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How to create a responsive mobile navigation bar

Responsive mobile navigation bar

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A navigation bar is one of the main components of a website,It contains links to the other sections and a user interface element within a website. The most important one and the first section that the user sees when he/she enters a website is the navigation bar and it links to the other main parts.

In a website the navigation bar will be an important part and it helps the users to find the pages quickly If you have ever seen a website which doesn’t has a navigation bar, you may have found it’s not easy to locate the exact page what you need. So if you are a person who wishes to develop a website, you have to know how to create a navigation bar properly.

How to create a mobile responsive navigation bar ? We are here to solve your problem.
In this article we discuss how to create a responsive navigation bar. Before we start please read the below articles which easier you to understand the process, if you are new to development.

Step 1 – Add HTML

It’s too easy and simple. Just copy and paste below code in your HTML editor between <body> </body> tag.

     <header id="main-header">
		<div class="container">
			<h1 id="logo"><a href="index.html">W3School <span>Web</span></a></h1>
			<input type="checkbox" id="nav-toggle" class="nav-toggle">
			<nav id="menu">
					<li><a href="#">Start</a></li>
					<li><a href="#">About</a></li>
          <li><a href="#">News</a></li>
          <li><a href="#">Portfolio</a></li>
					<li><a href="#">Contact</a></li>
			<label for="nav-toggle" class="nav-toggle-label">

How to create a responsive mobile navigation bar

Step 2 – Add CSS

Copy and paste below code in your HTML editor between <style></style> tag.

	margin: 0;
	padding: 0;

/* Just adding a font to all content */
body {
  height: 980px; 
  background: url(;
  background-position: bottom left;
  background-size: cover;
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
  font: 16px/1.2 'Montserrat', sans-serif;

.container {
	width: 80%; 
	margin: auto;
	overflow: hidden;

/* HEADER */
#main-header {
	background: #333;
	text-align: center;
	position: fixed; /* sticks to the top of the page, regardless of where you scroll */
	margin-bottom: 50px;
	width: 100%;
	z-index: 999; /* puts itself on top of all other elements on the page */
	padding: 20px 0;

/* LOGO - the h1 */
#logo {
	color: #fff;
	align-self: center;

#logo span {
	color: rgb(255, 0, 170);

#logo a{
	text-decoration: none;
	color: #fff;

#logo a:hover {
	color: coral;

/* hiding the checkbox */
.nav-toggle {
	display: none;

.nav-toggle-label {
	position: absolute;
	top: 0;
	right: 0;
	margin-right: 1em;
	height: 100%;
	display: flex;
	align-items: center;

.nav-toggle-label span,
.nav-toggle-label span::before,
.nav-toggle-label span::after {
	display: block;
	background: #fff;
	height: 3px;
	width: 30px;
	border-radius: 2px;
	position: relative;
	transition: all .5s ease-in-out;

.nav-toggle-label span::before,
.nav-toggle-label span::after {
	content: '';
	position: absolute;

.nav-toggle-label span::before {
	bottom: 10px;
.nav-toggle-label span::after {
	top: 10px;

#nav-toggle:checked ~ .nav-toggle-label span {
	background: #333; 

/* transforming the before and after span into an X */
#nav-toggle:checked ~ .nav-toggle-label span::before {
	transform: rotate(45deg);
	bottom: 0;
	background: #fff;

#nav-toggle:checked ~ .nav-toggle-label span::after {
	transform: rotate(-45deg);
	top: 0;
	background: #fff;

#menu {
	position: absolute;
	background: #333;
	text-align: right;
	top: 100%; /* puts itself directly under the preceeding relative positioned element */
	left: 0;
	width: 100%;
	transform: scale(1, 0);
	transform-origin: top; /* menu appears from the top instead if center, try and comment this out and see for yourself */
	transition: transform .4s ease-in-out;

#menu ul {
	list-style: none;

#menu li {
	padding: 20px 10px;

#menu a {
	text-decoration: none;
	color: #fff;
	font-size: 18px;
	text-transform: uppercase;
	opacity: 0;
	transition: opacity .15s ease-in-out;

#menu a:hover {
	color: coral;

#nav-toggle:checked + #menu {
	transform: scale(1, 1);
#nav-toggle:checked ~ #menu a {
	opacity: 1;
	transition: opacity .25s ease-in-out .35s;

At the end we will have something like this. You can change fonts, colors, backgrounds and all things that you want.Enjoy it.

How to create a responsive mobile navigation bar

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