In this post i am providing the list of top 10 tutorials and plugins for responsive navigation menus. These all tutorials are tested and used by thousands of users around the world to convert the desktop navigation menu into responsive navigation menus. If you don’t want to put yourself into coding practice then the given example of plugins could be the excellent options for you.
Response web designing is one of the spiciest trend of 2012 among the web developers and designers. A lot of new plugins, themes and tools are designed everyday to extend the horizon of responsive web designing. It is undoubtedly true that responsive web design is one of the most useful technologies but the work done behind this success play is really impressive too.
Whether it is a simple plugin or the complicated programming; it’s really a tough job of the web developer to make the websites compatible with every display measurements. The responsive navigation menus are too an important phase where the developers feel stuck. The things goes to
the peak confusion when you have to choose the navigation menu for small screen sizes like mobile phones and iPods.
Beside the complicated coding section there are a lot of other things that make the situation worse like deciding the things that will stay in the menu option and the things that need to be remove to fit the web page in the small display screens.
To save you from this hassle; I am providing you the list of top 10 free responsive navigation menus and tutorials here.
Mobile menu jQuery Plugin
Mobile menu is another Plugin that converts the navigation of your web page into drop down <select> according to the screen size. This plugin can convert multiple navigations into a single responsive dropdown.[button color=”blue” size=”medium” link=”https://github.com/mattkersley/Responsive-Menu/#readme” target=”blank” ]Source[/button]
Responsive Navigation Menu Tutorial
In this post from Design Shack; the tutorial for responsive navigation menu is explained through simple steps. In this post the navigation menus for different screen sizes like 1220 px, 930 px, 580 and 320 px are designed using simple and innovative technology. You too can use these codes to create the navigation menu for your responsive web page. These codes can be edited according to the resultant menu and choice.[button color=”blue” size=”medium” link=”http://designshack.net/articles/css/code-a-responsive-navigation-menu/” target=”blank” ]Source[/button]
Progressive and Responsive Navigation
This is one of the best responsive navigation tutorial from Smashing Magazine that effectively elaborates the concept of Responsive navigation. In this post; the coding for navigation is explained step by step that makes it easy to understand as well as implement.[button color=”blue” size=”medium” link=”http://coding.smashingmagazine.com/2012/02/13/progressive-and-responsive-navigation/” target=”blank” ]Source[/button]
TinyNav is a small jQuery plugin of just 399 bytes in size. This plugin converts and navigations into the select boxes that can be implemented on small screens. The key feature of this plugins is its smaller size as compared to the other plugins of its class.
HorizontalNav has been yet another jQuery plugin that expands a horizontal navigation to robust the complete area of the container. This plugin sweeps away the complicated hassle of writing codes for the navigation menus. If you too are looking for easy navigation menus than this plugin could be your choice.[button color=”blue” size=”medium” link=”http://sebnitu.github.com/HorizontalNav/” target=”blank” ]Source[/button]
Responsive Mobile-First Navigation Menu
This tutorial is an ideal solution for developing simple responsive navigation menus. This tutorial concentrates on the Mobile-first approach of development that incorporates the hierarchical order. It facilitates the mobile device users with the native user interface.[button color=”blue” size=”medium” link=”http://azadcreative.com/2012/07/responsive-mobile-first-navigation-menu/” target=”blank” ]Source[/button]
Simple Responsive Menu
This is unquestionably one of the most simple tutorial to turn your desktop navigation menu into small menus for mobile devices. This is not one of the most attractive solution but it is an ideal solution for novice developers and tech. Savvies. If you too are looking a simple to understand and use tutorial then this tutorial can give you a way.[button color=”blue” size=”medium” link=”http://danny-t.co.uk/index.php/2012/03/02/really-simple-responsive-menu/” target=”blank” ]Source[/button]
Responsive Drop Down Navigation Menu
The tutorial in this post is based on the Suckerfish Dropdowns to design the responsive drop down navigation menus. This innovative and useful tutorial is corporate with 320 and up but it can also be adapted with HTML5 Boilerplate and many more.[button color=”blue” size=”medium” link=”http://www.ejhansel.com/a-responsive-drop-down-navigation-menu/” target=”blank” ]Source[/button]
Convert a Menu to a Dropdown for Small Screens
This is undoubtedly one of the best tutorial you will search for. This tutorial enables you to convert a menu into <select> for the small display screens. This entire process is differentiated into 5 easy parts that can be easily implemented.[button color=”blue” size=”medium” link=”http://css-tricks.com/convert-menu-to-dropdown/” target=”blank” ]Source[/button]
I hope that these tutorials and plugins will help you to make your responsive navigation menus. Please feel free to suggestions some other tools, tutorials and plugins that you used for your responsive navigation menus in the comment. Have Fun 🙂[button color=”red” size=”big” link=”http://pinterest.com/sureshpatel” target=”blank” ]Follow us on Pinterest[/button] [box type=”note” align=”aligncenter” ]We would love to hear your opinion, so please comment below. And don’t forget to subscribe to the RSS-feed and follow Pixel2Pixel Design on Twitter + Facebook (100% Spam Free!).[/box]