10 Best Responsive Dropdown Menus In JavaScript & CSS (2021 Update)

by jQueryScript,

If you are running a large cross-platform site and have a lot of content, then you might need a responsive multi-level dropdown menu to organize and display categories and featured content/products on both desktop and mobile.

In this article you will browse through the top 10 responsive, mobile-friendly, and multi-level dropdown menus built with jQuery and/or pure JavaScript/CSS. I hope you like it.

Originally Published May 10, 2019, updated Apr 20 2021

Table of contents:

jQuery Dropdown Menu Plugins:

Creating A Responsive Mobile Navigation Menu with slicknav jQuery Plugin

slicknav is a simple and easy-to-use jQuery menu plugin for creating a responsive & cross-browser multi-level navigation menu on your website.

Creating A Responsive Mobile Navigation Menu with slicknav jQuery Plugin

[Demo] [Download]


jQuery Responsive Multi-Level Menu Plugin - Dlmenu

An extremely simple and responsive jQuery plugin that allows you to create multi-level drop down menu with subtle effects (sliding, fading, scale up, or scale down).

jQuery Responsive Multi-Level Menu Plugin - Dlmenu

[Demo] [Download]


Sticky Mobile-compatible Navigation - GRT Responsive Menu

The GRT Responsive Menu jQuery plugin lets you create a fully responsive, mobile-friendly navigation system for your cross-platform web app.

Sticky Mobile-compatible Navigation - GRT Responsive Menu

[Demo] [Download]


Responsive and Cross-platform jQuery Navigation Menu Plugin - Smart Menus

Smart Menus is jQuery Navigation Menu Plugin for creating responsive and Cross-platform multi-level drop down menus for your navigation.

Responsive and Cross-platform jQuery Navigation Menu Plugin - Smart Menus

[Demo] [Download]


Creating Collapsible Bootstrap Navbars With jQuery - Responsive-collapse.js

Responsive-collapse.js is a jQuery plugin that automatically hides overflowing Bootstrap navbar items and shows them into a dropdown list on small screens.

Creating Collapsible Bootstrap Navbars With jQuery - Responsive-collapse.js

[Demo] [Download]


Vanilla JS Dropdown Menu Libraries:

Responsive Multilevel Navigation Menu with Vanilla JavaScript

A fully responsive, CSS only multi-level navigation that automatically collapses the regular horizontal menu into a toggleable dropdown menu on small screens.

Responsive Multilevel Navigation Menu with Vanilla JavaScript

[Demo] [Download]


Responsive Dropdown Menu In Vanilla JavaScript

A Vanilla JavaScript responsive dropdown menu that will be converted into a hamburger toggle menu when the screen size is less than a breakpoint you specify in the CSS media queries. Smooth animation is based on CSS3 transforms and transitions.

Responsive Dropdown Menu In Vanilla JavaScript

[Demo] [Download]


Pure CSS Dropdown Menu Plugins:

CSS Only Responsive Dropdown Menu – JMenu

A pure CSS responsive menu which automatically collapses the regular drop-down navbar into a mobile-friendly sliding menu with or without the toggle button.

CSS Only Responsive Dropdown Menu – JMenu

[Demo] [Download]


Pure CSS Mobile-compatible Responsive Dropdown Menu

A pure CSS responsive menu that automatically changes to a toggleable dropdown menu at a specified breakpoint based on CSS3 media queries.

Pure CSS Mobile-compatible Responsive Dropdown Menu

[Demo] [Download]


Multi-level Toggle Responsive Navigation Menu using Pure CSS

A pure CSS mobile-friendly navigation that automatically transform your horizontal navigation into a toggleable vertical accordion menu on smaller screen devices, with support for unlimited sub menu items.

Multi-level Toggle Responsive Navigation Menu using Pure CSS

[Demo] [Download]


Conclusion:

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

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