How to Make a Smooth Animated Menu with jQuery. Ever seen some excellent jQuery navigation that left you wanting to make one of your own?
Today we’ll aim to do just that by building a menu and animate it with some smooth effects. The Goal – One Smooth Menu Here’s a demo of what we’ll end up with by the end. Introduction – An explanation of easing The menu has such a smooth animation because of a thing called “easing”. “The term easing refers to gradual acceleration or deceleration during an animation, which helps your animations appear more realistic. Thanks to the magic of the jQuery Easing plugin, we can now use easing outside of Flash and Actionscript environments. Step 1 – Set up the Structure Before starting with any jQuery, we’ve got to build a quick menu structure with XHTML and load in the required project files. Nothing out of the ordinary here. Then copy in this menu structure into the body: Menu items have a class assigned to it that will designate the color of the block.
Step 3 – Style with CSS. Creating a Mouseover Fade Effect with jQuery. My last little jQuery tutorial was an alternative to using CSS to create an image change on a mouseover. Now I want to take that one step further and add a fade effect. For my example, I am going to make a black and white image fade into a color image. To achieve this effect I am going to introduce the animate function. There are tons of possibilities in regards to jQuery’s animate function, but for this tutorial, I’m going to keep it simple by just using it to do one thing. 10 Superb Image Effects and Slider Tutorials with Jquery. 10 Superb Image Effects and Sliders with Jquery and CSS.
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These are some of it’s features: JQZoom Galleria. ColorBox, A jQuery Lightbox. A lightweight customizable lightbox plugin for jQuery Fork me on GitHub View Demos Download Released under the MIT License.
A standard transition effect that always works well when implemented on your designs.