Smooth Horizontal Sliding Tab Navigation with jQuery

we’ll show you how to create a navigation menu that slides horizontally. It begins with a set of “tabs” on the right side of a containing element. When clicked, a tab slides to the left to reveal a group of links. Click the tab again, and it slides back. While I’ve never had a need to build one of these for any of my own projects, quite a few people have asked if I would demonstrate how it might be done, so here goes.

 

The Styles

For the navigation items, I used a simple unordered list wrapped in a