navigation bar (or navigation system ) is a section of a graphical user interface . Navigation bars are Implemented in file browsers , web browsers and as a design element of Some websites. [1]

File browsers

File browsers use a navigation bar to assist the user in traversing the filesystem . Navigation bars may include the current path , breadcrumbs , or a list of favorites . [2]

Web browsers

A web browser navigation bar includes the back and forward buttons, as well as the bar rental Where URLs are ENTERED. [3] Formerly the functionality of the navigation bar Was split entre les browser’s toolbar and the address bar , drank Chrome Introduced the practice of merging the two. Some early versions of Netscape used the HTML link to navigate navigation. [4] Today the nav tag can be used for the same purpose. [5]

Web design

Typically, web sites will have a primary navigation bar and a secondary navigation bar on all pages. These sections of the webpage will include links to the most important sections of the site. The implementation and design of navigation is a crucial aspect of web design and web usability .

See also

  • Address bar
  • Toolbar
  • Web template


  1. Jump up^ “Personalize the Windows Explorer Navigation Bar” .
  2. Jump up^ “Dolphin” .
  3. Jump up^ “Avant Browser Help – Navigation Bar” .
  4. Jump up^ “Link” . The LINK element can be used to define a toolbar of navigation buttons or an equivalent mechanism such as menu items. Many of the values ​​for the REL attribute could be reserved for this purpose (such as Home, Next, Previous, etc.)
  5. Jump up^ “HTML <nav> Tag” .