55+ Examples of Unusual and Creative Navigation in Web Design

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55+ Examples of Unusual and Creative Navigation in Web Design
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When designing a website one of the most important aspects is to get the navigation right. This helps visitors find the content they are looking for and makes them come back. The traditional approach is to add one or two navigation bars to the top of the page. One typically being the main navigations leading visitors to the main content, while the other often include links to about us and contact pages.

Navigation on the other hand does not have to be classic and traditional. It is possible to make creative and unusual solutions that still work and provide visitors with a good experience. This approach may not always work out for e.g. news related and corporate style websites but for creative agencies, it may send the right message to potential clients. A cool way to implement creative and interactive navigation designs is to use jQuery scripts. As an example you can use jQuery accordion plugins to set up a visual and appealing way to allow visitors navigate to important content.

I have collected more than 55 examples of unusual yet creative navigation designs. I hope you will like some of them and that the collection will serve as inspiration for your future projects.

Kutztown – MORE INFO

kutztown

Kutztown has very retro style of navigation, simple yet unique.

Case Studies – MORE INFO

case-studies

Case Studies has navigation menus that when hovered all pages will correspond to the color of the menu.

Alex Buga – MORE INFO

alex-buga

Has cool calendar type of navigation menu.

Eric Johansson – MORE INFO

eric-johansson

Eric Johansson style of navigation is like a timeline, just drag the site and you will be directed to the page.

Kukral – MORE INFO

kukral

Kukral has very unique navigation menus using cool images for water, lime and others related to their pages.

LM Design – MORE INFO

LM-design

Nickad – MORE INFO

nickad

Salt Films – MORE INFO

salt-films

Sensi Soft – MORE INFO

sensi-soft

Vernon Clarke – MORE INFO

vernon-clarke

Heart Shaped Work – MORE INFO

heart-shaped-work

Grip Limited – MORE INFO

grip-limited

65 Media – MORE INFO

65-media

Poncho 8 – MORE INFO

poncho-8

Samsung Mobile – MORE INFO

samsung-mobile

WWF – MORE INFO

wwf

Bagigia – MORE INFO

bagigia

Marco Rosella – MORE INFO

marco-rosella

Couleur de Peau – MORE INFO

couleur-de-peau

Mr. Brown – MORE INFO

mr-brown

Organic Grid – MORE INFO

organic-grid

Marc Dahmen – MORE INFO

marc-dahmen

Okay Dave – MORE INFO

okay-dave

Gleis 3 – MORE INFO

gleis-3

Thibaud – MORE INFO

thibaud

Christian Sparrow – MORE INFO

christian-sparrow

Not Forgotten – MORE INFO

not-forgotten

Tbwahakuhodo – MORE INFO

tbwahakuhodo

Helmy Bernz – MORE INFO

helmy-bernz

75B – MORE INFO

75B

Innovative Imaging Professionals – MORE INFO

innovative-imaging-professionals

El Cuartel – MORE INFO

 

Jeremy Levine – MORE INFO

Wards Exchange – MORE INFO

Noon Style – MORE INFO

Sarah Hyland – MORE INFO

Vanity Claire – MORE INFO

Ewing Cole – MORE INFO

Custom T-shirts – MORE INFO

Hello Goodlooking – MORE INFO

Blue Bug Digital – MORE INFO

SQ Circle – MORE INFO

My Little Fabric  – MORE INFO

United Pixel Workers – MORE INFO

 

 

 

http://www.getraenke-kukral.de/
http://www.kutztown.edu/acad/commdes/
http://casestudies.labforculture.org/flash/main.php
http://jet.samsungmobile.com/#/movie
http://www.alexbuga.is/
http://www.ericj.se/
http://www.lmdesign.net/
http://www.nickad.com/
http://www.saltfilms.com.sg/
http://www.sensisoft.com/
http://vernonclarke.com/
http://www.heartshapedwork.com/
http://www.griplimited.com/
http://www.65media.com/
http://www.poncho8.com/#Home  00
http://assets.wwf.org.uk/custom/foodstory/
http://www.bagigia.com/
http://marcorosella.com/#experience
http://www.couleurdepeaumiel-lefilm.com/index-fr.php
http://www.mrbrown.es/
http://www.organicgrid.com/#/home
http://www.marcdahmen.de/
http://www.marcdahmen.de/
http://okaydave.com/
http://gleis3.wm03.de/
http://www.thibaud.be/
http://www.christiansparrow.com/
http://www.notforgottenmovie.com/
http://www.tbwahakuhodo.co.jp/
http://www.helmy-bern.cz/  00
http://www.75b.nl/
http://iipvapi.com/
http://www.elcuartel.es/
http://www.jeremylevine.com/
http://www.wards-exchange.co.uk/
http://www.noonstyle.com/
http://www.sarahhyland.com/
http://www.vanityclaire.com/#home
http://ewingcole.com/
http://www.custom-tshirts.eu/
http://www.hellogoodlooking.fi/
http://www.bluebugdigital.com/
http://www.sqcircle.com/
http://www.mylittlefabric.com/en
http://www.unitedpixelworkers.com/  00
http://www.narrowdesign.com/
http://www.smriyaz.com/
http://captaindash.com/#the-product
http://www.corporateriskwatch.com/
http://www.sectionseven.com/index2.html
http://www.anet-design.cz/
http://yugop.com/
http://www.vanalen.org/timeline
http://www.soleilnoir.net/believein/#/start
http://www.digett.com/san-antonio-web-design/
http://www.permanentadg.com/
http://oink.elrellano.com/
http://www.cassysdesign.ro/
http://www.justdot.gr/

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Hi I am Pete! I love to work with web design and sometimes dive into some coding. My main focus is WordPress websites.

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