Navigation

Examples of building navigation components with Tailwind CSS.

Tailwind doesn't include pre-designed navigation components out of the box, but they're easy to build using existing utilities.

Simple

<ul class="list-reset flex">
  <li class="mr-6">
    <a class="text-blue hover:text-blue-darker" href="#">Active</a>
  </li>
  <li class="mr-6">
    <a class="text-blue hover:text-blue-darker" href="#">Link</a>
  </li>
  <li class="mr-6">
    <a class="text-blue hover:text-blue-darker" href="#">Link</a>
  </li>
  <li class="mr-6">
    <a class="text-grey-light cursor-not-allowed" href="#">Disabled</a>
  </li>
</ul>

Responsive Header

Collapsed

Expanded

<nav class="flex items-center justify-between flex-wrap bg-teal p-6">
  <div class="flex items-center flex-no-shrink text-white mr-6">
    <svg class="fill-current h-8 w-8 mr-2" width="54" height="54" viewBox="0 0 54 54" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"><path d="M13.5 22.1c1.8-7.2 6.3-10.8 13.5-10.8 10.8 0 12.15 8.1 17.55 9.45 3.6.9 6.75-.45 9.45-4.05-1.8 7.2-6.3 10.8-13.5 10.8-10.8 0-12.15-8.1-17.55-9.45-3.6-.9-6.75.45-9.45 4.05zM0 38.3c1.8-7.2 6.3-10.8 13.5-10.8 10.8 0 12.15 8.1 17.55 9.45 3.6.9 6.75-.45 9.45-4.05-1.8 7.2-6.3 10.8-13.5 10.8-10.8 0-12.15-8.1-17.55-9.45-3.6-.9-6.75.45-9.45 4.05z"/></svg>
    <span class="font-semibold text-xl tracking-tight">Tailwind CSS</span>
  </div>
  <div class="block lg:hidden">
    <button class="flex items-center px-3 py-2 border rounded text-teal-lighter border-teal-light hover:text-white hover:border-white">
      <svg class="fill-current h-3 w-3" viewBox="0 0 20 20" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"><title>Menu</title><path d="M0 3h20v2H0V3zm0 6h20v2H0V9zm0 6h20v2H0v-2z"/></svg>
    </button>
  </div>
  <div class="w-full block flex-grow lg:flex lg:items-center lg:w-auto">
    <div class="text-sm lg:flex-grow">
      <a href="#responsive-header" class="block mt-4 lg:inline-block lg:mt-0 text-teal-lighter hover:text-white mr-4">
        Docs
      </a>
      <a href="#responsive-header" class="block mt-4 lg:inline-block lg:mt-0 text-teal-lighter hover:text-white mr-4">
        Examples
      </a>
      <a href="#responsive-header" class="block mt-4 lg:inline-block lg:mt-0 text-teal-lighter hover:text-white">
        Blog
      </a>
    </div>
    <div>
      <a href="#" class="inline-block text-sm px-4 py-2 leading-none border rounded text-white border-white hover:border-transparent hover:text-teal hover:bg-white mt-4 lg:mt-0">Download</a>
    </div>
  </div>
</nav>

Tabs

<ul class="list-reset flex border-b">
  <li class="-mb-px mr-1">
    <a class="bg-white inline-block border-l border-t border-r rounded-t py-2 px-4 text-blue-dark font-semibold" href="#">Active</a>
  </li>
  <li class="mr-1">
    <a class="bg-white inline-block py-2 px-4 text-blue hover:text-blue-darker font-semibold" href="#">Tab</a>
  </li>
  <li class="mr-1">
    <a class="bg-white inline-block py-2 px-4 text-blue hover:text-blue-darker font-semibold" href="#">Tab</a>
  </li>
  <li class="mr-1">
    <a class="bg-white inline-block py-2 px-4 text-grey-light font-semibold" href="#">Tab</a>
  </li>
</ul>

Pills

<ul class="list-reset flex">
  <li class="mr-3">
    <a class="inline-block border border-blue rounded py-1 px-3 bg-blue text-white" href="#">Active Pill</a>
  </li>
  <li class="mr-3">
    <a class="inline-block border border-white rounded hover:border-grey-lighter text-blue hover:bg-grey-lighter py-1 px-3" href="#">Pill</a>
  </li>
  <li class="mr-3">
    <a class="inline-block py-1 px-3 text-grey-light cursor-not-allowed" href="#">Disabled Pill</a>
  </li>
</ul>

Stretched

<ul class="list-reset flex">
  <li class="flex-1 mr-2">
    <a class="text-center block border border-blue rounded py-2 px-4 bg-blue hover:bg-blue-dark text-white" href="#">Active Item</a>
  </li>
  <li class="flex-1 mr-2">
    <a class="text-center block border border-white rounded hover:border-grey-lighter text-blue hover:bg-grey-lighter py-2 px-4" href="#">Nav Item</a>
  </li>
  <li class="text-center flex-1">
    <a class="block py-2 px-4 text-grey-light cursor-not-allowed" href="#">Disabled Item</a>
  </li>
</ul>

Justified

<ul class="list-reset flex justify-between">
  <li class="mr-3">
    <a class="inline-block border border-blue rounded py-2 px-4 bg-blue hover:bg-blue-dark text-white" href="#">Active Pill</a>
  </li>
  <li class="mr-3">
    <a class="inline-block border border-white rounded hover:border-grey-lighter text-blue hover:bg-grey-lighter py-2 px-4" href="#">Pill</a>
  </li>
  <li class="mr-3">
    <a class="inline-block py-2 px-4 text-grey-light cursor-not-allowed" href="#">Disabled Pill</a>
  </li>
</ul>