Minimalist jQuery Drop Down Menu Plugin - jVanilla

Minimalist jQuery Drop Down Menu Plugin - jVanilla
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jVanilla is an extremely lightweight jQuery menu plugin that turns nested unordered list into a multi-level drop down menu with some simple animations.

Features:

  • Currently supports one submenu level
  • Custom trigger events: mouse hover or click.
  • 2 simple animations: sliding and fading.
  • Allows to align right the last submenu.
  • Custom the speed of animations and the delay time on mouseout.

How to use it:

1. Create a navigation menu using Html unordered lists.

<nav>
<ul class="menu-hover">
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</nav>

2. Load the jQuery javascript library and jQuery jVanilla plugin at the bottom of your page.

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.10.2/jquery.min.js"></script> 
<script src="res/js/jquery.jVanilla.js" type="text/javascript"></script> 

3. Initialize the plugin.

<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function (){
$('.menu-hover').jVanilla({
speed   : 50, //  the speed of animations
animation   : 'sliding', // sliding or fading
eventType   : 'hover', // hover or click
delay   : 100, // the delay time on mouseout
isHoverClickable: true, // set to true if you want to enable the click on the first level link 
isLastRightAlign: true // set to false if you want to align left the last submenu  
});
});
</script>

4. Put styles in your CSS and change it to your taste.

/* jVanilla Styles
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
ul ul {
display: none;
background: #4b545f;
}
ul li:hover > ul {
display: block;
}
ul {
background: #086FA1;
border-radius: 2px;
list-style: none;
position: relative;
}
ul:after {
content: "";
clear: both;
display: block;
}
ul li {
float: left
}
ul li:hover {
background: #4b545f
}
ul li:hover a {
color: #fff
}
ul li a {
display: block;
padding: 8px 5px;
color: #FFF;
text-decoration: none
}
ul ul {
background: #5f6975;
border-radius: 0px;
padding: 0;
position: absolute;
top: 100%
}
ul ul li {
float: none;
border-top: 1px solid #6b727c;
position: relative
}
ul ul li a {
color: #fff;
}
ul ul li a:hover {
background: #4b545f;
}
ul ul ul {
position: absolute;
left: 100%;
top: 0;
}
.js-enabled ul li:hover > ul {
display: none;
}

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