I have the same exact problem. the "view the menu" link doesn't open the menu using the jQuery animation. I tried having it call your openMenu() function directly, but this just opened it to a blank menu page. I'm using an old version of jQuery (1.1.1.), but when I don't include my version of jQuery, this does not solve the problem. I am using Mamp Pro with php 5.4 and mySQL 5.5, and Joomla 3.48.