Minimal Mobile-First Dropdown Menu with jQuery and CSS3

Minimal Mobile-First Dropdown Menu with jQuery and CSS3
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A jQuery and CSS3 based dropdown menu designed for creating a responsive, mobile-first and space-saving navigation for your website/app.

How to use it:

1. Insert a SVG icon for the menu toggle button.

<span class="menuBtn">
  <img src="icon.svg" alt="Toggle Button">
</span>

2. Create a dropdown menu using Html unordered list.

<nav id="navigation-list">
  <ul>
    <li><a href="#item1">Item1</a></li>
    <li><a href="#item2">Item2</a></li>
    <li><a href="#item3">Item3</a></li>
    ...
  </ul>
</nav>

3. And then wrap them in a parent element. The full markup structure should be like this:

<header> <span class="menuBtn"> <img src="icon.svg" alt="Toggle Button"> </span>
  <nav id="navigation-list">
    <ul>
      <li><a href="#item1">Item1</a></li>
      <li><a href="#item2">Item2</a></li>
      <li><a href="#item3">Item3</a></li>
      ...
    </ul>
  </nav>
</header>

4. The sample CSS to style the dropdown menu.


header {
  background-color: #34495e;
  color: white;
  min-height: 85px;
  font-family: 'Helvetica';
  letter-spacing: 2px;
}

nav ul {
  border-top: 1px solid #2c3e50;
  text-align: center;
}

header nav li a {
  text-decoration: inherit;
  padding: 20px 0px;
  color: white;
  display: block;
  text-transform: uppercase;
  transition: all 0.4s;
  -webkit-transition: all 0.4s;
}

header nav li a:hover { background-color: #2c3e50; }

.menuBtn {
  display: block;
  line-height: 85px;
  text-align: right;
  padding-right: 20px;
  cursor: pointer;
}

.menuBtn:hover { opacity: 0.7; }

.menuBtn img {
  height: 40px;
  position: relative;
  top: 13px;
}

5. Include the necessary jQuery library at the bottom of your web page.

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.1/jquery.min.js"></script>

6. A little jQuery script to enable the dropdown menu.

jQuery(document).ready(function($) {
// hide the menu when the page load
$("#navigation-list").hide();
// when .menuBtn is clicked, do this
$(".menuBtn").click(function() {
// open the menu with slide effect
$("#navigation-list").slideToggle(300);
});
});

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by beneggen. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.