20 Best Responsive Navigation and Menu Patterns

Not having a responsive menu well coded, will break your website on smaller screens. These are the best solutions to solve this problem.

Responsive design it’s not a trend anymore; it’s a necessity. With all kind of tutorials and resources available online, you can rightfully say that it’s surprising when a website isn’t responsive. Almost every week, talented developers are creating new java script/j query plugins or CSS techniques to make things better, so there’s no excuse in 2014 not to use responsive design.

By far, one of the most challenging part of developing responsive websites is to create cool menu designs that work on both small and larger screens. Despite the fact that most web designers are turning their attention to small screens ( smartphones or tablets) and forget about larger screens, which, by the way, are in the same boat like the rest of the devices, whatever they choose they still need some sort of help.

Today, we’re going to show you what’s best in terms of responsive menu design, CSS techniques or j Query plugins. Remember though, before you even think of using a plugin or anything else, plan your menu design so that your site content remains intact.

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1. Trunk.js

Trunks.js

2. SlickNav – a responsive nav jQuery plugin

SlickNav - a responsive nav jQuery plugin

3. FlexNav – a jQuery Plugin for Responsive Menus

FlexNav - a jQuery Plugin for Responsive Menus

4. SmartMenus

SmartMenus- Website menus that work on all devices

5. Responsive menu patterns by Erick Arbe

Responsive menu patterns by Erick Arbe

6. Sidr – jQuery plugin for creating side menus

Sidr - jQuery plugin for creating side menus

7. Codrops – Responsive Multi-Level Menu

Codrops - Responsive Multi-Level Menu

8. Responsive Nav – responsive navigation plugin

Responsive Nav - responsive navigation plugin

9. Drop-Down Navigation: Responsive and Touch-Friendly

Drop-Down Navigation: Responsive and Touch-Friendly

10. Implementing Off-Canvas Navigation For A Responsive Website

Implementing Off-Canvas Navigation For A Responsive Website

11. jPanelMenu – a jQuery plugin that creates a paneled-style menu

jPanelMenu - a jQuery plugin that creates a paneled-style menu

12. jQuery Navobile – a jQuery plugin that makes mobile navigation easy

jQuery Navobile - a jQuery plugin that makes mobile navigation easy

13. Mmenu – jQuery responsive menu plugin

Mmenu - jQuery responsive menu plugin

14. slimMenu – a lightweight jQuery plugin

slimMenu - a lightweight jQuery plugin

15. CSS-Tricks – Responsive Menu Concepts

CSS-Tricks - Responsive Menu Concepts

16. Navigataur.css – a pure CSS responsive navigation menu

Navigataur.css - A pure CSS responsive navigation menu

17. Pushy – a responsive off-canvas navigation menu using CSS transforms & transitions

Pushy - a responsive off-canvas navigation menu using CSS transforms & transitions

18. Navgoco – Multilevel Slide Menu

Navgoco - Multilevel Slide Menu

19. Responsive Mobile Menu

Responsive Mobile Menu

20. Responsive Navigation Patterns by Brad Frost

Responsive Navigation Patterns by Brad Frost

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