Minimalist jQuery/CSS Based Off-canvas Push Menu

Minimalist jQuery/CSS Based Off-canvas Push Menu
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License: MIT

An interactive & mobile-friendly sliding menu that pushes the main content to reveal an off-canvas side navigation, made using HTML, CSS and a little bit JavaScript (jQuery).

How to use it:

1. The Html for the off-canvas menu.

<div class="menu"> 
  <!-- Menu icon -->
  <div class="icon-close">
    <img src="close.png">
  <!-- Menu -->
    <li><a href="#">Home</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">Services</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">Blog</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">About</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">Contact</a></li>

2. Create an element to toggle the off-canvas menu.

<div class="icon-menu">

3. Initial body styles.

body {
  left: 0;
  margin: 0;
  overflow: hidden;
  position: relative;
  z-index: 1;

4. Initial menu styles.

.menu {
  background: #202024;
  left: -285px;
  height: 100%;
  position: fixed;
  width: 285px;
  z-index: 5;

5. Basic styling.

.menu ul {
  border-top: 1px solid #636366;
  list-style: none;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;

.menu li {
  border-bottom: 1px solid #636366;
  font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif;
  line-height: 45px;
  padding-bottom: 3px;
  padding-left: 20px;
  padding-top: 3px;

.menu a {
  color: #42D6D9;
  font-size: 15px;
  text-decoration: none;
  text-transform: uppercase;

.icon-close {
  cursor: pointer;
  padding-left: 10px;
  padding-top: 10px;

.icon-menu {
  color: #fff;
  cursor: pointer;
  font-size: 16px;
  padding-bottom: 25px;
  padding-left: 25px;
  padding-top: 25px;
  text-decoration: none;
  text-transform: uppercase;

6. Load jQuery JavaScript library at the end of your document.

<script src=""></script>

7. A little bit jQuery script to active the off-canvas push menu.

function main () {
  $('.icon-menu').click( function () {
    $('.menu').animate({left: '0px'}, 200);
    $('body').animate( {left: '285px'}, 200);
  $('.icon-close').click( function () {
    $('.menu').animate({left: '-285px'}, 200);
    $('body').animate({left: '0px'}, 200);


Change log:


  • added media query for mobile

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