Adding navigation with SVG logo and sign in button

Let’s add page navigation with a Netflix logo next.

<nav>
  <a href="#">Netflix</a>
</nav>

The <nav> tag defines navigational items on the page. The <a> tag is similar to <link> we’ve seen earlier, but it can have content and is used in the <body> section, as opposed to the <head> with <link>. <a> tag can be used to link to other pages. For example, we could have a page named about.html and link to it.

Now let’s replace the text with an actual Netflix logo. And for that we’ll use a new tag, called <img>.

<a href="">
  <img src="img/logo.svg">
</a>  

As you see, <img> tag has an attribute src that links to an actual image. But it’s too big, so we’ll make it the same size as on the original page. Notice how we nest the img element in CSS inside the nav element, because we don’t want other images on the page to get these properties.

nav img {
  width: 167px;
  height: 45px;
}

We’ll make a few more adjustments to the navigation and position of the logo. First of all, we’ll define a class for an <a> tag so that we can reference it in CSS and set the height to the navigation.

<a class="logo" href="">

And CSS:

nav a {
  display: inline-block;
  line-height: 90px;
}

header nav {
  height: 90px;
}

nav img {
  max-width: 167px;
  max-height: 45px;
  vertical-align: middle;
}

nav .logo {
  margin-left: 3%;
}
  • The display property specifies the box type for an element. The box model is a CSS concept of how elements are positioned on the page.
  • Then we set the height of the <a> tags inside navigation to 90px.
  • Then we align the image inside the navigation vertically in the middle.
  • And finally, add 3% left spacing to our link with a class .logo.

Finally, let’s add the Sign in button to the navigation on the right:

<a class="signin" href="https://www.netflix.com/login">
  Sign In
</a>

nav .signin {
  color: #fff;
  float: right;
  background-color: #e50914;
  line-height: normal;
  margin-top: 18px;
  margin-right: 3%;
  padding: 7px 17px;
  font-weight: 400;
  border-radius: 3px;
  font-size: 16px;
  text-decoration: none;
}
  • This time we’ve linked to an external page and defined the class for this link signin, which we can use further in CSS.
  • Notice the color codes are in the so called HEX format.
  • The float is a new property that tells the element to be positioned on the right.
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