September 26, 2021

55 Examples of Beautifully Integrated Social Media Links in Web Design

I believe that everybody already understands the importance of social media, and incorporating it into a web design. To get the attention of your viewers to your social media links you need to use both strategy and good taste. To design a good call-to-action social media icon/link you need to think about its positioning, its color, approach, style, size, everything. You also need to keep in mind that you want to get the attention of your viewers to the social side of your website without distracting from what’s important, such as the content. In my opinion, a good social media link is one that you have no trouble to finding and when you find it, you like what you see.

To give you some ideas of how you might integrate social media links in your next project, I’ve put together a collection of 55 Examples of Well Integrated Social Media Icons in Web Design. There should be plenty here to inspire you.

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Jason Howmans

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Brett Chaney

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dConstruct2010

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The Waiting Room

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Sky’s

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Francesco Molezzi

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veerle’s blog

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danscotton

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coolandtheguide

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acosmin.com

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Midtsommerjazz 2010

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Taming the Wolf

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The Pineapple Thief

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precinkt

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Aran Down

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taami berry

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brizk

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The Many Faces of

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Daniel Marques

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Jonas Eriksson

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Creative Soapbox

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Poolga

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the ship and the sea

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Ricky Ryan

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madewithlove

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fullyi llustrated

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freshlimesoda

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monkeyworks illustration

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Work at Play

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AgencyNet 2.0

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Healthy Harvest

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shout

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Crush + Lovely

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The Walk

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ok.cogaoke.com

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Blissfully Aware

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Andrew Greig

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Oslo Internasjonale FilmFestival

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Truf Creative

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Behind my Scenes

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Oliver James Gosling

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Carl Rosekilly

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They Make Apps

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Behind the Websites

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Vegas Uncorked

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Foxtie

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Zee

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R/GA

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Nocturn

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Carsonified

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EnviraMedia

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ectomachine

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Tapbots – Pastebot

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Creanto

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

50 Comments

  1. Johny Favourite Reply

    I really really enjoyed this. Completely unique post and very inspirational.

    I love how these design all fit and shows a real high level of care and attention to the overall work on show.

  2. Stijn Reply

    Some folks really put some work into their integration, but I don’t see what’s so beautifully original about some of those other plain text links.

  3. Amelia Johnson Reply

    These examples of Social media links are really interesting, especially in the way they are designed to work with the design of the website. It makes the designer seem unique and the viewer is more likely to subscribe. It’s a very inspiring post.

  4. Luke Sheppard Reply

    Some of them are nice but quite a lot of them are pretty uninspiring – I’m a bit surprised you’ve incuded simple text links to social media sites in the examples, although I guess you might deem them to fit with the style of the site.

  5. Raquel Brandim Reply

    Breathtaking…
    Parabéns Giselle!! Valeu a pena scroll a seleção toda!
    Bom trabalho e bom final de semana!

  6. Carrie Reply

    I enjoyed these examples. I have a custom pink Twitter bird and custom LI icon. I think mine rivals any of these so take a peek and judge for yourself.

  7. ski holidays Reply

    superb resource for inspiration

    we’re adding the whole gamut of social functionality to our site and examples like the terrific bookshelf really make us want to do something original…
    … hope to plump for something more than glossy buttons…

  8. Sue Brettell Reply

    Bravo! This is awesome. Most showcase galleries list a selection of icons sets ….useful, but all rather samey.

    This is the first time I’ve seen someone showcase superb examples of how they can be imaginatively integrated consistently with overall branding and visual identity.

    With the awesome variety of social media icon sets available, it’s a shame that so many sites use the same popular sets.

    Please please give us more showcases like this. 🙂

  9. Derek Kimball Reply

    I was actually more impressed with the quality of the sites themselves. An awesome collection of inspiration. I must say, I look forward to WDL in my email inbox. Keep it up.

  10. Web site Design Calgary Reply

    It’s important that social media icons need to stand out a bit from the overall design. In some senses, making the icons match your own site design is disregarding their branding in favor of making it look pretty.

  11. GIK Reply

    Really like the way that some of the logos actually become part of the overall theme of the site will be looking to adapt this is some of my own sites.

  12. Em Dash Reply

    Some of these are interesting from a design perspective, but others treat the social media links like another navigation link in the same style as the rest of the site – hardly innovative or worth including on this list.

    Does anyone else find it ironic that designers, traditionally ever so concerned with maintaining their own brand design, are willing to mutilate facebook and twitter’s icons and logos? I mean, part of the point of including a link to facebook or twitter using an icon is to be instantly recognizable to the viewer…

  13. Sandy Rowley Reply

    Superb collection of creative website designs!

    Motivating people to click through and actually engage in conversations on social media profiles is more of a challenge. Although these designers clearly have a gift for visual design, most of their FB pages had no communication on their walls.

    I think social media marketers are still experimenting with which demographic will engage on these social networks and which need to focus efforts elsewhere.

    Great list of beautiful web design.

    Sandy Rowley

  14. SEO Calgary Reply

    Motivating people to click through and actually engage in conversations on social media profiles is more of a challenge. Although these designers clearly have a gift for visual design, most of their FB pages had no communication on their walls.

    I think social media marketers are still experimenting with which demographic will engage on these social networks and which need to focus efforts elsewhere.

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