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15+ Free CSS3 Navigation Menu Tutorials

Colorful CSS3 Animated Navigation Menu
Written by Sandeep Likhar

CSS3 navigation menu, which degrades gracefully in older browsers and is future-proofed to work with the next generation of browsers.

As you have probably heard by now, CSS3 animations are a powerful tool, which enables you to create animations which run without the need of applying additional scripting to the page. What is even better, in the next generation of browsers we will have even more powerful tools, including 3D transformations.

It’s a sure thing that CSS3 features like transitions, animations and transforms can add extra spice to your designs. Various dropdown menus can be easily created with CSS3 with the help of selectors. Just connect your imagination – and you will create a truly new and unique design.

 

CSS3 Minimalistic Navigation Menu

CSS3 Minimalistic Navigation Menu

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Colorful CSS3 Animated Navigation Menu

In this short tutorial, you will be creating a colorful dropdown menu using only CSS3 and the Font Awesome icon font. An icon font is, as the name implies, a font which maps characters to icons instead of letters.

Colorful CSS3 Animated Navigation Menu

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Perspective Page View Navigation

Some effects for a perspective page view navigation where the page itself gets pushed away in 3D to reveal a menu or other items. This navigation idea is seen in mobile app design and we wanted to explore some more effects.

Perspective Page View Navigation

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CSS3 animated dropdown menu

In this article you will see how you can build an awesome CSS3 animated dropdown menu with some of these cool features.

CSS3 animated dropdown menu

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Pure CSS3 LavaLamp Menu

Pure CSS3 LavaLamp Menu

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Whirling CSS3 dropdown menu

When you hover on the upper menu items, the submenu items appear whirling. Just follow this tutorial to see the step by step process of building this menu.

Whirling CSS3 dropdown menu

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Neat and modern header section with CSS3

This header will include a logo, several links in the upper right corner, drop-down navigation menu and search form.

Neat and modern header section with CSS3

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Create A Stunning Menu In CSS3

Create A Stunning Menu In CSS3

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CSS3 Animated Navigation Menu

In this short tutorial, you will be using the power of CSS3 effects and transitions, to build a JavaScript-free animated navigation menu which you can use to add a polished look to your website or template. We will be using some neat features such as the :target pseudo selector and :after elements.

CSS3 Animated Navigation Menu

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Just another dropdown menu concept

Just another dropdown menu concept

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Pure CSS3 Dropdown Menu

Pure CSS3 Dropdown Menu

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A Simple CSS3 Tooltip Menu

A simple tooltip menu where the submenu will either appear above or below the main menu, depending on available space.

A Simple CSS3 Tooltip Menu

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CSS3 Animated Border Menus

A tutorial on how to create a off-canvas icon navigation with an animated border effect. The menu effect is inspired by CreativeDash’s bounce menu for mobile apps.

CSS3 Animated Border Menus

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Google Nexus Website Menu

A tutorial on how to re-create the slide out sidebar menu that can be seen on the Google Nexus 7 website.

Google Nexus Website Menu

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Simple Youtube Menu Effect

A tutorial on how to recreate the effect of YouTube’s little left side menu. The idea is to slide a little menu icon to the right side while revealing some menu item list beneath.

Simple Youtube Menu Effect

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Vertical Icon Menu

A fixed vertical icon menu that adjusts its size for smaller screens.

Vertical Icon Menu

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Sandeep Likhar

Sandeep Likhar from Indore India, Blogger, eBook Designer and Founder of LetsDnD. Having five years of experience in industry as a Digital Publishing Expert and eBook Converter providing services to Authors, Publishers and distributors worldwide. Proficient in converting books into various formats HTML, epub, mobi, word, PDF including all major online platforms iTunes, Kobo, Kindle, Createspace, B&N, Smashwords and more.

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