A navigation bar (also known as a links bar) is a sub region of a web page that contains hypertext links in order to navigate between the pages of a website. Usually navigation bars on websites are one of the least interesting things someone can find on a website. Usually, it’s plain text naming the categories or the pages the website has. It is not enhanced by graphics, by attractive patterns & textures, or by awesome realistic characters which would invite you to browse that page.
By default, it’s just a small underline, or a color over-laid. In the following post we have carefully gathered and handpicked a big set of websites whose navigation bars are not simple, plain, or the ones you see a lot on the internet. No, the following websites were designed with the modern design principles in mind, by making the whole website a new “browsing adventure”, not just some parts of it.
Hopefully these appealing navigation bars will have motivated and inspired you for your own designs or client projects. Navigation is one of the most important elements of any website, so it follows that attractive, different and/or distinctive navigation can only enhance this already vital element.
Have you come across or designed any unusual navigation menus? Please share your thoughts and links with us in the comments below.