jQuery Navigation Menus have a really important role in any website. For big sites full with a lot of pages and articles, drop-down menus and tabs are popular because they can make it a lot easier to navigate and move through the site, also you can save space on website displaying content on dynamic tabs. Also if you want to create a navigation menu, that really stands out of the crowd, jQuery could be the right choice to choose offering a bunch of customizable options. That’s why I present to You 36 really good jquery navigation menu examples for every need.
You may also like the following Navigation Menus inspiration articles:
Table of Contents
Tabbed Interface or Tabbed Structure Menu is getting really famous in web design & development. This tutorial will show you how to build your own tabbed Interface using jQuery with slideDown/slideUp effect. Be sure to check out the demo, you definitely will like it.
This jQuery plugin supplies an easy way to unobtrusively add a letter-based navigation widget to any UL or OL list. An easily stylable (via CSS) nav bar appears above the list, showing the user the letters A-through-Z. Clicking one of the letters filters the list to show only the items in the list that start with that letter. Hovering over a letter (optionally) shows a count above the letter, indicating how many items will be displayed if that letter is clicked. Other options give you control over the basic functionality.
5. jqDock menu
Transform a set of images into a Mac-like Dock menu, horizontal or vertical, with icons that expand on rollover, and optional labels.
Relevant: FloatMenu – $6
A little similar to the above navigation menu, only more smarter and more pleasing to the eyes. It can float diagonally (both up and down), vertically (left and right), and horizontally (up and down). It is hard to discuss how cool this navigation menu is, you just have to see the live preview. Link below the image. Oh, it works for text links too with cool effects.
This tutorial explains and let you download sliding jquery menu and you can see the effect in action over on the PSDtuts webpage in the top right hand corner.
This is how looks finished demo version:
Kwicks for jQuery started off as a port of the insatiably attractive Mootools effect (of the same name), but has evolved into a highly customizable and versatile widget.
10. Jquery File Tree
Nice tutorial from CSS-tricks explaining how to use CSS with jQuery, this time he teaches how to use jquery fading options on menu.
Ever seen some excellent jQuery navigation that left you wanting to make one of your own? This tutorial teaches how to do just that by building a menu and animate it with some smooth effects.
Learn how to create navigation just like on Vimeo site, here is only xhtml,css used, but still I wanted to include this.
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 will 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.
Relevant: Context Menu Class – $15
Advantage: anyone can use this class even without enough programming experience. Or if you are a master coder but is short of time, this one is for you. very easy to customize. You can even make a website the same as how you see a contextual menu on your desktop!
15. Coda Slider
16. jQuery idTabs
idTabs is a plugin for jQuery. It makes adding tabs into a website super simple. But it can also open the door to endless possibilities.
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.
Five different ways, how to create background image animations using jquery – very live effect.
For all the jQuery lovers: Here is the Garage Door effect. Now in jQuery!
24. Perspective tabs
Perspective tabs is a simple mootools 1.2 plug-in that allows for a lagre number of tabs to fit into a small space.
25. Fisheye Menu
Fisheye Menu is an expanding menu based on the MacOSX doc.
This sliding hover effect script is an easy method to add some flavor to your navigation. Using the CSS you can easily customize the navigation to fit your “look and feel”. The markup for the script is very simple as below.
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. 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.
For all of us who deal with long web pages and need to scroll to the top for the menu, here’s a nice alternative: floating menus that move as you scroll a page. This is done using HTML, CSS and jQuery, and it’s fully W3C-compliant.
35. JQuery Pager
A simple JQuery plugin to provide paging UI functionality for data driven web applications
When feeds became popular, it worked to have one icon on your site to point your readers to your RSS or Atom feeds. As feeds are more prevalent in blogs and websites abroad, the presence of multiple feeds abound – this jquery feed menu is solution here!
So… Enjoy and give us your feedback.