via jQueryDemo | Details | Download
In this tutorial author will show you how to make a multilevel dropdown menu with a sleek touch

Create a multilevel Dropdown menu with CSS and improve it via jQuery

Using jQuery for Background Image AnimationsDemo | Details
In this tutorial author will show you how to create background image imagination with the help of jQuery.

Using jQuery for Background Image Animations

Superfish – “menu jQuery plugin”
Superfish is an enhanced Suckerfish-style menu jQuery plugin that takes an existing pure CSS drop-down menu (so it degrades gracefully without JavaScript)

Demo | Details | DownloadSuperfish – “menu jQuery plugin

Drop down menu with jQueryDemo | Details
Here’s a drop down animated menu example made with jQuery.

Drop down menu with jQuery

Creating a Floating HTML Menu Using jQuery and CSSDemo | Details | Download
Author will show us how to make floating menus that move as you scroll a page. This is done using HTML, CSS and jQuery, and it’s fully W3C-compliant.

Creating a Floating HTML Menu Using jQuery and CSS

jQuery & CSS Example – Dropdown MenuDemo | Details
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. This article is intended to describe an extremely basic, yet extremely powerful, technique for adding dropdown menus in your application user interface or website design.

jQuery & CSS Example – Dropdown Menu

Designing the Digg Header: How To & DownloadDemo | Details | Download
In this tutorial, author will show you how to create a navigation menu just like the one used in Digg.

How to Make a Smooth Animated Menu with jQuery

jQuery Tabbed NavigationDemo | Details
In this tutorial, author will tell us how to create jQuery tabbed navigation.

jQuery Tabbed Navigation

Color Fading Menu with jQueryDemo | Details | Download
In this tutorial, author will show you how to create a color fading efect with the help of jQuery.

Color Fading Menu with jQuery

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Comments and Discussions
  • Nima, 17 June 2010

    Hey,

    Question, are jQuery menus search engine friendly?

    • Ayaz Malik, 17 June 2010

      Yes, ofcourse they are search engine friendly if the jQuery is built to be accessible (easily text/links accessible by spiders in these menu’s case), there are no SEO downsides to using it. If it’s not, you’re effectively hiding a lot of your content.

      • Wills Bithrey, 17 June 2010

        You should add that it’s down to the HTML markup being tidy when it comes to if the menu is SEO friendly, the crawlers wont read the javascript atall.

        So, aslong as you have logical and decent navigation structure, preferably in a UL near the top end of your HTML markup with correct links to the pages you are linking to (i.e, dont code your links in event handlers in javascript!) you should be fine.

  • Uzair, 17 June 2010

    It is just awesome……

  • Michael Pehl, 17 June 2010

    Nice collection, thanks for sharing :)

  • Mike Nguyen, 17 June 2010

    I really love 1st and 2nd menu. Thank for the post :)

  • Simon, 17 June 2010

    Great job! Don’t miss IzzyMenu.com and MenuBuilder.me to make menu building process easier :)

  • Eko Setiawan, 17 June 2010

    I’ve got some inspirations for my site, thanks…

  • Robert, 17 June 2010

    Just want i’ve been looking for. What a great resource.

  • Richa khanna, 17 June 2010

    Great roundup. Nice tutorials

  • Dan, 18 June 2010

    Seen ALL of these a THOUSAND times, BORED.

    Post something unique.

  • Tutorial Lounge, 18 June 2010

    really helping tutorials for develope latest designs and you also share resources where describe about jquery usage. thanks for sharing

  • gopal bhattacharjee, 18 June 2010

    Good collection, thanks for sharing….

  • deepak kaletha, 18 June 2010

    Wow…those are truly awesome.

  • jamal, 19 June 2010

    Good collection,Very great.

  • PsdDude, 21 June 2010

    Great list ! I was looking for a nice drop down menu! thanks

  • Kent Tan, 21 June 2010

    I’m just wondering if hiding content (i.e. text-indent: -9999em or display:none or left: -9999px;) which I believe many of these menus use, would eventually be penalized by search engines?

    Thinking of implementing a mega drop down using jquery but I’ll be hiding quite a lot of content!

  • mayank, 21 June 2010

    i also loved the first and second menu

  • great compilation here. i’m still looking for a good mega-dropdown tutoiral though.

  • chintan doshi, 27 June 2010

    Nice Tutorial Keep it UP

  • Darryl Wenkrik, 17 July 2010

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  • Sami, 22 July 2010

    Thanks Man .. Peace Out !!

  • Mohammed, 22 January 2011

    thanks so much its really great collection

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  • Ronald Hardage, 21 April 2011

    I like the way you think. I had never considered that.

  • Cube Tables, 04 May 2011

    good post, I found it quite informative, and it answered most with the concerns I had.

  • Merrick Paige, 10 August 2011

    I like the Apple-flavored Leopard design!! great job guys.
    Merrick.

  • Imraan, 14 August 2011

    my favourite one is the rounded black menu.. anyways thanks for sharing Sir..

  • kundan, 02 September 2011

    can you provide the link or the post of a menu i think i had seen in your blog only it will look like flash menu but is in jquery or Javascript thank you in advance

  • Orlando, 11 October 2011

    These are very useful, take it from me i have used them!

  • cuti, 03 January 2012

    Thank you for sharing.
    Nice tutorial … keep it up …

  • Ifham khan, 09 April 2012

    Is there any wordpress plugin to add jquery navigation

  • suku, 13 May 2012

    Thanks for those awesome css menus…

    They are really great…

    I would like to use one of them in my website.. Thanks once again!…

  • kajine, 15 May 2012

    nice, tanks for share

  • Radha Raman Sinha, 20 May 2012

    Thank sir ! for sharing it. It’s really helpful making my new project. Thanks a lot.

  • Sumu, 16 August 2012

    Hey thanks for sharing these nice navigational effects. Specially, I liked the Lava-lamp Navigation Menu. Following and eagerly waiting for more incredible designs. Thanks.

  • Christopher, 08 September 2012

    My favourite is the apple style menu. Thank you for sharing this awesome tutorial collection.

  • Arshad, 24 October 2012

    thank you amazing collection.

  • Syed Danial, 22 December 2012

    Wow found some goof tutorials and menu bar here. going to add css-tricks menu bar its awesome thanks for this collection mate

  • Madhukeshwar, 23 December 2012

    Good Collection. Keep up.

  • Arif, 10 February 2013

    Very very nice and very useful.

  • Sachin Annam, 14 February 2013

    need to apply downward arrow css on hover of navigation.

  • lutfi, 04 May 2013

    thank you for sharing, let’s try.
    good job

  • Chris Morata, 17 June 2010

    Anything related to the styling of the site (CSS) should not affect SEO. It’s not changing your markup, only the way it renders.

  • Mike Nguyen, 17 June 2010

    Not quite sure on this if you read Webmaster guidelines from Google. In that it points out anything that is hidden from the users, for example, setting white background, indent text to -9999px should not be applied. Check with it again because I’m not sure whether they have modified it.

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