Inspiring Examples of Symbol and Metaphor Use in Web Design

There are many creative ways of showing what a website is about: the use of images, videos, descriptions and more. Symbolic graphics and metaphorical pictures are a very interesting approach to convey a message and used in a website, they can help engage with the user and make him understand the meaning and purpose of a product or service almost instantly.


There are many creative ways of showing what a website is about: the use of images, videos, descriptions and more. Symbolic graphics and metaphorical pictures are a very interesting approach to convey a message of a website. They can help engage with the user and make him understand the meaning and purpose of a product or service almost instantly.

Here is a small and inspiring collection of symbol and metaphor use in web design. Enjoy!

JoinUnquoted

Melonfree

You Are What You Eat

HarryFord

FleetCreature

1minus1

Column Five

Slavery Footprint

AED

GiveBeyond.Me

Web Expert

Mark Jenner

Sunday Best Websites

CSS Piffle

World Of Social

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Mary Lou (Manoela Ilic) is a freelance web designer and developer with a passion for interaction design. She studied Cognitive Science and Computational Logic and has a weakness for the smell of freshly ground peppercorns.

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    Very nice and inspiring collection. Its a great way to express creativity. Definitely more creative than using the penrose in a logo nevertheless those triangles still rock. The swiss insurance Helvetia uses some sort of penrose as well (http://www.helvetia.ch)

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    A designer should have the liberty to be creative and expressive for fulfilling the part of innovative web designing. It will be the best if the design represents the entire essence and message of the website which is to be conveyed to the user. Nice collection of web designs having symbolic representations!

  3. 6

    Agree with maneet comment, Designer should have the skills to fulfill the requirement of Web designing and their trends. Well the List that you compiled for us is really great. Thanks !

  4. 7

    Great collection of websites! Plus, I learned about the Penrose Triangle sculpture in Perth… Got to go and see it next time I visit :)

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