jQuery Side Navigation Menu with Dropdowns – jSide Menu

jSide Menu is a well designed, responsive side navigation menu with dropdowns. The plugin offers to create cross-platform, mobile-friendly off-canvas navigation system for responsive website projects.

Plugin Overview

Plugin: jSideMenu
Author: Asif Mughal
Licence: MIT Licence
Published: February 12, 2019
Official Website: Go to website
Dependencies: jQuery 1.3.1 or Latest version & Material Design Iconic Library.
File Type: zip archive (HTML, CSS & JavaScript)
Package Size: 501 KB

How to Use It:

1. Load the jSide Menu plugin’s files in the HTML page.

<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.3.1.slim.min.js" integrity="sha384-q8i/X+965DzO0rT7abK41JStQIAqVgRVzpbzo5smXKp4YfRvH+8abtTE1Pi6jizo" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>

<!--jSide Menu Plugin-->

<script src="js/jquery.jside.menu.js"></script>

<!--jSide Menu CSS-->

<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/jside-menu.css">

<!--jSide Skins-->

<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/jside-skins.css" >

2. Load the Material Design Iconic Fonts for menu icons.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/material-design-iconic-font/2.2.0/css/material-design-iconic-font.min.css">

3. Create the menu header. Great for profile information.

<div class="menu-head"> 
  <span class="layer">
    <div class="col">
      <div class="row for-pic">
        <div class="profile-pic">
          <img src="profile.jpg" alt="profile" /> 
      <div class="row for-name">
        <h3 title="User Name"> Username </h3>
        <span class="tagline"> Tagline</span> 

4. Create a multi-level menu for the off-canvas navigation.

<nav class="menu-container">
  <ul class="menu-items">
    <li><span class="item-icon"><i class="zmdi zmdi-android"></i></span> <a href="#1"> Main item one </a></li>
    <li> <span class="item-icon"> <i class="zmdi zmdi-apple"></i> </span> <a href="#1"> Main item two </a></li>
    <li class="has-sub"> <span class="item-icon"> <i class="zmdi zmdi-windows"></i> </span> <span class="dropdown-heading"> Item three with dropdown </span>
        <li> <a href="#2">dropdown sub item 1 </a> </li>
        <li> <a href="#2"> dropdown sub item 2 </a> </li>
        <li> <a href="#2"> dropdown sub item 3 </a> </li>
    <li class="has-sub"> <span class="item-icon"> <i class="zmdi zmdi-devices"></i> </span> <span class="dropdown-heading"> Item four with dropdown </span>
        <li> <a href="#2">sub item 1 </a> </li>
        <li> <a href="#2">sub item 2 </a> </li>
        <li> <a href="#2">sub item 3 </a> </li>
    <li> <span class="item-icon"> <i class="zmdi zmdi-keyboard"></i> </span> <a href="#1"> Main item four </a></li>
    <li> <span class="item-icon"> <i class="zmdi zmdi-dock"></i> </span> <a href="#1"> Main item five </a></li>

5. Create an overlay element that will overlay the main content when the navigation is revealed.

<div class="dim-overlay"></div>

6. Call the function on the main menu and done.


7. Make the off-canvas navigation slide from the right of the webpage.

  jSidePosition: "position-right"

8. Decide whether to make the menu bar stick to the top of the webpage when scrolling down (Default: true).

  jSideSticky: false

9. Change the default skin. All possible skins:

  • flickr
  • fb-messenger
  • moonlit
  • park-life
  • d2f
  • steel-man
  • amethyst
  • between-clouds
  • crazy-orange
  • endless-river
  jSideSkin: "default-skin"

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