25+ Best Free Pure Css Dropdown Menus

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Stylish free pure css dropdown menus to add a stylish navigation system in your website without using jquery.

A navigation menu is something that cannot be avoided from a website. Once jquery was necessary to create a stylish dropdown menu but now even better menus are coded using css3 codes alone. There are also websites with mega dropdown menu coded using pure css3 codes. Avoiding jquery scripts from your navigation menu will makes the menu to load and work faster.

Here you can browse through some responsive, clean, lightweight and easy to customize pure css dropdown menus. Simple pure css codes makes these navigation menus to load 200 times faster than a jquery navigation menu. Some of these pure css dropdown menus follow horizontal navigation style while other menus are super unique. I’ll suggest you to checkout the demo of all pure css navigation menus here and I hop you’ll find exactly what you are looking for. 

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Pure CSS Transition Effects For Off-Canvas Views

You have probably all seen the “drawer menu/off-canvas” navigation style made popular by Facebook a few years back. There are a lot of great javascript plugins that offers this functionality, but I thought it would be cool to try and do this with the new cool features of css. No javascript required.

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Path Menu with just CSS

This stylish pure css3 navigation menu. The menu elements are placed attractively around the close and open button.

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Navigataur – Pure Css Navigation Menu

This is a pure CSS responsive navigation menu. However, like any CSS plugin/snippet, you will probably want to stylize it to match your sites theme. I’ve separated all functional CSS from the presentational CSS so you can jump right in and change everything you need without breaking the plugin.

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Pure CSS DropDown Menu

This is a simple example of a dowpdown menu made with only CSS3 and HTML

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Pure CSS Dropdown Menu

This is a pure CSS dropdown menu plugin. You can create stylish vertical and horizontal menu using this free pure css3 dropdown menu.

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Pure CSS3 Breadcrumb Navigation

This is an attractive breadcrumb navigation using pure CSS3.

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Pure CSS Navigation Overlay

A pure css overlay navigation menu. This type of pure css navigation menus are hard to find. You can easily implement this mobile-friendly menu in your website.

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Pure CSS Off-Screen Menu

This is a pure css off-screen menu that doesn’t require a bunch of Javascript to work.

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Nice Pure CSS3 Slick Menu

In this pure css dropdown menu plugin tutorial, we are going to mimic the navigation menu in Dragon Interactive website using only CSS (no images, no JavaScript).

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Pure CSS3 Smooth Drop-Down Menu

This menu is created only in CSS3 which is inspired from this post on Forrst! This consists of a nested ul structure to create the second level of the menu which is initially hidden with it’s opacity set to 0. When the link is hovered, the respective ul shows up and slides down. This is achieved by setting its opacity to 1 and changing it’s top offset when it’s hovered in conjuction with the CSS3 transitions to animate the process smoothly.

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Pure CSS3 Vertial Animated Menu

This short script will show you how to create a colorful, yet simple and elegant navigation menu using nothing but CSS 3. Since the latest version of CSS and mainly it’s animation part is not supported by all ‘major’ browsers the code below will not be working in these browsers, instead it is going to nicely degrade to a similar but inanimated one.

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Pure CSS Touch Friendly Dropdown Menu

This approach provides a touch friendly responsive menu without needing to rely on javascript for exposing secondary navigation on mobile devices.The hardest trick was getting the CSS animations working properly. Turns out you can’t animate a change from 0px to auto, so instead of changing the height of the UL container, I had to change the height of each li to a set height.

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Beatiful Pure CSS3 Drop Down Menu

This is a beautiful drop down menu using CSS3. We are going to create the menu without using Javascript, only CSS properties.

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Pure CSS3 animation Menu Navigation

A stylish pure css3 animated navigation menu. You can create both horizontal and vertical navigation menu using this free plugin.

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Sexy CSS3 Menu

One of the most common elements when talking about a website or an application design is definitely the menu navigation. No matter if vertical or horizontal, simple or complex, a menu is essential and it has to look that way.This a sexy and attractive pure css navigation menu which is easy to customize.

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Pure CSS3 Two Level Dark Menu

A stylish dark pure css3 dropdown menu. The simple css3 and html5 codes make this menu very handy and easy to customize.

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Pure CSS3 Vertical Mega Dropdown Menu With Animation

This is one of the best free pure css3 dropdown menu. This pure css vertical menu is powerful enough to support even third or fourth level dropdowns. Also stylish icons make this css menu attractive.

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Pure CSS DropDown Menu

A highly customizable pure CSS dropdown menu shaped using :target pseudo class. This menu is fully compatible on all modern browsers including IE9. This cool looking menu is created completely using CSS, no images or javascript in it. I have tried a comination of :target and :hover pseudo classes here to get the menu effect. The menu have a cool animation whch can only be seen on webkit browsers.

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Pure CSS Dropdown Menu

With the help of some advanced selectors a dropdown menu can be easily created with CSS. Throw in some fancy CSS3 properties and you can create a design that was once only achievable with background images and Javascript.

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Pure CSS3 LavaLamp Menu

This is a pure css3 lavalamp menu with dropdown. The stylish hover effects and css3 transitions makes this menu very attractive.

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Navigation Bar with Pure HTML/CSS3

This is a unique and stylish navigation bar with simple css3 and html5 codes.

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Cool CSS3 Navigation Menu

Another free css3 navigation menu with is simple and stylish. The authors had tried to bring the most out of css3 in this navigation menu.

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Pure Css3 Dropdown Menu

A modern pure css3 navigation menu with stylish hover effects and dropdowns. This free pure css dropdown menu can make your website extra casual.

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Stylish Pure CSS Dropdown Menu

What a dropdown menu provides is a hierarchical overview of the subsections contained within the menu item that spawned it. Basically, it lists all the subsections within a section of a site when you hover your mouse cursor over it. This is a just a basic pure css dropdown menu framework. You can customize this css mnu using stylish css3 transitions and animations.

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Multilevel CSS3 Metal Navigation With Icons

This is beautiful CSS3 menu with icons in metal style. This is a pretty standard UL-LI multilevel menu.

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CSS3 Animated Menu

In this short tutorial, we will be using the power of CSS3 effects and transitions, to build a JavaScript-free animated navigation menu which you can use to add a polished look to your website or template. We will be using some neat features such as the :target pseudo selector and :after elements.

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Pure CSS3 Dropdown Navigation With Effects

I created this Navigation to see some CSS3 Powers with hover effects, which was done with JavaScript or jQuery before. But now we can achieve same results with Pure CSS3 alone .

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