30 Inspiring Website Navigation Menus

By / Nov 22, 2010 / Inspiration
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The navigation and menu system is one of the most important aspects of a website. A website navigation can take on many forms, from horizontal to vertical, from minimalistic to well developed buttons. No matter what the nav looks like, there’s one thing for certain: it should be intuitive and easily accessible. So for your Monday inspiration, we’ve rounded up 30 websites that we believe have exceptional navigation menus.

Cognition

Cognition: The blog of web design and development firm Happy Cog.

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Justdot

Our goal is to implement innovative ideas in the world of internet communication via websites, software, web and iPhone applications.

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Project 7am

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Abstraktion

Abstraktion – Websites for humans.

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AppTank

AppTank is the place for individuals, entrepreneurs and business people to find the perfect developer to develop their app project!

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When it Drops

Helping you keep track of each week’s newest releases.

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37signals

Making collaboration productive and enjoyable for people every day.

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Chappy Barry

Portfolio of Barry Chapman.

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DODOcase

A handmade iPad case inspired by the journals of your favorites artists.

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Danstrog

I’m Dan Strogiy, graphic and web designer. My job is to to build your website so that it reaches your target audience and promotes your business.

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Ante Meridiem Design

Web design and development studio.

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Desina

Desina, for the girl that loves her curves.

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Cascade Brewery Co

Cascade Brewery is Australia’s oldest operating brewery established by Peter Degraves in 1824.

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smorge.com

Web design, logo and website creation.

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VYE Music

Vye Music is a rich application with powerful features for music sharing, discovery and streaming.

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PicsEngine

PicsEngine is an easy way to manage your photos online. It offers unlimited space storage and an easy-to-use interface to organize and access your photos wherever you are.

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Teixido

a branding, web/interface design studio

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Hull Digital Live 10

Hulls very own digital and technology conference.

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JetSuite

Jetsuite is a collection of professional, web based applications designed specifically to use the power of web video to help your business communicate more effectively, enhance your marketing and generate new sales.

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Doodle Pad

Doodle Pad – where you’ll find the local talent you’ve been looking for!

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Operation UpCycle

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is distributing $787 billion to spur economic growth and to improve the country’s infrastructure. Operation UpCycle mirrors these goals with its program to help school districts modernize old diesel school buses with cleaner compressed natural gas (CNG) engines – saving money, jobs, and the environment.

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wearesignals

Web design & web development.

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rule.fm

Simplify your business with one application… let your work flow.

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Hello. What do you want?

Share your ultimate want with the world & use your personal life experiences to guide others to achieve theirs.

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Pline Studios

Pline Studios for Architecture.

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the horizontal way

An horizontal showcase for horizontal scrolling websites.

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Old Pulteney Row to the Pole

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Suie Paparude

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jasonlove.com

Humor by Jason Love.

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Flipboard

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Source:

Sites of the Week – Abduzeedo

About the Author

Gisele Muller loves communication, technology, web, design, movies, gastronomy and creativity. Web writer, portuguese/english translator and co founder of @refilmagem & @mentaway Twitter: @gismullr

11 Comments

  1. MysteryE
    November 22, 2010

    Wow!
    It’s really inspiring!
    Thanks for listing them all! :)

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  2. Dave
    November 22, 2010

    Thanks for the post! I really like Old Pulteney Row to the Pole. Very inspiring.

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  3. Bryan
    November 22, 2010

    Excellent collection! Thanks for sharing them! Ante Merediem is my favorite among them.

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  4. Sachin Gupta
    November 23, 2010

    I like Operation UpCycle, Gives new ways of thinking to designers to design menus. Excellent post.

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Luis Lopez
    November 23, 2010

    Excellent article. I think navigation is one of the keys of maintaining a visitor on your site. Interesting navigation can make everything easier for ever user.

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  6. greg urbano
    November 23, 2010

    brewery site is my fave

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  7. Angelee
    November 24, 2010

    I like the AppTank’s minimalistic design and the way their logo is being emphasized. It looks cool…

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  8. Michael (Minnesota Web Designer)
    November 24, 2010

    I love these types of articles. They waste 30 mins of my day and then get bookmarked for future inspiration. :-)

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  9. Warren Jerzyszek
    November 25, 2010

    Hey, thanks for sharing this collection. Not only have you shared a collection of inspiring website navigation but you have shared some really beautiful websites. The Justdot website is something I’ve never really seen before and it’s executed really well. Cheers for sharing these are definitely going on my list of inspiration.

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    • raybak
      November 29, 2010

      I worked on a similar looking site which was for diet classes and all site content was inside a black board in handwritten format and thanks to png format it looked so cool when publihsed in html.

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  10. robin
    December 19, 2010

    Nice list of menus. Very much inspirational.

    Reply

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