CSS based Jquery vertical menu with Submenu Example

Example of CSS based Jquery vertical menu with Submenu

During web designing to make navigation better we do implement menu system. Generally there are two type of menu Horizontal menu & Vertical menu. Horizontal menu’s are place in header or footer while vertical menu can placed aside the content pan. In this example I designed a jquery vertical menu for my Corporate website. It has tabs like Home, About Us, Service, News & Career. This menu is designed using JQuery & CSS. You can easily configure it as per your requirements.

To design this menu I added UL element in HTML. All the tabs are place in side ul > li. Sub menu’s are places with nested ul element inside the corresponding li element. During click to expand sub-menus I used JQuery. To select ul & li elements I used CSS selector in JQuery. Using a toggle function I am adding & replacing the class ‘enable’. While the class enable is added to li element, sub-menu for that node is getting visible. Initial all sub-menu’s are hided.

To run this example, Copy the below file vertical.htm & open with your browser. Here I used JQuery CDN link. Make sure you are running this example in presence of internet. For off-line version please replace the JQuery CDN link with local reference.



<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<title>Vertical Menu with Sub-Menu using JQuery & CSS</title>
<style type="text/css">
#vertical-menu {
float: left;
padding: 0px;
margin: 0px;
width: 210px;
list-style: outside none none;
font-family: arial;
#vertical-menu li {
list-style: none;
#vertical-menu li a {
display: block;
border-top: 1px solid #eee;
padding: 10px 15px;
background: #197DCB;
text-decoration: none;
color: #ffffff;
#vertical-menu li a:hover, #nav li a.enable {
background: #999;
color: #ffffff;
#vertical-menu li ul {
background: none repeat scroll 0 0 red;
display: none;
margin: 0;
padding: 0 0 0 15px;
#vertical-menu li ul li a {
background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #04bdce;
border-bottom: medium none;
<script type="text/javascript" src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-2.1.3.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function () {
$('#vertical-menu > li > a').click(function(){
if ($(this).attr('class') != 'enable'){
$('#vertical-menu li ul').slideUp();
$('#vertical-menu li a').removeClass('enable');
<ul id="vertical-menu">
<li><a href="#">Home</a></li>
<a href="#">About Us</a>
<li><a href="#">Our Mission</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Technology</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Success Stories</a></li>
<a href="#">Services</a>
<li><a href="#">CMS</a></li>
<li><a href="#">UI Designing</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Logo Designing</a></li>
<li><a href="#">WordPress</a></li>
<li><a href="#">SEO Optimization</a></li>
<li><a href="#">News</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Career</a></li>