How to Create an Affix/Sticky Navbar with Bootstrap 5

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A sticky navbar (or an affix navbar) is a navbar that fixates to the top of the page when you scroll past it. This practical article walks you through a complete example of creating a navbar like so with Bootstrap 5.

Example Preview

The demo webpage we’re going to make contains a header section, a blue navbar, and some dummy content. When the header is visible, the navbar moves like other elements when you scroll down. However, as soon as the header is off-screen, the navbar is fixed on the viewport’s top.

A GIF is worth more than thousands of words:

The Code

The main point here is to add the sticky-top class to the navbar to make it sticky. Below is the complete code (with explanations) for the example:

<!DOCTYPE html>

<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <link href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/[email protected]/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet"
        crossorigin="anonymous">
    <title>KindaCode.com</title>
</head>

<body>
    <!-- Header section -->
    <header class="header py-5 bg-warning">
        <div class="container">
            <h1 class="text-center">Header Area</h1>
        </div>
    </header>

    <!-- Implement the Navbar -->
    <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-sm sticky-top navbar-dark bg-primary">
        <div class="container">
            <!-- Replace this with your own logo -->
            <a class="navbar-brand" href="https://www.kindacode.com">KindaCode.com</a>

            <!-- Toggler/collapsibe Button for small screens -->
            <button class="navbar-toggler" type="button" data-bs-toggle="collapse" data-bs-target="#myList"
                aria-controls="myList" aria-expanded="false" aria-label="Toggle navigation">
                <span class="navbar-toggler-icon"></span>
            </button>

            <!-- List of links -->
            <div class="collapse navbar-collapse" id="myList">
                <ul class="navbar-nav">
                    <li class="nav-item active">
                        <a class="nav-link" href="#">Home</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="nav-item">
                        <a class="nav-link" href="#">About</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="nav-item">
                        <a class="nav-link" href="#">Contact</a>
                    </li>
                </ul>
            </div>
        </div>
    </nav>


    <!-- Just some dummy content -->
    <div class="container">
        <div class="py-5">
            <h1>Sticky Navbar Example</h1>
            <p>Welcome to KindaCode.com</p>
        </div>

        <div class="py-5">
            <h1>Dummy Content #1</h1>
            <p>Welcome to KindaCode.com</p>
        </div>

        <div class="py-5">
            <h1>Dummy Content #2</h1>
            <p>Welcome to KindaCode.com</p>
        </div>

        <div class="py-5">
            <h1>Dummy Content #3</h1>
            <p>Welcome to KindaCode.com</p>
        </div>

        <div class="py-5">
            <h1>Dummy Content #4</h1>
            <p>Welcome to KindaCode.com</p>
        </div>

    </div>

    <!-- Bootstrap Javascript bundle -->
    <script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/[email protected]/dist/js/bootstrap.bundle.min.js"
        crossorigin="anonymous"></script>
</body>

</html>

That’s it. Further reading:

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