22 Best jQuery Dropdown Menus

Do you need the Best jQuery Dropdown Menus possible? If so, look no further as we have them here! Best of all, we’ve given you more than most people do. Not 3, not 5, but 22 of the bst jQuery dropdown menus that you’ll find anywhere on the web.

Now, each one of these is going to teach you how to put together some of the best jQuery dropdown menus out there. It may take some practice and depending on who you are, it might not be easy. Regardless, you will love the result. We almost guarantee it!

Make sure you give each option a fair chance but at the same time, you know what’s best for your site. With that being said, we’ll get started with the list now and won’t take up too much of your time as we know that you’re excited to get started.

Ready? Set? Go!

 

Create The Fanciest Dropdown Menu You Ever Saw

Brian Cray teaches you how to create this stunning website dropdown navigation menu. The dropdown menu uses HTML, CSS and Javascript. You can also include the hoverIntent JQuery plugin for extra juicy effects.

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Sexy Drop Down Menu w/ jQuery & CSS

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a sexy drop down menu that can also degrade gracefully.

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Sliding Jquery Menu

This tutorial will show you how to create a sliding menu button using jquery. You can see the effect in action over on the PSDtuts webpage in the top right hand corner.

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Perfect Signin Dropdown Box Like Twitter

In this tutorial author will make an entry to show you how to create a login drop down with Twitter style using jQuery.

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How to Build a Kick-Butt CSS3 Mega Drop-Down Menu

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to build a cross-browser, awesome CSS-only drop-down mega menu, using nice CSS3 features.

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CSS3 Dropdown Menu

The dropdown also works on non-CSS3 compitable browsers such as IE7+, but the rounded corners and shadow will not be rendered.

CSS3 Dropdown Menu

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Create Vimeo-like top navigation

What I like the most is the menu that drops down when you hover search box. It offers you different search options that you can choose and narrow your search.

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“Outside the Box” Navigation with jQuery

This tutorial fill in all your creativity needs by mimicking the OS X dock and stacks.

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Create a 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. We’ll also use jQuery to handle the effects and add the finishing touches for us.

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FormBox – A jQuery & CSS3 Drop-Down Menu With Integrated Forms

Some of these common functions are logging in, registering or even resetting a password, yet quite often in many cases we still provide users the same old experience – a separate page for logging in, another for signing-up and yet again another if you’ve forgotten what your login details were.

FormBox – A jQuery & CSS3 Drop-Down Menu With Integrated Forms

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jQuery Drop Line Tabs

This menu turns a nested UL list into a horizontal drop line tabs menu. The top level tabs are rounded on each side thanks to the use of two transparent background images, while the sub ULs each appear as a single row of links that drop down when the mouse rolls over its parent LI. The menu also manages to sneak in a little CSS3, making use of the “border-radius” property to give each link within the sub ULs rounded edges when the mouse hovers over them.

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Create a jQuery category drop down

Create ‘Browse Community’ button found on 9Rules.com

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Fancy Drop Down Menus Using CSS and JQuery

Author created a fancy drop down menus with CSS and JQuery. He have another tutorial on 99points in which he used some animated navigation. He used jQuery animate function and CSS to put some stylish effects. Also he used a background for navigation.

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Create Simple Dropdown Menu Using jQuery

In this post, we are going to create a simple dropdown menu with the help of jQuery, take a look at the demo of it first.

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Simple jQuery Dropdowns

Very stripped down code and minimal styling, yet still dropdown menu has all the functionality typically needed.

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A Different Top Navigation

They will use jQuery to create a different multi-layered horizontal navigation system that is still intuitive enough for anyone to use for the first time.

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jdMenu Hierarchical Menu Plugin for jQuery

The jdMenu plugin for jQuery provides a clean, simple and elegant solution for creating hierarchical drop down menus for websites to web applications.

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Professional dropdown #2

his menu also styles the path taken through the menu so that it works in IE5.x and IE6 as well as IE7 and all other browsers. This is a little long winded but necessary as IE5.5 and IE6 do not understand the child selector.

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Animated Drop Down Menu with jQuery

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.

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Reinventing a Drop Down with CSS and jQuery

For me, standard HTML Select element is pretty much annoying. It’s ugly. It can’t be styled properly in Internet Explorer. And it can’t contain nothing but simple text. That is the reason why I needed to reinvent Drop Down element. This tutorial shows how to do that (easily, believe it or not).

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Creating an Outlook Navigation Bar using the ListView and Accordion Controls

The Accordion is a web control that allows you to provide multiple panes and display them one at a time. It is like having several CollapsiblePanels where only one can be expanded at a time. The Accordion is implemented as a web control that contains AccordionPane web controls.

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jQuery (mb)Menu 2.7 (New!)

This is a powerful jQuery component to build easily a multilevel tree menu or a contextual menu (right click) in an intuitive way!

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Hopefully we put this list together in a way that you can understand. If not, let us know below!

We look forward to reading your feedback and hope you’ll come back for more great articles like this one.

If you like this article, you might be interested in some of our articles on jQuery Sliding TutorialsjQuery AnimatejQuery Slideshow, and jQuery Tooltip Plugins.

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  • http://www.zurmat.com Habibies

    Very Nice article thank’s for share

  • http://inspirationfeed.com inspirationfeed

    Great article!

  • http://amitrudra.com Amit Rudra

    thanks

  • http://www.wecodeyoursite.com/ WecodeYoursite

    very interesting stuff. As we all know menus are tough when it comes to browser compatibility JQuery is the best remedy. Nice article keep it rolling

  • Angelee

    thanks for sharing this Rana. I think I see myself in you ~ being self-taught and single mum though I’m not yet a year old in this field.

  • Geoff McMahen

    Very nice collection. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.pet-point.net kućni ljubimci

    Thanks for sharing! Great article!

  • http://debt.atspace.cc Ken Hoff

    Nice Menu Thanks

  • Brett Widmann

    These are very nice drop-downs. I really love jQuery.

  • LKenneth

    Nice Article Cant wait to try some off these out. I try to stay away from drop downs hopefully this will get rid of my fear.

  • srikanth

    Nice Menus Thanks Dude

  • Kontaktne Leće

    Very nice menus man, thanks!

  • Sunny

    can we use these Jquery Dropdown menus in WordPress…??

    • http://slodive.com/ SloDive

      Sure sunny, you certainly can.

  • http://www.elitescort.net escort

    Thanks for the archive. nice sharing.

  • http://www.itkomputer.com itkomputer

    Very good Aritcle, thank you for sharing rana

  • http://www.webservemedia.com kautuk

    I was looking out for some drop down menus and find here some of the coolest one….now i am confused what to look among them…this is an awesome sharing….Thanks a lot.

  • Anuj

    Very Helpful indeed…… i was wondering which the is most suitable for a beginner???

  • http://www.supetarska-draga.net/ Martina

    perfect list, I’ll use one of these on my next project

  • Mr Champ

    Nice post, really love first 3 menus.

  • Prapti

    Nice Menus and very useful Article, Thaks.

  • http://www.the-puzzle.co.il Guy Nakash

    Excellent!
    Thank you so much!

    May I add another one: SlipSlap!
    It’s a full CSS3 and JQ plugin, looks great and works like a charm.

    http://www.the-puzzle.co.il/slipslap/

    • http://www.satyathakur.com Satya Thakur

      @Guy – Very Helpful indeed. SlipSlap looks great and works like a charm.

  • Nikunj

    Good One. With Details.

  • Saleem Mohammad

    Very nice collection of Drop Down with CSS and jQuery……………

  • http://www.inhimak.com Tiffany John

    NICE COLLECTIONS OF THE CSS MENU’S

  • http://www.jebu.me Blog

    Very nice menus, thanks for sharing!

  • Anonymous

    Very good collection.
    All drop-downs are awesome.

  • srk

    Hi Sunalini

    Very good collection.
    All drop-downs are awesome.

  • http://openwebstuff.com Rafael

    Thank you for this collecion. It’s very usefull!

  • http://www.cityrent.hr/ Najam Vozila

    nice collection of drop downs. I’ll use something from the list on my site, for example amazing Brian Cray’s menu, which is really cool menu. Thanks for this list.

  • http://mrharry.com Harry

    very nice and very fantastic. Love it man.

  • http://www.geekandblogger.com Pavan Somu

    Fantastic selection of menus. I am sure going to use some of these ideas on my next project. Setting up the right menu layout is quite difficult but when you get it right it certainly sets your business apart. My favorite is the “Sexy Dropdown” and the one directly below it. Can’t wait for further developments on HTML5.

  • http://www.hprenew.bg Dimi

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

  • http://www.linenlogon.co.za Linen

    Thank you very much for these menus. Most sites just list hundreds of these menus but you chose the ones that are actually easy to work with and actually look good. Simplicity is key. Thank you so much. Mark

  • http://www.java4s.com pradeep

    Thanks for the share friend, really great share.

  • Isaiah

    Nice drop menu, Thanks!

  • Hamid

    Thanks so much.This is a best collection.

  • http://www.chandan.com.np Chandan Chaurasia

    Great blog and article to follow. “Perfect Signin Dropdown Box Like Twitter” and “How to Build a Kick-Butt CSS3 Mega Drop-Down Menu” are the best ones. Got inspired a lot. Have implemented both of them in my own way.

  • http://www.satyathakur.com Satya Thakur

    I really like the CSS3 Dropdown Menu with its rounded corners. It looks very sleek and classy.

  • http://www.doridro.com Roland

    Hello everyone, it’s my first go to see at this website, and article is really fruitful for me, keep up posting such articles.

  • Kamal

    Fancy drop down menu and CSS3 menu look great. I like this collection very much. Thanks for sharing..

  • akbar

    Thank very much this good articles

  • hesti

    thank’z this good article