50+ Free jQuery CSS3 Menu Plugins & Tutorials

, Chhsov Graham

Useful free jquery css3 menu navigation plugin and tutorials that it is an important part of website design. Learn about css3 jquery menu!

In this showcasing, we have pick up beautiful responsive jquery menu navigation plugins and tutorials that you can also download free. In fact, css3 menu is useful navigation link that you will see on every websites templates, it is an important part of website to show visitor about your website purpose and also easy for user to find information on the website.

All those jquery plugin menu types such as jquery slide menu, jquery vertical menu, jquery menu dropdown, jquery context menu, jquery sliding menu, jquery tree menu, jquery menu button, jquery top menu, jquery menus, jquery menu bar, jquery floating menu, jquery accordion menu, jquery horizontal menu, jquery expanding menu, jquery hover menu, jquery popup menu…etc.

CSS3 menu with effects

This is a CSS3 only slide effect menu.

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CSS3 Side Menu

Simple CSS3 only menu. Best for single page applications/on page links.

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CSS3 Menu Gradient Text

This menu for a clients new site I am developing, If you are using chrome or safari you will see gradient text 🙂

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Metro style Windows 8 CSS3 Menu

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Large horizontal menu with CSS3 transitions

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CSS3 3D Transform Menu

CSS3 Menu continues to unfold as you dive deeper into the menu.

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3-Level Responsive Drop Down Navigation Menu with jQuery CSS3

3-Level Responsive Drop Down Navigation Menu with jQuery CSS3demo download / more info

Pure Css3 Menu

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Responsive CSS3 and jQuery Menu

Drop Down Responsive Menu with CSS3 and jQuerydemo download / more info

CSS3 Menu hover effects

css3 menu hover effects demo download

Responsive Drop Down Menu jQuery CSS3 Using Icon Symbol

Responsive Drop Down Menu jQuery CSS3 Using Icon Symboldemo download

Fully responsive CSS3 menu

A fully responsive menu without any need of JavaScript and using less than 200 lines of functional CSS code.

fully responsive css3 menu demo download

CSS3 Menu With Icons

css3 menu with iconsdemo download

Responsive CSS3 Menu with Toggle Animation

responsive css3 menu with toggle animation demo download

Off canvas menu

off canvas menu demo download

Reveal Nav Menu Scotch

reveal-nav-menu-scotchdemo download

Flat CSS3 Menu

flat css3 menudemo download

Some more ideas Slide Menu

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CSS3 MENU BUILD

css3-menu-builddemo download

Responsive menu with sub-menu

responsive menu with sub-menu demo download

Color-Coded CSS3 Dropdown Navigation with Submenus

Dropdown menus have been around for years and they’ve served their purpose quite well. Very much like old-yet-functional technology, dropdown menus continue to support users from all browsers and operating systems. The major differences have come about from a change in newer trends with jQuery and CSS3.

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Perspective Page View Navigation

Some effects for a perspective page view navigation where the page itself gets pushed away in 3D to reveal a menu or other items. This navigation idea is seen in mobile app design and we wanted to explore some more effects.

Perspective-Page-View-Navigationdemo download / more info

Hidden Flyout Shopping Cart Menu with CSS3

For every modern eCommerce website the shopping cart is a crucial feature. Most of the time visitors will have to click a link or button to view all the items in their cart. This is a much cleaner solution because everything can be listed on the page without sacrificing extra information.

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Animated Border Menus

A tutorial on how to create a off-canvas icon navigation with an animated border effect. The menu effect is inspired by CreativeDash’s bounce menu for mobile apps.

Animated-Border-Menusdemo download / more info

Listing Widget Using CSS3 and jQuery

In this tutorial I want to demonstrate how to build a dynamic careers/jobs page with jQuery. This method will save room on the page and offer a quick tabbed interface for users to switch between different positions. And this technique can be applied to any company website so there’s a lot of flexibility.

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Setting Active States on Sticky Navigations while Scrolling

This experiment shows how to set the active state on links in a sticky navigation bar when scrolling.

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An other navigation item

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Custom CSS3 & jQuery Icon Font Dropdown Menu

This tutorial will guide you through the process of creating a jQuery-powered icon picker input field. The library is called fontIconPicker which is free and open source to use in any number of projects. It’s a great choice because all the fonts are completely free and you don’t even need to worry about rendering issues.

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Responsive Sliding Drawer Menu with Lightbox Effect

One popular navigation trend is the hidden sliding menu for large and small screen displays. Some may call this a hamburger menu, side-toggle menu, sliding drawer menu, or anything similar – but they all describe the same interface.

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Retro Navigation – Full CSS

Retro-Navigation-Full-CSSdownload / more info

CSS3/Javascript Pure Dropdown Menu

CSS3-Javascript-Pure-Dropdown-Menudownload / more info

Responsive CSS3 Side Navigation Menu

Media Queries Transitions (resize the window slowly to see the transitions), nav items slide out on hover when it collapses on smaller screens.

Responsive-CSS3-Side-Navigation-Menudownload / more info

iOS style sliding menu

iOS-style-sliding-menudownload / more info

CSS3 Responsive Navigation Menu

CSS3-Responsive-Navigation-Menudownload / more info

Navigation indicator from YNAB

Navigation-indicator-from-YNABdownload / more info

Social App Menu

Social-App-Menudownload / more info

Side Sliding Menu CSS

Side-Sliding-Menu-CSSdownload / more info

Simple Flat Menu

Simple-Flat-Menudownload / more info

iOS like mobile navigation

iOS-like-mobile-navigationdownload / more info

Subway – Red Line Menu

Subway-Red-Line-Menudownload / more info

Simple dropdown-menu

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Dropdown Menu Animation

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Dropy | A Simple SCSS & jQuery dropdown

Dropy-Simple-SCSS-jQuery-dropdowndownload / more info

Solution for Long Drop Down Items

A scrolling dropdown solution made for long list of categories.

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Navigation With Marker

Responsive navigation list with marker on rollover (no images).

Navigation-With-Markerdownload / more info

Country flag selector

Country-flag-selectordownload / more info

Fancy Mobile Flat Navigation

Simple scrolling navigation for mobile website.

Fancy-Mobile-Flat-Navigationdownload / more info

CSS3 Drop-down menu

CSS3-Drop-down-menudownload / more info

Flat UI Navigation Menus

Flat-UI-Navigation-menusdownload / more info

CSS Menu from side

CSS-Menu-from-sidedownload / more info

Simple Vertical Menu with jQuery and CSS3

Simple, but very stylish vertical menu using some CSS3, a bit of jQuery, a custom text font and the most impressive icon font you can find at this moment, which is FontAwesome.

Simple-Vertical-Menu-with-jQuery-and-CSS3download / more info

CSS3 Navigation slide hover effect

The slide hover effect on Navigation have been quite interesting to work and enhances the beauty of the website.

CSS3-Navigation-Slide-Hover-Effectdownload / more info

Minimalistic Navigation Menus

Just made few menus really quick. You can reuse them. Just need to change the color of the header. The active and hover states of the navigation links use rgba for their background colors.

Minimalistic-Navigation-Menusdownload / more info

Responsive Slide Toggle Menu

Responsive-Slide-Toggle-Menudownload / more info

Admin menu with buttons and icons – css3 + jquery

Administration bar (or menu or navigation) with css3, jquery and fontawesome. When toggle on button class active is added. Design ispired by old android power widget.

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flip menu perspective

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Circular Navigation Menu

Circular-Navigation-menudownload / more info

Cool Navigation

Cool-Navigationdownload / more info

Windows menu

Windows-menudownload / more info

Responsive Navigation

Part of a update to a framework I made for a company, much of the LESS code is condense and separated into different sections of the overall framework. The JS looks at the current navigation and pushes it into a mobile version when needed

Responsive-Navigationdownload / more info

Habrahabr side panel menu

Habrahabr-side-panel-menudownload / more info

CSS menu rebound

CSS-menu-rebounddownload / more info

Sliding Menu Item with Description

A simple CSS menu with items having description. A cool sliding effect on hover.

Sliding-Menu-Item-with-Descriptiondownload / more info

Social Navigation

Social-Navigationdownload / more info

Menu with Notification Badges

Menu-with-Notification-Badgesdownload / more info

CSS Navigation Menu with Icons

CSS-Navigation-Menu-with-Iconsdownload / more info

CSS3 Exploding Menu

An experimental CSS transition to create animated random box effect.

CSS3-Exploding-Menudownload / more info

Creative CSS3 Animation Menus

CSS3-Animation-Menusdemo  download

CSS3 Menu Hover Effect

CSS3 Menu Hover Effectdemo  download

Circle Navigation Effect with CSS3

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Animated Text and Icon Menu

There is a menu with a slick animated feature enjoyable on hover. The idea is to drag certain items, modify and animate the background color of the item and then drag the items back with a different color.

Animated Text and Icon Menudemo  download / more info

jQuery Menu Moving Boxes Content

It’s really sweet animations using jQuery. The idea is to have small boxes scattered around the top of the site and when a menu item is clicked, animate boxes to form the main content area. We’ll use some different animation effects that we will add any additional options to the menu item.

jQuery Menu Moving Boxes Contentdemo download / more info

Animated Content Menu with jQuery

This is a menu with the black animated content with jQuery for a themed restaurant. Menu items will be moderated and when clicked, a content area with more information will appear. Furthermore, it is the background image will change that menu item was clicked.

Animated Content Menu with jQuerydemo   download / more info

jQuery Cursor following menu

This is a navigation menu that follows the cursor, created with the jQuery framework and CSS is easy to implement and configure.

jQuery Cursor following menudemo download

Simple navigation with CSS3 and jQuery

It is a simple navigation menu built with CSS3 and the jQuery UI.

Simple navigation with CSS3 and jQuerydemo download

Overlay Effect Menu with jQuery

This is a simple menu that stand out once we fly by covering everything except the menu with a dark overlay. The menu will remain white and a zone of sub-menu to expand. We will create this effect using jQuery.

Overlay Effect Menu with jQuery demo download

Fly-out Menu with jQuery and CSS3

This is a menu full page cufonized has two interesting features: when hovering over menu items we move an item hover state that fits the width of the current item , and we’ll slip on a bar description from the left side of the page, rushing to the current menu item.

Fly-out Menu with jQuery and CSS3 demo download

Hover Slide Effect with jQuery

This is a neat effect with few images using jQuery. The main idea is to have a picture box with multiple images that slide when you hover over them, revealing other images. The sliding effect is random, ie the images will slide up or down, left or right, fading out or not. When you click on an area, all areas to slip on their images.

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Collapsing Site Navigation with jQuery

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

Collapsing Site Navigation with jQuerydemo download

Beautiful Background Image Navigation with jQuery

The background image for each item will be animated to slide into place in different times, creating a really nice effect.

Beautiful Background Image Navigation with jQuerydemo download

Bubble Navigation with jQuery

The idea is to have some round navigation icons that release a bubble when hovering over them.

Bubble Navigation with jQuerydemo download

Sliding Background Image Menuwith jQuery

This menu has several components, each corresponding to a different background image that will appear on all signs when we hover over a panel label. In addition, a sub-menu to slip from the bottom. This menu comes with configuration options, such as image size, the rollover states and custom default.

Sliding Background Image Menuwith jQuerydemo download

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Graham Bill has been a professional web developer and designer with more experience on coding HTML5, CSS3, php, javascript, jquery, ajax, jsp, XML, MySQL, SEO and especially on development joomla templates and wordpress themes.

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