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Bootstrap sidenav MDB Pro component

SideNav also called Sidebar or simply - Side Menu, is not Bootstraps native component. It’s common for Material Design form of navigation, which quickly became a standard in modern web design.

By virtue of its clarity and simplicity it remarkably increases User Experience. It allows you to navigate through small applications as well as vast portals swiftly. Multiple link embedding functionality enables you to implement more advanced content categorisation, which is almost essential within bigger projects.

Thanks to MDB you can easily implement SideNav in your own projects, by using one of various, alluring Side Menus.

Navigation on the left is a live demo of SideNav.


How it looks on a mobile device:



SideNav examples

Click on the images below to see live preview



Basic usage

Initialization required

You have to initialize SideNav with code below before you can use it.

Initialization code:

Place it below <script type="text/javascript" src="js/mdb.min.js"></script> in the scripts section of your project.


// SideNav Initialization
$(".button-collapse").sideNav();

Basic example:


<!-- SideNav slide-out button -->
<a href="#" data-activates="slide-out" class="btn btn-primary p-3 button-collapse"><i class="fa fa-bars"></i></a>

<!-- SideNav Menu -->
<ul id="slide-out" class="side-nav fixed custom-scrollbar">

    <!-- Logo -->
    <li>
        <div class="logo-wrapper waves-light">
            <a href="#"><img src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/logo/mdb-transparent.png" class="img-fluid flex-center"></a>
        </div>
    </li>
    <!--/. Logo -->

    <!--Social-->
    <li>
        <ul class="social">
            <li><a class="icons-sm fb-ic"><i class="fa fa-facebook"> </i></a></li>
            <li><a class="icons-sm pin-ic"><i class="fa fa-pinterest"> </i></a></li>
            <li><a class="icons-sm gplus-ic"><i class="fa fa-google-plus"> </i></a></li>
            <li><a class="icons-sm tw-ic"><i class="fa fa-twitter"> </i></a></li>
        </ul>
    </li>
    <!--/Social-->

    <!--Search Form-->
    <li>
        <form class="search-form" role="search">
            <div class="form-group waves-light">
                <input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="Search">
            </div>
        </form>
    </li>
    <!--/.Search Form-->

    <!-- Side navigation links -->
    <li>
        <ul class="collapsible collapsible-accordion">

            <!-- Collapsible link -->
            <li><a class="collapsible-header waves-effect arrow-r"><i class="fa fa-chevron-right"></i> Collapsible menu<i class="fa fa-angle-down rotate-icon"></i></a>
                <div class="collapsible-body">
                    <ul>
                        <li><a href="#" class="waves-effect">Link 1</a>
                        </li>
                        <li><a href="#" class="waves-effect">Link 2</a>
                        </li>
                    </ul>
                </div>
            </li>

            <!-- Simple link -->
            <li><a class="waves-effect"><i class="fa fa-hand-pointer-o"></i> Simple link</a></li>

            <!-- Collapsible link -->
            <li><a class="collapsible-header waves-effect arrow-r"><i class="fa fa-eye"></i> Collapsible menu 2<i class="fa fa-angle-down rotate-icon"></i></a>
                <div class="collapsible-body">
                    <ul>
                        <li><a href="#" class="waves-effect">Link 1</a>
                        </li>
                        <li><a href="#" class="waves-effect">Link 2</a>
                        </li>
                    </ul>
                </div>
            </li>
            <!-- Simple link -->
            <li><a class="waves-effect"><i class="fa fa-diamond"></i> Simple link 2</a></li>

        </ul>
    </li>
    <!-- Side navigation links -->

</ul>
<!-- SideNav Menu -->

Slide out button

Slide out button is a trigger which launches a SideNav when it's hidden. You can place it wherever you want - you just need to add .button-collapse class and data-activates="slide-out" attribute to the chosen element.

Options:


// SideNav Options
$('.button-collapse').sideNav({
  edge: 'right', // Choose the horizontal origin
  closeOnClick: true // Closes side-nav on <a> clicks, useful for Angular/Meteor
});

jQuery Methods:


// Show sideNav
$('.button-collapse').sideNav('show');
// Hide sideNav
$('.button-collapse').sideNav('hide');

Fixed / non-fixed SideNav

Use class .fixed to have the sideNav be fixed and open on large screens and hides to the regular functionality on smaller screens. Our sideNav on the left is an example of fixed SideNav.

If you want to hide your SideNav by default just remove .fixed class from the SideNav.


<ul id="slide-out" class="side-nav fixed">

Required padding-left when using .fixedclass

If you are planning on using this you will have to offset your content by the width of the side menu. Place the padding on where the offset content will be, which in our case is in header, main and footer.


header, main, footer {
  padding-left: 240px;
}

@media only screen and (max-width : 992px) {
  header, main, footer {
    padding-left: 0;
  }
}

Note: Instead of adding required padding via CSS you can use one of our predefined Navigation Layouts


Customize SideNav

Changing the color

You can use each of 300 colors from our Material Palette just by adding a proper color class.

In the example below we've added a .purple color class and .darken-4 to make the color 4 levels darker.


<!-- SideNav Menu -->
<ul id="slide-out" class="side-nav fixed purple darken-4 custom-scrollbar">

Light /dark background

Depending on light or dark background you may need to set a proper contrast for links and other SideNav's elements.

Use .side-nav-light for light backgrounds.


<ul id="slide-out" class="side-nav side-nav-light">

Gradient / images / masks

For gradients, images or masks use our predefined Skins


Advanced usage

MDB provides you multiple useful, ready-to-use page layouts with various predefined navigation types.

Click buttons below to learn more:

Predefined layouts Predefined skins