25 Examples of Creative Navigation

In addition to being one of the most significant influences on the usability of a site, navigation menus also allow designers an opportunity to get creative and add some interesting and attractive visual elements to a site. Of course, in some cases the creativity can hinder the usability of the site, but in many cases appearance and functionality can work together.

I have compiled a collection of 25 sites that use navigation more creatively than just the standard menu. These sites have been chosen based upon their appearance and there may be some that are not up to par on usability. The idea is to get your creativity flowing, but remember the importance of usability and accessibility when creating your own navigation.

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Kevin John Gomez

Kevin John Gomez

Ben Hulse Design

Ben Hulse Design

The English Riveria Comedy Film Festival

English Riveria Comedy Film Festival

Babasonicos

Babasonicos

Kukral

Kukral

Timothy van Sas

Timothy van Sas

Cloth Moth

Cloth Moth

Hugs

Hugs

Pixel Resort

Pixel Resort

The Things We Make

The Things We Make

Satsu Design

Satsu Design

MB Dragan

MB Dragan

Ryan Downie

Ryan Downie

Ma.tt

Ma.tt

Davroc Interiors

Davroc

Hella Music

Hella Music

Students’ Association at Unitec

Students' Association at Unitec

CSS Layout

CSSLayout

Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland

Navigant Consulting

Navigant Consulting

Time for Cake

Time for Cake

Sitesquared

Sitesquared

Shoes Addict

Shoes Addict

Dawghouse Design Studio

Dawghouse Design Studio

La Privata Republica

La Privata Republica

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