Cool 3D Drop Down Menu Plugin

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Cool 3D Drop Down Menu Plugin

Cool 3D Drop Down Menu Plugin is a light-weight Jquery Plugin used to create a drop-down menu with cool fold(roll-up) and expand animations.

How to use it:

1. Create a norm dropdown menu from a definition list.

<dl class="list nigiri">
  <dd><a href="#">Maguro</a></dd>
  <dd><a href="#">Sake</a></dd>
  <dd><a href="#">Unagi</a></dd>
  <dd><a href="#">Buri</a></dd>
  <dd><a href="#">Suzuki</a></dd>
  <dd><a href="#">Saba</a></dd>
  <dd><a href="#">Iwashi</a></dd>
  <dd><a href="#">Kohada</a></dd>
  <dd><a href="#">Hirame</a></dd>
  <dd><a href="#">Tobiwo</a></dd>

2. The necessary CSS styles for the list.

.list {
  -webkit-transform-style: preserve-3d;
  -moz-transform-style: preserve-3d;
  -ms-transform-style: preserve-3d;
  -o-transform-style: preserve-3d;
  transform-style: preserve-3d;
  text-transform: uppercase;
  position: absolute;
  margin-left: -140px;
  margin-top: -280px;
  top: 55%;

.list a {
  display: block;
  color: #fff;

.list a:hover {
  text-indent: 20px;

.list dt, .list dd {
  text-indent: 10px;
  line-height: 55px;
  background: #E0FBAC;
  margin: 0;
  height: 55px;
  width: 270px;
  color: #fff;

.list dt {
  /* Since we're hiding elements behind here, we need it in 3d */
  -webkit-transform: translateZ(0.3px);
  -moz-transform: translateZ(0.3px);
  -ms-transform: translateZ(0.3px);
  -o-transform: translateZ(0.3px);
  transform: translateZ(0.3px);

  text-shadow: 1px 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2);
  font-size: 15px;

.list dd {
  border-top: 1px dashed rgba(255,255,255,0.3);
  line-height: 35px;
  font-size: 11px;
  height: 35px;
  margin: 0;

3. Insert jQuery library and the JavaScript makisu.js into the html page.

<script src="" integrity="sha384-tsQFqpEReu7ZLhBV2VZlAu7zcOV+rXbYlF2cqB8txI/8aZajjp4Bqd+V6D5IgvKT" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>
<script src="js/makisu.js"></script>

4. Enable the dropdown menu and done.

  selector: 'dd'

5. Full plugin options with default values.


  // Perspective to apply to rotating elements
  perspective: 1200,

  // Default shading to apply (null => no shading)
  shading: 'rgba(0,0,0,0.12)',

  // Area of rotation (fraction or pixel value)
  selector: null,

  // Fraction of speed (0-1)
  overlap: 0.6,

  // Duration per element
  speed: 0.8,

  // Animation curve
  easing: 'ease-in-out'



  • Doc and Demo updated

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