This post includes CSS navigation bar downloads and tutorials and some of the best CSS navigation bar generators. Every resource featured is free.
Earlier we have posted jQuery based CSS navigation bars but today is something different.
Navigation is the center of all the interactivity.
This is one of the most crucial elements of a website so it should be taken care of properly. CSS does take good care of it.
Check out these Amazing HTML5 Dropdown Menu Tutorials and Addons.
Pure CSS Navigation Bars
BootM: Pure CSS Based Multi Level Responsive Navigation Menu A menu system using the famous bootstrap CSS framework. BootM is a pure CSS based navigation system, its responsive, supports unlimited levels and icons as well.
Navigataur.css A very intelligently made, cross browser tested, and animated CSS navigation bar plugin. You can easily customize according to your website’s needs.
Advanced CSS Menu Trick uses a unique effect from CSS3. When you rollover any menu item, all the nonactive items of the menu get blurred. Sounds simple enough but the results are not bad. Have a look.
Creating CSS Only Horizontal Navigation Even though this is a very simple design, this is very powerful, customizable and SEO friendly navigation bar.
Fun Animated Navigation Menu With Pure CSS Learn how to use CSS3 to create a fun and unique navigation menu that uses @font-face, transforms and transitions.
Advanced CSS3 Menu Turning a watercolor based PSD navigation design into a CSS menu bar.
Bulletproof CSS Sliding Doors There are many sliding doors menus that you can find over the internet but to be honest I have never come across a sliding doors menu as strong and as flawless as this one.
CSS Sprite Navigation Tutorial I’m quite sure that you’re well versed with CSS sprites, but if you are not, this little CSS3 tutorial should be the best exercise for you.
Old Mac Styled CSS3 Dropdown Menu A Mac-like multi-level dropdown menu that uses border-radius, box-shadow, and text-shadow. It renders perfect on Firefox, Safari and Chrome. The menu works fine in IE as well but the rounded corners just vanish.
Windows 7 start menu using CSS3 only Many user interface elements that require images in order to have appropriate visual appearance now can be styled only with CSS3.
Pure CSS Fish Eye Menu This is a cool effect, fisheye. You can see the example below, I’ve hovered over Internet Explorer (please don’t ask why).
How to Create a CSS Menu Using Image Sprites Starting with the initial steps in Photoshop to flesh out the design, then moving on to constructing the HTML and styling with the CSS image sprite technique.
Pure CSS3 LavaLamp Menu You might have worked with jQuery’s LavaLamp plugin, but this CSS3 based navigation bar does not use that tutorial. It is made using pure HTML5 and CSS3.
Ribbon Banner Navigation Bar with Pure HTML/CSS3 As it turns out, it’s actually quite easy, using only simple, semantic HTML and some CSS3 trickery thanks to the magic of the the border-width property.
The Apple.com navigation menu created using only CSS3 Create Apple.com’s iconic navigation bar with only CSS and HTML.
Pure CSS Menu Generators
CSS3 Menu Maker A downloadable software, 100% freeware creates magnificent pure CSS menus.
Online CSS Menu Maker This online tool produces cross browser checked, valid code, fast loading, search engine friendly navigation bars.