10 Best Responsive Menu Systems In jQuery/JavaScript/CSS (2023 Update)

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What is responsive menu?

A responsive menu will automatically transform the regular horizontal site navigation into a responsive, mobile-friendly navigation menu for cross-platform websites and web apps.

Why you should use a responsive menu?

With the popularity of smartphones, more and more users browser website through mobile and tablet devices. And Google announced that Google predominantly uses the mobile version of the content for indexing and ranking.

In order to provide a better user experience, you might need a responsive menu system for your websites or web apps accoss the devices and platforms.

The best responsive menu

In this blog post you will find a list of 10 best Responsive Menu Systems implemented in jQuery, Vanilla JavaScript, or even Pure CSS/CSS3. I hope you like it.

Originally Published Nov 17 2017, updated Feb 06 2023

Table of contents:

jQuery Responsive Menu Plugins:

Amazon Like Drop Down Menu Plugin with jQuery - Menu Aim

jQuery plugin to fire events when user's cursor aims at particular dropdown menu items. For making responsive mega dropdowns like Amazon's.

Amazon Like Drop Down Menu Plugin with jQuery - Menu Aim

[Demo] [Download]


jQuery Plugin For Responsive Side Menu - sidr

A jQuery plugin that make it easy to create responsive side menus with cool themes on your web page.

jQuery Plugin For Responsive Side Menu - sidr

[Demo] [Download]


Responsive and Touch-Friendly jQuery Menu Plugin - Flexnav

A responsive, Touch-Friendly and cross-browser jQuery drop down menu plugin that has support for unlimited sub-menus and works nice in both desktop and mobile layouts.

Responsive and Touch-Friendly jQuery Menu Plugin - Flexnav

[Demo] [Download]


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]


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

A jQuery Navigation Menu plugin for creating responsive and cross-platform multi-level dropdown menus for your site navigation. It comes with a lot of options for customizing your menus and supports all devices such as desktop, tablet, mobile, etc. Please resize the demo page to see how it works on mobile devices.

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

[Demo] [Download]


Vanilla JS Responsive Menu Libraries:

quickmenu

The new forward-thinking standard of mobile navigation for the web, providing an unparalleled user experience. Everything is in thumb's reach. No need to stretch or use a second hand to open a hamburger menu.

quickmenu

[Demo] [Download]


Responsive Multi-level Sidebar Menu With JavaScript/CSS

A responsive sidebar menu with multi-level sub-menus written in plain JavaScript and CSS.

Responsive Multi-level Sidebar Menu With JavaScript/CSS

[Demo] [Download]


Responsive Sidebar Navigation with JavaScript and CSS3

A small JavaScript library which helps you create a mobile-friendly, fully responsive and space-saving sidebar navigation for your web projects. On small screens, it will converts the sidebar navigation into an off-canvas menu with a toggle icon when the viewport’s size reaches the breakpoint specified in the CSS3 media queries (default to 992px).

Responsive Sidebar Navigation with JavaScript and CSS3

[Demo] [Download]


Pure CSS Responsive Menus:

Responsive CSS Only Header Navigation – Luxbar

A CSS library used for creating a responsive, mobile-friendly header navigation that is fully customizable via CSS classes.

Responsive CSS Only Header Navigation – Luxbar

[Demo] [Download]


Pure CSS Responsive Navbar – navigataur.css

A pretty and mobile-friendly jQuery plugin for creating responsive and nested multi-level drop down menus with smooth drop down animations and some useful options for your navigation.

Pure CSS Responsive Navbar – navigataur.css

[Demo] [Download]


Conclusion:

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

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