CSS Showcase - a gallery of CSS menus

If you need some inspiration for the next time you start working on a menu/tabbed navigation design, Vitaly Friedman’s CSS Showcase is the place to go.

The gallery contains screenshots of more than fifty different tabbed menu designs found on live websites, and the number is increasing. Vitaly is also working on making it possible for visitors to submit their own designs for the gallery.

To help visitors who want to implement their own CSS menu, the CSS Showcase also contains an overview of CSS navigation techniques.

While the CSS Showcase doesn’t contain anything new or revolutionary, it’s nice to have all those examples and techniques in a single place.

Posted on April 21, 2006 in CSS, Quicklinks


  1. The CSS Showcase link seems to be broken.

  2. Same for me, I was looking forward to checking those out aswell! Aww I was all sad when I got the “Forbidden” page. :(

  3. It was working earlier as a saw Roger’s screenshot.

  4. April 21, 2006 by Nadav

    Me too, I got into it, then read an article that was pointed to from there, and now I can’t get back.

  5. Gawd, and here I am about to write an article on CSS menus… steal my thunder :P

    403 Forbidden :/

  6. Maybe he’s been 456bereast’ed ;-)

  7. Here’s Google’s cache for the page (until the link comes back up) but unfortunately it doesn’t seem to have either the CSS or the images cached (at least you’ve got the content!)

  8. Dear friends,

    The page was down due to overwhelming Digg & Del.icio.us and, well, 456bereastreet.com effect. Some functions have been deactivated few minutes ago, so the server won’t go down so quickly. Sorry for inconvenience.

  9. Well, the menu of the page i visited itself(css showcase) isn’t good at all. Mouseover and see. The whole thing bounces. Also, i’m no big fan of css menu’s purely because it’s to much fuss which you also can accomplish with just a few pics in a table.

  10. Jungsonn: posting such a comment here? Are your nuts?

  11. April 22, 2006 by Paul

    Seems to be broken again :P

  12. @Jean Moniatte

    Can’t think of any reasons why not. It is not meant cynical, the site shows very good examples and good sites with very good css menu’s. I just point out the flaws in the site itself.

    But it deserves a bookmark.

  13. April 23, 2006 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    Jungsonn: “just a few pics in a table” is how we created menus back in 1996. In my experience those menus involved a lot more fuss than modern CSS based menus.

  14. @Roger

    I agree, but i can do with them pretty fine. My experiance with css menus is very poor, while the tabled versions seems to work everywhere for me. It depends also on my limited time on a project, i do make them but not often.

  15. This site has some pure css menu styles for free based upon Stu Nicholls Ultimate Drop-down menu.


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