25 jQuery Plugins for Navigation

A few weeks ago we featured 25 jQuery Tutorials for Improved Navigation Menus. Today we’ll take a look at more jQuery options for navigation, this time focusing on plugins that you can use in your own work.

Update: We have a more recent post on jQuery plugins you might want to check out.

Top jQuery Slider Plugins for Frontend Developers

Accordion Menu Script

jQuery Navigation Plugin

jQuery (mb)Menu

jQuery Navigation Plugin

SuckerFish Style

jQuery Navigation Plugin

Simple jQuery Accordion Menu

jQuery Navigation Plugin


jQuery Navigation Plugin

jQuery Multi Level CSS Menu #1

jQuery Navigation Plugin

jQuery Multi Level CSS Menu #2

jQuery Navigation Plugin

jQuery Simple Drop Down Menu

jQuery Navigation Plugin

Simple Horizontal Accordion Plugin

jQuery Navigation Plugin

jQuery UI Tabs

jQuery Navigation Plugin

BDC Drilldown Menu (iPod Style)

jQuery Navigation Plugin


jQuery Navigation Plugin


jQuery Navigation Plugin

jQuery ListNav

jQuery Navigation Plugin

Slide Subnav

jQuery Navigation Plugin


jQuery Navigation Plugin


jQuery Navigation Plugin

Sliding Menu

jQuery Navigation Plugin

jQuery Full Width Navigation

jQuery Navigation Plugin

jdMenu Hierarchical Menu Plugin for jQuery

jQuery Navigation Plugin


jQuery Navigation Plugin

jQuery Nested Tabs

jQuery Navigation Plugin

FastFind Menu

jQuery Navigation Plugin

jQuery Pager

jQuery Navigation Plugin

jQuery Pagination

jQuery Navigation Plugin

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Stephen Snell is the owner and editor of Vandelay Design, a popular design blog.
  1. February 17, 2009

    Nice collection. I think I’ve used JQuery UI Tabs before. I’m not really that good with Javascript so having JQuery and the plug-ins is a real lifesaver.

    Thank you for this post.

  2. February 17, 2009

    Both when I wanted a Tab plugin and an Accordion plugin I wasn’t happy with what I found on the web. I found them all to heavy, byte wise, and to bloated with functionality I would never use.

    So I created my own plugins – Tabify and Accordion. Both doesn’t feature as much functionality as other script, but if you want something lightweight I think they are the way to go.

    Tabify: http://www.unwrongest.com/projects/tabify/
    Accordion: http://www.unwrongest.com/projects/accordion/

  3. February 17, 2009

    Great list, thanks. I love coda-slider

  4. February 17, 2009

    Your post worked for me. I read it the whole through! thanks.!!

  5. February 17, 2009

    Wow, fantastic list, thanks for sharing.

  6. February 17, 2009

    This is a nice collection Steven, thank you!

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  10. February 17, 2009

    nice menu plugins collection thanks..

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  12. February 17, 2009

    Thanks for the nice collection!

    Apart from the ‘traditional’ navigation methods, there is also endless (or infinite) scroll which is now gaining more and more attention. 🙂



  13. February 18, 2009

    Great stuff Steven! I’ve been working on a few projects that use jQuery and this will come in handy when I get to the UI.

  14. February 18, 2009

    Very useful! Thanks a lot got this list. Been digging into some of these techniques lately

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  19. Todd Parker
    February 22, 2009

    The official jQuery UI tab component is worth checking out, especially because it’s easily skinnable with the ThemeRoller app and their new CSS framework:

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  21. February 24, 2009

    Hey, thanks for posting. There are quite a few here that I hadn’t come across. Well played.

  22. February 24, 2009

    just a shame that the vast majority of those plugins (or at least their demo pages) aren’t even doing basic keyboard access and just rely on mouse interaction…

  23. February 25, 2009

    I’ll be using some of these today 😉

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  25. February 26, 2009

    excellent collection thank you

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  28. March 22, 2009

    great list, a lot of thx

  29. May 26, 2009

    It is very nice jQuery plugins for navigation. I am use it on my blog in future. Thanks a lot!

  30. June 8, 2009

    Wow, thank you … this jquery-menus has me very helped.

  31. September 4, 2009

    thks, its very nice. Very helpful information

  32. mahgob
    October 13, 2009

    I have came across this simple tabs article with working demo which works absolutely perfect. All you do is add contents and link for each tab in html you do not need to add/modify ids or scripts.It just manages everything dynamically.

    here is the link

    please give it a try and share the great jquery plugins

  33. October 17, 2009

    I only want to note that navigation related plugins should be integrated with a profound correlation with the informational structure of the web site. The variety of programming examples shouldn’t overload the easy and clear site navigation.

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  36. December 10, 2009

    This is really very good Site… Thanks

  37. December 23, 2009

    Great compilation! I also like these jquery menus : http://apycom.com/menus/1-deep-sky-blue.html

  38. January 27, 2010

    really a gr8 collection.Thanx for sharing….

  39. Katherine
    April 29, 2010

    thnx! great list.

    Do you know AllWebMenus? you might want to consider them for your list.

    With the program, you can create cross-browser, great looking DHTML/JavaScript menus of all sorts (sliding, drop down, floating, dynamic, etc.). They also have jQuery based products (modal windows, web tooltips. etc.).

    You might want to check them out at http://www.likno.com

  40. May 5, 2010

    If anybody is looking for scrollable tabs (having many tabs in fixed width container) than try http://jquery.aamirafridi.com/jst

  41. May 7, 2010

    I have tried most of them but there is a few i missed. Soon i hope!

    ps. great collection!

  42. June 27, 2010

    Hi, that seems to be realistic. As I am in hurry I will get back to it on wednesday and throw in my 5cent. Hope it will help. Seen you soon!

  43. Brian
    July 1, 2010

    If you want to create html tabs in just minutes, you should try:



  44. July 23, 2010

    Hi, that seems to be realistic. As I am in hurry I will get back to it on wednesday and throw in my 5cent. Hope it will help. Seen you soon!

  45. August 12, 2010

    Here is a plugin that creates forms for you and also handles validation http://mattnull.com/formation

  46. August 14, 2010

    Seen you soon!

  47. August 17, 2010

    Great List – thanks.

  48. August 21, 2010


    Very helpful Plugins List.I have also jquery tutorial Plugins in jquery13.

    Amandeep mann

  49. August 31, 2010

    wonderful,very very good

  50. September 10, 2010

    Thanks !! Perfect 25 jQuery Plugins for Navigation

  51. October 15, 2010

    this is fantastic, thank you!

  52. October 31, 2010

    I’d be inclined to come to terms with you here. Which is not something I typically do! I really like reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to speak my mind!

  53. November 5, 2010

    Thanks for grate collection of jquery plugin. Keep it up your work. Thanks

  54. November 23, 2010

    thks, its very nice. Very helpful information
    thank you for chare

  55. November 24, 2010


    I have created and shared a JQuery Horizontal Slider.
    Check it out http://lxcblog.com/2010/10/14/jquery-horizontal-slider-sliding-doors-tabs/
    Let me know if you like it.


  56. December 1, 2010

    Nice portfolio!

    Visit xoberi studios.

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  58. December 16, 2010

    Very cool collection, thanks. If you want to see menus, web site trends, galleries etc, visit http://www.1artmedia.com , you have online demo and free download. Bye!

  59. January 11, 2011

    wonderful,very very nice, great collection.

  60. January 19, 2011

    This has genuinely sparked up an thought in my brain. This really is a wonderful web site article.

  61. January 22, 2011

    This collection is useful. Thanks for sharing with us.

  62. January 23, 2011

    Nice list!!! Thank a lots.

  63. January 30, 2011

    Hurts to think that I was looking for this a few days ago and I didnt found a nice plugin 🙁 . Thank you very much for sharing!

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  65. April 12, 2011

    nice collections for tab menu


  66. April 28, 2011

    So good !!! Thanks a lot !

  67. These navigation menus and things look great. We have used the superfish plugin many times now. It’s great!

  68. May 20, 2011

    I used the menu design here. Take a look. THanks

  69. June 9, 2011

    Great list. iv used a lot of this plugin. Thanks for share….

  70. Great set of menu’s on here, thanks for sharing!

  71. July 4, 2011

    Very nice collection. I think I’ll use the second one on my new site.

  72. July 19, 2011

    longtime I was looking for nice script for my site http://www.5starstour.com, now I had thank jquery

  73. July 26, 2011

    Lovely just what I was looking for. Thanks to the author for taking his clock time on this one.

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