Balsamiq Community Discussion

Vertical Navigation Bar


How do you create a vertical navigation bar in Mockups?


Hi @Oliver_Ullman,

Thanks for getting in touch about this.

Depending on your needs, different controls may help to achieve what you look for. Here are some of them with their respective name attached as a note:

Hope this helps! Please let us know if you need any further assistance with this. :slight_smile:


I have found the Mockup To Go site a great resource for different types of control elements. Perhaps this one might work for you - Vertical Tabs with Vertical Text.

With Mockups for desktop I use a separate “test” project to import the bmml files from Mockups To Go. Then I can modify as needed and then copy over to my “real” project. This keeps my “real” project file less cluttered.