Menus are one of the most important parts of your website. They help direct your readers to what they want. Today there are thousands of websites on all the topics that you can think of. No matter how brilliant your content is, if your website is confusing, if your readers face problems in how to navigate through your site, you are going to lose a great percentage of them as they will quickly transition to some other site which is user-friendly. Besides, menus also enhance your SEO. Good sites use the high-ranking keywords in their menus to get traffic from search engines. These two reasons should be enough to convince you that you should take utmost care in designing your menus.
None of them are good or bad. Which one is “good” for you will depend upon your needs and requirements.
Unique sliding box navigation. The idea is to make a box with the menu item slide out, while a thumbnail pops up. We will also include a submenu box with further links for some of the menu items. The submenu will slide to the left or to the right depending on which menu item we are hovering.
2. Lava Lamp
Build menus completely based on Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
This is a stylish collapsible menu modeled after the navigational menu found on Slashdot. Configure the menu in a multitude of ways, such as which sub menus to expand by default, whether to persist menu states using cookies, to the speed in which menu items expand/ collapse. Very cool.
Simple, MooTools 1.2 drop down menu. It supports only one level of submenus.
This little example shows how to make really simple and yet very nice CSS Menu with slider.
Easily configurable and adjustable our html menu comes with the full set of features you expect from the modern menu control.
If you are a big Mac fan, you will love this CSS dock menu. It is using jQuery library and fisheye component from Interface and some of my icons. It comes with two dock position: top and bottom. This CSS dock menu is perfect to add-on to my iTheme. Here I will show you how to implement it to your web page.
Drop down menus are among the coolest things on the web. Beside that they are also very good for creating navigations that contain many elements.
You can see a demo version of these menus by clicking on the “Demo” links above or you can download the menus by clicking on the “Download” links of the respective buttons. I hope you liked the above collection. Let me know in the comments below which of the above you liked the most and why? I am curious to know your views.
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