Tab-style Switch Navigation Plugin With jQuery And Velocity - SwitchMenu

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Tab-style Switch Navigation Plugin With jQuery And Velocity - SwitchMenu

SwitchMenu is a jQuery plugin to create tab-style nested switch menus which can be used to switch between web pages and/or content sections. It uses the HTML5 history API to add your switch navigation to your browser's history so that your users are able to navigate through pages/contents with forward and back buttons.

How to use it:

1. Load the latest jQuery library and the jQuery SwitchMenu plugin's script in your html document.

<script src="//"></script>
<script src="switchmenu_jquery.js"></script>

2. If you want to use velocity.js library for the smooth switch animations instead of the native jQuery animate() method:

<script src="jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="velocity.min.js"></script>
<script src="velocity.ui.min.js"></script>
<script src="switchmenu_velocity.js"></script>

3. Create the switch menu and matched content sections.

<div id="myMenu">
  <a href="#page1">Page 1</a>
  <a href="#page2">Page 2</a>
  <a href="#page3">Page 3</a>

<div id="page1">
  Content 1

<div id="page2">
  Content 2

<div id="page3">
  Content 3


4. Activate the switch menu:

new SwitchMenu('#myMenu', ['#page1', '#page2', '#page3']);

5. The plugin also supports nested switch menus:

new SwitchMenu('#myMenu', ['#page1', '#page2']);
new SwitchMenu('#mySubMenu', ['#subpage1', '#subpage2', '#subpage3']);
new SwitchMenu('#myOtherSubMenu', ['#subpage4', '#subpage5', '#subpage6']);

6. Default options for the switchmenu_jquery.js:

  scrollTarget: 'both', 
  scrollDuration: 500, 
  outSpeed: 500, 
  inSpeed: 500

7. Default options for the switchmenu_velocity.js:

  scrollTarget: 'none', 
  scrollDuration: 500, 
  outAnimation: 'transition.slideLeftBigOut', 
  inAnimation: 'transition.slideRightBigIn', 
  outSpeed: 500, 
  inSpeed: 500, 
  startFunc: null, 
  endFunc: null

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