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15 Examples of Drop-Down Navigation Menus

Having a clean and well-structured website navigation is key in designing an effective user interface. Drop-down menus are great for sites that have multiple levels of content hierarchy. The typical design pattern of a drop-down menu is that when a user hovers over the parent navigation item, a submenu of navigation items appears.

1. Pure Grips

Pure Grips feature images in their drop-down menu to make it clear to the user which products are which.


2. Porsche

As you hover over each car, the image on the right changes. It also looks stunning with the semitranspart background.


3. B&Q

B&Q has a clean and eye-catching drop-down menu that lists columns of products that customers are looking for.


4. Red Brick Health

This drop-down navigation menu fits perfectly into the site design, and the pink hover highlight is a great touch of detail.


5. Carreras Con Futuro

This drop-down menu’s design embodies the hand-drawn theme of the website.


6. Galaico Folia

This drop-down submenu has a wonderful animation effect with the smaller pieces of wood folding down from the main menu item.


7. Callaway Golf

This is a masterfully neat drop-down navigation design that has an orange hover effect.


8. Converse

Converse has a grunge-styled drop-down menu that has a cloth-like texture with frizzy edges.


9. Puma

This dark drop-down menu really stands out from the rest of the site’s lighter colours.


10. Sunglass Hut

This drop-down menu is functional in that it also serves as an illustrated visual of the various styles of sunglasses.


11. Nettuts+

Netttuts+ has a clean drop-down navigation menu that works well with their header colours.


12. Tennessee Trails & Byways

This drop-down is unique because within the submenu, there’s also tabbed navigation.


13. Gateway

The drop-down menu in this design has nice curves and beautiful visuals that serve to display images of the computer manufacturer’s products.


14. Bern

This rough grunge style website has an edgy drop-down menu that complement the look-and-feel of the website’s general aesthetics.


15. Ski Alpine

This drop-down menu highlights the attention to detail that the site designer has.


Originally posted 2014-12-11 18:59:23.

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