Squarespace Tips to Change Drop Down Navigation Size

Squarespace makes customizing your navigation menu easy; just a few CSS code snippets will do the job of changing its color and style.

By default, Squarespace’s drop-down folder menu matches the color of its page it is on – a violation of an important design principle known as affordance that makes navigating this menu harder for users.

How to Change the Size of Your Drop Down Navigation

Add a drop-down menu to your Squarespace website as an easy and efficient way to give visitors what they’re searching for more easily and increase user-friendliness – leading to increased time spent on the site and an increased likelihood that visitors become customers or fans of your brand.

However, it’s crucial that you know how to style a drop-down menu appropriately so that it looks visually pleasing and enhances the user experience of your website. Luckily, there are various creative ways Squarespace drop-down menus can be customized using CSS and Spark Plugin.

For instance, to make your Squarespace drop-down navigation more engaging, try adding hover square highlights around each menu item. This subtle animation will draw more attention to specific items on your list while helping visitors easily navigate your site.

Change up the colors in your drop-down navigation to give it that extra touch. Do this by creating a folder within Pages menu and dragging in pages you wish to appear there – creating an eye-catching menu much more colorful and visually stimulating than its regular form! Plus, this method also can add one directly into sidebars!

Change the Size of Your Header

Drop down menus are an integral component of many websites, but sometimes look disorganized or chaotic. To maintain a professional appearance for your drop down navigation it’s essential that it looks neat and organized.

Squarespace provides many ways to customize the navigation on your site, from adding lines or borders beneath your nav bar, frosted glass effect, gradient behind, or blurring of its background!

Start by going into your global site settings and choosing a header design – solid color, gradient or dynamic! You have several options at your disposal!

Another way to customize the size of your header is through using a CSS code snippet, which works across all 7.1 templates and will ensure that the navigation bar doesn’t appear as wide on smaller devices like tablets.

Problematic with this solution is that, if your menu contains more than five items, they may wrap onto a second line on smaller devices, making them hard for people to touch with their fingers and making the design less than ideal. Therefore, this solution adds 15px vertical spacing between nav items when they wrap onto second lines.

Change the Size of Your Footer

If you’re using Squarespace 7.1 with Fluid Engine editor, customizing your footer can be accomplished fairly simply through adding content blocks. But for added appeal and user friendliness, consider adding some custom CSS. Here are five snippets to add some visual interest and improve user experience:

Drop-down menus can be useful, yet sometimes frustrating for your website visitors who need specific pages. By using a custom CSS snippet, you can easily change the color of your navigation bar so it is more visible on your page.

Visitors to your mobile-first website expect information quickly and easily, and fast loading websites increase visitor time on site and increase the chances that they become customers or fans of your brand. By adding this CSS snippet, you can speed up Squarespace dropdown navigation.

Your menu items can sometimes become too close together on smaller devices (especially tablets), making it hard for users to distinguish them clearly and prevent accidental clicks on incorrect items. By adding this CSS snippet, we can add 15px of vertical spacing between your menu items so they won’t wrap onto another line on smaller screens and increase user clarity by helping them distinguish more easily which item they should click. This can help your customers avoid accidentally clicking the wrong item!

Change the Size of Your Sidebar

Squarespace provides several ways of creating sidebars. One approach is the summary block, which allows you to display blog archives, social media links or any other important pieces of information across all your pages. Another method involves folders – pages you add directly into your main navigation menu with which you can add pages easily; you can even reorder pages within them with drag-and-drop.

Use this folder to store links to external websites you would like to open in a new browser window (a best practice when it comes to any link on your website), so as to avoid adding them separately to both your main navigation menu and footer.

If you want to change the color of a link in your navigation menu, custom CSS may be your answer. Copy and paste this code into your website’s Custom CSS; save when done!