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navitron

1.0.0 • Public • Published

Mobify Navitron

A mobile optimized sliding navigation plugin.

NPM

Demo

You can find a simple demo inside the examples folder in the repo. Run grunt examples to see it in Chrome (mobile device emulation is recommended).

Dependencies

Zepto Support

While we don't actively support Zepto for Navitron, we welcome any and all issues and PRs to help us make it work.

Installation

Navitron can be installed using NPM:

npm install navitron

Usage with Require.js

We highly recommend using Require.js with Navitron. To use Require, you have to reference Navitron inside your require config file (Note: If your project already has these external dependencies, and the versions are compatible, it's recommended that you use the one in your project to reduce duplication):

 
{
    'paths': {
        '$': 'node_modules/navitron/node_modules/jquery/dist/jquery.min',
        'plugin': 'node_modules/navitron/node_modules/plugin/dist/plugin.min',
        'velocity': 'node_modules/navitron/node_modules/velocity-animate/velocity.min',
        'navitron': 'node_modules/navitron/dist/navitron.min'
    }
}
 

And then require Navitron in as needed:

define([
    '$',
    'navitron'
    ],
    function($) {
        $('.navitron').navitron();
    }
);

Usage

At a bare minimum, your markup structure should follow the structure shown below. You should have at least one <nav> container with semantically correct nested lists inside. Content within list items can be whatever you want. You may also style either of those however you need. Our default theme will give you some standard styling for those elements but if you want to theme Navitron yourself, we recommend not including the theme file and starting from scratch.

To avoid any unwanted FOUT, decorate the content you will be passing to Navitron with the hidden attribute. The hidden attribute will be removed when Navitron is initialized.

For accessibility and functional purposes, Navitron will automatically wire up ARIA functionalities to support screen readers.

<!-- Include the CSS -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="navitron.min.css">
 
<!-- Optionally include the Theme file -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="navitron-theme.min.css">
 
<!-- Include the markup -->
    <nav id="myNavitron" hidden>
        <ul>
            <li>
                <span class="navitron__next-pane">Level 1 Item 1</span>
 
                <ul>
                    <li>
                        <span class="navitron__next-pane">Level 2 Item 1</span>
                        <ul>
                            <li>Level 3 Item 1</li>
                            <li>Level 3 Item 2</li>
                        </ul>
                    </li>
 
                    <li>
                        Level 2 Item 2
                    </li>
                </ul>
            </li>
 
            <li>
                Level 1 Item 2
            </li>
        </ul>
    </nav>
 
<!-- Include dependencies -->
<script src="jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="velocity.min.js"></script>
<script src="plugin.min.js"></script>
 
<!-- Include navitron.js -->
<script src="navitron.min.js"></script>
 
<!-- Construct navitron -->
<script>$('#myNavitron').navitron()</script> 

Initializing the plugin

navitron()

Initializes the navitron.

$('#myNavitron').navitron();

navitron(options)

Initialize with options.

$('#myNavitron').navitron({
    shiftAmount: 20,
    duration: 200,
    easing: 'swing',
    fadeOpacityTo: 0.25,
    structure: true,
    onShow: noop,
    onShown: noop
});

Options

shiftAmount

default: 20

Specifies how much the current pane shifts away creating a parallax effect.

Notice the pane with the green borders that's shifting in/out of view. Shift in action

$('#myNavitron').navitron({
    shiftAmount: 40
});
duration

default: 200

Sets the duration for the animation (ms).

$('#myNavitron').navitron({
    duration: 1000
});
easing

default: swing

Sets the easing for the animation. Navitron takes all of the same easing properties that Velocity.js accepts.

  • jQuery UI's easings and CSS3's easings ("ease", "ease-in", "ease-out", and "ease-in-out"), which are pre-packaged into Velocity. A bonus "spring" easing (sampled in the CSS Support pane) is also included.
  • CSS3's bezier curves: Pass in a four-item array of bezier points. (Refer to Cubic-Bezier.com for crafing custom bezier curves.)
  • Spring physics: Pass a two-item array in the form of [ tension, friction ]. A higher tension (default: 600) increases total speed and bounciness. A lower friction (default: 20) increases ending vibration speed.
  • Step easing: Pass a one-item array in the form of [ steps ]. The animation will jump toward its end values using the specified number of steps.

For more information, check out Velocity's docs on easing.

$('#myNavitron').navitron({
    easing: 'ease-in-out'
});
fadeOpacityTo

default: 0.25

A range from 0 to 1. Sets the opacity value the pane will fade to when being animated in/out of view.

If you don't want any fading animation, set fadeOpacityTo to 1

$('#myNavitron').navitron({
    fadeOpacityTo: 0.5
});
structure

default: true

Defines the structure to use for Navitron panes. By default, Navitron will automatically add a Back button to .navitron__header for each nested list.

If you want to have full control over the header and footer section of the Navitron panes, set structure: false.

If you are using structure: false, you will need to structure your HTML to include the following elements shown below. You must include <button class="navitron__next-pane"> for each list item that have a nested list inside. In addition, you must have <button class="navitron__prev-pane"> either in <li class="navitron__header"> OR <li class="navitron__footer"> for each nested list. Navitron will transform the <li> into a <div> perserving all the class names, ID, attributes that you might have included and all of the contents inside would be kept during the transformation process.

Missing any elements will cause Navitron to not function properly.

<nav id="myNavitron" hidden>
    <ul>
        <!-- Header for the top level nav list -->
        <li class="navitron__header">
            <span>Top Level</span>
        </li>
        <li>
            <button class="navitron__next-pane" type="button">Level 1 Item 1</button>
            <ul>
                <!-- The header that will be built out for this nested list -->
                <li class="navitron__header">
                    <button class="navitron__prev-pane" type="button">
                        Back
                    </button>
                    <span>Level 1 item 1 heading</span>
                </li>
                <li>
                    <button class="navitron__next-pane" type="button">Level 2 Item 1</button>
                    <ul>
                        <li>Level 3 Item 1</li>
                        <li>Level 3 Item 2</li>
                        <!-- Position of navitron__header or navitron__footer in the list doesn't matter
                        as long as they are the children of the nested list -->
                        <li class="navitron__footer">
                            <button class="navitron__prev-pane" type="button">
                                Back
                            </button>
                            <span>Level 2 item 1 heading</span>
                        </li>
                    </ul>
                </li>
 
                <li>
                    Level 2 Item 2
                </li>
            </ul>
        </li>
 
        <li>
            Level 1 Item 2
        </li>
    </ul>
</nav>
onShow

default: function(e, ui) {}

Triggered every time Navitron is starting to animate a pane.

Parameters

Parameter name Description
e An Event object passed to the callback
ui An object containing any associated data for use inside the callback
$('#myNavitron').navitron({
    onShow: function(e, ui) {
        // ui.pane contains the pane animating in
    }
});
onShown

default: function(e, ui) {}

Triggered every time Navitron has finished animating a pane.

Parameters

Parameter name Description
e An Event object passed to the callback
ui An object containing any associated data for use inside the callback
$('#myNavitron').navitron({
    onShown: function(e, ui) {
        // ui.pane contains the pane that is shown
    }
});

Methods

showPane

Show the selected pane by element reference.

Can be used to show a specific nested list to show on page load.

$('#myNavitron').navitron('showPane', $targetPane);

Browser Compatibility

Browser Version Support
Mobile Safari 6.0+ Supported.
Chrome (Android) 38.0+ Supported.
Android Browser 4.0+ Partial support. See known issues
IE for Win Phone 8.0+ Supported.
Firefox (Android) 27.0+ Supported. (Support may exist for earlier versions but has not been tested)

Known Issues and Workarounds

Currently for AOSP browsers 4.0.x - 4.1.x, the panes do not animate smoothly when CSS box-shadow is applied to them and have minor rendering artifacts where some of the content is cut off. It is recommended to disable box-shadows for these browsers.

Working with Navitron locally

Requirements

Steps

  1. Clone Navitron repo
  2. npm install
  3. grunt serve
  4. Preview the site at http://localhost:3000
  5. Navigate to examples folder

Grunt Tasks:

  • grunt or grunt build - builds a distributable release
  • grunt watch - watches for changes and builds when changes are detected.
  • grunt serve - runs the server, building changes and then watching for changes. Use grunt serve to preview the site at http://localhost:3000
  • grunt test - runs the test suite in your console
  • grunt test:browser - runs a server that allows you to run the test suite in your browser
  • grunt examples - same as grunt serve, but will automatically open Google Chrome to the examples page

The dist directory will be populated with minified versions of the css and javascript files for distribution and use with whatever build system you might use. The src directory has our raw unminified Sass and Javascript files if you prefer to work with those.

License

MIT License. Navitron is Copyright © 2016 Mobify. It is free software and may be redistributed under the terms specified in the LICENSE file.

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