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jQuery Plugin: Fish-Menu

Here we go, at it again with a new plugin called fish-menu heavily based on jquery.ui.potato.menu by Makoto_KW

I’ve modified the code in many ways, adding a few features such as:

  • hoverIntent Support
  • Drop-down textual marker, such as »
  • Miniaturization, helps speed download
  • No jQuery UI, helps reduce HTTP requests

Use is as easy as the original potato menu, by simply using nested unordered lists, like this:

    <ul id="menu1">
        <li><a href="#">Item 1</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Item 2</a></li>
            <a href="#">Item 3</a>
                <li><a href="#">Sub Item A</a></li>
                <li><a href="#">Sub Item B</a></li>

And then throwing some javascript/css at it like this:

    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="jquery.fish.css" />
    <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="js/jquery.hoverIntent.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="js/jquery.fish.menu.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">

and Ka-Pow, drop-down jQuery menus in 2.66KB (minified)


I have noticed a bug in ie6 (it exists in the original potato menu too) and I can’t really figure it out, the li’s in the sub-nav appear to float left, if anybody has any insight let me know (it’s not the pseudo-element bug)