jQuery Menu Effect Plugin

There are 6 effects contain in this small plugin that i created casually for the purpose for making the overall menu bar more interesting. The plugin itself is quite easy to use but it may contain many unnecessary code since you will only be using a single effect of the plugin, others will be just there to sum up the size of the file. Therefore, if you would like to only use one of the effect in this small plugin, just remove the other effect located in the plugin. Feel free to see how each effect work, you can also search this site for the how-to tutorial on each of the effect in jQuery.


  • Current version: 1.0
  • Licensing: MIT

Browser Tested

  • Firefox 3.0.7
  • IE 7.0.5730.13
  • Opera 9.64
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari


  • jQuery 1.31


I will keep the documentation simple, each method will have certain parameter that can be adjust such as speed of the effect and etc. by default, all these effect already have their own default values. Therefore, without any changes you can also call it out by stating its method.

There are 6 effects altogether.

  1. OthersFade()
  2. OthersJump()
  3. OthersBlink()
  4. OthersRollUp()
  5. OthersRollDown()
  6. OthersVibrate()

Each effect can be viewed on the demo page.  In order to call each effect, you will just have to do the following,

$("div#menu1 ul#main li").OthersFade();
$("div#menu2 ul#main li").OthersJump();
$("div#menu3 ul#main li").OthersBlink();
$("div#menu4 ul#main li").OthersRollUp();
$("div#menu5 ul#main li").OthersRollDown();
$("div#menu6 ul#main li").OthersVibrate();

bear in mind that the selection on jquery must be pointing at the element '

  • ' and the parameter of each effect is stated below,


    • startOpacity: 1, //the start visibility
    • hoverOpacity: 0, //the hover visbility
    • duration: 2000  //the effect duration to reach hover opacity


    • jumpHeight: 15, //how height it jump
    • jumpDirection: 0, //'0' jump upwards, '1' jump downwards
    • duration: 100  //duration of the effect


    • brightness: 0.5 //the quickness of the effect
    • duration: 100 //duration of effect


    • duration: 1000 //speed of effect


    • duration: 1000 //speed of effect


    • interval: 30,  // the start interval of each vibration
    • duration: 1000, // the duration of the vibration
    • shake: 3 //the area that the vibration will be moving


    • Please post bug reports and other contributions (enhancements, features, etc.) to [email protected] and i will try to get back to you asap. You can comment below to seek help too.
    • Any additional effect you would like to have in this plugin, please comment below or email me so that i can add them up.
    • There are a lot of how-to effect in this particular site, feel free to search for it and learn up yourself to get this effect on your own plugin




    • initial released


    Example of usage

    interval: 30,
    duration: 1000,
    shake: 3
  • 5 thoughts on “jQuery Menu Effect Plugin

    1. no problem Josh, if there is anything you would like me to add into
      this simple plugin let me know!

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