July 13, 2024

29 Website Layouts using Spectacular Animation Effects

CSS3 has paved the way for clean website animation without any reliance on JavaScript. Unfortunately it can’t handle every task but it’s got a fantastic track record so far. Modern website animation has grown from simple dropdown menus to animated backgrounds and parallax scrolling.

There’s a lot to see in the way of digital interface animation and the more you see the more ideas you’ll excogitate. In this showcase I’ll be focusing on 29 websites that utilize interesting animated effects. They might be full-page effects or just slightly glamorous touch-ups to the navigation. Either way these examples are perfect for inspiration when planning your own animated layouts.


readme io website homepage animation effect

Paranoid Android

paranoid android official website animation layout


italio website image rotation animation


underbelly creative company website layout

Interactive Infographic

homepage website animated infographic


babel cat king ios app landing page

Web Effectual

web effectual orlando florida website agency


anonymous france digital production website animation

Zurb Manifesto

single page animation parallax zurb

Leodis Lager

leodis lager website homepage animation

Dangers of Fracking

hydraulic fracking dangers website layout


dragone spectators dancing homepage


fannabee website scrolling animation layout


imaginamos homepage fullscreen background photo


fontwalk background homepage layout design


ditto glasses animation website layout homepage


monokroom creative black white agency website

Playground Inc.

playground inc website homepage agency

Chipsa Design

chipsa design russia studio website

Digital Telepathy

digital telepathy animated background layout


grand agency studio design website

Loft Yoga

german website loft yoga colorful animation

The Phuse

the phuse blue homepage animation layout


yowza homepage layout design inspiration


cabedge nashville web design layout animation


tinke take the tour device website landing page

Reverend Danger

reverend danger clean website animation

Meng To

meng to ui ux designer website portfolio


athenos greek pizza restaurant layout


Jake is a creative writer and UI designer by trade. You can follow him on twitter @jakerocheleau or learn more at his personal website JakeRocheleau.com.


  1. Stephen Bell Reply

    I enjoyed this article, but your social sharing icons are obnoxiously big on my 13″ laptop monitor. Please consider making them a little smaller (or writing a media query to shrink them on small screens) so they’re not taking up 1/8 of my browser window height.

    1. (sic) Reply

      And the “Be the first to know” popup which popups on every page. This new layout is a mess, looks like old school frames stack up. A big boo to your intern designer

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