21 Beautiful And Creative Navigation Menus

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Website Navigation Design all comes within the website interface category. Its crucial to make it easy to use, and find for the client. This doesn’t mean it has to be simple though. I have looked at some amazing websites, that have integrated some creative navigation menus designs into their website. They have been original with their designs, and made it easy to use and beautiful at the same time.

Before I proceed, though, I want to let you know that you can you can create a free  flash website with Wix that will look like a very professional website and gives you total control to create awesome navigation menus. But I shall continue…

Branded07

Branded07

This is a simple navigation menu design, but what makes it interesting is the hover effect and the added textures. The large, blod fonts are also a plus.

SohTanAka

SohTanAka

What I like most about this navigation menu is the way it has the RSS icon incorporated. It’s visible, nicely designed, and this way the subscribers number will surely increase.

Aprefolio

Aprefolio

Aprefolio’s navigation bar has a tab-like appearance. Also, it has some icons added which makes it even more creative.

Project Vino

Project Vino

This navigation bar is somewhat similar to the one above. It uses the same tabs concept but in a different manner.

Nitram Nunca

Nitram Nunca

This is a nice example of a creative navigation menu which uses icons to better describe the pages. The overall design is simple and beautiful.

Kupferwerk

Kupferwerk

This is a modern navigation bar with a metalic grey effect. The hover effect is also interesting.

Matt Dempsey

Matt Dempsey

For a more hand-crafted, grungy look, try designing navigation menus similar to the one above. This is definitely one creative navigation menu to add to your inspriation list.

Tutorial9

Tutorial9

Tutorial9 uses the same tab concept we saw above, this time they incorporated large 3D icons too. This is a very nice structured navigation menu.

MacRabbit

MacRabbit

Icons are the primary elements of this navigation bar. It is modern and minimalist but without being too rigid. It has a fun way of displaying the icons.

David Hell Mann

David Hell Mann

This creative navigation menu has a very nice, unique concept. The tape graphic element is great as a nav bar background. It has an overall hand-crafted feel which I love.

Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland

Sarah’s navigation bar is not only creative but cute too! The tab/icon/drawings concept is unique and make the website look more personal.

Bluemoon Dueling Piano Bar

Bluemoon Dueling Piano Bar

This grungy, rusy navigation bar is just perfect for this website. The textured fonts are also a very good choice. The email signup element is very well positioned.

Tennessee

Tennessee

This is a beautiful, creative navigation bar with a grungy, textured feel. It also has a more vintage effect added to it. It goes great with the overall design of the website.

Internet Dreams

Internet Dreams

This is a simple, modern example of a nicely designed navigation bar. The blue glowing effect is a nice touch.

Blogger Bake Off

Blogger Bake Off

Typography is the main element of this creative navigation bar. The bold, large fonts are very well chosen.

Candes Projects

Candes Projects

Hand-drawn fonts are a bit unusual for navigation bars but in this particular case it was a great choice. It gives the website a more personal, handmade feel.

FlickOut

button-type of navigation bar

This button-type of navigation bar is simple yet effective. The “Win”detail is very nice too!

Two24 Studios

 neon colored navigation bar

This modern, neon colored navigation bar is super simple, the text being the main element here.

Nue Media

hover effect button

Love the texture overlayed on the hover effect button. In this case orange goes great with the glossy, metallic black chosen for the nav bar’s background.

Tisha Creative

 tabs navigation bar

This tabs navigation bar is simple and goes great with the overall website design. The gradient effect is a nice detail too.

Skatepark Hattingen

unique navigation bar

For a more unusual, unique navigation bar, get inspired by the example above! Great typography and very simple and effective design, this is one modern nav bar that is most suitable for creative websites.





35 thoughts on “21 Beautiful And Creative Navigation Menus”

  1. Maybe it’s just me, but a lot of these look very standard and just part of the overall site design. Hover, jquery or tab navigation trends.

  2. Wow… some really great looking menus here. I really like the new media menu, but all of them are good. Good for some inspiration for my next website. Thanks for sharing all of these.

  3. Nice menu design. I really like them all. My favourite is Two24 Studios. Thanks for sharing.
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  4. Very nice collection, a few sites I haven’t seen yet. I really enjoyed David Hell Mann’s site.

    We are using a simple hand-rolled jQuery/css nav. if anyone is interested in this technique, let me know. We are happy to share.

  5. Some really worth creative menus good collection… umm actually liked the stylish (Bluemoon Dueling Piano Bar) something unique and the background used is very amazing

  6. I love the ‘Two24Studios’ navigation menu – simplistic and clean whilst remaining quite striking! Loads of inspiration here that will prove really helpful in the future!

  7. They are beautiful but definately not creative. It’s the same layour EVERY theme or website around the world has already. What happened to being creative, using layered alpha channels, not synced buttons or something to make the difference instead of just using a different color palette.

    They are cute, but they are the same as everyone.

    :/

  8. Some nice solutions to navigation. I particularly like MacRabbit and David Hell Mann’s options.

    Thank you for sharing.

  9. Very creative menus but they all seem to be in a very web 2.0 style or a very personal style. I wouldn’t dream of putting any of the ideas into place on a clients design unless they we targeting the younger audience and taking an untraditional approach to design. In which case, these menus have spiked a lot of thoughts in my mind of how I could implement similar techiques.

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