20 Incredible Great jQuery Navigation Menu Tutorials

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jQuery can allow for an enhanced user experience in a variety of ways, from image sliders and lightboxes, to tooltips, navigation menus and contact forms. Navigation menus have really important role in any website.

However, links and navigation menus also provide opportunities to improve the visual appearance of the site, or to add some interesting effects. Today, in this post I’ve compiled 20 best jQuery navigation menu tutorials for implementing your own jQuery based navigation and have some great effects.

They are comprehensive tutorials, and cover everything with detailed explanations. These jquery tutorials will not help you create stunning menus with transition and animation effects but they will easily implement and learn a lot from these tutorials.

1. jQuery Drop Down Menu in WordPress

You will learn that how to enhance you WordPress in a whole new way. Multi-Level or Multi-Dimensional navigation menus can offer your theme and users 2 new things.

jQuery Dropdown Navigation in WordPress

2. Mootools Homepage Inspired Navigation Effect Using jQuery

This is a useful thing to do as many WordPress blogs for example have title elements in their sidebar navigation.

Mootools Homepage Inspired Navigation Effect Using jQuery

3. Rocking and Rolling Rounded Menu with jQuery

In this tutorial we are going to make use of the incredibly awesome rotating and scaling jQuery patch from Zachary Johnson that can be found here.

Rocking and Rolling Rounded Menu with jQuery

4. Halftone Navigation Menu With jQuery & CSS3

We are making a CSS3 & jQuery halftone-style navigation menu, which will allow you to display animated halftone-style shapes in accordance with the navigation links.

Halftone Navigation Menu With jQuery & CSS3

5. Fluid Navigation with CSS and jQuery

Simple jquary navigation menu using html & css.

Fluid Navigation with CSS and jQuery

6. Make a Smooth Animated Menu with jQuery

In this tutorial you’ll learn that how to building a menu and animate it with some smooth effects.

Make a Smooth Animated Menu with jQuery

7. Create Vimeo-like Top Navigation

In this tutorial we will learn how to implement a Vimeo-like navigation with css and jquery.

Create Vimeo-like Top Navigation

8. WanderWall

In this tutorial you will learn that you how to create a useful hover-based user interface using jQuery, CSS3, HTML5 and @font-face.

WanderWall

9. Cool Animated Navigation with CSS and jQuery

Animation and visual feedback are great ways to assist a user in navigating and interacting with a website. We’re going to build a really cool animated navigation menu using just CSS and jQuery.

Cool Animated Navigation with CSS and jQuery

10. jQuery Keypress Navigation

The key to a succesful website is the ease with which a user finds what they are looking for. In this tutorial artist’ll show you how to let the user make use of their keyboard to get around your site.

jQuery Keypress Navigation

11. Create an Apple Style Menu and Improve it via jQuery

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

12. Drop-down Nav Menu With HTML5, CSS3 and JQuery

In this tutorial, we’ll take a look and see what we can achieve with HTML5 and CSS3 when it comes to the staple of current web sites: the humble drop-down navigation menu.

Drop-down Nav Menu With HTML5, CSS3 and JQuery

13. Color Fading Menu with jQuery

In this tutorial, author will show you how to create a color fading efect with the help of jQuery.

Color Fading Menu with jQuery

14. Sliding Jquery Menu

In this tutorial author will show you how to create a sliding menu button using jquery.

Sliding Jquery Menu

15. Kwicks for jQuery Navigation Menu

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.

Kwicks for jQuery Navigation Menu

16. Beautiful Slide Out Navigation

The navigation will be almost hidden – the items only slide out when the user hovers over the area next to them. This gives a beautiful effect and using this technique can spare you some space on your website.

Beautiful Slide Out Navigation

17. How To Create a Cool Animated Menu with jQuery

Learn how to build the concept in Photoshop, lay out the basic HTML elements, style everything up in CSS then tie it all together with a few lines of jQuery to create a semantic, accessible and degradable menu design.

How To Create a Cool Animated Menu with jQuery

18. Beautiful Background Image Navigation with jQuery

In this tutorial we are going to create a beautiful navigation that has a background image slide effect. The background image for each item will be animated to slide into place in …

Beautiful Background Image Navigation with jQuery

19. jQuery Horizontal Tooltips Menu Tutorial

You will need jQuery easing plugin for the animated transition. This is how it looks like:

jQuery Horizontal Tooltips Menu Tutorials

20. Simple Easing naviDropDown

You can set the orientation of the drop down depending if your navigation is horizontal (default) or vertical, and set the duration and easing method of both slideUp and slideDown on initiation of the plugin.

Simple Easing naviDropDown

Hope you will have liked these tutorials. If you have your favorite jQuery navigation menu tutorial that is not included into our list, feel free to share a link with us via comments section.

About adit

I am adit afi. I love web designing and blogging. I am also studying in meantime – graphics and web designing.

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7 Responses to 20 Incredible Great jQuery Navigation Menu Tutorials

  1. shane March 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    great collection adit afi! I’m just starting to learn CSS3 and HTML5 :)

  2. אמנון יהלומי June 5, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    That is a really good tip especially to those new to the blogosphere. Brief but very accurate information… Thanks for sharing this one. A must read article!

  3. Dimi July 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    They are so many, thanks for sharing them into this article.

  4. awan August 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    Awesome , Let Me Know How Trick and What the Component to Create Like That Dropdown For My site :D heheheh

  5. Riddhi Web Solutions October 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    helpful……..

  6. Dimi January 15, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    Thanks for sharing and for the images there

  7. farhad October 22, 2013 at 12:20 am #

    hi. very useful. thxxxxxxxx :)