Navigation is such an important part of your website. It’s how your visitors navigate to the main areas of your site and makes it easy for them to find your good content.
CSS is of course the perfect language for designing beautiful navigation menus. It can be applied to any type of website and is very flexible. Don’t be alarmed if your own CSS skills are fairly limited as there are a lot of great tutorials out there that walk you through how to add clean and professional looking CSS menus to your website. You can either copy and paste the code into your own design or modify the menu to suit your needs.
Today we would like to show you 100 of these tutorials; 75 horizontal CSS menu tutorials and 25 vertical CSS menu tutorials.
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Horizontal CSS Menu Tutorials
1. Advanced CSS Menu Trick
2. Elegant Drop Menu with CSS Only
3. Bulletproof CSS Sliding Doors
4. Tabbed Navigation Using CSS
5. Create an Advanced CSS3 Menu – Version 2
6. Create a Slick Menu using CSS3
7. How to Make a Smooth Aniated Menu with jQuery
8. How to Make a CSS Sprite Powered Menu
9. Simple jQuery Dropdowns
10. Designing the Digg Header: How To & Download
11. Dynamic Page / Replacing Content
12. Create a Fun Animated Navigation Menu With Pure CSS
13. How-to: DropDown CSS Menu
14. Flexible CSS Menu
15. Creating a glassy non div navigation bar
16. CSS Sliding Door using only 1 image
17. CSS UL LI – Horizontal CSS Menu
18. How to Build a Kick-Butt CSS3 Mega Drop-Down Menu
19. A Different Top Navigation
20. Create a Cool Animated Navigation with CSS and jQuery
21. Navigation Bar
22. CSS: drop down menu tutorial
23. RocketBar – A jQuery And CSS3 Persistent Navigation Menu
24. A Great CSS Horizontal Drop-Down Menu
25. Overlay Effect Menu with jQuery
26. Grungy Random Rotation Menu with jQuery and CSS3
27. Rocking and Rolling Rounded Menu with jQuery
28. Slide Down Box Menu with jQuery and CSS3
29. Advanced CSS Menu
30. CSS3 Dropdown Menu
31. A Simple Drop Down Menu With CSS
32. Pastel color menu with dynamic submenu using CSS
33. Creating an Animated CSS3 Horizontal Menu
34. Tutorial to create a Beautiful, simple, horizontal CSS menu
36. Image Menu with Jquery
37. How to Code an Overlapping Tabbed Main Menu
38. Pure CSS Horizontal Menu
39. Pure CSS Menu With Infinite Sub Menus Tutorial
40. Animated horizontal tabs
41. CSS Sprite Navigation Tutorial
43. CSS Drop Down Menu Tutorial
44. Nicer Navigation with CSS Transitions
45. CSS Navigation Menus
46. CSS Dock Fish Eye Menu
47. How to Create a CSS3 Tabbed Navigation
48. Create an apple style menu and improve it via jQuery
49. Create a multilevel Dropdown menu with CSS and improve it via jQuery
50. Sweet tabbed navigation using CSS3
51. Create an Advanced CSS Menu Using the Hover and Position Properties
53. How to Create a Horizontal Dropdown Menu with HTML, CSS and jQuery
54. CSS Express Drop-Down Menus
55. Professional Dark CSS Menu
56. Creating a Simple yet Stylish CSS Jquery Menu
57. jQuery Drop Line Tabs
58. Animated Menus Using jQuery
59. Make a Mega Drop-Down Menu with jQuery
60. Animated Navigation with CSS & jQuery
61. Horizontal Subnav with CSS
62. Mega Drop Down Menus w/ CSS & jQuery
64. CSS Drop Down Navigation Tutorial
65. Sleek Pointer Menu 2
66. CSS Overlapping Tabs Menu
67. Horizontal CSS Menu With Icons
68. Creating a Multi-Level Dropdown Menu using CSS and jQuery
69. Create The Fanciest Dropdown Menu You Ever Saw
70. Create A Speaking Block Navigation Menu Using Pure CSS
71. Horizontal CSS List Menu
72. CSS3 dropdown menu
73. Making a CSS3 Animated Menu
74. How To Create A Clean CSS3 Navigation Bar
75. How to Create a Modern Ribbon Banner Navigation Bar with Pure HTML/CSS3
Vertical CSS Menu Tutorials
76. CSS Pop-Out Menu Tutorial
77. CSS graphic menu with rollovers
78. Vertical CSS Menu With a ‘Behavior’ File
79. Super Fantastic CSS Navigation Image Rollovers
80. Vertical Menu with Hover Effect using CSS
81. How To Create A ‘Mootools Homepage’ Inspired Navigation Effect Using jQuery
82. Simple CSS Vertical Menus
83. Create a Social Media Sharing Menu Using CSS and jQuery
84. CSS3 Minimalistic Navigation Menu
85. Beautiful Slide Out Navigation: A CSS and jQuery Tutorial
86. Awesome Cufonized Fly-out Menu with jQuery and CSS3
87. Two CSS vertical menu with show/hide effects
88. Animated Drop Down Menu with jQuery
89. Clean and Attractive jQuery Vertical Menu Tutorial
90. Nested Side Bar Menu
91. CSS menus
92. Simple Vertical CSS Menu
93. Smooth Sliding Menu
94. Reinventing a Drop Down with CSS and jQuery
95. Drop-Down Menus, Horizontal Style
96. CSS Vertical Navigation with Teaser
97. jQuery style menu with CSS3
98. Green Vertical Navigation Menu
Tutorial | Demo
99. CSS: Sexy Vertical Popup Menu with CSS
100. Uberlink CSS List Menus
101. Pure Drawer
After going through all those tutorials, you should have a grasp of how these menus work. Now it’s time to roll up your sleeves and play with the code. Here are some CSS menus with interactive code for you to practice on.
102. Stripe-like CSS Only Menu
103. App Admin Menus + Light/Dark Modes with Tailwind CSS
104. Context Menu
105. Dropdown Menu
106. Pure CSS Fading Out for Siblings Menu Options on Option Hover
107. CSS-Only Nested Dropdown Navigation (ARIA)
108. Material Design Round Mask Menu (Pure CSS)
109. CSS Dropdown Menu
110. A Simple Dropdown Menu
112. Simple CSS Only Dropdown Menu
113. CSS Only Menu
114. Responsive Menu — CSS Only
115. Mega Menu Pure CSS
116. Mobile-like Aside Menu Pure CSS
117. Hidden Side Menu | CSS Only
118. CSS Only Responsive Menu with Dropdown
119. Responsive Navigation Menu Using Only CSS
120. Pure CSS Responsive Dropdown Menu
We hope you have enjoyed this list of CSS navigation menus and found something useful for your site (We made a point of including a mix of different menu styles: basic menus, flashy menus, menus which use jquery, menus that use pure CSS etc). If you know of any other great CSS menu tutorials, please feel free to share them in the comment area. 🙂
so many outdated! Its like my 10yrs collection on my disk...sry
Excellent post! Thanks for the content.It saves my time. Thanks a lot.
dude those designs are so awful i cant even look. so old, omg its so awful
These nav css design
are very useful for my school project.Thank you.
From Somalia: Thanks for your effort of CSS menu Styles, these menus helps me a lot.
your effort succeeded.
Awesome list Thank you so much for putting this together. Excellent website
awesome thnks boss
oh very nice tutorials tnx guys
Awesome tutorials...thnks guys..
Very good tutorial. Thanks for this awesome items.
Thanks for your awesome CSS menu collection, different styles and colors.
thank you for this Very great collection :)
this collection helps me a lot.
Awesome list Thank you so much for putting this together. Excellent website
u r website is good,please tell me how to add these menu code in html(i tried to do same procedure but i dont please help me with it),also tell me that in head,body,css how to add in that,tell me adding js(which is in menu code) to html,please reply
Great work and thank you very much for the CSS menu tutorials. A very useful site for the beginners to learn.
thanks a ton, Excellent. keep conti..
congrats for a long..
Great tutorials, gives us something to build on..... Oh yeh Christian, Kevin has not claimed that any of these menus were created by him!
Thanks a lot very helpfull
Nice menus for practice thanks
This site is the best for beginners thanks there is many types of menu and define easy way.
Thanks , keep doing...
thanks for you menus
Hats of Kevin....really a good job
Great menu list! Thanks very much. It's time to create some...
This is Awesome :))) Thank u
great collections to learn more things......thanks.
Try reading something fresh, not years old posts
Not one single menu with submenus that are clickable, just crappy 'open when hover' ones except for the ones that are just links. And most of them are just copies of other peoples work, not very impressive.
Thanks for the nice tutorial collection. This is soooo cool.
this is very inspired for me.
thanks very much!!!
great collection.. thx
It is an awesome menu list , thank uuuuuuuuuuuu.............
A Big collection of very good css styles!
Good Collection of Navigation Bar.........thank you kevin
Typo on Menu #23: hhttp instead of http
A huge collection of very good looking css styles , I would like to try more then 10 for my projects ,
Thanks again ,
Great :) .
A truly good menu collection, no need for much more :)
it's very nice and good look
Really great and easy to understand tutorials thankyou.
Nice collection and very attrctive while using in website. Thanks
thank u.. nice collection..
Nice collection, this types of website menu and tutorials are very helpful for new website designer like me, this types of tutorials i am looking for.
Thank you sharinng
Awesome ... Website..:) ...thanks....:)
A great article but some of the links are broken. FYI.
wow collection.. thanks
Thank u so muck :)
Awesome Collections. Thank you so much.
Awesome, Thank you very much Kevin
all css menu collection amazing and very useful
very very good collection and also very useful for learner :)
Very nice it is very useful to me
amazing.' good work friend.'
Excellent contribution to style our navigation bar, there are styles for every taste. Thanks for the bonus
Really good one
a lot of css menu list here
I was able to choose some form of menu that I will use
Thanx a lot.
Here is one more cool menu
thanks a lot my dear blogger you did a great job i was searching about drop down menu alot for my website now today i got it thanks a lot for your published articles.................. Great job ..............
CSS has come a long way in the last few years and the boundaries now seem endless. I think I may have to be revisiting this page over a few days. Thanks for sharing the concepts.
Very nice, very usefull, keep it up
Great samples , excellent work. Thank you very much.
Great work, amazing menus, thanks for sharing.
Wow, ABS Cool!, Thanks very much.
I chosen number 5 for my site
good collection i am going to test this on my site
is very very good
Awesome collection ...
Nice collection, thanks for sharing….
so nice .......many many thanks for sharing .....
Totally amazing kind of look ,great look design by great person....
Very nice job, thanks for sharing....
OOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH man thank you soooooooooo much.
i was looking for mega drop down mene for 1 month finallly find here.........thank u so much
thank you brother ... I got so many idea about these kinds of CSS menus.
Nice bunch of menu, thanks for sharing
Awesome navigation menu...
Thanks for sharing a great list of CSS menus
Great variety of CSS menus. Thanks for putting it together.
its very use full to me for my project.
Very nice collection.
nice css menu collection , may be I'll try in my project
very good collection
Great collection - Thank you for sharing
Well, this is a list.
I mean to say- this is "quite a list".
Actually, what I mean to say is-this is an awesome list :)
Thanks for sharing it.
Great work.You solved my problems.
Thanks a lot for sharing the tutorials..............:)
Great listed to be marked up ;)
Tahnk you for sharing this tutorials :)
Love you man.........i cant believe it. I think this is all what i wanted to know about nav bar menus. You are awesome.
great collection..........thank you very much..:)
Thank you So much... :) you are great....
Excellent collection, Kevin!
Gave us designers a perspective to visualize the way menus look.
Thanks so much for these wonderful menus. They are very cool.
only can i say its woow, excelent page, congratulations from acapulco, mexico
Amazing! i love this collection
I'm looking for a full review. thanks
Glad everyone enjoyed the list :)
excellent list I ever met!
I got everything i need to customize navigation menu here,
thank you so much for share kevin, and to make my work easier and faster.
Nice Collection . :)
A much needed tutorial. Thanks! I'm definitely bookmarking this.
As Kevin said, we are really glad that so many people have responded to this post so well. Glad it was useful to so many of our readers.
Noupe Editorial Team
Yes, Alinda, we apologize for the inconvenience, but currently the redesign is having issues on mobile devices. :( We appreciate the heads up though.
Noupe Editorial Team
Great collection and thank you for adding our tutorial here!
Awesome set of CSS menu tutorials! Thanks for sharing this techniques.
must be very helpful and handy..
Awesome, Thank you very much Kevin.
Thank you very much, Kevin, for collecting and compiling all those great stuff and sharing!
Great work :-)
Great collections Kevin!
Glad you enjoyed the list. I'm working on another good WordPress related article for Noupe readers as we speak :)
Very big and awesome list of resources.
Thanks for sharing.
this is an awesome list - thanks for putting it together!
Wow, that's a really big collection of navigations. Very nice!
just tweeted a link to this site and iphone users are screaming because they CANT SEE IT !!!
Very great collection. Thank you for the work.