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The Unconventional Design In Building Websites

I think from every book about web design you’ll learn that a website should have a header, a footer a menu and an area for the content. Usually, the menu is in the left side or up after the header and the logo is near the left  corner. If you want to add a search bar, then you should place it in the upper right, below your social network  icons. Oh, and let’s not forget the most important pages: Home, About and Contact.

Sure, most of these rules are common sense but if we follow them very strictly, then our creativity will suffer. Experiment with colors, navigation or images. Don’t be afraid to use other fonts than Times New Roman and dare to  use clever punch lines. Even if your website has to be formal or extremely serious, you can defy the rules. Stop using the same idiotic stock images like those with the happy women with the hands free.

Exploring a website must be like an adventure, the visitor should feel like he is discovering new things so that’s why you must keep him focused. Design with interactivity in mind and create things which are adorable to use. Below you can see some examples of websites with unconventional designs.

Soulwire

Michelberger Hotel

Redirect Digital Marketing

Why Interactive Showreel

Attackemart

Tao Community Website

JWI Louvres

Hermetik Studio

Dotfusion Digital Agency

360° Langstrasse Zürich

Draw A Stickman

From the Rough

Playtype

Alexander Zhestkov

DART St. Louis

Hanging up the moon

Black5

Tom, Dick & Harry

Itai Inselberg

Mr. Henry

The Reverend Danger

 

 

Bogdan

Bogdan is the founder of Top Design Magazine. You can find him in Bucharest-Romania so next time you want to drink a beer there and talk about web and stuff, give him a message.

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