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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Mobile Drop Down Menu Perfect

How to create same Menu as Treehouse uses?

First of all, nice course, I enjoyed this but was hoping to learn how to build the same kind of menu as treehouse uses.

Is there a workshop in treehouse on how to do this?

If not, how can we convert our current menu into a menu where we see the 3 lines, which you then click on to open the full menu?

Justin Radcliffe
Justin Radcliffe
18,987 Points

Hi Jaycode,

After quickly scanning through the video, I imagine you'll be able to recreate such a menu using the same principles shown in the video. Switch out the select input for an icon of 3 lines (a.k.a Hamburger Icon), then implement your jquery to show and hide a list of links on toggle. This is a very general description of how it may be accomplished, but it's definitely doable!

I somewhat am getting the hang of it. Here is my beta code. WARNING: I didn't take the time to perfect this so there are a few BUGS & KINKS which need to be ironed out. There is probably a better way of doing this as we know there are usually several different ways to achieve he same result. If I were to redo this, I'd probably use an overlay instead, but this is what I have for now.


<!DOCTYPE html>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css" type="text/css" media="screen" title="no title" charset="utf-8">
    <div id="menu">
            <li class="selected"><a href="index.html">Home</a></li>
            <li><a href="about.html">About</a></li>
            <li><a href="contact.html">Contact</a></li>
            <li><a href="support.html">Support</a></li>
            <li><a href="faqs.html">FAQs</a></li>
            <li><a href="events.html">Events</a></li>
    <p>This is the home page.</p>

    <script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.0.min.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
    <script src="js/app.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
    function myFunction(x) {


const $menuIcon = $('<div id="menu-icon" onclick="myFunction(this)">' +
                    '<div class="bar1"></div>' +
                    '<div class="bar2"></div>' +
                    '<div class="bar3"></div></div>');

const ul = '<ul></ul>';


  const $icon = $(this);
  const $menu = $icon.parent();
  const $ul = $('#menu ul');
  $ul.css('margin', '0 auto');
  const $li = $('#menu ul li');
  if ($menu.css('height') === '60px') {
    $menu.animate({height: "500px"});
  } else {
    $menu.animate({height: "60px"});
  $(this).append(($ul).css('display', 'block'));
    $li.css('display', 'block').css('font-size', '24px');



* {
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    font-family: sans-serif;

body {
    background: #fff;

#menu {
    background: #384047;
    height: 60px;
    padding: 0 5px 0;
    text-align: center;

ul {
    list-style: none;

ul li {
    display: inline-block;
    width: 84px;
    text-align: center;

ul li a {
    color: #fff;
    width: 100%;
    line-height: 60px;
    text-decoration: none;

ul li.selected {
/*  background: #aaa;*/

ul li.selected a {
/*  color: #384047;*/
  color: greenyellow;

select {
    width: 84%;
    margin: 11px  0 11px 2%;
    float: left;

button {
    display: inline-block;
    line-height: 18px;
    padding: 0 5px;
    margin: 11px 2% 11px 0;
    float: right;
    width: 10%;
h1 {
    margin: 40px 0 10px;
    text-align: center;
    color: #384047;
p {
    text-align: center;
    color: #777;
/** Start Coding Here **/

#menu-icon {
    display: inline-block;
    cursor: pointer;
    margin-left: 10px;
    margin-top: 9px;

.bar1, .bar2, .bar3 {
    width: 35px;
    height: 5px;
    background-color: #ddd;
    margin: 6px 0;
    transition: 0.4s;

/* Rotate first bar */
.change .bar1 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(-45deg) translate(-9px, 6px) ;
    transform: rotate(-45deg) translate(-9px, 6px) ;

/* Fade out the second bar */
.change .bar2 {
    opacity: 0;

/* Rotate last bar */
.change .bar3 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(45deg) translate(-8px, -8px) ;
    transform: rotate(45deg) translate(-8px, -8px) ;

@media (min-width: 360px) and (max-width: 568px) {
  #menu {
  #menu ul {
    display: none;
  #menu li a {
    margin-left: 200px;


@media (min-width: 568px) {
  #menu-icon {
    display: none;