Examples of Creative and Modern Effects in Web Design

From hover to scroll, there are many ways to surprise and engage website visitors. The possibilities are endless. Get inspired with these examples of creative and modern effects in web design.

Examples of Creative and Modern Effects in Web Design

Modern web technologies are pushing the boundaries of creativity and today we want to share a little collection of modern websites with some great effects. From hover to scroll, there are many ways to surprise and engage the visitor. The possibilities are endless. Get inspired with these examples of creative and modern effects in web design.

If you are interested in more inspiration you can check out our previous collections Examples of Fresh Effects in Web Design and More Examples of Fresh Effects in Web Design.



Spacho has a fresh and contrasty design with an asymmetrical layout and some sweet hover effects. Just delicious!



Get ready for some serious kick-ass scroll folding effect and some great interactive experiences!

Adam Coulombe


Adam Coulombe’s portfolio has some smart and beautiful effects and a stunning design.



nanozoom, the creators of one of the most exquisite web presences, give us a unique navigation experience on their portfolio.

Lift Interactive

Lift Interactive use some interesting hover effects to entertain their visitors. Check out their “Log” with the featured article images as rotating book covers. Definitely hip!

Lotta Nieminen


A unique navigation experience with a minimal design. Just lovely.



An absolutely bold and novel content navigation concept. But you’ll be surprised how intuitive it is. Absolutely genius.

Bicikli Fumi?


Bicikli Fumi? has a nice balance of vertical and horizontal alignment with some great complementary sliding effects. Great colors, too.

Healing Histories


Healing Stories will take you on a emotional journey with their full-screen video and their interesting vertical navigation.


ChilliPear will surprise you with a word eating Pacman animation.



A beautiful website for the interactive book app with some lovely scroll and hover effects.



Although many of you might be sick of the parallax scrolling effect, this website will surprise you nonetheless with that DNA play.



Sidewalk has a great layout and color choice with a pinch of nice effects and a great display of their music.

It’s time for Skype


Explore their featured demos to see some great and colorful animations.



Evoenergy has a comprehensive and beautiful way to present some stunning data along with some great hover effects.



Nick DeGiorgio’s website has a great concept for the top menu and some swift circle hover effects.



Folicuré has a lovely design and some nice movements on mouse move.

Rule of Three


Absolutely stunning design with strong typography elements and some “slide on scroll” action.



Another great app site design with a little double slider on tablet and phone. Really nice concept.

And that’s all! We hope you liked this little collection and got inspired!

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Manoela is the main tinkerer at Codrops. With a background in coding and passion for all things design, she creates web experiments and keeps frontend professionals informed about the latest trends.

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  1. I just wanna ask/discuss , is those effect need to create one by one? for example, if a website has 10 difference custom animate effect, we need to write each one by one? which mean if we wanna make and sell as template(just wanna ask, not plan to rip-off or whatsoever), that mean our buyer will have hard to to tweak the effect/layout of the template?

    and how about the responsive, just disable if view on iphone? and how those effect look on 27inch imac, i use my macbook to make it small with pinch out the screen, it look weird thought.

  2. Lotta Nieminen makes “flipping” through her portfolio a clean dream! I love the idea of using effects in minimal design; surprising and fresh.

    Thanks for the round up,
    Sarah Bauer
    Navigator Multimedia

  3. Nice to see some unique ideas that SPACHO site is pretty neat, love the scrolling effect on the bottle.

  4. It really was a very inspirational post. I was looking for such web Design. As i’m a new designer and i keep searching for help. Thanks for sharing

  5. I’d love to see a tutorial here on how to create the kind of single-page layout Joint is using, so I wouldn’t feel guilty about doing something just like it…

  6. Awesome collection of new tech websites with good graphics and animation combination.

  7. How to design such interactive themes i am just started web designing what should i learn to develop sites like this !!! HELP SOMEONE !!!

  8. Great designs, seems scrolling is hot topic for a while now. Most visually intressting is SPACHO for sure. The Scroll/Rotating bottle is pretty genius, fresh colors and looks like a great advertisement. The best and clear portfolio presentation I’d say Adam Couloumbe. The most funny and daring is Joint with their ‘joints’ all over the world, I wish them the best of luck.

    Others like Babel and Skype should also be mentioned for design and atmosphere. Great list, but these are my picks.

  9. Amazing. Thanks for this collection. Rule of three shows how beautiful a design concept can be — without color and without photography! Truly amazing!