36 Clean CSS Tabs

When you think of tabs, your mind will think and go with JavaScript. But, there are many ways available to accomplish the same thing with pure CSS only.

A tab is the best way to navigate around a website, which can be attached to different types of unseen content. When the user clicks on the tabs, the corresponding tabs will be open and visible for them. Apart from web design and look, tabs will helps to drive traffic to the internal pages of your website as well.

So, for our visitors, here is the long and lengthy collection of cool as well as pure CSS-based tab navigation codes. Each of them listed with its live demo and tutorial along with its source code to copy and pastes it on your blog.

Functional CSS Tabs

Pure CSS Tab

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”ojtal” default_tab=”result” user=”wallaceerick”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/wallaceerick/pen/ojtal/’>Pure CSS Tabs</a> by Wallace Erick (<a href=’https://codepen.io/wallaceerick’>@wallaceerick</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

Responsive CSS Tabs

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”tfjFl” default_tab=”result” user=”oknoblich”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/oknoblich/pen/tfjFl/’>Responsive CSS Tabs</a> by Oliver Knoblich (<a href=’https://codepen.io/oknoblich’>@oknoblich</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

Functional CSS Re-revisited Tabs

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”bytea” default_tab=”result” user=”Merri”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/Merri/pen/bytea/’>Functional CSS Tabs Re-Revisited</a> by Vesa Piittinen (<a href=’https://codepen.io/Merri’>@Merri</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

Pure CSS Tabs with Indicator

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”NRqLWK” default_tab=”result” user=”woranov”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/woranov/pen/NRqLWK/’>Pure CSS Tabs With Indicator</a> by Alex (<a href=’https://codepen.io/woranov’>@woranov</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

Responsive Pure CSS Tabs

Tutorial          Live Demo

[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”yVNNNm” default_tab=”result” user=”mikestreety”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/mikestreety/pen/yVNNNm/’>Responsive pure CSS tabs & accordion</a> by mikestreety (<a href=’https://codepen.io/mikestreety’>@mikestreety</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

Pure CSS Tabs without Javascript

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”diasg” default_tab=”result” user=”dhs”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/dhs/pen/diasg/’>Pure CSS tabs without Javascript</a> by dhs (<a href=’https://codepen.io/dhs’>@dhs</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

Pure CSS Tab Panel

Tutorial          Live Demo

[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”gPoWxj” default_tab=”result” user=”thierry”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/thierry/pen/gPoWxj/’>Pure CSS Tab panel</a> by Thierry (<a href=’https://codepen.io/thierry’>@thierry</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

CSS Tab using Flexbox

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”yyZYNy” default_tab=”result” user=”vulpesigni”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/vulpesigni/pen/yyZYNy/’>CSS Tabs using Flexbox</a> by Stephan Barthel (<a href=’https://codepen.io/vulpesigni’>@vulpesigni</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

Responsive Pure CSS Tabs

Tutorial          Live Demo

[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”epZvbQ” default_tab=”result” user=”imprakash”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/imprakash/pen/epZvbQ/’>Responsive pure css tabs</a> by Prakash (<a href=’https://codepen.io/imprakash’>@imprakash</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

Simple CSS Tabs with Shadow

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”QbNdEB” default_tab=”result” user=”ekscentrysytet”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/ekscentrysytet/pen/QbNdEB/’>Simple CSS tabs with shadow</a> by Nazar Ilkiv (<a href=’https://codepen.io/ekscentrysytet’>@ekscentrysytet</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

Pure CSS Tabs

Tutorial          Live Demo

[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”zBwKXk” default_tab=”result” user=”jamestalmond”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/jamestalmond/pen/zBwKXk/’>Pure CSS Tabs</a> by James Thomas Almond (<a href=’https://codepen.io/jamestalmond’>@jamestalmond</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

II just another CSS Tabs

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”JDFto” default_tab=”result” user=”Kseso”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/Kseso/pen/JDFto/’>II just another Css tabs (:checked)</a> by Kseso (<a href=’https://codepen.io/Kseso’>@Kseso</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

CSS Switch Tabs

Tutorial          Live Demo

[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”CLxmq” default_tab=”result” user=”ZoFish”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/ZoFish/pen/CLxmq/’>Switch CSS Tabs (On / Off) With JS Checkbox’s</a> by ZoFish.com (<a href=’https://codepen.io/ZoFish’>@ZoFish</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

Transitioning Between Variable Heights with Tabs – CSS

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”Wvzjrm” default_tab=”result” user=”fusco”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/fusco/pen/Wvzjrm/’>Transitioning Between Variable Heights with CSS Tabs</a> by Joseph Fusco (<a href=’https://codepen.io/fusco’>@fusco</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

Animated Tabs – Complete

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”VLeXqy” default_tab=”result” user=”tutsplus”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/tutsplus/pen/VLeXqy/’>#5: Animated CSS Tabs (complete)</a> by Envato Tuts+ (<a href=’https://codepen.io/tutsplus’>@tutsplus</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

CSS Side Tabs

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”oYWbqL” default_tab=”result” user=”_massimo”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/_massimo/pen/oYWbqL/’>css tabs</a> by massimo (<a href=’https://codepen.io/_massimo’>@_massimo</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

Perfect Tabs using CSS-only

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”bEdIB” default_tab=”result” user=”howbizarre”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/howbizarre/pen/bEdIB/’>CSS Tabs</a> by How Bizarre (<a href=’https://codepen.io/howbizarre’>@howbizarre</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

Simple CSS Tabs

Tutorial          Live Demo

[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”wDJab” default_tab=”result” user=”ejsado”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/ejsado/pen/wDJab/’>CSS Tabs</a> by Eric Sadowski (<a href=’https://codepen.io/ejsado’>@ejsado</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

Responsive CSS Tabs

Tutorial          Live Demo

[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”DpmGt” default_tab=”result” user=”mirisuzanne”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/mirisuzanne/pen/DpmGt/’>Responsive CSS Tabs</a> by Miriam Suzanne (<a href=’https://codepen.io/mirisuzanne’>@mirisuzanne</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

CSS & Panel Tabs Menu

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”JqAnb” default_tab=”result” user=”howbizarre”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/howbizarre/pen/JqAnb/’>CSS Tabs and Panel Menu</a> by How Bizarre (<a href=’https://codepen.io/howbizarre’>@howbizarre</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

CSS Menu Tabs

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”jErzEb” default_tab=”result” user=”codeconvey”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/codeconvey/pen/jErzEb/’>CSS Tabs Menu</a> by codeconvey (<a href=’https://codepen.io/codeconvey’>@codeconvey</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

CSS Navigation Tab

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”bnsxr” default_tab=”result” user=”zephyr”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/zephyr/pen/bnsxr/’>Pure CSS Tab Navigation</a> by Izzy Skye (<a href=’https://codepen.io/zephyr’>@zephyr</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

CSS Checked Tabs

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”heysk” default_tab=”result” user=”Kseso”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/Kseso/pen/heysk/’>just another Css tabs (:checked)</a> by Kseso (<a href=’https://codepen.io/Kseso’>@Kseso</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

CSS Tabs

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”MvGRYV” default_tab=”result” user=”markcaron”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/markcaron/pen/MvGRYV/’>Pure CSS Tabs</a> by Mark Caron (<a href=’https://codepen.io/markcaron’>@markcaron</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

Tabs using Pure CSS

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”rlpfj” default_tab=”result” user=”renatorib”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/renatorib/pen/rlpfj/’>PureCSS Tabs</a> by Renato Ribeiro (<a href=’https://codepen.io/renatorib’>@renatorib</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

CSS Tabs with Sliding Underline

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”xZLggo” default_tab=”result” user=”everdimension”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/everdimension/pen/xZLggo/’>css tabs with sliding underline</a> by from earth (<a href=’https://codepen.io/everdimension’>@everdimension</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

CSS Widget Tabs

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”tcCnu” default_tab=”result” user=”SitePoint”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/SitePoint/pen/tcCnu/’>Pure CSS Tabs Widget</a> by SitePoint (<a href=’https://codepen.io/SitePoint’>@SitePoint</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

Tabs Heading

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”NvqKLJ” default_tab=”result” user=”japick”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/japick/pen/NvqKLJ/’>Pure CSS tabs</a> by Jay Pick (<a href=’https://codepen.io/japick’>@japick</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

Radio Button Tabs

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”wFkGp” default_tab=”result” user=”WhiteWolfWizard”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/WhiteWolfWizard/pen/wFkGp/’>CSS Tabs</a> by Timothy M. LeBlanc (<a href=’https://codepen.io/WhiteWolfWizard’>@WhiteWolfWizard</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

Completely Tabs

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”zoGjQY” default_tab=”result” user=”KenanYusuf”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/KenanYusuf/pen/zoGjQY/’>Completely CSS: Tabs</a> by Kenan Yusuf (<a href=’https://codepen.io/KenanYusuf’>@KenanYusuf</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

Cool Tabs with Pure CSS

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”yJLJYG” default_tab=”result” user=”mihaelnikic”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/mihaelnikic/pen/yJLJYG/’>Pure CSS tabs (radio button)</a> by Mihael Nikic (<a href=’https://codepen.io/mihaelnikic’>@mihaelnikic</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

Colorful Tabs

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”dRPVyB” default_tab=”result” user=”internette”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/internette/pen/dRPVyB/’>CSS Tabs</a> by Antoinette Janus (<a href=’https://codepen.io/internette’>@internette</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]

Pretty Tabs Code with CSS

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[codepen_embed height=”400″ theme_id=”0″ slug_hash=”qOLXmy” default_tab=”result” user=”huijing”]See the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/huijing/pen/qOLXmy/’>Pure CSS tabs</a> by Chen Hui Jing (<a href=’https://codepen.io/huijing’>@huijing</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/codepen_embed]