Expanding Tiled Menu With jQuery And CSS Grid

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Expanding Tiled Menu With jQuery And CSS Grid

A fancy and creative fullscreen navigation that enables a toggle button to reveal a set of differently sized menu blocks filling the screen in sequence.

Created in jQuery, CSS Grid Layout and CSS3 transitions. Inspired by Codrops' Expanding Grid Menu.

How to use it:

1. Create menu blocks for the fullscreen navigation.

<div class="menu container hidden" style="display: none;">
  <div class="button menu" >One</div>
  <div class="button hor" style="transform: scaleX(0);">Five</div>
  <div class="button vert" style="transform: scaleY(0);">Six</div>
  <div class="button hor" style="transform: scaleX(0);">Seven</div>
  <div class="button vert" style="transform: scaleY(0);">Eight</div>
  <div class="button hor" style="transform: scaleX(0);">Nine</div>
  <div class="button vert" style="transform: scaleY(0);">Ten</div>
  <div class="button hor" style="transform: scaleX(0);">Ten</div>

2. Create a fake button to toggle the menu blocks.

<div class="button menu out">One</div>

3. Apply CSS styles to the menu blocks.

  text-align: center;
  display: flex;
  align-items: center;
  justify-content: center;
  cursor: pointer ;

  position: fixed;
  top: 0;
  right: 0;
  height: 12.5vh;
  width: 6.25vw;
  background: green;

  position: fixed;
  top: 0;
  height: 100vh;
  width: 100vw;
  display: grid;
  grid-template-columns: repeat(32, 1fr);
  grid-template-rows: repeat(16, 1fr);

.menu.container.hidden .button:not(.menu){
  transform: scaleY(0) scaleX(0);
  cursor: auto;

.menu.container .button{
  transition: transform .07s ease-in-out;

  transform-origin: top;

  transform-origin: right;

.menu.container .button:nth-of-type(1){
  grid-column: 31 / span 2;
  grid-row: 1 / span 2;
  background: green;

.menu.container .button:nth-of-type(2){
  grid-column: 29 / span 2 ;
  grid-row: 1 / span 2;
  background: chartreuse;
  transition-delay: .2s;

.menu.container .button:nth-of-type(3){
  grid-column: 29 / span 4 ;
  grid-row: 3 / span 2;
  background: crimson;
  transition-delay: .4s;

.menu.container .button:nth-of-type(4){
  grid-column: 25 / span 4 ;
  grid-row: 1 / span 4;
  background: cadetblue;
  transition-delay: .6s;

.menu.container .button:nth-of-type(5){
  grid-column: 25 / span 8 ;
  grid-row: 5 / span 4;
  background: cornsilk;
  transition-delay: .8s;

.menu.container .button:nth-of-type(6){
  grid-column: 17 / span 8 ;
  grid-row: 1 / span 8;
  background: violet;
  transition-delay: 1s;

.menu.container .button:nth-of-type(7){
  grid-column: 17 / span 16 ;
  grid-row: 9 / span 8;
  background: rosybrown;
  transition-delay: 1.2s;


.menu.container .button:nth-of-type(8){
  grid-column: 1 / span 16 ;
  grid-row: 1 / span 16;
  background: yellow;
  transition: transform .2s ease-in-out;
  transition-delay: 1.4s;

4. Load the needed jQuery JavaScript library in the HTML document.

<script src="/path/to/cdn/jquery.min.js"></script>

5. The main JavaScript (jQuery Script) to activate the fullscreen navigation.

  if ( $(".container").hasClass("hidden")){
    $(".menu.container .button.vert").css({
      transform: "scaleY(0)",
      transformOrigin: "bottom"
    $(".menu.container .button.hor").css({
      transform: "scaleX(0)",
      transformOrigin: "left"
    }, 1700);
  } else{
    $(".menu.container .button.vert").css({
      transform: "scaleY(1)",
      transformOrigin: "top"
    $(".menu.container .button.hor").css({
      transform: "scaleX(1)",
      transformOrigin: "right"

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