Bounce out Vertical menu with jQuery CSS3

So here will create a simple bounce out vertical menu with the help of little bit css3 and jquery framework. Beautiful navigation menu can stand out your website from the crowd of creative navigations. That’s why we tried to create vertical menu which on mouse hover give a nice bounce out sliding effect. Lets begin..

Here we will use jQuery easing plugin to get easeoutbounce effect directly. Therefore we don’t need to code much. We can get the desired effect in simple steps.

 

 

Step 1 : HTML

Will create li elements for our navigation menu with description in paragraph tag. Check out the below document for more clarification.

  • Home

    Home page

  • About Us

    Know About our company

  • Portfolio

    Check our Portfolio

  • Contact Us

    Have a question?

Step 2 : CSS Style

 

Here we will use some css3 properties to get some cool UI effect like box-shadow and text-shadow.

Box-Shadow – Box shadow will give some drop down effect to the whole box element ( li here ).

Box shadow takes 3 lengths and a color as attributes. ( Horizontal offset, Vertical offset, Blur radius and color).

Text-Shadow – Same as box-shadow x offset, y offset, blur and color.

Check the below codes for more clarification.

Note : Make li overflow to hidden so that paragraph text will be hidden and later will use jQuery to show paragraph text.

li {
height:20px;
width:200px;
overflow:hidden;  /* Important */
color: #fff;
text-decoration: none;
font-weight: bold;
line-height: 1;
/* Rounded Corners */
-moz-border-radius: 5px;
-webkit-border-radius: 5px;
/* Box Shadow */
-moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 3px #999;
-webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 3px #999;
/* Text Shadow */
text-shadow: 0 -1px 1px #222;
border-bottom: 1px solid #222;
padding: 7px 10px 6px;
margin-top:5px;
background-color:#a447cf;
}
li p {
margin-top:10px;
font-size:12px;
color:#6CF;
}

Step 3 : Link Jquery and Easing Plugin

Now we got jquery framework and easing plugin with us so its the time to link it with html document. Along with Empty custom.js so we can write codes in there later.

Step 4 : jQuery

Here will use mouseover and mouseout properties of jQuery to get the final Effect. Using animate function will change the height of li element so that it can show the paragraph text. And on mouseout will change its height back to normal pixel.

$(document).ready(function(){
//When Mouse rolls over li
$("li").mouseover(function(){
$(this).stop().animate({height:'60px'},{queue:false, duration:600, easing: 'easeOutBounce'})
});
//When Mouse cursor removed from li
$("li").mouseout(function(){
$(this).stop().animate({height:'20px'},{queue:false, duration:600, easing: 'easeOutBounce'})
});
});

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