Noupe Editorial Team January 2nd, 2008

7 Advanced CSS Menus Roundup

New techniques are being developed and updated all the time for creating unique menu techniques. We keep an eye on the recent developments and collect new ideas and methods for our readers and after all the great appreciation this post got 13 Awesome Javascript CSS Menus, i thought it would be nice to get you a fresh round-up of 7 Advanced CSS Menus techniques, that might be useful for you in your next design project.

1) Advanced CSS Menu

Check out this great CSS advanced menu tutorial by Nick La, showing us how to slice up the menu design step by step and putting them together with CSS. Note: there is an IE6 bug where the hover effect doesn’t display properly. To fix that, you can use Javascript to specify the to display block on mouseover. Demo

2) Advanced CSS Menu Trick

A new concept by altering the non navigation items on hover state which will focus the user's attention on the item they have hovered on, and create a new look and feel for the site overall. Works perfectly in any modern browser, yet still be fully functional in your older version of IE as well. Demo

3) Son of Suckerfish Dropdowns

The Famous Suckerfish Dropdowns is now back and they're more accessible, even lighter in weight (just 12 lines of JavaScript), have greater compatibility (they now work in Opera and Safari without a hack in sight) and can have multiple-levels. Demo

4) Tree Frog slide and fly menu

This menu has a vertical sliding first sub level then two flyout levels and demonstrates how it is possible to change positional styling from 'absolute' and off screen to 'static' and expanding the menu vertically.

5) Mike’s Experiment

A useful CSS technique for providing pop-up descriptive content by extending nav menus with tool-tips, alerts, notifications, or additional info.

6) 8 web menus you can't miss

8 Great CSS based Menus, you just can't miss.

7) Drop Down Tabs

Drop Down Tabs comes with 5 sleek examples to let you quickly pick your favourite to use on your site. Customize each example's CSS to modify the look as desired. We got you covered alright!
You can find great resources at the links below:

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  1. I’m not sure why, but #2 crashed Firefox (v. every time I loaded it. I haven’t looked closely at the javascript, but I suspect that it’s the culprit. If anyone is thinking of borrowing that code, it’s worth noting.

  2. Great list.. Lots of inspiring designs on this list (as well as comment #1).. design 2 is quite clever with the blur effects. Thanks!

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