User-friendly Responsive Menu Plugin - Responsive-nav

User-friendly Responsive Menu Plugin - Responsive-nav
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A user- and mobile-friendly responsive dropdown navigation plugin that is perfectly compatible with Desktop, Tablet, and Mobile devices.

Features:

  • Collapses navbar items dynamically when there isn't enough space. E.g. Tablet.
  • Transforms the navbar into a toggle menu on small screens. E.g. Mobile.
  • Supports multi-level navigation. Up to 2 levels.
  • SEO-friendly. Built using semantic HTML list markup.

See It In Action:

How to use it:

1. Create a navbar from a nested HTML list and then insert it together with the mobile toggle control into a container as follows:

<div class="nav">

  <!-- Mobile Toggle Control -->
  <div class="navControl">
    <a href="#">Toggle Button</a>
  </div>

  <!-- Main Nav Here -->
  <ul>
    <li>
      <a href="">Link 1 <span>&#9662;</span></a>
      <ul class="dropdown">
        <li><a href="">Sub link 1</a>
        <li><a href="">Sub link 2</a>
        <li><a href="">Sub link 3</a>>
      </ul>
    <li>
      <a href="">Link 2 <span>&#9662;</span></a>
      <ul class="dropdown">
        <li><a href="">Sub link 1</a>
        <li><a href="">Sub link 2</a>
        <li><a href="">Sub link 3</a>
      </ul>
    <li><a href="">Link 3</a>
    <li><a href="">Link 4</a>
    <li><a href="">Link 5</a>
    <li><a href="">Link 6</a>
    <li><a href="">Link 7</a>
    ...
  </ul>

</div>

2. The core CSS styles for the navbar. Feel free to overide the CSS styles to fit your design.

.nav {
  background: #333;
}

.nav .navControl {
  display: none;
  cursor: pointer;
}

.nav ul {
  list-style: none;
}

.nav li {
  display: block;
  position: relative;
  z-index: 1;
}

.nav a {
  padding: 10px 20px;
  display: block;
  color: #fff;
  text-decoration: none;
  text-align: center;
}

.nav a:hover {
  color: #ccc;
}

.nav span {
  display: none;
}

.nav .dropdown {
  text-align: center;
}

.nav .dropdown li {
  margin: 0;
  display: inline-block;
}

.nav .dropdown a {
  padding: 0;
  border-right: 0;
  margin-right: 10px;
  font-size: 0.8em;
}

.nav .dropdown li:last-child a {
  margin-right: 0;
}

.nav .dropdown ul {
  display: none;
}

3. The CSS magic to make the navbar fully responsive.

@media all and (min-width: 600px) {
  .nav li {
    margin-right: -4px;
    display: inline-block;
  }
  
  .nav a {
    border-right: 1px solid #555;
  }
  
  .nav .dropdown {
    display: none;
    background: #333;
    position: absolute;
    top: 100%;
    left: 0;
  }
    
  .nav .dropdown li {
    display: block;
  }
  
  .nav .dropdown a {
    padding: 10px;
    margin-right: 0;
    white-space: nowrap;
    text-align: left;
  }
  
  .nav span {
    display: inline;
    position: relative;
    left: 5px;
  }
  
  .nav a:hover + .dropdown,
  .nav .dropdown:hover {
    display: block;
  }
}

4. Load the needed jQuery library at the end of the document.

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

5. Download and load the jQuery Responsive-nav plugin after jQuery.

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

6. Initialize the plugin and define the breakpoint in pixels. That's it.

$(".nav").each(function(){
  new ResponsiveNav($(".nav"), 600);
});

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