26 Websites with Unusual Navigation May 2, 2011 by Chris Stark 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 Chris Stark Related Articles How to Design a Profitable Landing Page In design A Look at PANTONE’s Minion Yellow In Color Pro Tips to Create a World-Class Design Portfolio (With Examples) In Featured jaschneiderman Love these. Thanks for sharing. for Navigation, sure – but some very nice typography too. David 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. Federica Sibella What about http://centratissimo.musings.it ? Nice round up, not only for navigation features. deedee worklifebalancecentre.org, nice. But… “You do not have the necessary version of flash installed. To sort this out, click here.” Eric Fun and unusual http://rickardsund.com Samantha Prinsloo 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! Web Design Adelaide – Proof Creative Incredible stuff here! Would love to get some forward thinking clients to try this on. Freelance webdesigner 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. JAson I also love the navigation on http://www.bankwest.com.au Andrick Organic Greed is so like http://www.buero15.com/ Moon Themes I always make my navigation simple and clean, now by seeing this collection, one day i will try to make an extremely unusual navigation! cliparts Thanks for sharing! I’ll absolutely try to use it. Dessign Great navigation’s, but also beautiful website design, very creative and unique, Marios Victor Siliceo Thanks: Great Ideas!!! David Christian-Woodruff 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. motiongraphics designer This is a good blog with lots of ideas. Daniel Nolan 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. SitePunk Awesome ideas for navigations! The typography is great as well. Thank’s for sharing! Data Entry Service really really great ideas what a creativity in the design http://www.dataentry-service.com thanks for sharing Chandana Really different ideas implemented. Good work and thanks for sharing. Emprego I liked this list of websites. Everyone has a different style. The navigation of a website is really important. Venkatesh Bashetty It’s really great collections!!! Website Design Buffalo 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. MGT Web Design Brilliant Blog, these are great ideas for navigation. Beats being boring!!