Extended header

Orient users to a site with lots of sections.

<div class="usa-overlay"></div>
<header class="usa-header usa-header--extended">
  <div class="usa-navbar">
    <div class="usa-logo" id="-logo">
      <em class="usa-logo__text"><a href="/" title="Home">Home</a></em>
    </div>
    <button type="button" class="usa-menu-btn">Menu</button>
  </div>
  <nav aria-label="Primary navigation" class="usa-nav">
    <div class="usa-nav__inner">
      <button type="button" class="usa-nav__close">
        <img src="/assets/img/usa-icons/close.svg" role="img" alt="Close" />
      </button>
      <ul class="usa-nav__primary usa-accordion">
        <li class="usa-nav__primary-item">
          <button
            type="button"
            class="usa-accordion__button usa-nav__link usa-current"
            aria-expanded="false"
            aria-controls="extended-nav-section-one"
          >
            <span>&lt;Current section&gt;</span>
          </button>
          <ul id="extended-nav-section-one" class="usa-nav__submenu">
            <li class="usa-nav__submenu-item">
              <a href=""><span>&lt;Navigation link&gt;</span></a>
            </li>
            <li class="usa-nav__submenu-item">
              <a href=""><span>&lt;Navigation link&gt;</span></a>
            </li>
            <li class="usa-nav__submenu-item">
              <a href=""><span>&lt;Navigation link&gt;</span></a>
            </li>
            <li class="usa-nav__submenu-item">
              <a href=""><span>&lt;Navigation link&gt;</span></a>
            </li>
          </ul>
        </li>
        <li class="usa-nav__primary-item">
          <button
            type="button"
            class="usa-accordion__button usa-nav__link"
            aria-expanded="false"
            aria-controls="extended-nav-section-two"
          >
            <span>&lt;Section&gt;</span>
          </button>
          <ul id="extended-nav-section-two" class="usa-nav__submenu">
            <li class="usa-nav__submenu-item">
              <a href=""><span>&lt;Navigation link&gt;</span></a>
            </li>
            <li class="usa-nav__submenu-item">
              <a href=""><span>&lt;Navigation link&gt;</span></a>
            </li>
            <li class="usa-nav__submenu-item">
              <a href=""><span>&lt;Navigation link&gt;</span></a>
            </li>
          </ul>
        </li>
        <li class="usa-nav__primary-item">
          <a href="" class="usa-nav-link"><span>&lt;Simple link&gt;</span></a>
        </li>
      </ul>
      <div class="usa-nav__secondary">
        <ul class="usa-nav__secondary-links"></ul>
        <section aria-label="Search component">
          <form class="usa-search usa-search--small" role="search">
            <label class="usa-sr-only" for="search-field">Search</label>
            <input
              class="usa-input"
              id="search-field"
              type="search"
              name="search"
            />
            <button class="usa-button" type="submit">
              <img
                src="/assets/img/usa-icons-bg/search--white.svg"
                class="usa-search__submit-icon"
                alt="Search"
              />
            </button>
          </form>
        </section>
      </div>
    </div>
  </nav>
</header>

Guidance

About

An extended header allows for the inclusion of more sections in a horizontal navigation. You can customize the header (depending on your site structure) and use it:

  • With a text or image logo
  • With or without dropdown menus
  • With or without the expandable search bar
  • With or without call-to-action buttons in place of the secondary links featured in your horizontal navigation

When to use the extended header

  • Lots of sections. Use the extended header if you have too many sections in your horizontal navigation to fit comfortably in the basic header format.
  • Secondary links or specific calls to action. Use the extended header if you’d like to include secondary links or specific calls to action in addition to the main content navigation — for example Log in and Sign up links.

When to consider something else

  • Simple site needs. Consider using the basic header if you have less information — the basic header takes up less space.

Using the extended header

Package

  • Package usage: @forward "usa-header";
  • Dependencies: uswds-fonts, uswds-helpers, usa-skipnav, usa-search, usa-button, usa-nav, usa-accordion