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.
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.
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.
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.
5. Fluid Navigation with CSS and jQuery
Simple jquary navigation menu using html & css.
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.
7. Create Vimeo-like Top Navigation
In this tutorial we will learn how to implement a Vimeo-like navigation with css and jquery.
In this tutorial you will learn that you how to create a useful hover-based user interface using jQuery, CSS3, HTML5 and @font-face.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
14. Sliding Jquery Menu
In this tutorial author will show you how to create a sliding menu button using jquery.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
19. jQuery Horizontal Tooltips Menu Tutorial
You will need jQuery easing plugin for the animated transition. This is how it looks like:
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.
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.