For a report I'm describing all the mobile design patterns used in my design and I should use the correct names. However, I can't find the correct title for the 'off-canvas navigation menu', a menu that is mainly hidden, but shown by a click of a button (often a 'hamburger' icon'), such as in the (old) Facebook iPhone app.

P.s. If possible link the library which confirms your answer. (Which might help me seek other titles as well.

  • Patterns have 'correct titles' now?
    – ctbeiser
    Jul 5, 2014 at 20:00
  • Well in fact each pattern may or may not have a few aliases, but each, or at least the rather common ones, do have their own recognizable name. Jul 6, 2014 at 0:13

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I would call that a Toggle menu, a la Brad Frost's design patters library: http://codepen.io/bradfrost/full/sHvaz

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