How to make a Sidebar Menu using HTML and CSS.

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sidebar menu

Hello readers! Today in this blog, you will learn how to create a sidebar menu. I previously shared a blog on How to create an HTML CSS animated sidebar navigation menu, and now it’s time to create a sidebar menu.

Sidebar Menu

A website sidebar is a unique, creative, and useful element to the right or left of the main content area of ​​a website. They are often used to display various types of additional information to the user, such as navigation links to main pages. The sidebar can be used to entice visitors and viewers of your content to read the main article in more detail.

In this program [Sidebar Menu],

On this website, there is only one menu button in the upper left corner, and when you click on it, the sidebar appears sliding from the left side. There are some navigation links in the sidebar with their icons, and when you hover over a specific link, a block shadow effect appears in the background, making it more attractive. There are also social media icons at the bottom of the sidebar.

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To create a sidebar menu follow these steps;

To create this program: ( Sidebar Menu ). Initially you need to create two files one HTML (.html) and another CSS file (.css). After creating these files, just paste the following codes into your VS IDE code sample create an HTML file called index.html and paste the indicated codes into your HTML file (.html) Remember, you must create a file with the extension. HTML.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<!-- Created by CodeWithNepal -->
<html lang="en" dir="ltr">
  <head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <!--<title>Sidebar Menu | CodeWithNepal </title>-->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <!-- Boxiocns CDN Link -->
    <link href='https://unpkg.com/[email protected]/css/boxicons.min.css' rel='stylesheet'>
     <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
   </head>
<body>
  <div class="sidebar close">
    <div class="logo-details">
      <i class='bx bxl-c-plus-plus'></i>
      <span class="logo_name">CodeWithNepal</span>
    </div>
    <ul class="nav-links">
      <li>
        <a href="#">
          <i class='bx bx-grid-alt' ></i>
          <span class="link_name">Dashboard</span>
        </a>
        <ul class="sub-menu blank">
          <li><a class="link_name" href="#">Category</a></li>
        </ul>
      </li>
      <li>
        <div class="iocn-link">
          <a href="#">
            <i class='bx bx-collection' ></i>
            <span class="link_name">Category</span>
          </a>
          <i class='bx bxs-chevron-down arrow' ></i>
        </div>
        <ul class="sub-menu">
          <li><a class="link_name" href="#">Category</a></li>
          <li><a href="#">HTML & CSS</a></li>
          <li><a href="#">JavaScript</a></li>
          <li><a href="#">PHP & MySQL</a></li>
        </ul>
      </li>
      <li>
        <div class="iocn-link">
          <a href="#">
            <i class='bx bx-book-alt' ></i>
            <span class="link_name">Posts</span>
          </a>
          <i class='bx bxs-chevron-down arrow' ></i>
        </div>
        <ul class="sub-menu">
          <li><a class="link_name" href="#">Posts</a></li>
          <li><a href="#">Web Design</a></li>
          <li><a href="#">Login Form</a></li>
          <li><a href="#">Card Design</a></li>
        </ul>
      </li>
      <li>
        <a href="#">
          <i class='bx bx-pie-chart-alt-2' ></i>
          <span class="link_name">Analytics</span>
        </a>
        <ul class="sub-menu blank">
          <li><a class="link_name" href="#">Analytics</a></li>
        </ul>
      </li>
      <li>
        <a href="#">
          <i class='bx bx-line-chart' ></i>
          <span class="link_name">Chart</span>
        </a>
        <ul class="sub-menu blank">
          <li><a class="link_name" href="#">Chart</a></li>
        </ul>
      </li>
      <li>
        <div class="iocn-link">
          <a href="#">
            <i class='bx bx-plug' ></i>
            <span class="link_name">Plugins</span>
          </a>
          <i class='bx bxs-chevron-down arrow' ></i>
        </div>
        <ul class="sub-menu">
          <li><a class="link_name" href="#">Plugins</a></li>
          <li><a href="#">UI Face</a></li>
          <li><a href="#">Pigments</a></li>
          <li><a href="#">Box Icons</a></li>
        </ul>
      </li>
      <li>
        <a href="#">
          <i class='bx bx-compass' ></i>
          <span class="link_name">Explore</span>
        </a>
        <ul class="sub-menu blank">
          <li><a class="link_name" href="#">Explore</a></li>
        </ul>
      </li>
      <li>
        <a href="#">
          <i class='bx bx-history'></i>
          <span class="link_name">History</span>
        </a>
        <ul class="sub-menu blank">
          <li><a class="link_name" href="#">History</a></li>
        </ul>
      </li>
      <li>
        <a href="#">
          <i class='bx bx-cog' ></i>
          <span class="link_name">Setting</span>
        </a>
        <ul class="sub-menu blank">
          <li><a class="link_name" href="#">Setting</a></li>
        </ul>
      </li>
      <li>
    <div class="profile-details">
      <div class="profile-content">
        <!--<img src="image/profile.jpg" alt="profileImg">-->
      </div>
      <div class="name-job">
        <div class="profile_name">Om Bhusal</div>
        <div class="job">Game Developer</div>
      </div>
      <i class='bx bx-log-out' ></i>
    </div>
  </li>
</ul>
  </div>
  <section class="home-section">
    <div class="home-content">
      <i class='bx bx-menu' ></i>
      <span class="text">Sidebar Menu</span>
    </div>
  </section>
  <script>
  let arrow = document.querySelectorAll(".arrow");
  for (var i = 0; i < arrow.length; i++) {
    arrow[i].addEventListener("click", (e)=>{
   let arrowParent = e.target.parentElement.parentElement;//selecting main parent of arrow
   arrowParent.classList.toggle("showMenu");
    });
  }
  let sidebar = document.querySelector(".sidebar");
  let sidebarBtn = document.querySelector(".bx-menu");
  console.log(sidebarBtn);
  sidebarBtn.addEventListener("click", ()=>{
    sidebar.classList.toggle("close");
  });
  </script>
</body>
</html>

And, create a CSS file named style.css and paste the indicated codes into your CSS file. Remember, you must create a .css file.

/* Google Fonts Import Link */
@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Poppins:[email protected];400;500;600;700&display=swap');
*{
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  box-sizing: border-box;
  font-family: 'Poppins', sans-serif;
}
.sidebar{
  position: fixed;
  top: 0;
  left: 0;
  height: 100%;
  width: 260px;
  background: #07042b;
  z-index: 100;
  transition: all 0.5s ease;
}
.sidebar.close{
  width: 78px;
}
.sidebar .logo-details{
  height: 60px;
  width: 100%;
  display: flex;
  align-items: center;
}
.sidebar .logo-details i{
  font-size: 30px;
  color: #fff;
  height: 50px;
  min-width: 78px;
  text-align: center;
  line-height: 50px;
}
.sidebar .logo-details .logo_name{
  font-size: 22px;
  color: #fff;
  font-weight: 600;
  transition: 0.3s ease;
  transition-delay: 0.1s;
}
.sidebar.close .logo-details .logo_name{
  transition-delay: 0s;
  opacity: 0;
  pointer-events: none;
}
.sidebar .nav-links{
  height: 100%;
  padding: 30px 0 150px 0;
  overflow: auto;
}
.sidebar.close .nav-links{
  overflow: visible;
}
.sidebar .nav-links::-webkit-scrollbar{
  display: none;
}
.sidebar .nav-links li{
  position: relative;
  list-style: none;
  transition: all 0.4s ease;
}
.sidebar .nav-links li:hover{
  background: #07042b;
}
.sidebar .nav-links li .iocn-link{
  display: flex;
  align-items: center;
  justify-content: space-between;
}
.sidebar.close .nav-links li .iocn-link{
  display: block
}
.sidebar .nav-links li i{
  height: 50px;
  min-width: 78px;
  text-align: center;
  line-height: 50px;
  color: #fff;
  font-size: 20px;
  cursor: pointer;
  transition: all 0.3s ease;
}
.sidebar .nav-links li.showMenu i.arrow{
  transform: rotate(-180deg);
}
.sidebar.close .nav-links i.arrow{
  display: none;
}
.sidebar .nav-links li a{
  display: flex;
  align-items: center;
  text-decoration: none;
}
.sidebar .nav-links li a .link_name{
  font-size: 18px;
  font-weight: 400;
  color: #fff;
  transition: all 0.4s ease;
}
.sidebar.close .nav-links li a .link_name{
  opacity: 0;
  pointer-events: none;
}
.sidebar .nav-links li .sub-menu{
  padding: 6px 6px 14px 80px;
  margin-top: -10px;
  background: #07042b;
  display: none;
}
.sidebar .nav-links li.showMenu .sub-menu{
  display: block;
}
.sidebar .nav-links li .sub-menu a{
  color: #fff;
  font-size: 15px;
  padding: 5px 0;
  white-space: nowrap;
  opacity: 0.6;
  transition: all 0.3s ease;
}
.sidebar .nav-links li .sub-menu a:hover{
  opacity: 1;
}
.sidebar.close .nav-links li .sub-menu{
  position: absolute;
  left: 100%;
  top: -10px;
  margin-top: 0;
  padding: 10px 20px;
  border-radius: 0 6px 6px 0;
  opacity: 0;
  display: block;
  pointer-events: none;
  transition: 0s;
}
.sidebar.close .nav-links li:hover .sub-menu{
  top: 0;
  opacity: 1;
  pointer-events: auto;
  transition: all 0.4s ease;
}
.sidebar .nav-links li .sub-menu .link_name{
  display: none;
}
.sidebar.close .nav-links li .sub-menu .link_name{
  font-size: 18px;
  opacity: 1;
  display: block;
}
.sidebar .nav-links li .sub-menu.blank{
  opacity: 1;
  pointer-events: auto;
  padding: 3px 20px 6px 16px;
  opacity: 0;
  pointer-events: none;
}
.sidebar .nav-links li:hover .sub-menu.blank{
  top: 50%;
  transform: translateY(-50%);
}
.sidebar .profile-details{
  position: fixed;
  bottom: 0;
  width: 260px;
  display: flex;
  align-items: center;
  justify-content: space-between;
  background: #07042b;
  padding: 12px 0;
  transition: all 0.5s ease;
}
.sidebar.close .profile-details{
  background: none;
}
.sidebar.close .profile-details{
  width: 78px;
}
.sidebar .profile-details .profile-content{
  display: flex;
  align-items: center;
}
.sidebar .profile-details img{
  height: 52px;
  width: 52px;
  object-fit: cover;
  border-radius: 16px;
  margin: 0 14px 0 12px;
  background: #07042b;
  transition: all 0.5s ease;
}
.sidebar.close .profile-details img{
  padding: 10px;
}
.sidebar .profile-details .profile_name,
.sidebar .profile-details .job{
  color: #fff;
  font-size: 18px;
  font-weight: 500;
  white-space: nowrap;
}
.sidebar.close .profile-details i,
.sidebar.close .profile-details .profile_name,
.sidebar.close .profile-details .job{
  display: none;
}
.sidebar .profile-details .job{
  font-size: 12px;
}
.home-section{
  position: relative;
  background: #E4E9F7;
  height: 100vh;
  left: 260px;
  width: calc(100% - 260px);
  transition: all 0.5s ease;
}
.sidebar.close ~ .home-section{
  left: 78px;
  width: calc(100% - 78px);
}
.home-section .home-content{
  height: 60px;
  display: flex;
  align-items: center;
}
.home-section .home-content .bx-menu,
.home-section .home-content .text{
  color: #11101d;
  font-size: 35px;
}
.home-section .home-content .bx-menu{
  margin: 0 15px;
  cursor: pointer;
}
.home-section .home-content .text{
  font-size: 26px;
  font-weight: 600;
}
@media (max-width: 420px) {
  .sidebar.close .nav-links li .sub-menu{
    display: none;
  }
}

Output

sidebar menu

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