make_dropdown Mouse and Mobile/Touch friendly jQuery drop down menu plugin
Hover-based drop down menus are a great solution when you’re short on space in your layouts, and are used all over the web. But what about mobile devices though? Everything goes out the door when you rely solely on hover effects.
There doesn’t seem to be many solutions out there that take care of this, so I’ve created a jQuery plugin called make_dropdown, which is basically a mobile (or touch)-friendly extension of SpiceBrain’s “jQuery Simple Drop-Down Menu”. By using this plugin, your menu will be activated both when hovered and clicked; but if a mobile, touch-based browser is detected it will only be activated when tapped, ensuring that your mobile users get a good experience.
Saturday, October 1st, 2011, 1:30 am