How to create a dropdown nav with laravel and tailwind css?

by arnoldo.moen , in category: HTML & CSS , 17 days ago

How to create a dropdown nav with laravel and tailwind css?

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by brandy , 16 days ago

@arnoldo.moen 

To create a dropdown navigation menu with Laravel and Tailwind CSS, you can follow these steps:

  1. Create a new Laravel project and install Tailwind CSS:
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composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel project-name
cd project-name
npm install
npm install tailwindcss
npx tailwindcss init


  1. Add the following code to your Blade template file (e.g., resources/views/layouts/app.blade.php) to create a dropdown nav menu:
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<div class="bg-gray-800">
    <div class="container mx-auto">
        <nav class="flex justify-between items-center py-4">
            <div class="flex">
                <a href="/" class="text-white mr-4">Home</a>
                <div class="dropdown inline-block relative">
                    <button class="text-white focus:outline-none">Dropdown</button>
                    <ul class="dropdown-menu absolute hidden text-gray-700 pt-1">
                        <li><a href="#" class="bg-gray-200 hover:bg-gray-400 py-2 px-4 block whitespace-no-wrap">Option 1</a></li>
                        <li><a href="#" class="bg-gray-200 hover:bg-gray-400 py-2 px-4 block whitespace-no-wrap">Option 2</a></li>
                    </ul>
                </div>
            </div>
        </nav>
    </div>
</div>


  1. Add the following CSS code to your stylesheets or in the head section of your HTML document:
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.dropdown:hover .dropdown-menu {
    display: block;
}

.dropdown-menu {
    display: none;
}


  1. Create a JavaScript file (e.g., resources/js/dropdown.js) to handle the dropdown menu functionality:
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document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', function () {
    var dropdowns = document.querySelectorAll('.dropdown');

    dropdowns.forEach(function (dropdown) {
        dropdown.addEventListener('click', function () {
            var menu = this.querySelector('.dropdown-menu');
            menu.classList.toggle('hidden');
        });
    });
});


  1. Compile your JavaScript file using Laravel Mix:
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npm run dev


Now you should have a dropdown navigation menu on your Laravel project using Tailwind CSS.