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40 Free Responsive CSS3 jQuery Navigation Menus with Live Examples

Modern websites need simple and responsive navigation menus that have a valid css3, HTML5 code. To speed up your menu design we have handpicked quality free css templates that use jQuery in minimal. jQuery based Navigation plugins are essential where you want to build a mega menu for large websites which has lots of categories. With these unique set of plugins and code snippets, developing a navigation will be pretty much easier. Responsive layout design is also supported by many of these jQuery plugins so that the navigation menu can adopt any resolutions.

Building navigation menu with unlimited drop down layers is easy but most of the time visitors won’t understand the drop down as it gets completely buggy. So keeping the design to minimal and making every category accessible from the navigation menu is key in internal linking success. Here in this topic we have included some jQuery navigation menus and plugins so you can organize you navigation menus better. Also take a look at our related articles :

Vertical Layout with Navigation

Get this jquery code to build brilliant and unique mobile ready menus, desktop menus for your website. The navigation stays on the left corner of the website which navigates to different pages of your website in a fluid animated style.


Vertical Layout with Navigation

Stretchy Navigation

This navigation menu plugin from codyhouse serves multiple concept purpose for a website. One of them is to provide you with a default dropdown navigation menu which reveals itself on a click/tap. Second one is the option to add a horizontal navigation most suited to music or video website where user will need to upload a file to the website. The final one is a sharing drop down which can be used on any drag and drop builder pages to control the page element.


Stretchy Navigation menu


Build perfect push menus with this powerful jquery plugin as it is capable of displaying sidebar style menus with easy implementation in html websites.

Demo | Source



Pushy is a responsive off-canvas navigation menu using CSS transforms & transitions.

Demo | Source



Slinky.js is a jQuery plugin for creating beautiful scrolling navigation lists with stacking headers.

Demo | Source

scroll js

jQuery pop menu

Simple responsive popup menu, it’s a jQuery plugin.

Demo | Source

popup menu

jQuery Square Menu

Create a Square-like Menu Animation for Website using jQuery and CSS3.

Demo | Source

square menu

Mashable Style Dynamic DropDown

Demo | Source

mashable style menu


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.

Demo | Source

perspective menu



A jQuery plugin for responsive navigation. Part of the Formstone Library.

Demo | Source



Responsive Mobile Menu Plugin for jQuery.

Demo | Source




slimMenu is a lightweight jQuery plugin, which is made to create responsive and multi-level navigation menus on the fly.

Demo | Source


Horizontal Nav

HorizontalNav is a jQuery plugin that spans a horizontal navigation to fit the full width of it’s container. If you’ve ever had to create this effect on a project, you’ll know it’s pretty annoying to do. But this plugin makes it easy and adds support for IE7.

Demo | Source

horizontal nav


A jQuery plugin for creating slick, app look-alike sliding menus for you mobile website with only one line of javascript.



The best jQuery plugin for creating side menus and the easiest way for doing your menu responsive.



Menu Aim

jQuery plugin to fire events when user’s cursor aims at particular dropdown menu items. For making responsive mega dropdowns like Amazon’s.

Demo | Source

menu aim
Amazingly free and best HTML, CSS with integrated jQuery code for navigation menu plugins which you are looking for is all here included in this topic. Grab and build a beautiful navigation menu template for your website and impress your visitors. There are lots of variants to choose from and with a little touch of css coding you can take these plugins to a new level of authentic looks.

Section Navigation Menu

As the name goes, this navigation menu is made for a one page scroll design which points to different sections of a long page.

Demo | Download

flat navigation menu

Navigation with Hover Effects

A set of multiple navigation menus showcasing the power of css with fills, shades and stripes.

Demo | Download

free navigation shift menu

Cool Navigation

A menu which activates only after scrolling down to certain height and it is made responsive as well.

Demo | Download

full width nav menu

ClearNav, a responsive navigation

A responsive navigation boilerplate with HTML, CSS, JS scripts.


clear nav

Side navigation menu

These is a “Side Navigation Menu” with CSS3 transition technology & without JS.


Side html css navigation menu

Social navigation

Social links in an expandable circular navigation.


social navigation

Menu with Notification Badges

A navigation menu with multi-colored notification badges.


badge navigation menu

Tabbed Navigation Menu

An elegant tabbed navigation menu with dropdown menus.


tabbed navigation menu

Pale Navigation and Social Bar

A pixel-perfect design for a navigation bar / social navigation element. It’s designed to expand horizontally, showing either a set of navigation links, or social links.


Pale Navigation and Social Bar

CSS Accordion Menu

A delightfully designed accordion navigation interface, fully coded in HTML & CSS with PSD file. Easily expand/contract top-level elements, with different states for hover and click events.


accordion menu

CSS3 Minimalistic Navigation Menu

As you have probably heard by now, CSS3 animations are a powerful tool, which enables you to create animations which run without the need of applying additional scripting to the page. What is even better, in the next generation of browsers we will have even more powerful tools, including 3D transformations.


CSS3 Minimalistic Navigation Menu

Colorful CSS3 Animated Navigation Menu

In this short tutorial, we will be creating a colorful dropdown menu using only CSS3 and the Font Awesome icon font. An icon font is, as the name implies, a font which maps characters to icons instead of letters. This means that you get pretty vector icons in every browser which supports HTML5 custom fonts.


css3 animated menu

Retro Navigation Menu with CSS3

A vintage-looking navigation menu using pure CSS3 for free download.


Retro CSS3 Navigation


A pure CSS responsive navigation menu.


navigator css menu responsive

Responsive Mobile Menu

The easiest way to implement user-friendly responsive navigation optimized for mobile devices using HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery.


responsive mobile menu

CSS3 Responsive Navigation Menu

Pure css 3 responsive menu with dropdowns. The blocks are meant to resemble elements on the periodic table.


CSS3 Responsive Navigation Menu

Ultra Flat Navigation Menu Interface CSS

A responsive horizontal drop-down menu inspired by the menu.


responsive horizontal drop-down menu

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 navigation

Bubble navigation Menu with jQuery + Tutorial

he idea is to have some round navigation icons that release a bubble when hovering over them. We will use the jQuery Easing Plugin for a even nicer effect. Ok, so let’s get started.


bubbly navigation with jQuery

About Allie Kingsley

Allie Kingsley is a social media manager for designscrazed. She is crazy about new gadgets and up to date with latest technology trends. Use comments to notify any issues you are facing.

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  1. Paras Agarwal

    ol are owsm…! jzt love it

  2. ZIHAN

    Nice plugin,thanks!

  3. raihanbd

    awesome post admin .thanks for this

  4. Tony

    Thank you Allie for sharing your list of navigation menus. Another good choice is AllWebMenus

  5. Muhammah Hamxa

    Nice plugin

  6. Muhammad Talha


  7. anuj

    hello sir ji how how are you

  8. Robson

    Loved your site, very interesting thing.

  9. Great Okeme

    Thanks Allie, you help my work done quickly in selecting menu plugin for my app.

  10. Bilal Liaqat

    Thank you Allie for sharing your list of navigation menus

  11. Alejandro

    Hi, how are you? Great blog by the way. Listen, I am looking for a navigation exactly like the one you have implemented here. What did you use for it? Thanks in advance.

  12. nikhil

    Nice Menus Collection
    here is mine responsive menu

  13. Mohammad Hosein

    very good

  14. Milan

    Very nice Post….

  15. Plumber in Adayar

    Enjoyed reading the article above , really explains everything in detail,the article is very interesting and effective.Thank you and good luck for the upcoming articles

  16. Nikhil Arora

    Hey Allie,

    It would be so helpful and generous of you if you can add some 2016 latest navigation menu to this article.

    I just created a navigation menu in March 2016 that could be used in this article.

    Please check it and add if you like. Your article will be more awesome with my menu :)

    Thanks Sister,
    Stay Strong.

  17. L

    Wonderful list of tools. Thank you for putting this list together.

  18. Ayunda

    Wow wonderful menu for my site, thanks

    • Rijo

      Have you used any ? Love to know that.

  19. Nauman

    Wao amazing ! but as newbie its difficult to understand I found very simple and creative menu in html and css3 at
    BTW thanks for sharing :-)

    • Rijo

      Yep true. Inspect element is our friend for any html design. Inspect, Learn & Code :)

  20. Gagan Chhatwal

    There are lots of great menu out there by which you can create beautiful websites, in my opinion you can also go with premium ones as they have number of features and functions.

  21. sfa

    simply outstanding and develop according to mobile first theme standards

  22. Spas VelinoV

    Nice collection, another great plugin which I would add is ArtDesignUI navigation panel – . Its easy to use and comes with 26 more useful plugins.

  23. mel

    Great collection!!! Thanks :)

  24. Akhilesh Kumar

    Thanks you these menu designs. I would love to use them on my website. Great share Allie :)

  25. matin

    hi Can I use Your Main Navigation In My Website???

    • Rijo Abraham

      Yep you can.

  26. Ravi Bhosale

    Very interesting,good job and thanks for sharing such a good blog.your article is so convincing that I never stop myself to say something about it.You’re doing a great job.Keep it up

  27. ammy sharma

    Wonderful list of tools. Keep the great work going.

  28. Nitin Jain

    Very nice collection. Thanks for sharing. I will use one of them on my website.

  29. Wisata Belitung

    thank this website like full

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