A hamburger-style menu is very on-trend right now, and is constantly seen on websites! Hamburger menus are the 3 line icon menus that open a side menu or drawer to display your navigation links. It’s typically seen on mobile designs to access your menu, but now it’s popular to have this on your desktop design as well. Want to know how? Here’s a tutorial on how to add a hamburger menu on your desktop design on Showit!
This tutorial requires some knowledge of Showit, and is suited for existing Showit users. If you’re a beginner in Showit and have not designed on this platform yet, I’d highly recommend a website template to start from my template shop with an existing hamburger menu, which includes my Showit online course to visually show you these steps by video instead!
I’m going to be using my Darling Daisy template as an example for this tutorial. First, you’ll want to design your header by creating a blank canvas, or by using a template header canvas to start off. You’ll want to add 2 Canvas Views to this section! Canvas View 1 will be the main header that will show upon visiting the website, and Canvas View 2 will have your side menu design. You can create your main header design in View 1 to start off.
In your View 2, this is where you’ll create the design of your drawer menu! There are hundreds of ways to design this style of menu and this step is all up to you! Here are few hamburger menu designs I’ve created for templates & clients to spark some inspiration.
First, you’d add a rectangle that will be the background of your menu. Afterwards, you can place images, texts, and icons on top of this rectangle to create your menu! You’ll want to set up the menu so that the links have Click Actions to the appropriate pages, and an X icon for visitors to click out.
You should now have two Canvas Views within your header canvas. View 1 with your main header design, and View 2 with your side menu design. Now it’s time to set some click actions in order for these views to show upon clicking!
On the main header, you’ll want to click on the hamburger menu icon and set a click action as seen below: Canvas Type → This Canvas → View 2. On the side menu header, you’ll want to click on the “X” icon and set a click action to This Canvas → View 1. Now when someone clicks on the hamburger menu icon, the side menu design will pop out, and clicking the X button brings them back to the main header! You did it 🙂
Sometimes, you’ll want no header at all with just a logo & icon on top of your hero image banner, similar to below. This is possible, but with just a few adjustments. You’ll still be creating 2 Canvas Views, but you’ll have to set the canvas height to 1px and the stacking order to be higher than the hero image banner. Having the stacking order higher will make the logo & menu placed on top of the hero image.
Since your Canvas Height is set to 1px, you’ll be designing on the gray area of the builder as seen below. Also, make sure to convert this canvas from a Page Canvas to a Site Canvas.
I offer a few website templates that have a hamburger menu design! You simply change the links, copy and images. Check out my website template shop to view the designs that have this option.
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