10 Best Mega Menu Systems In JavaScript And Pure CSS (2022 Update)

by jQueryScript,

What Is Mega Menu

A mega menu is a great way to show off a lot of content without taking up too much space on the screen. They can also help improve navigation for users, making it easier to find what they're looking for. 

Typically, a mega menu organizes tons of sub-categories in a multi-column menu dropdown and displays them when hovering/clicking the main category.

The Best Mega Menu

In this post, we'll take a look at a list of 10 best (top-downloaded) mega menu navigation systems implemented in jQuery/Vanilla JavaScript or even Pure HTML/CSS. We'll also explore some of the features and benefits of mega menus. So, if you're looking for some inspiration for your next project, be sure to check out these awesome mega menus!

Originally Published Aug 04 2019, updated Feb 19 2022

Table of contents:

jQuery Mega Menu Plugins:

Modern Dropdown Mega Menu In jQuery And CSS3

A responsive, stylish, mobile-friendly mega menu (multi-column dropdown menu) built using JavaScript (jQuery), CSS/CSS3, and nested HTML lists.

Modern Dropdown Mega Menu In jQuery And CSS3

[Demo] [Download]


Responsive Sticky Mega Menu Plugin For jQuery - SnazzyMenu

A lightweight yet customizable jQuery plugin that makes it easy to create a responsive, sticky, multi-level mega menu for your site navigation.

Responsive Sticky Mega Menu Plugin For jQuery - SnazzyMenu

[Demo] [Download]


Sticky Responsive Mega Menu Plugin - jQuery megaMenu

A lightweight jQuery plugin which generates a responsive, sticky, customizable, mobile-compatible, SEO-friendly, multi-column mega menu from nested HTML lists.

Sticky Responsive Mega Menu Plugin  - jQuery megaMenu

[Demo] [Download]


Responsive Multi-level Mega Menu Plugin - jQuery dmenu

dmenu is a jQuery plugin for creating a responsive, multi-level and multi-column mega menu that hides the overflowing navigation items in a vertical dropdown with a toggle control.

Responsive Multi-level Mega Menu Plugin - jQuery dmenu

[Demo] [Download]


Simple jQuery Drop Down Mega Menu Plugin - Mega Menu

A simple and fast jQuery menu plugin to create an user-friendly multi-column drop down menu for websites that involve a lot of pages and/or products.

Simple jQuery Drop Down Mega Menu Plugin - Mega Menu

[Demo] [Download]


Vanilla JS Mega Menu Plugins:

Responsive Mega Menu In JavaScript

A modern, responsive mega menu template for online stores. Written in Pure JavaScript and CSS/CSS3.

Responsive Mega Menu In JavaScript

[Demo] [Download]


Fullscreen Hamburger Mega Menu With JS And CSS

A hamburger mega menu with an animated fullscreen overlay built with JavaScript and CSS/CSS3.

Fullscreen Hamburger Mega Menu With JS And CSS

[Demo] [Download]


Stripe.com Inspired Dropdown Mega Menu With JavaScript

An animated dropdown mega menu that animates menu items when switching between nav links. Inspired by Stripe.com’s header navigation.

Stripe.com Inspired Dropdown Mega Menu With JavaScript

[Demo] [Download]


Pure CSS Mega Menu Systems:

Creating A Simple Mega Menu with Pure HTML / CSS

A pure Html / CSS dropdown navigation which helps you implement a multi-column mega menu for your rich-content website.

Creating A Simple Mega Menu with Pure HTML / CSS

[Demo] [Download]


CSS Only Dropdown Mega Menu

A beautiful, animated, multi-level dropdown mega menu component created using nested HTML lists and pure CSS.

CSS Only Dropdown Mega Menu

[Demo] [Download]


Conclusion:

Want more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create awesome Mega Menu on the web & mobile? Check out the jQuery Mega Menu and JavaScript/CSS Mega Menu sections.

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