The menu is one aspect of your website that you can’t afford to overlook. After all, it plays a huge role when users navigate your site. That’s why many developers spend a lot of time creating them to ensure that they facilitate smooth navigation around the site. However, the following awesome CSS sliding menu examples can save you much time without compromising on quality. Check them out!

1. Transparency

See the Pen transparency by Brady Hullopeter (@bradyhullopeter) on CodePen.

The blue background of this CSS sliding menu code is beautiful. One interesting thing about it is the ability to hide or show the menu. Upon clicking on the menu, the options pop up. On the other hand, clicking on the close button, the menu items disappear. It uses HTML and CSS, whereas the author is Brady Hullopeter.

2. Easy Sliding Menu W/ Animated Button

See the Pen Easy Sliding Menu w/ Animated Button by Yago Estévez (@yagoestevez) on CodePen.

The landing page is eye-catching, with an amazing gradient background. Upon clicking the hamburger button, a menu slides with an animation effect. Its slanting border and the different background are also a plus. Its author is Yago Estevez, whereas the languages are HTML, CSS, and JS.

3. Sliding Menu

See the Pen Sliding Menu by Onsen & Monaca (@onsen) on CodePen.

If you want something simple, this CSS sliding menu is a perfect choice. Upon clicking on the menu, it displaces the page content and displays the menu items. It uses HTML, CSS, and JS, whereas the authors are Onsen & Monaca.

4. Left Slide Menu With Icon

See the Pen Left slide menu with icon by Roman (@ramzs) on CodePen.

Initially, one spots a white background and a vertical line of beautiful icons. Upon clicking on the hamburger one, which has a blue background, a menu with several options pops out. The background of every icon and menu item changes from white to blue upon hovering over it. Roman used HTML, CSS, and JS to create this awesome CSS sliding menu.

5. Multi-Level CSS Only Push Menu

See the Pen Multi level css only push menu by Shven (@Shven) on CodePen.

This is an awesome CSS sliding menu if you have menus with submenus, especially when even the latter have further options and so forth. Its author, Shven, used HTML and CSS.

6. Off-Screen Nav With: Focus-Within [PURE CSS]

See the Pen Off-screen nav with :focus-within [PURE CSS] by Dannie Vinther (@dannievinther) on CodePen.

If you want an amazing CSS sliding menu that’s extremely simple, consider this option. The user can hide or unhide the menu. Equally important, it highlights the menu option you are pointing at since it changes its color upon hovering on it. It uses HTML and CSS, whereas its creator was Dannie Vinther.

7. 3D Off-Canvas Navigation

See the Pen 3D Off-canvas navigation by iamarend (@iamarend) on CodePen.

One of the things hard to go unnoticed about this menu is the 3D transition as the menu options slide out. The initial background color and the menu items are shades of blue, and they blend perfectly. Created by iamarend, the code uses HTML, CSS, and JS.

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8. Slide Out / Hamburger / Club Sandwich Menu

See the Pen Slide out / hamburger / club sandwich menu by Jonno Witts (@jonnowitts) on CodePen.

The light green background is striking, to begin with. Additionally, a black background slides out upon clicking on the hamburger button. Lastly, menu options start popping up one by one with white font color and an animation effect hard to miss. The technology used comprises HTML, CSS, and JS, and its creator is Jonno Witts.

9. Pure Css Slide Out Menu

See the Pen Pure CSS Slide Out Menu by James Zedd (@james_zedd) on CodePen.

Upon clicking on the hamburger button, expect an animation effect. The menu appears on the left side, and the rest of the content slides toward the right. It uses HTML, CSS, and JS, whereas the author is Max Kurapov.

10. Pure CSS Drawer

See the Pen pure css drawer by Brady Hullopeter (@bradyhullopeter) on CodePen.

It comprises a transparent menu; hence easy to know the site you are on at all times. Upon clicking the hamburger button, the options slide left. Brady Hullopeter created it with HTML and CSS.

11. Splitscreen Slide Menu (Resizing Content)

See the Pen Splitscreen slide menu (resizing content) by Onno (@ovdsteen) on CodePen.

Upon clicking the hamburger button on the bottom right side, a menu slides on the left border towards the right one splitting the screen into two. Additionally, it resizes the existing content. It was created by Onno using HTML, CSS, and JS.

12. Sliding Menu

See the Pen Sliding menu by Sabine Robart (@_Sabine) on CodePen.

One must admit that Sabine Robart has done an amazing job in developing this unique and stylish CSS sliding menu. The option you choose slides and expands, making it stand out. The background color is also eye-catching. It uses HTML, CSS, and JS.

13. Sliding Menu

See the Pen Sliding Menu by Greg Klein (@GKlein) on CodePen.

Despite sharing a name, this CSS sliding menu is different from the previous one. For instance, its author is Greg Klein. The menu items slide towards the left, and they are a combination of icons and products. The background color becomes lighter upon hovering over a menu item. It uses HTML, CSS, and JS.

14. Pure CSS Slide In Push Menu

See the Pen Pure CSS slide in push menu by Marc Lloyd (@marclloyd77) on CodePen.

Upon clicking on the plus sign, a menu slides towards the right. The background color is grey, but it changes to black for the specific item you hover on. It uses HTML and CSS, whereas the author is Marc Lloyd.

15. Full-Screen Slide Menu

See the Pen Full screen slide menu by senthil raja (@scorpionsera) on CodePen.

As the name suggests, this menu slides out and occupies the entire page displacing the original content. It uses HTML, CSS, and JS, whereas the author is Senthil Raja.

16. Pure CSS Side Reveal Effect

See the Pen Pure CSS side reveal effect by Antonija Šimić (@tonkec) on CodePen.

Upon spotting the hamburger button, one may assume that this CSS sliding menu is just like any other menu out there. However, the transition upon clicking on it will grab your attention right away, no doubt. The bright and beautiful background color of the sliding menu will also have the same effect. Its author is Antonija Šimić, and the technology is a combination of HTML and CSS.

17. Sidebar Interaction

See the Pen Sidebar Interaction by Siddharth Parmar (@Siddharth11) on CodePen.

It is among our 25 awesome CSS sliding menu examples since it strikes a balance between effectiveness and simplicity. The author is Siddharth Parmar, and it uses HTML, CSS, and JS to accomplish the striking slide transition.

18. UI With UX Improvements with Only CSS

See the Pen UI with UX improvements with only CSS by Twikito (@Twikito) on CodePen.

The CSS menu has a sliding transition that’s gradual until all the menu options are exposed. Their red background and slanting border make them hard to miss. Its author Twikito uses HTML, CSS, JS, and SCSS.

19. Awesome Bootstrap 3 Sidebar Navigation

See the Pen Awesome Bootstrap 3 Sidebar Navigation by Jay Holtslander (@j_holtslander) on CodePen.

This is a simple yet beautiful CSS sliding menu that also accommodates submenus. It has a purple background, but the menu that slides out upon clicking the hamburger button has a black one. The author is Jay Holtslander, and it uses HTML, CSS, JS, and Less.

20. Website Sketch With Slide Menu

See the Pen Website sketch with slide menu by Jaroslaw Hubert (@jhkepa) on CodePen.

Next to the menu label is a toggle button. The menu items slide downward upon toggling it on. They also disappear once you toggle it off. Jaroslaw Hubert created it using HTML, CSS, and JS.

21. Css Sliding Menu

See the Pen CSS Sliding Menu by Iain Earl (@synapse791) on CodePen.

Courtesy of Iain Earl, developers no longer have to create CSS sliding menus from scratch. On the contrary, they have two amazing options since one will slide left and the other slides right. It uses HTML and CSS.

22. Daily Codepen

See the Pen [Daily Codepen #24] sliding menu by yyc (@Crabtree) on CodePen.

The animation effect and the change in background color upon hovering on the hamburger button are eye-catching. There is also the slide transition upon clicking on it and the revelation of the menu items. The black background color and the red font color are a remarkable combination, no doubt. It uses HTML, CSS, and JS, whereas the author is yyc.

23. Nice Sliding Menu Made In CSS

See the Pen Nice sliding Menu made in CSS by Thomas (@webinnov_france) on CodePen.

Wow! That’s the impression you get when it comes to this CSS sliding menu. After all, it comes from nowhere with an attractive transition. All you have to do is hover over the black line on top of the page, and the options will slide downwards. Thomas created the code using HTML and CSS.

24. Vertical Slide Menu

See the Pen Vertical Slide Menu by Sanjay (@mliars) on CodePen.

It is unique since the hamburger button is at the bottom. Once the user clicks on it, the options slide out, forming a vertical menu with icons. Its author is Sanjay, whereas it uses HTML, CSS, and JS.

25. Compact Sliding Menu – CSS Sliding Menu Examples

See the Pen Compact sliding menu by Julia Kuznetsova (@jukuznets) on CodePen.

One striking thing about this menu is the striking background photo. The sliding transition upon clicking the hamburger button and the black background of the black background is amazing. The author uses Julia Kuznetsova, and the technology includes HTML, CSS, and JS.