Having some fresh and maybe even unexpected effects on a website, can juice up the experience for the user. Be it a whole new and experimental way of navigating through the website or just a tiny surprising hover effect – fresh effects can spice up your design and bring some life to it.
We’ve collected some wonderful examples of such effects for your inspiration. Dive in!
Edits Quarterly is a great example of a whole new navigation experience. You can scroll down or simply use the arrow keys to view the beauty of it.
Neotokio! will surprise you with different kind of animations while you scroll down the site.
Kyan has an awesome slider that just animates wonderfully has gives a real 3D feel to it.
Adrian Baxter’s website has an interesting and original parallax effect. Oh, and don’t scare when you check out the contact form :)
“Dangers of Fracking” which is designed by brilliant Linda Dong, is just a beautiful on-scroll piece of art that explains the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, a process that is used to release natural gas. See, how the story is being told using this wonderful visualization method.
Now, THAT I call a scrollbar! :) “Mescal Buen Viaje” is like entering another world: everything is very original, from the scrollbar to the navigation to the way images are displayed: it’s such a fresh experience. And check out those cute kolibris that flap their wings on scroll.
Alex Pierce has some nice sliding happening right after the page is loaded with CSS3 animations. Hovering over the main navigation will make the whole navigation bar move a bit. Also, other subtle (hover) effects make a visit to his website a really nice experience. And don’t you just love the typography?
Sir John A Day has some really cute subtle details that are not visible at first sight. But once you dive in, you will see those tiny animations, that complement this beautiful design and add life to it: there is something animating in every section of the page.
We hope you liked this little collection and got inspired!