What Does Current Mean in Webflow?

Have you ever wondered what the term “current” means in Webflow? If you’re new to the platform or just starting your journey as a web designer, understanding this concept is essential. In this article, we will dive into the meaning of “current” in Webflow and how it can be used to create dynamic and interactive websites.

What is “Current” in Webflow?

“Current” in Webflow refers to the state of an element or page that is currently being viewed or interacted with. It is a powerful feature that allows designers to create unique interactions and effects based on the user’s actions or position on a page.

Understanding Current Classes

In Webflow, each element has its own set of classes that can be modified and styled. When an element becomes “current”, it gains a special class called “.current”. This class can then be Targeted using CSS or interactions to change its appearance or behavior.

Using Current Classes for Styling

One common use case for current classes is styling navigation menus. When a user clicks on a menu item, it becomes the current state, indicating which page they are currently viewing. By applying different styles to the current menu item, designers can create visual cues that enhance user experience.


<ul class="nav">
  <li class="nav-item"><a href="#" class="current">Home</a></li>
  <li class="nav-item"><a href="#">About</a></li>
  <li class="nav-item"><a href="#">Services</a></li>

In the example above, the “Home” menu item has the class “current” applied to it. This allows designers to style it differently, such as changing the font color or adding an underline, to indicate that it is the current page.

Using Current Classes for Interactions

Another powerful use of current classes is creating interactions based on user actions. For instance, you can use interactions to animate elements when they become current or trigger specific actions when an element is clicked while in its current state.


<div class="box" data-scroll></div>

  .box {
    opacity: 0;
    transition: opacity 0.5s;
  .box.current {
    opacity: 1;

  $(window).scroll(function() {
    $('.box').each(function() {
      var position = $(this).offset().top;
      var scroll = $(window).scrollTop();
      if (position <= scroll + $(window).height() * 0.7) {
      } else {

In this example, a box element becomes “current” when it enters the viewport by scrolling. With CSS and JavaScript/jQuery, we can then apply different styles or animations to the box element based on its current state.


The concept of “current” in Webflow is a powerful tool that allows designers to create dynamic and interactive websites. By leveraging current classes, you can style elements differently based on their state or trigger specific interactions based on user actions. Understanding how to use “current” effectively will elevate your web design projects and provide an engaging user experience.