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50 Stylish Navigation Menus for Design Inspiration

A site’s navigation menu is one of the most prominent things that users see when they first visit. There are many ways to design a navigation menu – and since almost all websites have some form of navigation – designers have to push their creative limits to build one that’s remarkable and outstanding.

In this article, you’ll find a showcase of beautiful, creative, and stylish navigation menus for your inspiration.

1. netdreams.co.uk

netdreams.co.uk navigation menu screen shot.

2. Tennessee Vacation

Tennessee Vacation navigation menu screen shot.

3. Anderbose

Anderbose navigation menu screen shot.

4. Alpine Meadows

Alpine Meadows navigation menu screen shot.

5. White House

White House navigation menu screen shot.

6. The Hole In Our Gospel

The Hole In Our Gospel navigation menu screen shot.

7. Cognigen

Cognigen navigation menu screen shot.

8. Skatepark Hattingen/Ruhr

Skatepark Hattingen/Ruhr navigation menu screen shot.

9. The Ernest Hemingway Collection

The Ernest Hemingway Collection navigation menu screen shot.

10. Thomas Prior

Thomas Prior navigation mennu screen shot.

11. Navigant Consulting

Navigant Consulting navigation menu screen shot.

12. The Lippincott

The Lippincott navigation menu screen shot.

13. Branded07

Branded07 navigation menu screen shot.

14. TORRANCE WEB DESIGN

TORRANCE WEB DESIGN screen shot.

15. Matt Dempsey

Matt Dempsey navigation menu screen shot.

16. rzepak.pure.pl

rzepak.pure.pl navigation menu screen shot.

17. Thuiven

Thuiven navigation menu screen shot.

18. Africa Tour 2008

Africa Tour 2008 navigation menu screen shot.

19. Bamboo Juice

Bamboo Juice navigation menu screen shot.

20. Glocal Ventures

Glocal Ventures navigation  menu scren shot.

21. Worldwide Blogger Bake Off

Worldwide Blogger Bake Off navigation menu screen shot.

22. Agami Creative

Agami Creative navigation menu screen shot.

23. Aperfolio

Aperfolio navigation menu screen shot.

24. Games for Her By You

Games for Her By You navigation menu screen shot.

25. Tutorial9

Tutorial9 navigation menu screen shot.

26. Sarah Longnecker

Sarah Longnecker navigation menu screen shot.

27. Kayintveen

Kayintveen navigation menu screen shot.

28. Manndible Cafe

Manndible Cafe navigation menu screen shot.

29. Creative Spaces

Creative Spaces navigation menu screen shot.

30. David Hellmann

David Hellmann navigation menu screen shot.

31. Viget Extend

Viget Extend navigation menu screen shot.

32. Candes

Candes navigation menu screen shot.

33. Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day navigation menu screen shot.

34. Brad Colbow

Brad Colbow navigation menu screen shot.

35. csharpdesign.co.uk

csharpdesign.co.uk navigation menu screen shot.

36. Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland navigation menu screen shot.

37. okb

okb navigation menu screen shot.

38. MacRabbit

MacRabbit navigation menu screen shot.

39. Cheesetique

Cheesetique navigation menu screen shot.

40. Nitram+Nunca

Nitram+Nunca navigation menu screen shot.

41. Satsu Design

Satsu Design navigation menu screen shot.

42. Africa Oasis Project

Africa Oasis Project navigation menu screen shot.

43. Nuttersmark.com

Nuttersmark.com navigation menu screen shot.

44. toby-powell.co.uk

toby-powell.co.uk navigation menu screen shot.

45. GIANT Creative

GIANT Creative navigation menu screen shot.

46. Organic food Ireland

Organic food Ireland navigation menu screen shot.

47. Portfolio de Guillaume Pacheco

Portfolio de Guillaume Pacheco navigation menu screen shot.

48. Von Dutch Originals

Von Dutch Originals navigation menu screen shot.

49. Blue Moon

Blue Moon navigation menu screen shot.

50. Hey Josh

Hey Josh navigation menu screen shot.

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This was published on Apr 10, 2009

39 Comments

Here is another one: http://www.theoworlds.com/ (top navigation)

Very cool menus. That’s something I need to work on–creating more visually appealing navigation in my designs. I like all of these, even the most simplistic ones. I can tell the designers put a lot of effort into them.

Jamiel Sharief Apr 10 2009

Nice collection.

thx for sharing!

Danny Hinde Apr 10 2009

A great selection, website headers and footers are interesting me a lot lately — I’m definitely going to spend a lot more time on my header and footer when carrying out another redesign from scratch.

Caroline Apr 10 2009

Great list – one missing – http://www.c4yp.co.uk using tag clouds as part of navigation

kayintveen Apr 10 2009

Woow. thanks man for featuring me!

decent selection, I would also add really nice slide show navigation of http://www.merixstudio.com and always cool http://mediatemple.net top menu.

Creamy CSS Apr 10 2009

great inspirational list, thanks for post!

Jacob Gube Apr 11 2009

@Danny Hinde: I wrote a collection of website footers a while ago, worth checking out if you’re interested. I’ve been meaning to put together a showcase of site headers, I’ll have that written in the near future.

Nice collection there, definatley lots to draw from on a creative level, i like 38 and 43 especially.

Jacob Gube Apr 12 2009

@Kayla: Yes, even the simple ones, to me, were well thought-out of. I always say that there’s a certain beauty that I find with minimalist designs; the ability to craft something beautiful with fewer resources always shows me the designer’s creativity.

Jacob Gube Apr 12 2009

@Caroline: I must say that I’ve never seen tag clouds utilized like that. And the horizontal navigation bar isn’t bad either, the texture + gradients combination looks better than you’d expect it to.

Kalle Fredlund Apr 12 2009

Realy nice! tnx!

Callum Chapman Apr 13 2009

lovely collection of navigation menus here!

nice! good inspiration

Rene Zammit Apr 14 2009

very interesting :) keep it up

Anthony Apr 14 2009

Wow, that’s a great list of menus, I’m currently re-making my own design and this will be more than helpfull

Roberto Apr 15 2009

Great menus! Thanks for the inspiration.

Fran Jeanes May 08 2009

That’s the best bit of design inspiration I’ve had all week. :) Many thanks!

Neil Gilbert May 20 2009

A great list, thanks! My favorite is #42.

Nice collection there, definatley lots to draw from on a creative level, i like 38 and 43 especially.

Cara Dixon Oct 19 2009

Loads of inspiration here! Will prove really useful in the future! These designs and creative whilst remaining unique and individual! I particularly like number 36!

dotndot Jan 20 2010

Awesome collection of great menus.Thanks…

Wow, that’s a great list of menus, I’m currently re-making my own design and this will be more than helpfull

Vladimir May 11 2010

Nice collection of Menus you got here, and unique too :)

Aadilah May 17 2010

I’ve got the same problem as you,

thank you nice article

Padraig May 18 2010

looks cool,lucy

wooow

thankyou.the desines are great

Loads of inspiration here! Will prove really useful in the future! These designs and creative whilst remaining unique and individual! I particularly like number 36!…..

karton adam Jun 29 2011

thank you.there are lots of inspiration stuff here.

Barry Reynolds Aug 12 2011

Netdreams is very good, the blue really stands out.

Random Child Sep 19 2011

Erm this shows different types of navigation.. but they all look the same to me, for exmaple they just highlight or enlarge whatever your mouse is over.
But the website looks nice.

Navigation is most important part of website for visitors/users, creative and smooth menu will always get admired and impressive.

Nice useful designs an inspiration
http://www.google.com

Killian Roche Nov 16 2011

The navigation “bar” on this page is quite creative.

Thijs Becker Mar 17 2014

Great collection. Thanks!

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