Navigation bars are a very important element to any website. They provide the main method of navigation by providing a main list of links to a user. There are many methods to creating a navigation bar. The easiest way to create a navigation bar is to use an unordered list and style it with CSS.

Navigation Bars are mostly made up of <ul> lists that are horizontally arranged and styled.

While styling the navigation bars, it’s common to remove the extra spacing created by the <ul> and <li> tags as well as the bullet points that are automatically inserted:

list-style-type: none;
margin: 0px;
padding: 0px;


There are two parts to any navigation: the HTML and the CSS. This is just a quick example.

<!-- Any element can be used here -->
<nav class="myNav">
    <li><a href="index.html">Home</a></li>
    <li><a href="about.html">About</a></li>
    <li><a href="contact.html">Contact</a></li>
/* Define the main Navigation block */
.myNav {
  display: block;
  height: 50px;
  line-height: 50px;
  background-color: #333;

/* Remove bullets, margin and padding */
.myNav ul {
  list-style: none;
  padding: 0;
  margin: 0;

.myNav li {
  float: left; /* Or you can use display: inline; */

/* Define the block styling for the links */
.myNav li a {
  display: inline-block;
  text-align: center;
  padding: 14px 16px;

/* This is optional, however if you want to display the 
active link differently apply a background to it */
.myNav li {
  background-color: #3786e1;