100 Great CSS Menu Tutorials

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

Advanced CSS Menu Trick

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2. Elegant Drop Menu with CSS Only

Elegant Drop Menu with CSS Only

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3. Bulletproof CSS Sliding Doors

Bulletproof CSS Sliding Doors

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4. Tabbed Navigation Using CSS

Tabbed Navigation Using CSS

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5. Create an Advanced CSS3 Menu – Version 2

Create an Advanced CSS3 Menu – Version 2

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6. Create a Slick Menu using CSS3

Create a Slick Menu using CSS3

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7. How to Make a Smooth Animated Menu with jQuery

How to Make a Smooth Animated Menu with jQuery

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8. How to Make a CSS Sprite Powered Menu

How to Make a CSS Sprite Powered Menu

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9. Simple jQuery Dropdowns

Simple jQuery Dropdowns

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10. Designing the Digg Header: How To & Download

Designing the Digg Header: How To & Download

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11. Dynamic Page / Replacing Content

Dynamic Page / Replacing Content

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12. Create a Fun Animated Navigation Menu With Pure CSS

Create a Fun Animated Navigation Menu With Pure CSS

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13. How-to: DropDown CSS Menu

How-to: DropDown CSS Menu

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14. Flexible CSS Menu

Flexible CSS Menu

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15. Creating a glassy non div navigation bar

Creating a glassy non div navigation bar

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16. CSS Sliding Door using only 1 image

CSS Sliding Door using only 1 image

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17. CSS UL LI – Horizontal CSS Menu

CSS UL LI - Horizontal CSS Menu

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

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

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19. A Different Top Navigation

A Different Top Navigation

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20. Create a Cool Animated Navigation with CSS and jQuery

Create a Cool Animated Navigation with CSS and jQuery

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21. Navigation Bar

Navigation Bar

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22. CSS: drop down menu tutorial

CSS: drop down menu tutorial

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23. RocketBar – A jQuery And CSS3 Persistent Navigation Menu

RocketBar – A jQuery And CSS3 Persistent Navigation Menu

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24. A Great CSS Horizontal Drop-Down Menu

A Great CSS Horizontal Drop-Down Menu

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25. Overlay Effect Menu with jQuery

Overlay Effect Menu with jQuery

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26. Grungy Random Rotation Menu with jQuery and CSS3

Grungy Random Rotation Menu with jQuery and CSS3

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27. Rocking and Rolling Rounded Menu with jQuery

Rocking and Rolling Rounded Menu with jQuery

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28. Slide Down Box Menu with jQuery and CSS3

Slide Down Box Menu with jQuery and CSS3

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29. Advanced CSS Menu

Advanced CSS Menu

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30. CSS3 Dropdown Menu

CSS3 Dropdown Menu

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31. How To Create A Simple Drop Down Menu With CSS3

How To Create A Simple Drop Down Menu With CSS3

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32. Pastel color menu with dynamic submenu using CSS

Pastel color menu with dynamic submenu using CSS

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33. Creating an Animated CSS3 Horizontal Menu

Creating an Animated CSS3 Horizontal Menu

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34. Tutorial to create a Beautiful, simple, horizontal CSS menu

Tutorial to create a Beautiful, simple, horizontal CSS menu

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35. CSS Sprites2 – It’s JavaScript Time

CSS Sprites2 - It’s JavaScript Time

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36. Image Menu with Jquery

Image Menu with Jquery

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37. How to Code an Overlapping Tabbed Main Menu

How to Code an Overlapping Tabbed Main Menu

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38. Pure CSS Horizontal Menu

Pure CSS Horizontal Menu

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39. Pure CSS Menu With Infinite Sub Menus Tutorial

Pure CSS Menu With Infinite Sub Menus Tutorial

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40. Animated horizontal tabs

Animated horizontal tabs

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41. CSS Sprite Navigation Tutorial

CSS Sprite Navigation Tutorial

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42. Create your own drop down menu with nested submenus using CSS and a little JavaScript

Create your own drop down menu with nested submenus

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43. CSS Drop Down Menu Tutorial

CSS Drop Down Menu Tutorial

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44. Nicer Navigation with CSS Transitions

Nicer Navigation with CSS Transitions

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45. CSS Navigation Menus

CSS Navigation Menus

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46. Pure CSS Fish Eye Menu

Pure CSS Fish Eye Menu

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47. How to Create a CSS3 Tabbed Navigation

How to Create a CSS3 Tabbed Navigation

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48. Create an apple style menu and improve it via jQuery

Create an apple style menu and improve it via jQuery

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49. Create a multilevel Dropdown menu with CSS and improve it via jQuery

Create a multilevel Dropdown menu with CSS and improve it via jQuery

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50. Sweet tabbed navigation using CSS3

Sweet tabbed navigation using CSS3

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51. Create an Advanced CSS Menu Using the Hover and Position Properties

Create an Advanced CSS Menu Using the Hover and Position Properties

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52. Sexy Drop Down Menu w/ jQuery & CSS

Sexy Drop Down Menu w/ jQuery & CSS

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53. How to Create a Horizontal Dropdown Menu with HTML, CSS and jQuery

How to Create a Horizontal Dropdown Menu with HTML, CSS and jQuery

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54. CSS Express Drop-Down Menus

CSS Express Drop-Down Menus

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55. Professional Dark CSS Menu

Professional Dark CSS Menu

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56. Creating a Simple yet Stylish CSS Jquery Menu

Creating a Simple yet Stylish CSS Jquery Menu

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57. jQuery Drop Line Tabs

jQuery Drop Line Tabs

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58. Animated Menus Using jQuery

Animated Menus Using jQuery

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59. Make a Mega Drop-Down Menu with jQuery

Make a Mega Drop-Down Menu with jQuery

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60. Animated Navigation with CSS & jQuery

Animated Navigation with CSS & jQuery

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61. Horizontal Subnav with CSS

Horizontal Subnav with CSS

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62. Mega Drop Down Menus w/ CSS & jQuery

Mega Drop Down Menus w/ CSS & jQuery

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63. CSS dropdown menu without javascripting or hacks

CSS dropdown menu without javascripting or hacks

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64. CSS Drop Down Navigation Tutorial

CSS Drop Down Navigation Tutorial

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65. Sleek Pointer Menu 2

Sleek Pointer Menu 2

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66. CSS Overlapping Tabs Menu

CSS Overlapping Tabs Menu

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67. Horizontal CSS Menu With Icons

Horizontal CSS Menu With Icons

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68. Creating a Multi-Level Dropdown Menu using CSS and jQuery

Creating a Multi-Level Dropdown Menu using CSS and jQuery

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69. Create The Fanciest Dropdown Menu You Ever Saw

Create The Fanciest Dropdown Menu You Ever Saw

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70. Create A Speaking Block Navigation Menu Using Pure CSS

Create A Speaking Block Navigation Menu Using Pure CSS

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71. Horizontal CSS List Menu

Horizontal CSS List Menu

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72. CSS3 dropdown menu

CSS3 dropdown menu

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73. Making a CSS3 Animated Menu

Making a CSS3 Animated Menu

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74. How To Create A Clean CSS3 Navigation Bar

How To Create A Clean CSS3 Navigation Bar

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75. How to Create a Modern Ribbon Banner Navigation Bar with Pure HTML/CSS3

How to Create a Modern Ribbon Banner Navigation Bar with Pure HTML/CSS3

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Vertical CSS Menu Tutorials

76. CSS Pop-Out Menu Tutorial

CSS Pop-Out Menu Tutorial

Tutorial | Demo

77. CSS graphic menu with rollovers

CSS graphic menu with rollovers

Tutorial | Demo

78. Vertical CSS Menu With a ‘Behavior’ File

Vertical CSS Menu With a ‘Behavior’ File

Tutorial | Demo

79. Super Fantastic CSS Navigation Image Rollovers

Super Fantastic CSS Navigation Image Rollovers

Tutorial | Demo

80. Vertical Menu with Hover Effect using CSS

Vertical Menu with Hover Effect using CSS

Tutorial | Demo

81. How To Create A ‘Mootools Homepage’ Inspired Navigation Effect Using jQuery

How To Create A ‘Mootools Homepage’ Inspired Navigation Effect Using jQuery

Tutorial | Demo

82. Simple CSS Vertical Menus

Simple CSS Vertical Menus

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83. Create a Social Media Sharing Menu Using CSS and jQuery

Create a Social Media Sharing Menu Using CSS and jQuery

Tutorial | Demo

84. CSS3 Minimalistic Navigation Menu

CSS3 Minimalistic Navigation Menu

Tutorial | Demo

85. Beautiful Slide Out Navigation: A CSS and jQuery Tutorial

Beautiful Slide Out Navigation: A CSS and jQuery Tutorial

Tutorial | Demo

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

Awesome Cufonized Fly-out Menu with jQuery and CSS3

Tutorial | Demo

87. Two CSS vertical menu with show/hide effects

Two CSS vertical menu with show/hide effects

Tutorial | Demo

88. Animated Drop Down Menu with jQuery

Animated Drop Down Menu with jQuery

Tutorial | Demo

89. Clean and Attractive jQuery Vertical Menu Tutorial

Clean and Attractive jQuery Vertical Menu Tutorial

Tutorial | Demo

90. Nested Side Bar Menu

Nested Side Bar Menu

Tutorial & Demo

91. CSS menus

CSS menus

Tutorial | Demo

92. Simple Vertical CSS Menu

Simple Vertical CSS Menu

Tutorial

93. Sliding Jquery Menu

Sliding Jquery Menu

Tutorial | Demo

94. Reinventing a Drop Down with CSS and jQuery

Reinventing a Drop Down with CSS and jQuery

Tutorial | Demo

95. Drop-Down Menus, Horizontal Style

Drop-Down Menus, Horizontal Style

Tutorial | Demo

96. CSS Vertical Navigation with Teaser

CSS Vertical Navigation with Teaser

Tutorial | Demo

97. jQuery style menu with CSS3

jQuery style menu with CSS3

Tutorial | Demo

98. Green Vertical Navigation Menu

Green Vertical Navigation Menu

Tutorial | Demo

99. CSS: Sexy Vertical Popup Menu with CSS

CSS: Sexy Vertical Popup Menu with CSS

Tutorial | Demo

100. Uberlink CSS List Menus

Uberlink CSS List Menus

Tutorial | Demo

Overview

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. :)

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