React Navbar - Flowbite

The navbar component can be used to show a list of navigation links positioned on the top side of your page based on multiple layouts, sizes, and dropdowns

The navbar component is an important section of any website as it is the first section that appears on any page and it serves the purpose of allowing your users to navigate throughout your website.

Generally, the navigation bar consists of the logo of your website, a list of menu items for navigation and other secondary elements such as buttons, dropdowns, and a hamburger menu for mobile devices.

All interactivity and options are handled by using React properties and you can customise the appearance of the navbar using the classes from Tailwind CSS.

To start using the navbar component you need to import it from Flowbite React:

import { Navbar } from 'flowbite-react';

Default navbar#

Use the default navbar component to showcase the logo and a list of menu items with links to other pages of your website by adding the <Navbar.Brand> and <Navbar.Link> components inside the <Navbar> component.

On mobile device the navigation bar will be collapsed and you will be able to use the hamburger menu to toggle the menu items by adding the <Navbar.Toggle> component.

Edit on GitHub
'use client';

import Link from 'next/link';
import { Navbar } from 'flowbite-react';

function Component() {
  return (
    <Navbar fluid rounded>
      <Navbar.Brand as={Link} href="https://flowbite-react.com">
        <img src="/favicon.svg" className="mr-3 h-6 sm:h-9" alt="Flowbite React Logo" />
        <span className="self-center whitespace-nowrap text-xl font-semibold dark:text-white">Flowbite React</span>
      </Navbar.Brand>
      <Navbar.Toggle />
      <Navbar.Collapse>
        <Navbar.Link href="#" active>
          Home
        </Navbar.Link>
        <Navbar.Link as={Link} href="#">
          About
        </Navbar.Link>
        <Navbar.Link href="#">Services</Navbar.Link>
        <Navbar.Link href="#">Pricing</Navbar.Link>
        <Navbar.Link href="#">Contact</Navbar.Link>
      </Navbar.Collapse>
    </Navbar>
  );
}

Use this example to show a CTA button inside the navbar component for marketing advantages and to increase the conversion rate of your website.

Edit on GitHub
'use client';

import { Button, Navbar } from 'flowbite-react';

function Component() {
  return (
    <Navbar fluid rounded>
      <Navbar.Brand href="https://flowbite-react.com">
        <img src="/favicon.svg" className="mr-3 h-6 sm:h-9" alt="Flowbite React Logo" />
        <span className="self-center whitespace-nowrap text-xl font-semibold dark:text-white">Flowbite React</span>
      </Navbar.Brand>
      <div className="flex md:order-2">
        <Button>Get started</Button>
        <Navbar.Toggle />
      </div>
      <Navbar.Collapse>
        <Navbar.Link href="#" active>
          Home
        </Navbar.Link>
        <Navbar.Link href="#">About</Navbar.Link>
        <Navbar.Link href="#">Services</Navbar.Link>
        <Navbar.Link href="#">Pricing</Navbar.Link>
        <Navbar.Link href="#">Contact</Navbar.Link>
      </Navbar.Collapse>
    </Navbar>
  );
}

Use this example to feature a dropdown menu when clicking on the user avatar inside the navbar by importing the <Avatar> and <Dropdown> components.

Edit on GitHub
'use client';

import { Avatar, Dropdown, Navbar } from 'flowbite-react';

function Component() {
  return (
    <Navbar fluid rounded>
      <Navbar.Brand href="https://flowbite-react.com">
        <img src="/favicon.svg" className="mr-3 h-6 sm:h-9" alt="Flowbite React Logo" />
        <span className="self-center whitespace-nowrap text-xl font-semibold dark:text-white">Flowbite React</span>
      </Navbar.Brand>
      <div className="flex md:order-2">
        <Dropdown
          arrowIcon={false}
          inline
          label={
            <Avatar alt="User settings" img="https://flowbite.com/docs/images/people/profile-picture-5.jpg" rounded />
          }
        >
          <Dropdown.Header>
            <span className="block text-sm">Bonnie Green</span>
            <span className="block truncate text-sm font-medium">[email protected]</span>
          </Dropdown.Header>
          <Dropdown.Item>Dashboard</Dropdown.Item>
          <Dropdown.Item>Settings</Dropdown.Item>
          <Dropdown.Item>Earnings</Dropdown.Item>
          <Dropdown.Divider />
          <Dropdown.Item>Sign out</Dropdown.Item>
        </Dropdown>
        <Navbar.Toggle />
      </div>
      <Navbar.Collapse>
        <Navbar.Link href="#" active>
          Home
        </Navbar.Link>
        <Navbar.Link href="#">About</Navbar.Link>
        <Navbar.Link href="#">Services</Navbar.Link>
        <Navbar.Link href="#">Pricing</Navbar.Link>
        <Navbar.Link href="#">Contact</Navbar.Link>
      </Navbar.Collapse>
    </Navbar>
  );
}

Theme#

To learn more about how to customize the appearance of components, please see the Theme docs.

{
  "root": {
    "base": "bg-white px-2 py-2.5 dark:border-gray-700 dark:bg-gray-800 sm:px-4",
    "rounded": {
      "on": "rounded",
      "off": ""
    },
    "bordered": {
      "on": "border",
      "off": ""
    },
    "inner": {
      "base": "mx-auto flex flex-wrap items-center justify-between",
      "fluid": {
        "on": "",
        "off": "container"
      }
    }
  },
  "brand": {
    "base": "flex items-center"
  },
  "collapse": {
    "base": "w-full md:block md:w-auto",
    "list": "mt-4 flex flex-col md:mt-0 md:flex-row md:space-x-8 md:text-sm md:font-medium",
    "hidden": {
      "on": "hidden",
      "off": ""
    }
  },
  "link": {
    "base": "block py-2 pr-4 pl-3 md:p-0",
    "active": {
      "on": "bg-cyan-700 text-white dark:text-white md:bg-transparent md:text-cyan-700",
      "off": "border-b border-gray-100  text-gray-700 hover:bg-gray-50 dark:border-gray-700 dark:text-gray-400 dark:hover:bg-gray-700 dark:hover:text-white md:border-0 md:hover:bg-transparent md:hover:text-cyan-700 md:dark:hover:bg-transparent md:dark:hover:text-white"
    },
    "disabled": {
      "on": "text-gray-400 hover:cursor-not-allowed dark:text-gray-600",
      "off": ""
    }
  },
  "toggle": {
    "base": "inline-flex items-center rounded-lg p-2 text-sm text-gray-500 hover:bg-gray-100 focus:outline-none focus:ring-2 focus:ring-gray-200 dark:text-gray-400 dark:hover:bg-gray-700 dark:focus:ring-gray-600 md:hidden",
    "icon": "h-6 w-6 shrink-0"
  }
}

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