A Bootstrap navbar can be very useful for your site visitors. It will not just enhance the look of your site, it will also make it easy for your visitors to navigate from one page to another on your website. So accessing useful information and pages will be easier for your users.
This blog post takes you through the best, free, Bootstrap navbar examples. You can easily add them to your website and can also make the necessary modifications in them if you know the very basics of HTML, CSS, etc. So you can not just save a lot of time by reusing the code of other web developers, you can also easily customize them as per your needs.
All the examples mentioned in this post are totally free of cost. I have briefly described each of the Bootstrap navbar examples to give you some idea about them and have added ‘Demo’ and ‘Download’ buttons for each of them.
Bootstrap navbar by David Cochran
This Bootstrap navigation bar made by David Cochran is a very simple and modern navbar template. This example looks modern because of the font style of the logo. The logo is centered on the webpage, it’s placed above the navbar.
The navbar has menus which are links. This template, like all other templates mentioned in this post, can be customized easily. So if you need to change something in this navbar or if you want to add something, you can easily do so by modifying the code.
Bootstrap navbar by gearmobile
This is a high-quality, free, Bootstrap navbar example made by a CodePen user with the username ‘gearmobile’. This navbar looks pretty standard. It has navigation menus that are links to webpages. The menus are ‘Home’, ‘Page 1’, ‘Page 2’, ‘Page 3’, etc. There is another link on the top-right side of the page. And there is a sample brand name to the left side of the menus.
When you click on a particular menu, its background color changes to black. If you liked this navbar, you can download it and use it on your website.
Navbar toggle show/hide by Clint Bettigo
This is an amazing navbar template made by Clint Bettigo. As the name of this template suggests, the user can toggle it. You can show/hide it by clicking the arrow icon positioned at the middle. The navigation menus are placed on the right side of the navbar. The right choice of colors and suitable icons have made the navbar stylish. At the bottom of the navbar, there’s a blue line. The navbar looks great because of this blue line.
Shrinking Bootstrap navbar by Jay Holtslander
It’s a nice, free, Bootstrap navbar made by Jay Holtslander. As the name of this template suggests, it shrinks when you scroll down the page. In other words, the width of the navigation bar decreases when you scroll down the page. As you can see from the screenshot of this template, there is a space for logo on the left side of the navbar. And the navigation menus are there on its right side. The color of the navbar is black while the color of the texts on the navbar is white. So the texts look bright.
Navbar transition on scroll by Simon Vrachliotis
As the name of this navbar template suggests, you can see transition effects if you scroll down the webpage. Scrolling down triggers a beautiful transition. You can see a nice picture of nature in the navbar. This picture has greatly enhanced the look of this template.
There are no navigation menus. If you’re going to use it on your site, you have to add them.
Responsive navbar by Eric Agulto
This is a high-quality, responsive navbar template developed by Eric Agulto. In this example, you can see the navigation menus placed on the right side of the navbar. As this is a free template, it will not cost you any money to use it on your website.
This navbar looks cool but if you want, you can make changes in order that it looks appropriate on your site. As this is an open-source template, you can see the code and can also make changes as per your requirements and preferences.
Navbar with collapsible search box by Muluneh Awoke
This navbar example comes with a collapsible search box. You can see the search form on the right side of the menus in the navigation bar. As you can see from the screenshot of this template, a sample brand name is placed on the left side of the navbar.
You can see a small search icon on the top-right side of the webpage. When you click on this icon, the search form expands. And upon clicking the small icon placed on the left side of the search box, the search box collapses.
As the search box is placed in the navigation bar, it saves webpage space and the navigation bar also looks good because of this search box.
Minimal Bootstrap navbar by Zachary Kahl
As the name of this Bootstrap navbar suggests, this is a minimal navigation bar example. On the left side of the navbar, there are navigation menus which are just icons. You can see the menu texts by hovering your mouse over these icons. And there is also a search box on the right side.
You can easily change colors, forms, and shapes by clicking the icons above the navigation bar. If you are going to use this template on your website, you have to remove these icons.
The search form on the right side of the navbar has a search box which is a text field and it also has a search icon. When you hover your mouse over this icon, you can see an interesting visual effect, the search icon moves a bit.
Responsive fixed navbar by Albi
This is an amazing, high-quality Bootstrap navigation bar template made by a CodePen user. As the name of this example says, this is a responsive and fixed navbar example. As this is a responsive example, it will adapt to any screen size automatically, which means it can be viewed easily on any device.
The navbar remains fixed when you scroll down the webpage. And it gets animated when you scroll down. The webpage looks amazing because of the picture. It’s a picture of nature.
You can see a sample logo placed on the left side of the navigation bar, and some navigation menus are placed on the right side of it.
Fancy fixed Bootstrap navbar by Jay Holtslander
This is a fancy, fixed bootstrap navigation bar example made by a CodePen user. When you scroll down the webpage, the navbar stays fixed on the top. A fixed navigation bar is very convenient for the website users because they can navigate to any web pages on the website whenever they want.
This navigation bar has just three menus on the right side of it. The menus are links to web pages on the website. If you need more menus, you can easily add them from the code.
Bootstrap navbar with logo and text by Linh
This is a beautiful navigation bar that comes with logo and texts. As we can see from the screenshot of this example, there is a nice logo placed on the top-left side and there are menu texts on the top-right side. This is a very simple navbar. So if you are looking for such a simple navbar, you can add this one to your website.
This is a free, open-source, and fully-customizable template. So you can modify the design. As the code of this template is very simple, it’s easy to make modifications in it.
Bootstrap navbar-fixed-top example by Robert Axelsen
This Bootstrap navbar example is an extremely simple navbar template developed by a CodePen user. As the name says, it remains fixed on the top when you scroll down the page. A sample website name is there on the left side of the website. In this area, you can place your company logo or your business name. On the right side, there are only three menus. You can change these menus and if you want, you can add more or remove some.
When the navigation bar remains fixed on the top, it becomes easier for the user to navigate to other pages. The user can go to other pages anytime.
Clean navbar by Alexander Mahrt
This is a very clean navbar example made by Alexander Mahrt. This kind of clean design will impress your site visitors. You can place your app title on the left side of the navbar. This navigation has menus and drop-down lists. Each menu is a link. When you open the drop-down lists, lists of links appear. The navbar’s color is white and there is a thin line at the bottom of the navbar. Because of this color and the thin line, this template looks very cool.
Transparent navbar by Ahmed Shreef
As the name of this template suggests, this is a transparent navigation bar, meaning that the navbar’s border color is transparent. So the borders are not visible. Only the menus and the business name are visible. The text color is white. White text on a dark background looks bright. There is a nice picture on the webpage. It’s a very high-quality navbar template. So you may consider using it on your website.
BetterNav by Georgi Demirev
This is a fixed, high-quality, beautiful navbar template designed by Georgi Demirev. When you scroll down the webpage, the navbar remains fixed on the top. This example has nice menus. When you click on some menu, its background color changes to yellow. Among the menus, there is a drop-down list. When you click it, a list of menus comes up smoothly. This is a very standard navbar. If you use it, your site will look more professional.
Navbar with search and material tabs by Omkar Kulkarni
This navbar example made by Omkar Kulkarni has a search box and just below the search box, there are material tabs. This example looks very different from the other navbar examples mentioned in this blog post. Material design has been used for the tabs. So they look amazing.
By adding this template to your website, you can save a lot of time, and you can also make necessary changes so that it looks more appropriate on your site.
Navbar by ReeZh Design
This navbar designed by a CodePen user gives a nice visual effect on scroll down. The navbar’s color also changes when you scroll down the webpage.
Now you don’t have to spend so much time building a navbar. You can use this template if you think it’s good enough and it will look amazing on your site. Among the menus, there is a drop-down list that contains a list of menus.
Navbar template by Hernan Malubay
This template looks very cool because of the nice design. A CodePen user has designed this navigation bar using Bootstrap. In this example, the logo is centered. It has been placed at the center of the navbar. And the menus are there on the left and right side of the logo. The menus are links to webpages and there is also a drop-down list among the menus.
Bootstrap navbar by Emma Odia
This navigation bar made by a CodePen user is an awesome navbar template that can be integrated into any website. This is a fully free template like the other ones mentioned in this post. And it’s also customizable at the same time, just like the other examples mentioned in this article. This navbar always stays fixed on the top. So when you will scroll down the webpage, it won’t get hidden. Rather, it will be visible on the top all the time. So the user can navigate to any webpage on the site whenever he/she wants.
Bootstrap navbar by Andy
This is a simple, horizontal Bootstrap navbar template made by Andy, a CodePen user. There’s a thin line at the bottom of the navbar, which has made the navbar stylish. There’s also a picture on the webpage which has enhanced the look of this template. But if you think that this kind of image will not work for you, you can remove it. There are navigation menus on the navbar. The color of these texts is white but if you click on some menu, the text color changes to sky blue.
This article gave you a list of the best free Bootstrap navbar examples. All the templates mentioned in this post are of great quality. You can easily modify and enhance these templates and can add them to your website almost effortlessly.