These responsive navigation menu tutorials will be a wonderful help for you to create a clean navigation. I have collected these tutorials from different chosen list of CSS and compiled them in a pack to be practiced. What you need is just the passion to design and patience to practice If you really want to learn to create responsive navigation menu by yourself.
A navigation menu is a nice option for users to easily find contents of an entire website. It is actually a collection of links and it should be well-organized so that users can easily follow. An easy-to-follow navigation menu will increase your user experience, decrease bounce rate, pursue to purchase your products and bring you benefits in much more ways.
The important way of implementing a perfect navigation is making it responsive for mobile devices. A website may have many pages and categories. But, keeping them all into a small device resolution is a big deal. No doubt, it is easy for expert designers. But for beginners, it requires real knowledge of coding and practice to be perfect. The collection of responsive nav menu tutorials will make it marvelous for you to easily learn and create a nice navigation menu.
Collection of Responsive Navigation Menu Tutorials
All the tutorials of responsive menu design are carefully collected from some great designers and reliable websites. You will surely be happy to have them in a single post and enjoy these codes and examples. If you do not want to learn to code but need the quick solution for having a responsive navigation menu, you can use a free plugin from the list of this WordPress mega menu plugins.
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Pure CSS Dropdown Menu
This is a fantastic dropdown menu tutorial by Iggy that I have collected from his blog Line25.com. By following the step by step process of this well-described tutorial, you will easily learn to create a pure CSS drop-down menu. Iggy has used some of the advanced selectors and fancy properties of CSS3 to build this beautiful drop down menu.
The main menu will contain four categories and two of them will have their sub categories. After activating the parent link, sub categories will appear with a hover effect. The first sub category will contain multi level dropdown that will fly out horizontally. In the first step, you will see the HTML structure that will be used later for CSS styles. Go to Iggy’s brilliant blog by clicking on the blue button below to get the codes and more info.
Responsive Tiled Menu
Flat Dropdown Menu
This Flat Dropdown Menu is one of the most useful responsive navigation menu tutorials by Russell Taylor. It is a well-explained tutorial that lets you clearly understand and create your own menu. This Flat Accented Menu is minimalistic in nature and perfect for a starter who wants a wonderful way of learning. The coder has used the same HTML for all menus in this tutorial.
You will find the tutorial in some separate parts. The HTML total markup is in a div where the menu item list is included. The coder has declared some classes here for the flexibility of next CSS style. The CSS section is simple to follow and everything in this section is rough so that you may edit to include your codes. All the lines used in CSS has a great description above the code box. This will give you a clear idea of why and how they are used.
CSS3 Responsive Menu
I have collected this wonderful and easy-to-understand tutorial from One Xtra Pixel. Using CSS3, Shingo Tamura has created this responsive menu and shared the instruction with us. He has used media queries to make the menu adaptable for any screen sizes. To make the menu working on Internet Explorer and Firefox 2, he has used HTML5 enabling script as well as Respond.js.
Along with the codes, you will find the demo and understand its functions. Also, the coder has announced that anyone can download the examples for practice and experiment. The lines you will see in the markup, CSS styling, media query and jQuery are clearly described so that you may understand every element easily. Hope you will be happy to have the tutorial and easily learn to create this types of responsive menu.
Retina-Ready Navigation Menu
This tutorial will take you to the success of creating a retina-ready menu with its responsiveness. Having the inspiration from the Borderlands game, Stéphanie Walter has created this colorful menu and shared the codes with us. By creating 3 different layouts, he has made the menu responsive depending on the window size of the browser. Along with desktop version, you will be able to create a mobile version by following this tutorial.
Firstly, the coder has created every icon by using Illustrator. You are not bound to use Illustrator and you can create your icons by using any graphics editor like Inkscape. Then, he exported all icons as SVG files and converted them into full objects as well as merged them into a shape. Finally, he has made the icons ready for retina by importing on ‘IcoMoon’ tool. You will get the detail description of this retina-ready menu along with all codes by opening the source page with a click on the button below.
Circular Navigation Menu
This menu will be marvelous for those who are bored with regular responsive menus. With CSS transforms, Sara Soueidan has created this circular navigation menu and provided the tutorial for you. The tutorial shows the way of creating an attractive circular navigation. Sara Soueidan has described every step one by one and explained the math and logic behind the menu. So, her well-description will let you know the technique of creating this responsive circular menu.
Firstly, Sara starts with the structure of a regular navigation where she has contained the unordered list in a div. To open and close the navigation, she has created a beautiful button in the markup. Then, she has applied the math and logic behind the CSS transforms. For your clear understanding, she has visually explained the technique of using CSS. Above all, you will get all the codes with the wonderful description by clicking on the button below that will redirect you to the main source, the tutorial page.
Simple Responsive Navigation Menu
This is one of the simplest responsive Navigation Menu Tutorials provided by Callmenick. Along with a bit of jQuery, the coder has used HTML and CSS to create this simple and responsive navigation. As it is one level deep, a user will find a menu button on a small screen that can be toggled by having a click on the button. The description of this simple tutorial is easy to understand and the codes are available for editing in your own way.
The first step of getting started the tutorial is markup where you will see 3 things. The first thing is navigation menu, the second one is a div, and the third thing is a nav tag. The important part of this HTML section is that there is no duplicate markup here. Next, the CSS styling starts that is straightforward and suitable for your own styling. For creating the functionality to insert the contents into the navigation menu, a little bit jQuery is used. Go to the tutorial page by clicking the button below and start practicing the codes for creating a simple navigation menu with its responsiveness.
HTML & CSS Responsive Navigation Menu
CSS is simply used for basic styling and only when it has come to the necessity. As a result, this makes the coding easy to understand and ready to customize in your unique way. The author of this tutorial describes every element he has used. You will get separate codes for HTML and CSS where HTML has come first and then CSS. Go to the source page to get the codes and know more by clicking the button below.
Big Menu – Small Screen
Planning on a big menu for a small screen with multi-level navigation? This tutorial by Tessa Thornton will help you in solving your trickiest problems in a straightforward way. From the simple markup and CSS style to complex works of jQuery, she has coded and described every element so clearly that you may understand quickly. The tutorial is finished with 11 steps and every step contains the codes and clear description.
You will get the markup with an unordered list in the first step where there is no class or ID. Step 2 contains the CSS for basic styling to make the list look like a nav bar. Find the codes for creating the action of drop-down menu in the 3rd step. The coder has used hover pseudo-selector with pure CSS to switch the menu for activating on click and jQuery to move the submenus and for their absolute positioning including hover. Accordingly, you will find every step easy to do by yourself, just go to the source page and get the codes.
Drop Down Menu With Search Box
Using only CSS3 and HTML, Puneet Pugalia has created this drop-down menu with a simple search box. He has shared every element that he has used and described them in a very easy way. So, you will surely learn to create a flat style navigation including a drop-down menu as well as a search box on the menu bar. What you need is just to know some HTML elements and basic CSS styling.
What you will see first in this tutorial are HTML codes. There you will see an unordered list and some elements you are familiar with. But, the main tutorial starts with basic styling that is the first step. The second step contains list items and navigation and third step is for the link. Next, you will learn how to create the search box and drop-down. Every step is easy to understand as the coder has left a clear description of them.
Creating A Responsive Menu
I have found and collected this tutorial from Inspirational Pixels. The founder of this web blog, Seb Kay has created this responsive menu by using HTML markup, CSS styles, and jQuery. He has not only shared the codes but also explained every element you need to know for creating this responsive menu in a perfect way. He has nicely shown the way of making hamburger button where he has used media queries.
You will find the first step with the structure of HTML and the explanation of all lines. Then, you will see the CSS codes for styling and you can edit them for your own style. Next, you will find the jQuery functions that makes the menu toggling. The coder has made it easy for you to understand by describing the codes in a very simple way. Go to the tutorial page to find everything.
Dropdown Menu With Pure CSS
The ‘Dropdown Menu With Pure CSS’ is one of the wonderful responsive Navigation Menu Tutorials provided by Web Designer Hut. The coder of this piece has mostly used CSS2.1 properties for creating it. Also, he has applied a simple trick for adding an a+ icon to some navigation items. You will know the trick and have the technique to apply it by yourself.
At the beginning of the tutorial, you will see the menu’s basic structure with list items. There are 6 list items here but you can create more while editing the lines of coding. This section has no drop-down. Next, you have to add some basic CSS styles that are available in this section as a sample. Though the author has not described this styling, you will find the instructions in the codes as comments.
Multi-level Responsive Menu Creating
CSS Menu Maker has provided this tutorial for creating the multi-level responsive menu. This tutorial is written by Russell Taylor who has provided a good description to make anyone understand it easily. If you follow the instruction of the coder, you will be able to make a menu like this one. Because the instruction is easy to understand and excellent to enjoy.
At the starting, the coder has written the HTML code to create the nested unordered lists. Then, he has used the jQuery plugin and initialized it for 3 options. For creating the text of the button, he has used the ‘title’ from the plugin as the first option. The second option is for break point and the third option is for formatting. You will find the full functionality and description on the tutorial page by clicking the blue button below.
CSS3 Responsive menu
Responsive Multi-Level Menu
This ‘Responsive Multi-Level Menu’ tutorial is great in helping you to create an experimental multi-level menu. This tutorial is collected from Tympanus. A famous front-end web developer, Mary Lou has shared this tutorial on Tympanus.
Mary Lou’s main focus of creating this menu was saving space so that the menus can contain a lot of contents. Also, she has focused on creating more space for sub-levels. She has made the parent level disappeared and shown every sub-levels in their own context. Go to the source page to see Mary Lou’s tutorial.
A Simple And Mobile First Navigation
The markup you see is an HTML5 document that is used for page structure. The coder has used Monty Python’s filler text that is beautiful to build the structure of the menu. All the process of demonstration is well-explained by the coder. For learning all the techniques of Markup and CSS styling, click on the button below and go to the main page of this tutorial.
CSS3 Animated And Colorful Navigation Menu
This is one of the trickiest responsive Navigation Menu Tutorials provided by Tutorial Zine. If you want to create a colorful navigation menu including some animated elements, this tutorial is for you. The designer has used only CSS3 to design this animated menu. Additionally, Font Awesome icon is used to beautify the menu. For adding the icons, the coder has assigned a class name and described the process for you.
Facebook-like Responsive Menu
Though the designer of this tutorial has not described everything, you will understand easily if you take a deep look at the codes. The base of the menu is created by using HTML and it has been decorated and styled by using some simple CSS codes. To get the clear idea about the technique of the menu and the examples you need, go to the source page I have kept behind the button below.
Animated Border Menus
This is another responsive Navigation Menu Tutorial Mary Lou that I have collected from the official website of Tympanus. Mary Lou has got inspiration to create this responsive menu by the bounce menu of Creative Dash. What she has done is adding some more effects to the border that made the menu different from Creative Dash. This tutorial will help you in creating an off-canvas navigation with an icon and the effect of animated border.
3-level Responsive Dropdown Menu
By using jQuery and CSS3, Chhsov Graham has designed this 3-level responsive dropdown navigation menu and provided the examples for you. I have found this tutorial on Fresh Design Web and added to the list for your practice. See the tutorial and learn how to create a 3-level dropdown menu with maintaining the responsiveness of it.
Material Design Responsive Menu
Wisnu ST has coded and Code Pen has provided this menu. Like other tutorials in this list, this tutorial does not include the description of the elements. So, it will be a bit of tough to understand for a newbie.
Hope you have some help from these responsive navigation menu tutorials I have collected from different source. Most of the designer of these tutorials are highly famous in the design world. As an expert designer, you can get the idea from these tutorials. If you are a beginner in web design, you can practice making you expert in coding.