25 Wining Navigation Menus to Download.
By Nurit Bahat
Mar 16, 2015
The navigation menu is one of the essential elements of any good website design. A developer cannot create a website without a proper navigation menu simply because it acts as a road sign or street directory – it helps users find their way around the site through knowing where they are currently. A website with good navigation menu will be more usable – thus providing users with a better online experience.
When choosing or designing a navigation menu for a website, developers should not only focus on unusual and creative design (although very important) but also on functionality and user-friendliness.
Here are some of the best examples of website navigation menus proven in the line of duty:
1. Multi-Level Push Menu.
This Multi-Level Push Menu is considered a modern take on the familiar push menu concept. This particular version is quite a good looker, and provides developers with the option to change color schemes. The Multi-Level Push Menu is easily integrated in most examples of website design. Some of the items featured in the menu are animated – developers can also tweak around with animation.
2. Mega Drop Menu.
A stylish and modern dropdown menu which provides users with super-easy navigation, and nice visuals. Color schemes and menu items can be edited as necessary in order to achieve the required website design and functionality. The menu’s somewhat universal layout and traditional design make it suitable for a range of different websites.
3. Slide Down Box Menu.
The Slide Down Box Menu is ideal for personal blogs and themed websites. Its basic yet eye-catching design makes the menu rather easy to navigate. The slide down/pop up effect of items in the menu is a great touch and will spruce up any website design. The animation and color schemes are open for editing by developers.
4. Animated Navigation Menu.
Small-scale animation effects are a great way to liven up even the most mundane website design. The Animated Navigation Menu is very simple and easy to use. The default color scheme provides stark contrast and livens up the menu colors even more. The roll out effect of selected tags in the menu can be customized. Buttons and functions can be also edited as required.
5. Super-Smooth Accordion Drop Down Menu.
The Super-Smooth Accordion Menu is an excellent example of how simplistic design and subtle color schemes can make a great looking website design. The roll out effect of accordion style menu items is responsive, and doesn’t get in the way of user navigation. Overall - a neat, user friendly navigation menu which should be a breeze to use.
6. Smooth Animated Menu.
Colorful, responsive and fun to use, the Smooth Animated Menu will improve user experience for many website designs. The boxy tabs and the cool slide down animated effects make this design really neat and functional. Animation is activated on mouse rollover and on click.
7. Responsive Dropdown Menu With Icon Symbol.
A beautiful dropdown navigation menu featuring submenus with icon symbols using open fonts. This allows developers to add more icons as they go. The menu is best used in its responsive layout. The Responsive Dropdown Menu With Icon Symbol will help designers save time and effort with additional icons and submenus as they are already in place.
8. Colorful Animated Navigation Menu.
Color and motion – two things that can make your website design stand out. The Colorful Animated Navigation Menu has plenty of both. The colorful main tabs up the top are easy to read and choose from. The roll-out submenus revealed on mouse-over are quick and responsive – exactly what users need.
9. Flat Design Dropdown Menu.
The traditional style flat design dropdown menu sure brings a lot of fond memories for many developers. Although quite simplistic in design and layout, the Flat Design Dropdown Menu provides for unrivaled functionality and ease of use. Color scheme, fonts and tabs can be edited as required. The menu is suitable navigation option for multitude of different website designs.
10. Tooltip Menu.
This menu design features simple and stylish visuals as well as a couple of animated effects. The default color scheme is blue and white – in check with most current trends. The submenu items will appear either above or below the main tabs depending on the available space. Overall – very good looking and easy to use navigation menu.
11. Flash Style Slider Menu.
Can’t go wrong with a bit of old school goodness! The Flash Style Slider Menu might seem like a trip back in time, but its minimalist looks and simple animation effects actually add up to a pretty cool combo. Definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, the Flash Style Slider Menu will nevertheless be the perfect menu option for many website designs.
12. Horizontal Slide Menu.
The Horizontal Slide Menu can be described as very basic and somewhat unorthodox (extravagant is a bit of a strong word). The selected menu tabs would expand horizontally using an animated effect. The Horizontal is an intriguing way to navigate users through website conte
13. Dropdown Menu with Images Plugin.
The Dropdown Menu with Images Plugin will help developers create an informative, clean cut and easy to use navigation menu. The addition of icons or images to menu tabs makes using it even quicker and more efficient. Featured roll out effects are quick and responsive.
14. Click-Action Multilevel Dropdown Menu.
A rather busy menu design, the Click-Action Multilevel definitely stands out with its cool backdrop and visuals. Navigating one’s way using the menu is very easy and shouldn’t be a problem for users. The animated effects are basic and responsive. In a nutshell, cool looking menu, though for specific website design purposes.
15. Office Style Multilevel Menu.
A classic style, click action menu, resembling MS Office Style Menus – this design will surely strike a chord with many people. Its basic design and layout will be appreciated by anyone who spends a decent amount of time in front of the computer. Icons in the menu are interchangeable, the package is ideal for business website designs.
16. Responsive Multilevel Menu.
The Responsive Multilevel Menu is programmed to show submenus in their own context. This will allow developers to create a website which allows for space-saving presentation and efficient usage. Not the easiest menu to navigate, but quite cool to use once users get the hang of it.
17. Metal Menu With Icons.
A unique navigation menu design featuring a full set of icons for all items on the menu bar. The menu’s specific looks though may limit its use, but depending on the look and feel of the website design, the Metal Menu can be a good addition. The design features a number of basic animated effects for more pleasant appearance and swifter usage.
18. CSS Styled Dropdown Menu.
Basic, effective and super easy to navigate – these are the words to describe this somewhat traditional navigation menu design. Developers can use it to create a website navigation with many submenus, excellent for sites featuring large amount of different content.
19. Digg Header Menu.
An elaborate and highly functional navigation menu design, featuring a large number of default items, tabs and submenus. The Digg Header comes with an integrated search box up top. Its default colour scheme is quite suitable for corporate website design. Dropdown menu effects are responsive and easy to follow, despite the Digg Header’s somewhat busy design.
20. Kick-Butt Mega Dropdown Menu.
If developers want to display a lot of content to users at once, then the Kick-Butt Mega Dropdown is just the thing. Easy to navigate main tabs, and the large content tiles of the submenus make the Kick-Butt a suitable navigation solution for business and commercial website design. Submenus appear and disappear very quickly (on mouse rollover or click) making menu use more efficient.
21. Simple YouTube Menu Effect.
Inspired by the left-hand side interactive menu in use by the video sharing platform, the Simple YouTube Menu Effect is just as efficient and fun to use. The animated motion effects are well timed and responsive. Clicking into submenus will rearrange items on the left in order to provide users with the necessary info. Closing a menu is also done by mouse click – this rearranges items back to their original layout. Overall - a good example of an interactive navigation menu.
22. Animated Menu.
The Animated Menu gives developers a good blend of traditional style and layout, along with quick and responsive animation effects in order to make navigation more fun for users. The design features animated ribbons dropping down behind each menu tab on mouse hover. Additional tabs and submenus are entirely up to designers.
23. Animated Text & Icon Menu.
The Animated Text & Icon Menu goes to show that website navigation can be both fun and interactive. The many animated effects appearing on mouseover and mouse click make this design quite suitable for many different websites, including ones with content aimed younger individuals.
24. Simple Mega Drop Menu.
Nice and simple navigation menu design, featuring dark colored submenus. This particular design is ideal for complex websites as well as large blogs. Tech specs of the design include fully layered and vectored PSD file. Menu tabs and sub sections are editable as per developer requirements.
25. A Different Top Navigation.
The Different Top Nav is fully interactive and very stylish. It’s dark and subtle color scheme makes it ideal for those ‘more serious’ types of website design. The unorthodox animated effects featured in the Different Top Nav Menu will make your website stand out in the crowd. Most of the components are open for editing by developers.
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