21 Examples of Fixed Position Menus in Web Design

By / Feb 28, 2012 / Inspiration

A fixed position menu is that one that is fixed relative to the browser window, not only to the page, which means that if you scroll up and down the fixed menu will remain in the same position – so the user can quickly access the navigation no matter where they are in the site. For today’s post, we gathered some very good examples of websites using fixed menus. In these sites, you’ll see a variety of ways you can use fixed positioned menus – in the header, the sidebar, and even in the footer.


Beautiful and clean fixed top right header menu.

Fixed Position Menus

hard graft

Hard Graft is using two fixed position menus, one at the top right corner and the other on the left. The only thing moving are the items you can buy.

Fixed Position Menus

Happy Cog

After you scroll down Happy Cog’s page the menu gets fixed and will stay there for good.

Fixed Position Menus
Fixed Position Menus


Here they are using a clean fixed header menu.

Fixed Position Menus


An elegant and beautiful design using a fixed header menu.

Fixed Position Menus

Face. Works.

Nice and simple header fixed menu.

Fixed Position Menus


Another example of a menu that gets fixed after you scroll down the main illustrated header.

Fixed Position Menus


Here big typography and hand draw elements contrast with a small bright fixed header menu.

Fixed Position Menus


Another example of a clean layout, this time using a fixed menu on the right side bar.

Fixed Position Menus


Undercurrent is also using a fixed header menu.

Fixed Position Menus


Here the background image moves while header and footer are fixed and offer you the options you need to navigate.

Fixed Position Menus

James Anderson

Another good example of header fixed menu.

Fixed Position Menus

OK Studios

While the elements move around the page using parallax scrolling, the fixed header menu stays still all the time.

Fixed Position Menus

Psych & Psych

Here they are using a fixed menu with a bit of transparency.

Fixed Position Menus


Another example of a simple and clean header menu.

Fixed Position Menus


And once again we have an example of fixed header menu.

Fixed Position Menus

Girl with a Camera

A delicate design that counts with a small fixed side bar menu.

Fixed Position Menus


Void is using a fixed footer menu to help you navigate their page.

Fixed Position Menus


Mustache keeps all their menus fixed on the left time.

Fixed Position Menus

Fundatia Comunitara

Here you will find parallax scrolling and a fixed menu using transparency.

Fixed Position Menus

CSS Design Awards
The Best Designs

About the Author

Gisele Muller loves communication, technology, web, design, movies, gastronomy and creativity. Web writer, portuguese/english translator and co founder of @refilmagem & @mentaway Twitter: @gismullr

  • http://www.aledesign.it aledesign.it

    I like so much the fixed menu. Is a good way for make a good site. For the eyes have a fixed point by the menu is important. Is my preferite solution. Site “b14″ and “Character” are my preferite

  • Vitali Presnyakov


    Found another example: http://www.workdiary.de

  • http://www.sivioco.com Sam Jones

    Great collection. I’m loving the G’nosh website, one of the best one pagers I’ve seen for a while.

  • http://www.mitowebmedia.com Web Design Sevenoaks

    “Character” is a great example of how clean and minimal can really work wonders.

  • http://www.pragmaticdesign.co.uk Web Design Wolverhampton

    Like Sam above, I love the G’nosh website too. It’s been done before, but rarely this well.

    Fixed position menus are great, as long as they don’t take up too much browser space on a small screen (i.e. a smart phone).

  • http://www.designturnpike.com Design Turnpike

    Wow, some beautiful work featured again. So thought-provoking, I’ll be utilizing some of these strategies!

  • http://www.falconcreativestudio.com Masood

    Fixed position is very helpful to the Users…It is the only way to navigate anywhere on the site quickly!
    Great inspirations are here..

  • http://mcorbitter.de/ McOrbitter

    The MmDesign fixed sidebar and clean minimalism layout is quite the same as my wordpress layout at mcorbitter.de. I like this kind VERY much!

  • Prodyot

    Excellent list.
    The variety leaves me wondering how to pick one :)
    Thanks for sharing.

  • http://bloggingwordpress.net/ Liam

    Awesome! I really like this. keep up with the good work. Thanks a lot for sharing.