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This is a Squarespace 7.1 site, so if you are also using this version, you should be able to achieve this with a little custom CSS.

To change the navigation list you'll want to target the .header-nav-list class, using these selectors:

nav.header-nav-list {


For a 'bubble' effect you'll want to set the background-color to your choice of color, set some padding so there is space around the text, set a border (the example has a 1px solid border) and a border-radius for the rounded edges (the example has a 50px radius).

If you have any navigation folders (dropdowns) you'll also want to target the .nav-folder-content class to ensure that dropdowns also have the same style. For example, you could use these selectors:

.header .header-nav .header-nav-item--folder .header-nav-folder-content {


Again, you can set a border and a border-radius. Depending on your styling needs, you may also want to set alignment options.

As an example, to achieve this simple example...


...I used this...

nav.header-nav-list {
  background-color: #fefefe;
  border: 1px solid #333;
  border-radius: 50px;
  padding: 4px 20px;

.header .header-nav .header-nav-item--folder .header-nav-folder-content {
  border: 1px solid #333;
  border-radius: 20px;

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6 hours ago, wormie234 said:


Does anyone know how I could create a custom nav menu similar to this one? https://www.prettylittlemarketer.com

It looks fab and I've not seen a Squarespace nav look like this before! 

Do you want to create the menu bar like this?


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