Vitaly Friedman June 17th, 2010

Excellent jQuery Navigation Menu Tutorials

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

46 comments

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

  1. 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!

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  4. 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

  5. Thanks for those awesome css menus…

    They are really great…

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

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

  7. 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.

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

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