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What is it?

sidey is a jQuery plugin which allows you to quickly and easily add an offcanvas sidebar or menu to any page. sidey only requires small adjustments to your HTML markup and a two very small Javascript and CSS files (700 bytes and 2KB). sidey plays nice with Bootstrap and other frameworks.

What does it look like?


Stop. Where can I get it?

The Javascript and CSS can be downloaded here


Include the Javascript and CSS files in your <head> tag. Note: the links below are for the development CDN.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="">
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

Setup the instance of sidey. This sets up all sidey-left and sidebar-right elements into sidey sidebars and adds listeners on the toggles. (see index.html for an example).


Create the toggle for the sidebar / menu. Be sure to include the data-element with the unique sidebar element you want to toggle and add the sidey-toggle class.

**Note: The data-element will use CSS selectors - eg: . for class and # for element ID.

<a href="#" class="btn btn-primary sidey-toggle" data-element=".sidebarLeft"><i class="fa fa-bars" aria-hidden="true"></i></a>

Create your sidebar / menu (can have multiple) with either the sidey-left or sidey-right class to tell sidey the direction. Be sure to have your sidebar element outside of your main content element. We want the content to be pushed out the way for the sidebar to appear. See index.html for a working example.

<div class="sidebarLeft sidey-left">
    <h1>Left menu</h1>
    <ul class="list-group">
        <li class="list-group-item"><a href="#">Cras justo odio</a></li>
        <li class="list-group-item"><a href="#">Dapibus ac facilisis in</a></li>
        <li class="list-group-item"><a href="#">Morbi leo risus</a></li>
        <li class="list-group-item"><a href="#">Porta ac consectetur ac</a></li>
        <li class="list-group-item"><a href="#">Vestibulum at eros</a></li>

Add the sidey-content class to your content which you want to push to allow sidey menu to be visible

<body class="sidey-content">


<div class="container-fluid sidey-content">


sidey is meant to be simple and there is deliberately not many options.

The only option is whether to blur/darken the background when the sidey menu is open. By default this is true/on. To remove simply setup sidey with the backgroundBlur option set to false:

$.sidey({backgroundBlur: false});