Websites. They seem so simple, until you actually start creating one.
If you're like me, you'll have a dozen or so ideas in mind but have no clue how to make these thoughts come together. It's a true inspiration, an art form, to develop and execute a perfect website. Whether you have one big idea for your next website, or have a bunch of little thoughts floating around, being able to visualize a great website can bring it all together.
Let's all get inspired with these 15 website ideas.
Carnival added a great extention to their website by adding several 360 degree live stream videos of the popular areas on their ships. Being guided through this massive cruise ship by a narrated voice definitely puts the user first. The live streams show the website visitors that they are as transparent as they can be -- what you see is really what you get.
SFCD is a digital product agency that is taking digital to a new level. Using their website as a means of transportation, they show off their recent work, and animation is the name of the game. They give their visitors a chance to see how the apps they create will work. Within this website, you'll find inspiration around every turn.
The name says it all. The History of Icons is an eye-catching online history museum of the past few decades of icon usage. (I promise it's cool.) Scroll your way through time to relive the past and see where the use of technology improvements and evolving design has brought us.
The stunning website of 50 inspiring reasons to travel. Comprised of one huge scrolling page, it counts down from 50 to number 1. iFly50 is an addicting website with each entry leaving you with the "how can they top this?" feeling - only to get blown away by the next. A travel inspiring website might be an understatement.
Alexandre Rochet is the definition of a clean and crisp website. It all comes together through the transitions to and from different pages within the site. Slight animations help keep the audience engaged during the short loading time which is great for any audience.
A personal website of Daniel Spatzek that uses the page tabs to think outside the box--or rather, inside the box. A creative way to navigate the page and explore his work in a simple and elegant way.
Sirin Labs has an interactive landing page to engage the audience, but then goes a step further to provide great animations and illustrations throughout the entire website. Each visit to the site provides users a glimpse into a futuristic view of their product.
An all-time favorite of mine. This "Awesome" website, pun intended, has a welcoming and transparent combination. Several aspects to the site prove that they prefer a fun, unique atmosphere instead of the traditional, professional look. They don't take themselves too seriously, which can be quite appealing to many clients.
The only real purpose of this website is to make people laugh, or at least crack a smile. The combination of vintage photos, (most date stamped,) pointing at wherever the curser is stopped is a unique function that hardly any websites use (thankfully.) However, Pointer Pointer does bring something different to the table and it's worth a good laugh.
Where tech and website collide. Another scrolling site where they aim to make a dimly lit room evolve into a world of creativity. Both their product and their website are dedicated to the user, making it a wonderful experience to learn about the product. Inspiration is just one of the takeaways from this great website.
Method Digital keeps their visitors engaged with minimal animations throughout their website. They do a great job not to overpower or overwhelm the audience, which keeps the focus on the company and the work they have done.
Unlike a lot of vehicle dealers out there, Telsa doesn't go for the overly-sales focused standard website, but instead relies on a clean design with streamlined and glitch-free customizing options. I was amazed that each page within the entire site was just as stunning as the landing page. Maybe it's just me, but it made for a breathtaking and goosebump-filled experience.
Spreading awareness for causes such as climate change can be a difficult task. However, Ice and Sky manage to inform and educate their website guests without any traces of boredom. The audience is invited to the site with a few well-made cartoonish images followed by some great transitions and videos to accompany the site. If you truly want to get excited about climate change, this site is the place to go!
The answer is no, I don't frequent this site often. However, I was immediately mesmerized by this website right from the start. It completely hooks the user with polished effects and constant engagement. The moment you think you've seen all this website has to offer, it throws you another curve ball. At one point I found myself battling "Mojo Jojo" over the site. As much as it pains me to include this in the list, the Powerpuff Girls have earned it.
Big Cartel inspires the artist within all of us. Their landing page consists of a behind-the-scenes look at the not so glamorous side of being an artist. The website keeps the product delivery simple and clean, keeping the stress levels down for aspiring artists.
While creating a website, inspiration and new ideas can be hard to come by. The sheer amount of content from sites is mindblowing and intimidating if you really think about it.
However, taking some creative website ideas from impressive websites and applying these unique functions in your own way can really make a huge impact to the overall presence of your website. Hopefully these 15 website ideas will get you inspired to create the next top website! Be sure to comment below if you have a favorite inspiring website to share.
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