10 Simple Responsive Navigation Solutions

Mobile devices are the reason responsive design became so widely adopted. People are on the move and they are using mobile devices all the time.

There is even an increase in ecommerce sales done through mobile devices. So it is more than crucial to have a beautifully looking responsive web site.
But one of the most important things in responsive design is creating a user-friendly, simple navigation. One that eases the user experience on the website.

People who use mobile devices want a quick access to the information they need to know. A complicated navigation menu may result in a frustrating user experience. It is important to know your audience and determine how to create the most appropriate navigation to keep your visitors happy.

Here are some navigation solutions that can be implemented on your websites.

jQuery Mobile Menu

jquery-mobile-menu
A simple corporate style mobile menu with cross-browser compatibility. Very flexible and lightweight. It also has multi-level menu support up to three levels. The CSS can be easily modified to fit the theme of a particular website.

DEMO & DOWNLOAD

Sidy.js

sidy-navigation
Sidy is a multi-functional jQuery navigation plugin. It allows you to create a mobile-friendly menu with CSS3 animations and various options.

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DEMO & DOWNLOAD


Material Design Styled Pie Menu

material-design-pie-menu
Google Material Design styled navigation button menu which expands into a pie menu with sub-menus when tapped. Built with jQuery and CSS3 transitions and transforms.

DEMO & DOWNLOAD

Off-canvas sidebar menu

offcanvas-sidebar-menu
This menu uses the CSS3 Transitions/transforms and a bit of jQuery to create a modern, off-canvas sidebar menu. It expands from the left with an elastic effect.

DEMO & DOWNLOAD

Responsive full-width mobile navigation

responsive-fullwidth-menu
Another great mobile navigation menu which uses the full width of the page. The menu allows you to create a simple reveal slide menu by using jQuery slideToggle function.

DEMO & DOWNLOAD

jQuery Simple Menu

jQuery-simple-menu
A very simple menu that can be implemented for any screen size. When triggered the menu appears in fullscreen menu. The hamburger menu is animated by using CSS3 transitions and transforms.

DEMO & DOWNLOAD

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Shifter – A jQuery plugin for simple slide-out mobile navigation

shifter
Slide out menus are really popular, especially with mobile apps. Shifter is a simple solution that will allow you to create a slide out menu. By default it is triggered on screens smaller than 980 pixels. But you can specify the MaxWidth option so the menu is triggered at a specific width.

DEMO & DOWNLOAD

Multi-level push menu

multi-level-push-menu
This one is cross-browser compatible and allows you to create endless nesting navigation. The markup is simple and flexible. You can expand/collapse the navigation with a left/right swipe gesture. Can be used as a navigation solution for more complex navigations.

DEMO & DOWNLOAD

bigSlide.js

bigslide
Another great slide panel jQuery navigation that is very small (~1kb compressed) in size. It will slide that navigation panel as well as any containers with the “.push” class given. You can change the side of the navigation choosing from either left or right. Also, you can change the speed of the navigation and the width.

DEMO & DOWNLOAD

Slicknav

slicknav
Slicknav is a multi-level menu with flexible and simple markup. It is cross-browser compatible and degrades gracefully without JavaScript. You can choose from a basic setup or more advanced one to fit the needs of your website.

DEMO & DOWNLOAD
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