jQuery makes the development a lot easier and convenient, and it’s use is becoming ever so popular on the smallest elements on your website. Today we are talking about jQuery navigation menus. These menus are not just about plain text that is linked to redirect you to a specific page. It is actually a really cool way to display different menus on your site, along with other elements of course, but let’s retain the focus on menus. jQuery along with CSS3 has the capability to design and implement excellent navigation menus, and it is not all that hard to do either.

A simple navigation can be turned into a dynamic menu with the power of jQuery, and while CSS3 could do the same for you, jQuery adds a lot more functionality. Of course, we understand that you don’t always have the time to come up with your own designs so we decided to list down some of the best navigation menus for you. You can either use these menus as such, or get inspired enough to come up with your ideas. At any rate, read on to find out more about the Top 30 Free jQuery Navigation Menus. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Updated: March 2016

Drop Down Responsive Menu jQuery

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In this tutorial, we’ll create a beautiful drop drown responsive menu with new feature of css3 (media queries) and jQuery library to enhance the design and layout of a website navigation menu to fit different screen sizes.

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Drop Down Responsive Menu jQuery

Responsive Drop Down Menu jQuery

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A beauty drop down responsive menu that shows its sub menus with icon symbol using open symbol fonts.

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Responsive Mega Menu

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Mega Menu Drop Down

Flexbox

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Vertical Sidebar Navigation Starter Bootstrap Template

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This is a Sidebar navigation menu for people looking to use vertical navigation instead of horizontal one. It features bootstrap off-canvas navigation on smaller screens.

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Pushy

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This is an off-canvas navigation menu which uses CSS transformations and transitions to achieve the effects. It is also a responsive menu and offers smooth performance even on mobile smart phones, and tablets. You can also visit the link and check out the demo to test it out before you decide to implement it, in order to give you an idea of how it will work.

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Slinky

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If you are looking to creating scrolling navigation that is also very beautiful to look at, you may want to try this jQuery menu out. It also offers stacking headers and thereby offers a smooth scrolling experience no matter how extensive your menu is. It is also a very light weight plugin.

Slinky

jQuery Pop Menu

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This particular menu is also responsive and it offers tons of amazing features with it. More than that, it is just absolutely amazing to look at. It is more like a hidden menu, where you would click on the menu and the entire menu will pop up in a stylized fashion.

jQuery Pop Menu

Slidebars

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If you are looking to implement application and sidebars into your website with a lot of ease and speed, this is the jQuery plugin for you. It will also resize itself based on the resolution flawlessly and can also deal with orientation changes if you so desire. It is completely responsive.

Slidebars

jQuery Square Menu

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This particular jQuery menu will display a square-ish menu. It will pop out with a cool animation and it uses jQuery and CSS3 at its base. Make sure you check out the demo at the link before you decide to implement it for your website.

jQuery Square Menu

Perspective Page View Navigation

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This is a rather interesting concept when it comes to a navigation menu. It will transform the actual page into a 3D image, and fade it out into the background as the menu pops up. It is absolutely awesome to look at, and it works flawlessly even on a mobile device.

Perspective Page View Navigation

SlickNav

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This particular jQuery plugin offers multi-level menu support. It is very flexible and it has a rather simple markup too. It also supports loads of different browsers, so you can rest assured that there will be no compatibility issues. It can also be accessed via keyboard.

SlickNav

Mmenu

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They claim that it is the best jQuery plugin for app look-alike on- and off-canvas. They also offer sliding submenus for your web application and websites. You can customize it a rather high degree and it offers loads of options, extensions and add-ons.

Mmenu

Sidr

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If you are looking to create side menus, that are responsive, in the easiest of fashions, then you absolutely must try this particular navigation menu.

Sidr

slimMenu

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This is a very lightweight jQuery plugin. It will allow you to make multi-level navigation menus on the go. It is fast and simple to use. It also helps in a sense that you no longer have to struggle with media queries to create responsive menus.

slimMenu

HorizontalNav

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All you will need to do is define a container, and this jQuery plugin will make sure that the menu spans horizontally across the entire width. It is rather annoying to do manually, however, this plugin makes it all the more easy.

HorizontalNav

FlexNav

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This is perhaps the best mobile-first example of using JavaScript and media queries in order to create a decent looking multi-level menu. It also offer support for touch, hover and keyboard.

FlexNav

jQuery Menu-Aim

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If you have ever visited Amazon, you will have noticed that the hover effect on their menus is surprisingly fast. Well, this is exactly what this plugin will allow you to do.

jQuery Menu-Aim

SmartMenus

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This jQuery plugin will offer simple and neat display of navigation. It is also responsive so the menus will stay the same on your mobile.

SmartMenus

Shifter

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This is another mobile-first jQuery plugin which is rather easy to use. You can use it to create slide menu which will slide from the right side of the page. All you need to do is tap the toggle button.

Shifter

Hamburger

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If you are looking to create sliding menus for Android applications, then this jQuery plugin should be on your arsenal at all times.

Hamburger

Focucss

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Create off-canvas sidebar navigation, which upon being activated, will blur out the rest of the page. Quite contrary to the name of the jQuery plugin isn’t it?

Focucss

Drawer

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You can use this plugin in order to easily create responsive, animate, and touch-enabled side menus. These menus will slide from the edge of the screen, pretty much what the trend is these days.

jQuery Drawer

Datmenu

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This is a fantastic responsive menu made using CSS3 and jQuery. It offers loads of different animations that is bound to increase your liking for it in a second.

Datmenu

 jPanelMenu

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This is a modern jQuery menu. It will help you to create a panel-styled navigation, employing the use of CSS3 transitions and animations. You can use these menus for your website or web apps.

jPanelMenu

Fly Side Menu

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This plugin will make use of CSS3 to create a side menu navigation. A 3D transition will also come into play which you are bound to love.

Fly Side Menu

Sticky Menu

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This is an extensively customizable mobile ready jQuery menu. It can be used with any website and it is awesome for landing pages.

Sticky Menu

DD Icon Menu

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This jQuery plugin will allow you to create a menu which is based on icons. You can create a vertical menu or otherwise a sticky menu; it totally is your choice.

DD Icon Menu

JQuery Mobile Date Navigation

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This menu will provide a very basic navigation between date range. You can define the range by week, month or year.

JQuery Mobile Date Navigation

Navobile

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This plugin is bound to make navigation on mobile a lot easier. It will use CSS3 to apply different transitions and fix the position of the menu on mobile devices.

Navobile

Multi-Level Push Menu

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This is a JavaScript library which was create by Mary Lou from Codrops. It will create a multi-level push menu which slides out from the left side of the page while pushing the entire website to the right.

Multi-Level Push Menu

Box Lid

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This is a rather easy jQuery plugin to use. It will allow you to create a side nav menu with 3D effects, and it uses CSS3 transitions and transformations to do so.

Box Lid

JQuery Mobile Slide Menu

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This particular menu is almost similar to that used in Facebook, so you know exactly what it does.

JQuery Mobile Slide Menu

scrollNav

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This will display the existing content on a web page, by dividing it up into logical sections. It will build a customizable sidebar navigation menu for you too.

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DoubleTapToGo

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Finally, this jQuery plugin will help you to create usable dropdowns. It also offers multiple levels which are responsive and friendly to touch.

DoubleTapToGo

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