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How to Make a Smooth Animated Menu with jQuery

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 Step 4 – Animate with jQuery

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