Simplest Dropdown Navigation With jQuery And CSS

File Size: 1.79 KB
Views Total: 32584
Last Update:
Publish Date:
Official Website: Go to website
License: MIT
Simplest Dropdown Navigation With jQuery And CSS

A simple, beautiful jQuery & CSS dropdown navigation menu built using nested html lists and jQuery's slideDown & slideUp animations.

How to use it:

1. Create a nested nav list for the dropdown navigation.

  <div class="container">
      <li><a href="#">Home</a></li>
      <li> <a href="#">Categories </a>
          <li><a href="#">Category One</a></li>
          <li><a href="#">Category Two</a></li>
          <li><a href="#">Category Three</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">Contact</a></li>

2. The required navigation styles. Feel free to override or modify the CSS snippets as displayed below to create your own styles.

nav { background: #2ba0db; }

nav ul {
  font-size: 0;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;

nav ul li {
  display: inline-block;
  position: relative;

nav ul li a {
  color: #fff;
  display: block;
  font-size: 14px;
  padding: 15px 14px;
  transition: 0.3s linear;

nav ul li:hover { background: #126d9b; }

nav ul li ul {
  border-bottom: 5px solid #2ba0db;
  display: none;
  position: absolute;
  width: 250px;

nav ul li ul li {
  border-top: 1px solid #444;
  display: block;

nav ul li ul li:first-child { border-top: none; }

nav ul li ul li a {
  background: #373737;
  display: block;
  padding: 10px 14px;

nav ul li ul li a:hover { background: #126d9b; }

3. Include the needed jQuery JavaScript library on the webpage.

<script src="//"></script> 

4. Apply a smooth sliding effect to the dropdown navigation.

$('nav li').hover(
  function() {
    $('ul', this).stop().slideDown(200);
  function() {
    $('ul', this).stop().slideUp(200);

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