26 Websites with Unusual Navigation

In this post we have compiled 26 websites with unusual navigation. Enjoy!!

iamyuna

tedxportland

heartshapedwork

jdcouncil

ambermiro

cooper

75b

griplimited

bountybev

worklifebalancecentre

noonstyle

65media

thinkingforaliving

amore

grafik

keal.

organicgrid

studio-output

studiosarchitecture

kingduane

vernonclarke

ruddstudio

permanentadg

campfirenyc

jaxvineyards

sideshowpress

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  1. May 2, 2011

    Love these. Thanks for sharing. for Navigation, sure – but some very nice typography too.

  2. May 2, 2011

    I think sometimes designers get carried away with being creative with navigation and just make it harder for users to figure out where they’re supposed to go. Sometimes you can get away with it, but most of the time I think it should be simple and easy to navigate. Great collection, some of those are pretty cool.

  3. May 3, 2011

    What about http://centratissimo.musings.it ? Nice round up, not only for navigation features.

  4. deedee
    May 3, 2011

    worklifebalancecentre.org, nice. But…

    “You do not have the necessary version of flash installed.
    To sort this out, click here.”

  5. Eric
    May 3, 2011

    Fun and unusual http://rickardsund.com

  6. May 3, 2011

    These are absolutely gorgeous. Stunning Typography on some of the designs.. There were one or 2 which, at first glance, I wouldn’t be able to tell what to click on.. but still stunning!

  7. Incredible stuff here! Would love to get some forward thinking clients to try this on.

  8. May 4, 2011

    Love some of them, especialu the first is very cool.
    Abstract shapes make it look more app like.

    @samantha this is the problem with unique navigation webdesign, so if your audience can handle it you should definitly do it. But thats my opinion.

  9. JAson
    May 4, 2011

    I also love the navigation on http://www.bankwest.com.au

  10. Andrick
    May 4, 2011

    Organic Greed is so like http://www.buero15.com/

  11. May 4, 2011

    I always make my navigation simple and clean, now by seeing this collection, one day i will try to make an extremely unusual navigation!

  12. May 5, 2011

    Thanks for sharing! I’ll absolutely try to use it.

  13. May 6, 2011

    Great navigation’s, but also beautiful website design, very creative and unique,

    Marios

  14. May 7, 2011

    Thanks: Great Ideas!!!

  15. I have to agree with the other David here. Whilst some of these designs are stunning, the ease of use has to be a priority when building a website, especially when considering the functionality. Consider an eCommerce website like this, it just wouldn’t work.

    Personally, I love these designs and jaxvineyards really stands out for me. Simple but really effective. Overall I think they are vibrant and really stand out from a lot of really poor work that is currently on the net. That said, I can also take a step back and realise that these won’t always be what is needed in a final design. It’s a fine balance in creating something new, useful and easy to use.

  16. This is a good blog with lots of ideas.

  17. May 10, 2011

    I am a web designer for Creare Communications and have seen a number of these sites before for their unique designs. However some of these sites are new to me and I do like their layouts and concepts with unusual navigation ideas. The main point of a navigation to to ensure the viewer can navigate around the site with ease, but creating something different is always important to making your site memorable.
    Here are my thought on a few of the sites. Please feel free to add to my comment.
    The ‘I am Yuna’ site takes on a simple design and its navigation is different to the norm. But still manages to be easy to understand and use.
    The ‘Ted x Portland’ site uses the navigation to aid the scroll down the page. This is something that can be seen on a large number of sites. The difference with this site is the effect used on the XRD text when scrolling down the page. This is impressive and adds to the sites appeal.
    ‘Ambermiro’ navigation looks simple and allows you to scroll down the page with ease. The main thing I liked about this site was the layout and design of the page, it is clear and elegant with an overall very nice design.
    I do like the navigation used on the ‘Cooper’ site. However I do think that the layout is too cluttered and could be confusing to the audience.
    ‘Griplimited’ is definitely an alternative site and I really do like the use of typography and the use of the individual scrolling columns.

  18. May 12, 2011

    Awesome ideas for navigations! The typography is great as well. Thank’s for sharing!

  19. May 19, 2011

    really really great ideas what a creativity in the design
    http://www.dataentry-service.com

    thanks for sharing

  20. May 24, 2011

    Really different ideas implemented. Good work and thanks for sharing.

  21. May 24, 2011

    I liked this list of websites. Everyone has a different style. The navigation of a website is really important.

  22. Venkatesh Bashetty
    May 27, 2011

    It’s really great collections!!!

  23. June 28, 2011

    Hey, good to see you up and running officially. These look fantastic too. You’ve been doing a ton of work for yourself, and it’s all great.

  24. September 13, 2011

    Brilliant Blog, these are great ideas for navigation. Beats being boring!!

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