Once you have included the Bootstrap files, you can begin creating your navigation bar. To do this, you will need to use the navbar class. The navbar class is a container for the navigation bar, and it provides the basic structure for the navigation bar.
Here is an example of a basic navigation bar using Bootstrap:
<nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light"> <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">My Website</a> <button class="navbar-toggler" type="button" data-toggle="collapse" data-target="#navbarNav" aria-controls="navbarNav" aria-expanded="false" aria-label="Toggle navigation"> <span class="navbar-toggler-icon"></span> </button> <div class="collapse navbar-collapse" id="navbarNav"> <ul class="navbar-nav"> <li class="nav-item"> <a class="nav-link" href="#">Home</a> </li> <li class="nav-item"> <a class="nav-link" href="#">About</a> </li> <li class="nav-item"> <a class="nav-link" href="#">Contact</a> </li> </ul> </div> </nav>
In this example, we are using the navbar-expand-lg class to make the navigation bar responsive. The navbar-light class is used to give the navigation bar a light color, and the bg-light class is used to give the background a light color. The navbar-brand class is used to give the navigation bar a brand, and the navbar-toggler class is used to create a toggle button for the navigation bar.
The navigation links are contained in an unordered list with the class of navbar-nav. Each list item has the class of nav-item, and the links have the class of nav-link.
You can also add additional features to your navigation bar, such as a search bar or dropdown menus. Bootstrap provides a variety of classes and components that can be used to create a navigation bar that is tailored to your specific needs.