Web Design Mega Menu Examples for Design Inspiration

Mega menus are often used on large sites that have the considerable number of pages for users to navigate. Rather than just using a dropdown, the mega menu opens offering more options.

While mega menus can make it easier for users to get deeper into a site with fewer clicks, the vast number of links can also overwhelm some visitors. For this reason, great care should be taken when designing mega menus to make them as user-friendly as possible. Mega menus seem to be very useful for corporate websites and seem to be really helpful in effective business communication. Mega menus can cover the whole website in a single flash. They may be useful at different instances as to show the list of all the languages, countries, directory or any other such list of things. A pizza brand site may contain mega menu containing the list of all the available pizza recipes or any other such thing. Mega menus prove to be useful for the large eCommerce stores as well. Instead of mapping put a huge footer, you can create a mega menu for the convenience of the users to cover all the information in a really nice way. The drop-down menu must appear to be neat and all the sub-categories must be properly organized as well. Drop-down menus are supported on all sort of devices and provide a great deal of comfort for the users to navigate quickly and easily.

In this post, we’ll look at some well-designed mega menu examples in action on live websites.

Columbia

You can select among the number of different countries and map of each country is also available.

Columbia

Callaway

A sophisticated drop-down menu has been mapped out nicely in the sidebar and provides a general outlook of the content that the website possesses.

Callaway

Puma

It is a common drop-down menu used mostly for news blog or eCommerce sites.

Puma

Bras N Things

The drop-down menu operates nicely and it opens after you click on a certain category.

Bras N Things

OfficeMax

The drop-down menu itself is like a separate web-page providing a general outlook to the website.

OfficeMax

Target

The drop-down menu opens in a horizontal manner and there is a scroll bar to scroll up or down in the menu option.

Target

The Sak

The drop-down menu can be styled in a variety of organizations and manners.

The Sak

Adidas

The drop-down menu is covering most of the page and it disappears when you move your mouse away from the particular category.

Adidas

Northern Tool and Equipment

Different caligraphic fonts, different size of drop-down menus, different ways of scrolling down the drop-down menu and a lot of other such features can help you craft a new drop-down menu.

Northern Tool and Equipment

Wal-Mart

Drop-down menus are admired by all the visitors as they offer unique navigation experience to all the users visiting the particular site.

Wal-Mart

Toys R Us

The drop-down menus can cater variety of stuff like images, videos, tages and a lot of other stuff that requires the attention of the visitors.

Toys R Us

Moosejaw

The drop-down menu should be in contrast with the header and rest of the website. It may contain each and every information about a particular sub-category so all the information must be organized with headings in a proper manner.

Moosejaw

Estee Lauder

Different customizations allow you to design a different kind of drop-down menus.

Estee Lauder

Quiksilver

Another similar mega drop-down menu with lots of information to navigate further.

Quiksilver

The White House

Different sub-categories have been listed under a single category. News blogs have a lot of information to cover so it is the popular choice of all the websites sharing bulk of inforamiton to its visitors on the regular basis.

The White House

Staples

A mega drop-down menu with the minimum description of all the products and services available on the particular eCommerce store.

Staples

Lowe’s

A whole new world is presented inside the drop-down menu. Such websites offer different modes to navigate into the site and visitor really enjoys that.

Lowe's

Action Envelope

Great layout to display minute information in a graphical manner and impress the users with images in drop-down menu.

Action Envelope

Sears

The content has been nicely managed on the drop-menu and sub-categories have been supported with medium-sized images.

Sears

FAO Schwarz

The drop-down menu opens nicely like a poster or notepad and nice lines have been callibrated between the different categories.

FAO Schwarz

Bobbi Brown

The drop-down menu has categorized the same things under different categories to make it more convenient for the user.

Bobbi Brown

GNC

Similar to the previous menus with helpful categories such as “Popular brands” and offering vital user experience.

GNC

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