A Simple Navbar Navigation using Vanilla Javascript

A Simple Navbar Navigation using Vanilla Javascript

A simple Navbar navigation using vanilla javascript, to change links to the active link when clicked.

A simple Navbar navigation using vanilla javascript, to change links to the active link when clicked.

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Why?

After some research, I realised that one of the most asked questions on the web, is how to remove or add an active link using vanilla javascript.

Another common question is this: Since the :hover pseudo class cannot be changed in javascript, how do you ensure that the active link maintains the active color when you hover over the link?

As simple those questions may be, I noticed that many developers approach this with so much complexity, when it can be achieved using fewer lines of readable code.

Most people prefer using the jQuery approach, which to be honest, is very easy. However, replicating the same thing in vanilla javascript, is equally easier.

Steps

  • Select all the links or anchor tags in the document.
  • Loop through them, and add a click event on each link.
  • Get the current active link in the document
  • Keep track of the current active link by storing it in a variable.
  • When a link is clicked, replace the current active link className with an empty string, and set the active class to the clicked link.
  • Set the new link className be set to active.

Download Details:

Author: elnobun

Source Code: https://github.com/elnobun/Navigation-Menu-Javascript

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