10 Cool jQuery Flyout Menu Plugins

Sam Deering

There are numbers of ready-made scripts that can be implemented into your project very quickly, and navigation menus are just one of the elements of a website that can be enhanced by jQuery. And to help you shorten your developing process, we are sharing you our collection of 10 (premade) really cool jQuery Fly-out Menu Plugins – a dynamic menu that appears on the left or right-side of a main menu immediately next to the selected item.

1. jQuery & WordPress Slick Flyout Menu Plugins

>Multiple slick tabs per page
>Set the exact location of slide out tab using a combination of “location” and “offset”
>Set the text for the slick tabs
>Toggle the tab open/closed via external links
>Option to have the tab open on page load
jQuery & WordPress Slick Flyout Menu

2. A Simple jQuery Fly-Out Menu

Learn how to create a really simple fly-out menu in this tutorial.
Simple jQuery Fly-Out Menu


A full page cufonized menu that has two nice features: when hovering over the menu items we will move a hover-state item that adapts to the width of the current item, and we will slide out a description bar from the left side of the page, reaching towards the current menu item.

4. jQuery Menu: Dropdown, iPod Drilldown, and Flyout styles with ARIA Support and ThemeRoller Ready

By default, the menu script will transform an unordered list of links into a simple dropdown menu. When you configure a menu with the “flyout” option set to true, the script formats a hierarchical list as a flyout.
Flyout styles with ARIA Support

5. MenuMatic

Takes a sematic ordered or unordered list of links and uses MooTools 1.2 to turn it into a dynamic drop down menu system, with enhanced usability and flair.
Source + Demo

6. jQuery Fly-Out Menu

In this post I’m going to show you how to create this effect with the animate() method.
jQuery Fly-Out Menu

7. Awesome jQuery Fly Out Menu Tutorial

It’s a little different than what you would normally think of as a “fly-out” menu. This example is really a custom build for a website where you want something flashy and interactive, but that doesn’t have to be too flexible to accommodate dynamic content.
Awesome jQuery Fly Out Menu

8. Flex Level Drop Down Menu (v1.3)

This flexible menu script lets you add a multi-level drop down menu to any link on the page. A close relative of Flex Level Pop up Menu, each menu can either drop down or to the right of the anchor element (useful when the link is a side bar link)
Flex Level Drop Down Menu
Source + Demo

9. Vertical Flyout JavaScript Menu

This animated JavaScript flyout menu is clean and lightweight at only 1.6kb and has been tested in all major browsers and is available free of charge for both personal or commercial projects under the creative commons license.
Vertical Flyout JavaScript Menu

10. jQuery – Anywidth Flyout

A jQuery driven flyout menu that uses simple nested unordered lists that can be nested as deep as you like without having to change the styling or the script. Each sub menu will flyout from the left and will close if hover any other parent sub menu links or child links.
Anywidth Flyout
Source + Demo