Responsive Sidebar Menu with Submenu Using Bootstrap 4.

Hello Friends, Today in this post, we’ll learn how to Create a Responsive Sidebar Menu with Submenu Using Bootstrap 4. recently I have shared a Glowing Circle Loading Animation Using HTML & CSS.
but our today’s topic is Responsive Sidebar Menu with Submenu Using Bootstrap 4.


As you all know Responsive Sidebar Menu with Submenu on your website can be very helpful for your site visitors. You can place navigation menus or display some important information in the sidebar section. Placing navigation menus in a sidebar will allow your visitors to quickly navigate from one page to another page on your website.


In this section, you can display your contact information so that your potential customers can quickly find it and can easily contact you. This can increase your sales. A sidebar may also increase site engagement if you provide appropriate links in this section.


A Bootstrap sidebar will not just be useful, it will also look nice on your website. It will enhance your site’s look. Since Bootstrap 4 nor Bootstrap 3 don’t provide one, we will build 5 separate solutions, each of them with slightly different features. In each part of the tutorial, I will guide you step by step through all the necessary steps in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.


However, at a certain event the desired goal the pages must work in require together with the fluently resizing material location an additional area of the obtainable screen width to get assigned to a still vertical component with certain links and content inside it– in other words– the widely known from the past Bootstrap Sidebar feature is needed.


If you are a beginner in the designing field you may have tried to build such a sidebar. Didn’t get the best result? don’t worry! In this article, you’ll know the basic concept to create a responsive navbar with a search box.

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This is a Responsive Sidebar Menu with Submenu based navbar project that comes with a search box, dropdown, and hamburger image icon. As you already know, menus are lists of links and, as such, it is standard practice to mark them up as. Sub-menu are a common component of modern (and not so modern) web design.


Using Bootstrap, one can style the upper level of a navigation menu any which way, and hide the sub-levels so that they are revealed only when the visitor hovers on the appropriate area.


Many designers are satisfied with leaving like that. However, from a UX/UI point of view, this is lacking as it leaves the user having to explore the entire menu to find which sections contain additional navigation links. This means visitors will either waste their time looking and get frustrated for doing so or miss areas of your site altogether! That’s no good at all.


The common way to address this issue is to simply add a class to the <li> that contain <ul> (sub-menus) so that we can style those items differently from those that do not contain sub-navigation. Pretty simple, but also pretty tedious and not particularly graceful.


Another way, assuming that upper-level items are not coded as links, is to use that difference in tags as leverage. That is, create faux links: style <span>s that’s are direct children of the <li> to indicate that there are more links that follow and, by contrast, style anchor tags as not having additional sub-items.


This is handy if your drop-down is simple and you can structure it specifically that way. It’s cleaner in that you don’t have to add “submenu” classes to your markup but, just as before, it still requires that you structure the content of your list manually or that your CMS can foretell which list items will contain other <ul> sub-menus.


Web design aims at planning and designing a website. It includes everything from information architecture, navigations, and layouts to the graphics, fonts, and color combinations.

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7 thoughts on “Responsive Sidebar Menu with Submenu Using Bootstrap 4.

  1. Hi there!
    Thank you so much for this tutorial.
    Quick question is there a way to show the toggle button only on smaller screens (mobiles and tablets) and have hidden on bigger screens (laptops and desktop) ? This would really help me big time!

    Thanks in advance

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