If you’re writing a portfolio, promoting an application, or introducing your biz to potential customers, you want your website layout to stand out and be memorable, while also effectively capturing and holding visitors’ attention.
The first stumbling block typically happens at the ideation stage, often when you’re looking for arrangement ideas to send to your web projector for guidance. When you desire to do something a bit various with your arrangement, it can be grievously to think beyond the website templates we see most often.
To get your creativity flowing, here are 10 of our favorite fun and unique website layouts to inspire you. With a mix of business sites and personal projects, these occupational websites will hopefully spark new ideas and inspire you to break the web arrangement mold, helping you make a website layout that’s both memorable and effective.
Personal portfolios and projects
- Adam B. Becker: Portfolio site with unique navigation
Site navigation is pretty standardized, and with suitable reason: people are used to watching references at the upper part of the page, for example, so that’s where we look for them.
- Bullet Journal: How-to instructions in a one-page design
Created by art director Ryder Carroll, Bullet Journal is a note-taking style that Carroll explains in this one-page site design.
- Ctrl Alt Delete: Facts and ideas, one-page design
A promotional site for the book Ctrl Alt Delete by digital marketing expert Mitch Joel, this website layout uses one-page arrangement and parallax scrolling to make it feel like you’re turning through a flip book.
- Kevin Kim: Resume info in a one-page design
In case it comes to putting your resume online, it’s easily to set up your LinkedIn profile and call it a day. This website layout from Kevin Kim shows how you can share your resume online in a way that’s unique and interesting, and showcases both your skills and personality.
- Kristi Hines: Highlighting a freelance writer’s work
On the applicative way of things, Kristi Hines has done a great job with the difficult task of high lighting her services as a freelance writer, blogger, and consultant. If you browse through portfolio websites, you’ll find that most of the great-looking ones look good for a reason—they’re owned by illustrators, designers, or other creatives.
- Stuck In Customs: Portfolio balanced with information resources
Trey Ratcliff is a photographer who’s known not only for his photos but also the resources he provides for aspiring photographers. His website highlights both, but places a significant emphasis on his photography—which makes perfect sense for someone whose portfolio is so captivating.
- GoodUI: Sharing ideas with a focus on conversion
Unsurprisingly, the GoodUI page isn’t complex; in fact, it’s about as basic as you can get. The site very subtly showcases the work of Linowski Interaction Design, the company behind the project. And, with some 35,000+ people now subscribed to the GoodUI newsletter, it’s a simple and focused concept that seems to work.
- Unstuck: App promotion with information resources
Unstuck is an app that helps people get through moments where they don’t know what to do or where to start, so it’s little surprise that the app is featured front and center, along with a video that shows how it works. As you scroll down the page, you’re introduced to the conception behind the production and connected to other information they’ve put together.
- Purple Orange: One-page design makes PR engaging
Public relations is one of those behind-the-scenes industries that people know exists, and know it can be helpful, but don’t really know how it operates or what it looks like.
- Woodwork: Vertical design
The website layout for Woodwork—a film, graphics and production company—stands out not just because of their noteworthy portfolio but also because they’ve done something that seems relatively rare online: they designed vertically. The site scrolls sideways, and you can click on any image that grasps your eye to see the video or learn more.