20 Fresh HTML5 and CSS3 Menu Tutorials

Oh yes, more tutorials and this time we have 20 fresh HTML5 and CSS3 menu tutorials. CSS3 allows us to create dynamic and stylish menus for our websites. With these tutorials you can learn how to create interactive and user friendly menus using CSS3 and HTML5.

You will be building menus using both horizontal and vertical navigation design. As CSS3 is not supported by every browser you should use these tutorials as a learning resource and to enhance your own skills as a web designer. That being said, some of these navigation tutorials are supported in most major web browsers and will be functional on updated browsers.

The importance of the navigation: The most important element of any web interface is its navigation. Remember that the menu of your website needs to be visually appealing and at the same time simple enough for your users to easily navigate through your website or blog! Use these tutorials as inspiration for creating your own amazing and custom navigation bars.

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1. Making a CSS3 Animated Menu

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a dark, slick and simple CSS3 animated menu.

2. Sweet Tabbed Navigation

Learn how to create a simple sweet orange tabbed navigation using CSS3. This tutorial uses new CSS3 properties such as box-shadow, text-shadow, border-radius etc.

3. Create a Fun Animated Navigation Menu With Pure CSS

Check out this funky animated navigation that rotates to the right as you hover over.

4. CSS3 animated dropdown menu

Build this fast, dark and slick CSS3 animated dropdown menu. There is also a mobile solution at the end of this tutorial if you’re interested.

5. Awesome Cufonized Fly-out Menu with jQuery and CSS3

This CSS3 menu is totally amazing! Learn how to develop this top notch Cufonized fly-out menu using CSS3 and jQuery.

6. Creative CSS3 Animation Menus

In this tutorial you get a bonus because here you will learn how to create 10 creative CSS3 animated menu examples. I mean these menus will absolutely blow your mind. They are all of the highest quality and would go well on any website.

7. CSS3 Responsive Menu

Develop a fully responsive CSS3 menu using this very informative tutorial.

8. Accordion with CSS3

With this tutorial you can learn how to build an elegant and creative accordion menu for your website.

9. CSS3 Dropdown Menu

Another CSS3 simple dropdown menu that you can use to enhance the quality of your web design.

10. CSS3 Minimalistic Navigation

Check out this colourful minimalistic navigation menu, built using CSS3. Ideal for a showcase type of website.

11. Create a CSS3 Wheel Menu

Here you can learn how to create this neat CSS3 wheel menu. I am not sure where you could find a use for this, but I’m sure you creative folk will quickly find a place for it.

12. Dark Menu: Pure CSS3 Two Level Menu Tutorial

Learn how to create this simple but creative dark brown menu using pure CSS3.

13. Slide Down Box Menu with jQuery and CSS3

This menu uses both jQuery and CSS3, it is one of my favorite custom menu creations. Take a look for yourself, it is truly a unique menu which you are able to use on your website.

14. Create the Fanciest Drop Down Menu You Ever Saw

Ok, so maybe it’s not the fanciest menu you ever saw, but it’s still pretty awesome. Take a look at this CSS3 fancy drop down menu.

15. CSS3 Metal Menu With Icons

This is a very unique metal menu with icons, depending on the look and feel of your site you may find a use for this unique metal menu.

16. Creating a CSS3 Dropdown Menu #2

Take a look at this light green leaf type drop down menu that was built using CSS3. Very rich and colorful menu.

17. How to Build a Kick-Butt CSS3 Mega Drop-Down Menu

I love these mega drop down menus, in this tutorial you can learn how to emphasize your content with a menu, using this wonderful CSS3 mega menu tutorial.

18. Create a Slick Menu Using CSS3

With this tutorial you can create a simple but slick grey menu, built with CSS3.

19. CSS Ribbon Menu

This is a tutorial of an elegant ribbon menu that uses CSS3 transitions to create neat hover over effect.

20. Blur Menu with CSS3 Transitions

Last, but not least is this truly amazing CSS3 tutorial that creates a blur in and out type of menu for your website. It contains 7 different examples for you to choose from.

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  • MAIL

    Very good collection. Most of them are CSS3 menus. When it comes to IE6+, thses menus will not perform better. Simple Jquery to be included. For better css3jquery menu (glass like sliding):

    http://www.freemenu.info/2013/06/js10.html

  • ramil navidad

    nice collection and variety for some great ideas

    Ramil
    http://www.wdstandards.com

  • Rohan

    awesum thing .. really helpful

  • Mohammed Hijazi

    Good collection of menus, different types and styles, good work friend.
    http://function-code.blogspot.com

  • Daniel

    I would like to create a main like this one http://tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/whiteplains/index.cfm?CFID=6447488&CFTOKEN=35906789 is there some code out there I can use? Please advise. dnyakana@hotmail.com

  • Caomhán O’Bolghuídhír

    Im currently beginning my journey in to web design. My end goal is to be masterful at the art of designing and creating websties. My personality demands that I understand everything I learn in life thoroughly before I move on. This means I have been stuck on the navigation bar of my first website now for 2 months!!! This article is brilliant. Im now going to go through each and everyone of these menu bars, disecting the html and css so that hopefully it will give me enough expertise so that I can create my own menu without just copying another style. Wish me luck!

    • http://www.develop-a-website.com/ Jake

      Hi Caomhan, thanks for the comment and good luck on your journey into web design. I hope these tutorials can be of some use to you. I’m going to be adding more tutorials soon. Did you ever get to finishing the navigation for your website?

      • Caomhán O’Bolghuídhír

        I did! I finally wrapped my head around it and I finally feel really confident with my skills. Its a real case of its real easy once you know how.

        I practiced by creating a website for my brother as a Christmas present. I have it hosted here http://ifltech.com/ but that is my domain name that I’ll be designing a site for. Just wanted somewhere to host it so I could show it to people until he gets his own domain and hosting sorted.

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