Bootstrap Navbar vertical line separator

Bootstrap navbar helps a lot when it comes to responsive web development. You can build numerous variations of the Bootstrap navbar. Here’s how to create a Bootstrap navbar with vertical line separator. I have used border-right to create the vertical line separator and right-aligned all the navbar links.

Here is a step-by-step tutorial for the Bootstrap navbar with vertical line separator.

Final output:

Bootstrap Navbar vertical line separator on mobile

1. If you follow the Bootstrap documentation, this is the basic left-aligned navbar:

<nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
  <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">Navbar</a>
  <button class="navbar-toggler" type="button" data-toggle="collapse" data-target="#navbarNav" aria-controls="navbarNav" aria-expanded="false" aria-label="Toggle navigation">
    <span class="navbar-toggler-icon"></span>
  </button>
  <div class="collapse navbar-collapse" id="navbarNav">
    <ul class="navbar-nav">
      <li class="nav-item active">
        <a class="nav-link" href="#">Home <span class="sr-only">(current)</span></a>
      </li>
      <li class="nav-item">
        <a class="nav-link" href="#">Features</a>
      </li>
      <li class="nav-item">
        <a class="nav-link" href="#">Pricing</a>
      </li>
      <li class="nav-item">
        <a class="nav-link disabled" href="#" tabindex="-1" aria-disabled="true">Disabled</a>
      </li>
    </ul>
  </div>
</nav>

Output:

2. To get the links in right, add class ml-auto to <ul> on line 7. (I changed the background-color to #34daf8 and added some CSS.)

<ul class="navbar-nav ml-auto">

.navbar .navbar-nav .nav-link {
    color: #000000;
    font-size: 1.1em;
}
.navbar .navbar-nav .nav-link:hover{
    color: #808080;
}

Output:

3. To add the vertical line separator, add this CSS code. I have used border-right to create the vertical line separator. Also, used a media query to add it only on large screen.

@media only screen and (min-width: 960px) {
  .navbar .navbar-nav .nav-item .nav-link {
    padding: 0 0.5em;
  }
  .navbar .navbar-nav .nav-item:not(:last-child) .nav-link {
    border-right: 2px solid #000000;
  }
}

Output:

Bootstrap Navbar  with vertical line separator result

Final Output Code for Bootstrap Navbar with vertical line separator:

HTML

<nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light lined" style="background-color: #34daf8;">
    <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">Coding Yaar</a>
    <button class="navbar-toggler" type="button" data-toggle="collapse" data-target="#navbarToggler11"
        aria-controls="navbarToggler11" aria-expanded="false" aria-label="Toggle navigation">
        <span class="navbar-toggler-icon"></span>
    </button>

    <div class="collapse navbar-collapse" id="navbarToggler11">
        <ul class="navbar-nav  ml-auto">
            <li class="nav-item">
                <a class="nav-link" href="#">Home</a>
            </li>
            <li class="nav-item">
                <a class="nav-link" href="#">About</a>
            </li>
            <li class="nav-item">
                <a class="nav-link" href="#">Services</a>
            </li>
            <li class="nav-item">
                <a class="nav-link" href="#">Contact</a>
            </li>
        </ul>
    </div>
</nav>

CSS

.navbar .navbar-nav .nav-link {
    color: #000000;
    font-size: 1.1em;
}
.navbar .navbar-nav .nav-link:hover{
    color: #808080;
}
@media only screen and (min-width: 960px) {
  .navbar .navbar-nav .nav-item .nav-link {
    padding: 0 0.5em;
  }
  .navbar .navbar-nav .nav-item:not(:last-child) .nav-link {
    border-right: 2px solid #000000;
  }
}

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