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How TO - Icon Bar


Learn how to create icon bars with CSS.


Vertical:

Horizontal:


How To Create an Icon Bar

Step 1) Add HTML:

Example

<!-- Add icon library -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/font-awesome/4.7.0/css/font-awesome.min.css">

<div class="icon-bar">
  <a class="active" href="#"><i class="fa fa-home"></i></a>
  <a href="#"><i class="fa fa-search"></i></a>
  <a href="#"><i class="fa fa-envelope"></i></a>
  <a href="#"><i class="fa fa-globe"></i></a>
  <a href="#"><i class="fa fa-trash"></i></a>
</div>

Step 2) Add CSS:

Vertical Example

.icon-bar {
    height: 100%;
    width: 90px;
    text-align: center;
    background-color: #555;
}

.icon-bar a {
    padding: 16px;
    display: block;
    transition: all 0.3s ease;
    color: white;
    font-size: 36px;
}

.icon-bar a:hover {
    background-color: #000;
}

.active {
    background-color: #F78628;
}
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Horizontal Example

.icon-bar {
    width: 100%;
    text-align: center;
    background-color: #555;
    overflow: auto;
}

.icon-bar a {
    width: 20%;
    padding: 12px 0;
    float: left;
    transition: all 0.3s ease;
    color: white;
    font-size: 36px;
}

.icon-bar a:hover {
    background-color: #000;
}

.active {
    background-color: #F78628;
}
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Tip: Go to our CSS Navbar Tutorial to learn more about navigation bars.

Tip: Go to our Icons Tutorial to learn more about icons.