• July 5, 2014

We've got another roundup of free menus for you today and this time we are focusing on the sidebar. The sidebar menu for a website can be a tricky element to master. If you have alot of menu items that you want to display in the sidebar then you need to find a solution like a flyout menu, accordion menu, or vertical menu. Below we have compiled a list of the best sidebar menu navigation solutions we have. Each of these menus is free for you to download and customize.

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    Accordion Sidebar Menu

    Accordion sidebar menu

    This accordion menu will work perfectly for keeping your sidebar nice and organized. Collapsing menu items allow you to create a very large sidebar menu with minimal space.

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    Flat Flyout Sidebar Menu

    Flat Flyout Sidebar Menu

    Keep your sidebar navigation nice a clean with this flyout menu. The flat design style makes it easy to customize and implement with any website design.

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    jQuery Sidebar Accordion Menu

    Sidebar Accordion Menu

    This sidebar menu uses all that jQuery power to create a functional accordion menu design. Easy indications of the menu items numbers are displayed with each parent menu item.

  4. 4

    Simple Sidebar Navigation

    Sidebar menu

    This simple single level sidebar menu help organization your sidebar with minimal effort. Again, we have a simple flat design that is easy to customize and match to your website.

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    Collapsible Sidebar Menu

    Sidebar Menu

    This sidebar menu with spice up and site design. The accordion style jQuery menu turns any sidebar navigation into a simple to use menu.

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    Light Sidebar Flyout Menu

    Light Sidebar Flyout Menu

    This flyout menu will turn any sidebar into a highly functional website element. This design is meant for a website with a darker background but can be customized to fit almost any design.

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    Animated Accordion Sidebar Menu

    sidebar menu navigation

    This sidebar menu not only handles your complex, multi-tiered navigation it also has some fancy CSS animation techniques. condense your sidebar menu with the flat designed accordion menu.


Meet the Author

Russell Martin is a computer engineer and internet aficionado. He has been working in the web design/development industry for over 10 years now and enjoys the freedom of a job away from the office. Currently living in Thailand, he is focusing on sharing his web design knowledge by writing blog posts and tutorials.