10 Free Header HTML & CSS Snippets

10 Free Header HTML & CSS Snippets

Header is one of the most important part of any website because it is often the one that your visitors see first when they land on your website. To not miss the conception and design of this essential front door, here are 10 excellent examples of header.

When you create or redesign your website and you don't have a graphic designer on hand, it can be complicated to create each of the different parts of the site without making a mistake. Are you sure you haven't forgotten anything in the header? Have you thought about adding this little detail that will make the difference? Are you up to date with the latest trends in web design?

To be as interesting as possible, this article is not to be a Prévert-style inventory of everything that is being done because it would have any interest. Instead, I'll show you a range of the best examples (not necessarily objective, I grant you) so that you can draw inspiration from them freely.

Therefore, I've selected for you 10 best examples of header for your website. All these examples are open access and are made with Bootstrap which is the most used framework in the world. Enjoy!

1. Bootstrap Transparent Navbar

By combining Bootstrap 4 and Javascript, it is easily possible to create an elegant transparent navigation bar that will become opaque when scrolling on desktop.

It is simple, it is clean, it is efficient and it does perfectly the job.

2. Bootstrap Background Image

Technically, the approach is very interesting here by creating a container which has a height equal to 100% of the window thanks to min-height: 100vh.

Then, we use .bg-cover to make the background fit in all windows. It is very well done and the rendering is very nice on any screen. Good job!

3. Bootstrap Mega Menu

Here, the mega menu is managed by dropdown, a native property of Bootstrap 4. Then, we create a CSS class so that this mega menu is in position. static and not absolute.

Again, it is very simple, very clever and very easy to re-use on your website.

4. Boostrap Static Header

We take the ingenious technique described in the first example to display a background image to which we apply the CSS classes jumbotron bg-cover.

The result is a very clean and efficient static header.

5. Bootstrap Header Slider

In this example, the slider is managed directly by the framework thanks to the CSS class carousel. Therefore, there are only few more lines of CSS to add to refine the display.

6. Bootstrap Video Embed

This very simple example shows you how comment it is possible to display a video in the header of your website in nothing to give in on the responsive design since it is the CSS classes of Booststrap which are used here.

7. Bootstrap Transparent Jumbotron

Now you are almost professional, we are going to mix the previous examples with here, a navigation bar that changes appearance when scrolling and a background image on the Jumbotron.

8. Bootstrap Magazine Carousel

f you are looking for a header magazine or header news with a carousel to display multiple pieces of information on the same location, then this example is ideal for you. Technically, Bootstrap is doing the job thanks to its native classes.

9. Bootstrap Header Animated

This time, it is the JQuery Owl plugin which is mobilized to ensure the transition between the different images of the slideshow. Note that the CSS part is more consistent in this example due to the effects on the titles appearing on the slides. Not a big deal.

10. Bootstrap Header Video

Always as pleasant to watch and to display, the video in the background fits perfectly thanks to the HTML video tag. For simplicity, everything is managed by the framework without resorting to JavaScript.


I hope that these 10 header examples have convinced you, that you will not hesitate to use the ones that inspire you the most and that you will share this article around you. Again, these are just examples of what is possible to create with some skills and creativity. What do you think? Which one do you prefer? Do you have any other examples to share? I await your comments!

Daniel Dubois

Daniel Dubois

Passionné par le Web depuis 2007, Daniel défend la veuve et l'orphelin du web en créant des sites respectueux du W3C. Fort d'une expérience de plusieurs années, il partage ses connaissances dans un état d'esprit open source.
Très impliqué dans la communauté Joomla depuis 2014, il est actif au sein de plusieurs projets, conférencier et fondateur du JUG Breizh.