Web component friendly skip navigation functionality. Go here to see a demo https://appnest-demo.firebaseapp.com/skip-navigation/.
$ npm i @a11y/skip-navigation
Here's an example on how to use this library. After you have imported it you can use the
<skip-anchor tags. The
skip-button element presents a skip button to the user when it is focused. The
skip-anchor element defines where to the focus should be set when the skip button is used.
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <skip-button></skip-button> <a href="#">Irrelevant link 1</a> <a href="#">Irrelevant link 2</a> <!-- More irrelevant links.. --> <skip-anchor></skip-anchor> <!-- Main content --> </body> </html>
If you want to have multiple
skip-button elements you can set an
id on the
skip-anchor and use the
for attribute on the
skip-button like this.
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <!-- When this skip button is pressed the focus is shifted to the anchor with the maincontent ID --> <skip-button for="maincontent">Skip to main content</skip-button> <skip-anchor id="navigation"></skip-anchor> <a href="#">Irrelevant link 1</a> <a href="#">Irrelevant link 2</a> <!-- More irrelevant links.. --> <skip-anchor id="maincontent"></skip-anchor> <!-- Main content --> <!-- When this skip button is pressed the focus is shifted to the anchor with the navigation ID --> <skip-button for="navigation">Skip to navigation</skip-button> </body> </html>
This section documents the
css variables and
slots of the web components this library exposes.
Button that skips to an anchor.
||Optional ID of the anchor that should be navigated to.|
||Focuses the anchor.|
|Text to the user. Defaults to "Skip to main content"|
CSS Custom Properties
Anchor that the skip button can skip to.
||Optional ID that should be associated with the anchor when using the skip-button for attribute.|
||Focuses the component.|
Without being able to bypass long lists of links, some users are at a huge disadvantage. A user should never be required to perform any action perhaps 200s of times before reaching the main content. Sighted users have a built-in "skip navigation" mechanism: their eyes so why not give one to keyboard users? A "skip navigation" link is a link at the top of the page which jumps the user down to an anchor or target at the beginning of the main content. The most accessible method for visually hiding "skip navigation" links is to hide them off screen, then cause them to be positioned on screen when they receive keyboard focus.
Read more here if you are interested in learning more.
Licensed under MIT.