The “hamburger” icon has become the recognized metaphor for the menu, which allows designers to hide away their links until they’re needed.
Today’s post features 30 modern website designs which make use of pop out navigation menus. These sites cleverly bring the menu into view using slide-in or overlay effects.
Clicking on the menu icon reveals the side menu and the content disappear when the menu is closed. There are smooth transitions involved in this process.
This website design has a hero image placed on the header section paired with a hidden navigation makes the user navigation more intuitive and easier.
We are Empire website has a minimalist design with a hidden navigation marked by a hamburger icon in the top right corner.
The navicon for the menu blends perfectly with the environment in this website. It may be difficult to spot right on, but it’s positioned in an intuitive place, the top right corner of the page.
This menu has a smooth transition effect for the menu, plus some subtle colored hover effects for the links.
This website has two navigation systems, one on the top header, and another partly hidden in the top right corner of the page. The secondary navigation can be triggered with a click.
The simple design of the menu goes well with the site. Clicking the hamburger icon opens up a fullscreen, dark overlay menu with white links.
This is a more simplistic design for a hidden menu. It blends perfectly with the rest of the site and offers a unique user experience.
The white font color creates a nice contrast against the pink background, and the font is just big enough.
This top menu opens while hovering on the navicon at the top center of the page. It also pairs nicely with smooth menu transitions and hover effects.
To find this website’s primary navigation you will have to click the navigation icon in the top right corner of the page. A fullscreen, overlay menu will appear.
This fullscreen menu blends well with the overall design of the website. The subtle hover effect of the menu items adds some extra points to the user experience.
Clicking the menu icon reveals the big, dark, overlay menu that covers the entire website.
Being hidden initially, hovering over the menu icon reveals the full menu in a unique, interesting layout with icons for each section/page.
This website’s design is marked by some dynamic navigation elements which are triggered when instinctively hovering on the top of the page for finding the menu.
Cofa Media website has a navigation system based on a hamburger button that subtly uncovers the main navigation of the site while covering the whole screen.
The menu icon is non-intrusive and very subtly positioned in the top right corner of this website. Click it to see how it uncovers the primary navigation.
Demodern has a distinctive navicon that contrasts the website design. Clicking it uncovers a geometric menu design with subtle hover effects for the links.
The design of this simple side, slide-in menu is top-class and matched the design style of the whole website.
Check out this fullscreen menu that opens when clicking the navigation icon. The menu items are provided with a cool hover effect.
The side menu of this website can be toggled on and off. Also, check out the subtle hover effect for the links.
This simple website menu instantly catches the visitor’s attention. That’s how you design an efficient side menu!
450 GSM has a right side menu that reveals itself when clicking on the navicon. It is paired with some smooth effects.
This website’s design is accompanied by an elegant side menu that opens in fullscreen mode when you click the burger icon.
Take a look at the colorful side menu of this website that instantly catches the visitor’s attention.
This simple website is accompanied by a very attractive side menu with simple and elegant fonts.
Here’s another example of a simple side menu that appears when clicking the menu icon revealing the big, bold side menu.