A great new web design feature is now available on the Wix editor: fixed website headers. By “fixed,” we don’t mean that anything was wrong with the header – only that it remains in a set placement at the top of the page, even when your site visitors are scrolling downwards.
Adding a fixed header to your website can improve the user experience and contribute to the site’s look. With Wix, you can implement this with a simple click in your header’s settings, but before we explain how to do it, let’s begin by exploring the benefits of this feature.
You may not have noticed how many websites actually integrate fixed headers. In fact, one of this feature’s greatest advantages is that it feels so natural on the page, it won’t steal too much attention from your content.
The popularity of fixed headers has a lot to do with another trend that we previously discussed here on the Wix blog – long scrolling. See, when your homepage gets longer and longer, it becomes inconvenient to always scroll back up to use the navigation menu. By setting the header to have a fixed position – menu included – you allow your site visitors to browse freely, without moving upwards and downwards all the time. It just makes your website so much more comfortable!
Here are 3 examples we found around the web of particularly well designed sites using fixed headers:
Before you get that header fixed, here are a few scenarios that will help you decide whether this feature is right for your site. You may want a fixed header if:
Here is a cool example by a clever Wix user, who attached Christmas decorations to the header.
Now, this is the fun part. Setting your website’s header to be fixed is as easy as can be:
And that’s it! Your fixed header is all set.
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