HTML 5 – Nav Element

The <nav> HTML element represents a section of a page whose purpose is to provide  the navigational section in HTML documents. Websites typically have sections dedicated to navigational links, which enables users to navigate the site. These links can be placed inside a nav tag. Common examples of navigation sections are menus, tables of contents, and indexes.

These are the Following Uses of Nav Element

  1. Main use of <nav> in HTML 5 for creating navigations of websites
  2. We can use several <header> elements in one document.
  3. The <header> element is intended to usually contain the section’s heading h1 to h6
  4. The <header> element can also be used to wrap a section’s table of contents, a search form, or any relevant logos.
  5. The <header> tag is a HTML5’s tag and it requires a starting tag as well as an end tag.



In this example, a <nav> block is used to contain an unordered list (<ul>) of links. With appropriate CSS, this can be presented as a sidebar, navigation bar, or drop-down menu.