HTML <nav> style Attribute

The style attribute on a <nav> tag assigns a unique style to the navigation element. A style contains one or more CSS property/value pairs that define the appearance of the nav element.

Example

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A style attribute on a <nav> element.

<nav style="background: indigo; padding: 10px; text-align: center; font-size:16px;">
  <a style="color:white;margin-right:20px;" href="javascript:alert('Home was clicked')">Home</a>
  <a style="color:white;margin-right:20px;" href="javascript:alert('Gallery was clicked')">Gallery</a>
  <a style="color:white;margin-right:20px;" href="javascript:alert('Contact Us was clicked')">Contact Us</a>
  <a style="color:white;margin-right:20px;" href="javascript:alert('About was clicked')">About Us</a>
</nav>

Using style

The style attribute specifies the style, i.e. look and feel, of the <nav> element.

A style contains any number of CSS property/value pairs, separated by semicolons (;).

The style attribute overrides any other style that was defined in a <style> tag or an external CSS file.

This inline styling affects the current <nav> element only.


Syntax

<nav style="CSS-styles">

Values

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Value Description
CSS-styles One or more CSS property/value pairs separated by semicolons (;).

More Examples

A style attribute on a <nav> element.
Clicking the button will align the links vertically.


<style>
  .nav {display:flex;background:indigo; padding: 8px 20px;}
  .nav a {margin: 5px 20px; font-size:16px; color:white; text-decoration:none;}
</style>

<nav id="mynav" style="flex-direction: row;" class="nav">
  <a href="javascript:alert('Home was clicked')">Home</a>
  <a href="javascript:alert('Gallery was clicked')">Gallery</a>
  <a href="javascript:alert('Contact Us was clicked')">Contact Us</a>
  <a href="javascript:alert('About was clicked')">About Us</a>
</nav>

<br />
<button onclick="toggle();">Toggle style</button>

<script>
  let toggle = () => {
    let element = document.getElementById("mynav");

    if (element.style.flexDirection === "row") {
       element.style.flexDirection = "column";
    } else {
       element.style.flexDirection = "row";
    }
  }
</script>

Code explanation

The style attribute assigns a layout of the <nav> element.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript, changing the layout of the <nav> to vertical.


Browser support

Here is when style support started for each browser:

Chrome
6.0 Sep 2010
Firefox
4.0 Mar 2011
IE/Edge
9.0 Mar 2011
Opera
11.0 Dec 2010
Safari
5.0 Jun 2010

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