Top jQuery Plugins for Dropdown Navigation Menus

Open source code has hastened the development process for everyone involved. Larger platforms such as WordPress have completely revolutionized the methods in which we create websites. But also consider the smaller plugins built for animation, form effects, and of course navigation menus.

This gallery includes the absolute best jQuery plugins for creating a dropdown navigation. Each plugin is completely free to use on any type of project. Most of them also have excellent online documentation which you can follow to customize the style, color, animation, or other similar design properties.

Dropdown Effects

simple drop down animation effects

Horizontal Dropdown

blue responsive dropdown free code

Multi-Level Menu

multi level menu responsive ui

HTML5 Dropdown

clean minimal html5 dropdown menu design

Color-Coded Dropdown

color coded navigation dropdown menu


droppy multi-level menu dropdown code


navgoco multi slide navigation menu

Rollover Dropdown

animated rollover dropdown open source


flexnav jquery plugin open source


tendina jquery dropdown plugin navigation

Sliding Menu

sliding hamburger menu design ui

3D Nested

3d animated nesting navigation dropdown

Animated Dropdown

green color navigation horizontal code