Documentation and examples for showing pagination to indicate a series of related content exists across multiple pages.
We use a large block of connected links for our pagination, making links hard to miss and easily scalable—all while providing large hit areas. Pagination is built with list HTML elements so screen readers can announce the number of available links. Use a wrapping <nav> element to identify it as a navigation section to screen readers and other assistive technologies.
In addition, as pages likely have more than one such navigation section, it’s advisable to provide a descriptive aria-label for the <nav> to reflect its purpose. For example, if the pagination component is used to navigate between a set of search results, an appropriate label could be aria-label="Search results pages".
Make sure to use class .has-label on previous and next links as shown in the example below to use chevron + label layout.
Working with icons
Looking to use an icon or symbol in place of text for some pagination links? Be sure to provide proper screen reader support with visually hidden text and a title attribute.
Disabled and active states
Pagination links are customizable for different circumstances. Use .disabled for links that appear un-clickable and .active to indicate the current page.
You can optionally swap out active or disabled anchors for <span>, or omit the anchor in the case of the prev/next arrows, to remove click functionality and prevent keyboard focus while retaining intended styles.
In addition to the .active class, you must use aria-current="page" attribute to represent the current item within the pagination. This is to ensure a better accessibility to assistive technologies (such as screenreaders, screen magnifiers…) that support it by informing the user about the current element.