jQuery Plugin To Handle Overflowing Menus On Small Screens

jQuery Plugin To Handle Overflowing Menus On Small Screens
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The Menu Overflow Handler jQuery plugin allows you to create a responsive, mobile-friendly site navigation that clips and stacks the overflowing menu items into a dropdown list on small screens.

How to use it:

1. Create a normal site navigation from an html unordered list as this:

<ul class="demo">
  <li><a href="#">Amazon Music</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Amazon Video</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Appstore for Android</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Kindle E-readers & Books</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Fire Tablets</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Fire TV</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Echo and Alexa</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Books and Audible</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Movie, Music & Games</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Electronice, Computer & Office</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Home, Garden & Tools</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Handmate</a></li>    
  ....        
</ul>

2. The example CSS styles for the site navigation.

ul.demo:after {
  display: block;
  content: "";
  clear: both;
}

ul.demo>li {
  float: left;
  position: relative;
}

ul.demo a {
  display: block;
  text-decoration: none;
  height: 40px;
  line-height: 38px;
  padding: 0 15px;
  background-color: #f7f7f7;
  color: #333;
}

ul.demo a:hover { background-color: #f0f0f0; }

ul>li ul {
  display: none;
  position: absolute;
  width: 200px;
}

ul>li:hover ul { display: block; }

3. Include both jQuery library and the 'overflow.handler.js' script at the bottom of the webpage:

<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="overflow.handler.js"></script>

4. Initialize the plugin and specify the dropdown caret character you prefer:

$('ul').overflowHandler({
  overflowItem: {
    text: 'More'
  }
});

5. The plugin is also compatible with Bootstrap nav system:

$('ul').overflowHandler({
  overflowItem: {
    text: 'More',
    href: '#',
    className: 'has-child' // must be 'dropdown-menu' if using bootstrap
  },
  bootstrapMode: true,
});

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