30 Fantastic Examples of Fixed Navigation Menus in Web Design

Looking at the navigation bar can give you a snapshot idea of what a site is offering, as well as what it’s expecting in return. It’s an abbreviated definition, a road to multiple destinations, and the outstretched hand of invitation to any and all visitors who have happened upon the site in question.

And some manage this complicated little two-step in masterful fashion. This is an article dedicated to those surefooted dancers of web design and development who’ve managed to put a new spin on an ultra-trending trope: The Fixed Navigation.

Fixed navigation bars can scroll down a page with you, reappear panel by panel, collapse and expand at the click of a mouse, interact with users as they browse, or skulk discreetly in the corners of the screen. The versatility of these sticky little boogers (ew) is the imperative of their attraction. Furthermore, it’s the trademark of the site which they inhabit.

Without further ado, we present a series of scintillating sites featuring finely tuned fixed navigation menus.

Fixed Navigation in Web Design

The Music Bed (Fixed Side Navigation)

The Music Bed Fixed Side Navigation

Names for Change (Sliding Fixed Top Navigation)

Names for Change Sliding Fixed Navigation top

Weecom (Animated Navigation)

Weecom Animated fixed Navigation

Visage (Fixed Top Navigation)

Visage Fixed Top Navigation

Prollective (Three-Line Fixed Top Navigation)

Prollective Three-Line Fixed Top Navigation

Tawny Jordan Ring (Fixed Bottom Navigation)

Tawny Jordan Ring Fixed Bottom Navigation

1Bite2Go (Three-Line Fixed Side Navigation)

1Bite2Go Three-Line Fixed Side Navigation

Andy Jones (Animated Fixed Top Navigation)

Andy Jones Animated Fixed Top Navigation

Nishiyama (Fixed Top Navigation)

Nishiyama Fixed Top Navigation

CTP (Three-Line Fixed Top Navigation)

CTP Three-Line  Fixed Top Navigation

Grovemade (Fixed Top Navigation)

Grovemade Fixed Top Navigation

Papertelevision (Three-Line Fixed Top Navigation)

Papertelevision Three-Line Fixed Top Navigation

OASIS (Fixed Top Navigation)

OASIS Fixed Top Navigation

The Offshore Partners (Fixed Top Navigation Button)

The Offshore Partners Fixed Top Navigation Button

A Curated Anthology of Donuts (Fixed Top Navigation)

A Curated Anthology of Donuts Fixed Top Navigation

AWARD (Sliding Fixed Top Navigation)

AWARD Sliding Fixed Top Navigation

Museekly (Fixed Side & Bottom Navigation)

Museekly Fixed Side & Bottom Navigation

Charlie Clark (Fixed Top Navigation)

Charlie Clark Fixed Top Navigation

Script & Seal (Fixed Top Transparent Navigation)

Script & Seal Fixed Top Transparent Navigation

Gareth Emery (Fixed Side & Bottom Navigation)

Gareth Emery Fixed Side & Bottom Navigation

The Conference by Media Evolution 2014 (Three-Line Fixed Side Navigation)

The Conference by Media Evolution 2014 Three-Line Fixed Side Navigation

Wifeel (Animated Fixed Top Navigation)

Wifeel Animated Fixed Top Navigation

Brit + Co. (Fixed Top & Side Navigation)

Brit + Co. Fixed Top & Side Navigation

Kurka Wolna (Fixed Top Navigation)

Kurka Wolna Fixed Top Navigation

Poolhouse (Fixed Top Navigation)

Poolhouse Fixed Top Navigation

Knoed Creative (Three-Line Fixed Top Navigation Button)

Knoed Creative Three-Line Fixed Top Navigation Button

Jonathan da Costa (Three-Line Fixed Side Navigation)

Jonathan da Costa Three-Line Fixed Side Navigation

teamgeek (Fixed Side Navigation)

teamgeek Fixed Side Navigation

Playground Inc. (Fixed Side Navigation)

Playground Inc. Fixed Side Navigation

Squid Compression (Fixed Top Navigation Button)

Squid Compression Fixed Top Navigation Button

Awd Agency (Fixed Side Navigation)

Awd Agency Fixed Side Navigation

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Zack Rutherford is a freelance copywriter. He contributes web content and especially snappy articles to TemplateMonster. Combat sports enthusiast and poetic soul, Zack endeavors to create beauty through syntax, sentence structure, and the liberal use of hyperbole.

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