After studying a ton of free website menu templates based on Bootstrap, we decided to create our own versions.
The MAIN FACTORS which you must consider while designing the website menu are; it must be easy to understand and must be legible; if you are adding animation effects to the website menu make sure the animation effects are quick so that the user need not wait for the option to appear.
We have collected some of the best free website menu templates with the qualities mentioned above. All these templates are just inspirations, which you can make use of for your site.
These templates can’t be simply downloaded and add to your existing website.
The code used to make this template is shared directly to help you understand how the code works. So you can easily customize these free website menu templates.
Our Top Website Menu Template Picks
Website Menu V03
Website Menu V03 is a modern free snippet for creating a clean and minimal navigation bar. If you like to stick to SIMPLICITY, you better not miss taking a peek at this tool.
It is a solution that works great if you plan to add an image or even a video as a background above the fold. This way, it will not distract the content yet still offer great navigability.
Moreover, Website Menu V03 is a static menu template with a cool blue button that appears on click. Additionally, it also includes a multi-level drop-down that fits well if you have a lot of pages and categories. It’s responsive, too.
Website Menu V05
But if you would truly like to stick to ULTIMATE cleanness in the header area of your website, Website Menu V05 is your best bet.
While there’s not much at first glance, the menu icon reveals a sidebar hamburger menu on click. Website Menu V05 keeps the same style on small and large screens, perfectly adapting to mobile.
We also made sure that the code structure is both user- and beginner-friendly. HURRAY. Everyone can now put this free menu template to use and embed it into their web app hassle-free.
But first, take a peek at the live demo preview and go from there.
Website Menu V07
While a header can make your website heavy on the eye, that’s not the case for Website Menu V07. Thanks to the transparent design, you can feature quite some STUFF in it but it won’t pop as much as solid headers, doo.
Your cup of tea?
That’s GREAT, as you can now make it yours without pulling out your credit card or signing into PayPal. Website Menu V07 is all set and ready to employ it out-of-the-box or even style it further.
BTW, along with the main navbar, there’s also a top bar for additional contact info and social media icons.
Website Menu V12
Website Menu V12 is a free navigation template that knows how to mix simplicity with boldness. The top section features logo and social icons only and a light/transparent background.
On the other hand, the navigation bar rocks a solid color and a highlighted section of a different color. Very dynamic, if you will.
Two more cool features of Website Menu V12 are the integrated drop-down and search form. If the user does not find what they are after directly in the menu, they can always type it down in the search.
Website Menu V12 also performs flawlessly on mobile devices, but the design changes slightly. More. User. Friendly.
Website Menu V14
Website Menu V14 is somewhat basic with a boxy design that makes it stand out. There’s always a way to stick to simplicity but with a TOUCH of creativity.
Keep in mind, once you start investigating Website Menu V14 further, you will notice the design changes on mobile or vice versa. Light on desktop and dark on mobile.
That’s not it.
While the logo and social icons are still there on mobile, the navigation appears like a hamburger menu. And to spice things up some more, the pink-ish detail definitely makes it even more appealing.
Still, if you’d like to perform any edits, go ahead and make them happen.
Website Menu V18
Website Menu V18 does not look like much but everything changes when you click it. At least when you click the element with a chevron – that’s when the MEGA MENU opens.
That said, Website Menu V18 is perfect for everyone with interest in adding some more material to the menu than just the text. In other words, this free website menu template supports image content, too.
Note: as images and text may distract the user too much on mobile, we only added the text part of Website Menu V18.
But just like any other template in this collection, you can first test it on different devices by visiting the item’s live preview.
Website Menu V19
Who’s down to add a SIDEBAR MENU to their website or blog? If you are a fan, you will witness swift inclusion with Website Menu V19.
It features a light design with a highlight effect that adds color and underline to the text. It’s a clever way of showing on what page of your website your user is. Your content may be so compelling they are completely immersed in it, forgetting what’s happening around them.
Anyhow, Website Menu V19 is also in perfect harmony with smartphones and tablets. However, it transforms into an off-canvas menu – for PRACTICALITY purposes – when viewing it on smaller devices.
Website Menu V20
This is the last free website menu template of our BEST-OF picks – and it’s definitely my favorite. Website Menu V20 is a full-screen menu or a menu overlay as some call it.
It only rocks a menu icon, but it then displays the entire menu that completely overlays the content you view. There’s no other navigation in this collection that places the menu so boldly. Right. In. Their. Face.
Website Menu V20 also keeps the same style intact whether viewing it on a mobile or on a desktop device. Also, it appears dark in the default configuration, but you can tweak that if necessary.
Bonus Free Website Menu Templates
Besides our top choices, here are some more free menu alternatives. Keep in mind, in some instances – these are just slight variations of the above.
Website Menu V01
Now let’s kick things off with Website Menu V01. It’s a free snippet for everyone who prefers things on the minimal side. It also features a logo section, social media buttons and a drop-down that comes in two layers.
Does it fit mobile? OF COURSE, it does! But that’s something you can pre-test yourself.
Website Menu V02
Website Menu V02 is even more simple than the one above. If you don’t have a lot of pages or categories going on, this one will work really well for you.
It ALSO makes sure to remain a similar minimal style on mobile – but it slides in from the right side as a hamburger menu.
Website Menu V04
Website Menu V04 is more like a FULL-BLOWN header that also acts as sticky navigation. If you are new to this, it’s the navigation bar that sticks to the top of the screen when scrolling. Always accessible.
Besides the main menu area, there’s also a top bar. You can use this section for adding additional contact details, like email and telephone number. Also, Website Menu V04 has a space of social icons.
Website Menu V06
I already added a menu like Website Menu V06 above, just that this one feature left positioning. Well, if the right version is a NO-GO for you, this is the alternative that you can grab with a single click.
Just as simple as it sounds.
Website Menu V08
There are never enough free website menu template variations, RIGHT?
Website Menu V08 is another superb snippet that will get you going without the need to start from scratch. This one does not feature that much, other than text, a drop-down and a CTA button. But for some, this is MORE THAN ENOUGH.
Website Menu V09
The predecessor was a more general website menu template while Website Menu V09 focuses on job boards by default. It even comes with special sections predefined for you to activate.
But for all the daring ones out there, feel free to modify Website Menu V09 to your liking and go against the norm.
Website Menu V10
Website Menu V10 features a solid navigation bar with a centered logo and three menu items on each side. But the design changes completely on mobile, sliding in from the right (hamburger menu).
Website Menu V11
Here’s a FUN one that can work for restaurants or even something entirely different. In other words, by performing a few tweaks to Website Menu V11, you can easily apply it to a different business, as it only requires text alteration.
BUT. You can also play with different color combinations or stick to the blue/orange scheme.
Website Menu V13
Website Menu V13 is a GREAT example of how you can blend minimalist design with practicality. This free website menu template easily works for business websites, blogs and other projects you work on.
The light designs changes to dark on mobile – just so you know. And you also get a search bar and a drop-down.
Website Menu V15
Do you plan to build an online store? No need to do it all from scratch, as you can import Website Menu V15 and sort out its navigation.
The main specialty of the free template is the cart icon with a drop-down on hover for different actions.
Website Menu V16
Website Menu V16 is for all of you who look for some more sections and elements in a free website menu template. It features a top bar, social buttons, drop-down and search form.
Even though there’s quite some stuff going on, Website Menu V16 does it with STYLE.
Website Menu V17
Website Menu V17 is the last of our own free website menu templates that you can get right now. It’s a fantastic and stand-out alternative that will get you moving forward immediately.
Website Menu V17 has a nice and dynamic feel to it, whether you view it on a desktop computer or a smartphone. It has all the necessary JAZZ, so you save yourself from coding it from scratch.
These are some of the best free website menu templates you can make use of for your site. Each of the templates is unique in its own way.
To help you get a wide collection we managed to collect free website menu templates with different designs and features.
What’s your favorite free website menu template? And as a user what you normally expect in a website menu? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.