jQuery Mobile - Navbars Icons


To add icons to your navbar use data-icon attribute to each anchor. By default, icons are placed at the top of the text.


Following example demonstrates the use of navbar icons in jQuery Mobile.

<!DOCTYPE html>
      <title>Navbar Icons</title>
      <meta name = "viewport" content = "width = device-width, initial-scale = 1">
      <link rel = "stylesheet" href = "https://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.5/jquery.mobile-1.4.5.min.css">
      <script src = "https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.3.min.js"></script>
      <script src = "https://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.5/jquery.mobile-1.4.5.min.js"></script>

      <div data-role = "navbar">
            <li><a href = "#" data-icon = "mail">Messages</a></li>
            <li><a href = "#" data-icon = "user" class = "ui-btn-active">Friends</a></li>
            <li><a href = "#" data-icon = "star">Notifications</a></li>


Let's carry out the following steps to see how the above code works −

  • Save the above html code as navbar_icons.html file in your server root folder.

  • Open this HTML file as http://localhost/navbar_icons.html and the following output will be displayed.

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