Create Sticky Navbar with Tailwind CSS


By Faraz -

Learn how to design a sticky navbar effortlessly using Tailwind CSS. Follow our detailed guide and make your website navigation stand out!

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Table of Contents

  1. Project Introduction
  2. HTML Code
  3. CSS Code
  4. JavaScript Code
  5. Preview
  6. Conclusion

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on creating a sticky navbar with Tailwind CSS. A sticky navbar enhances user experience and adds a professional touch to your website. In this tutorial, we'll walk you through the process step by step.

Let's start making an amazing responsive sticky navbar with a hamburger menu using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript step by step.

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Before starting this tutorial, you should have a basic understanding of HTML and CSS. Additionally, you will need a code editor such as Visual Studio Code or Sublime Text to write and save your code.

Source Code

Step 1 (HTML Code):

To get started, we will first need to create a basic HTML file. In this file, we will include the main structure for our sticky navbar.

After creating the files just paste the following codes into your file. Make sure to save your HTML document with a .html extension, so that it can be properly viewed in a web browser.

Let's break down the code step by step:

1. <!DOCTYPE html>: This declaration specifies that the document is an HTML5 document.

2. <html lang="en">: This is the opening tag for the HTML document. It specifies the document's language as English.

3. <head>: This section contains metadata about the web page and links to external resources. Inside the <head> element, we have:

  • <title>: This sets the title of the web page, which typically appears in the browser's title bar or tab.
  • <meta charset="UTF-8" />: This meta tag specifies the character encoding for the document as UTF-8, which is a widely used character encoding for handling various characters and symbols.
  • <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width" />: This meta tag sets the viewport width to the width of the device, ensuring that the page is responsive on various screen sizes.
  • <script src=""></script>: This script tag links to the Tailwind CSS framework hosted on a Content Delivery Network (CDN), allowing the page to use Tailwind CSS styles.

4. <body>: This is the main content of the web page. Inside the <body> element, we have:

  • <nav>: This defines the navigation bar at the top of the page. It has various classes such as bg-white, dark:bg-gray-900, fixed, w-full, etc., which style the navbar. It includes a logo and navigation links.
  • <div>: This <div> contains loading animations created using CSS classes and spans with text for accessibility.
  • <script src="script.js"></script>: This script tag links to an external JavaScript file called "script.js." It is included at the end of the document body and is used to add interactivity and functionality to the webpage.

This is the basic structure of our sticky navbar using HTML, and now we can move on to styling it using CSS.

Step 2 (CSS Code):

No custom CSS thanks to Tailwind!


 No custom CSS thanks to Tailwind!


Step 3 (JavaScript Code):

Finally, we need to create a function in JavaScript. This JavaScript code is used to create a toggle effect for a navigation menu in a web page when a button is clicked. Let's break it down step by step:

1. document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', function () { ... });

  • This code begins by adding an event listener to the DOMContentLoaded event of the HTML document. The DOMContentLoaded event is fired when the initial HTML document has been completely loaded and parsed (i.e., when the web page is ready).

2. const button = document.getElementById('navbar-toggle');

  • It defines a constant variable named button and assigns it the reference to an HTML element with the ID "navbar-toggle". This element is likely a button that users can click.

3. const menu = document.getElementById('navbar-sticky');

  • Similarly, it defines another constant variable named menu and assigns it the reference to an HTML element with the ID "navbar-sticky". This element is probably the navigation menu that you want to show or hide.

4. button.addEventListener('click', function () { ... });

  • This code adds a click event listener to the button element. It specifies that when the button is clicked, the function inside the second parameter should be executed.

5. menu.classList.toggle('hidden');

  • Inside the click event listener function, this line of code toggles the CSS class "hidden" on the menu element. The classList property allows manipulation of the classes applied to an element. The toggle method adds the "hidden" class if it's not present and removes it if it is already present. This class likely contains CSS rules to hide the menu when applied.

Create a JavaScript file with the name script.js and paste the given codes into your JavaScript file and make sure it's linked properly to your HTML document so that the scripts are executed on the page. Remember, you’ve to create a file with .js extension.

document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', function () {
  const button = document.getElementById('navbar-toggle');
  const menu = document.getElementById('navbar-sticky');

  button.addEventListener('click', function () {

Final Output:

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In conclusion, the creation of a sticky navbar with Tailwind CSS is just one facet of the exciting world of web development. With creativity, practice, and dedication, you can craft user-centric websites that leave a lasting impression. Thank you for choosing our guide, and we wish you all the best in your future web design endeavors. Happy coding!

That’s a wrap!

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