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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.

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2. Porsche

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

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3. B&Q

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

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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.

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5. Carreras Con Futuro

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

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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.

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7. Callaway Golf

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

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8. Converse

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

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9. Puma

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

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10. Sunglass Hut

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

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11. Nettuts+

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

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12. Tennessee Trails & Byways

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

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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.

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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.

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15. Ski Alpine

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

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