The header of a website is the most important and crucial element that needs to be visually appealing and engaging and at the same time very functional to assist the visitors in navigating the website. Since the header is the first thing your visitors notice, you have to be very careful in designing this crucial part of your web design. With an appealing and attention grabbing header design, you will surely increase chances of your website being explored more by your visitors.
Here is a small round-up of some exceptionally designed, and creative, headers for your inspiration. See for yourself how far header designs can go as far as the creativity is concerned. Do let us know your opinion about this compilation. Your comments are always more than welcome!
1. The Pixel
Beautifully designed header that not only fulfills the function of a header in a web design, but also improves the overall look of the website.
Simple and uncluttered design focusing on simplicity, yet keeping it very creative and visually engaging.
Loads of colorful elements and illustrations make this header design a visual treat for the website visitors. The color theme is simply ravishing.
Wow! Such an appealing and charming header I have ever seen. The credit goes to the designer who successfully delivered his creativity and imagination into a beautiful design.
5. Art 4 Web
Artistic is the word that describes this header design. With loads of vibrant colors, this header truly is the highlight of the website design.
Although quite simple yet extremely effective design that uses beautiful color combination and appealing effects to grab the visitors’ attention.
Here the main header area is covered with an appealing illustration that captivates the onlookers right at first glance. Below that, you will find the navigation menu.
This brilliant header design has been created by keeping a close and detailed look at the visitors’ perspectives and this is the reason they have come up with such a stunning header design.
9. Cult Foo
Creativity and innovation have been taken to the next level in this header design. You will simply be mesmerized with the beauty and attractiveness of its design. Quite a unique approach.
In this header design, you can see the use of quite bold and bright tone colors that effectively turn out well with their layout. The use of visual element is simply the highlight of this design.
11. Bei Blog
This header makes you feel that you have entered the galaxy. The color theme is excellent and all the design elements complement each other.
12. UGS Mag
Although unique and creative in its own way but quite clumsy and cluttered. May be the background image could have been little bit better.
13. Source Bits
The website loads a bit slow however the design of its header is simply outstanding. The header is different from the standard website headers.
14. Mark Forrester
With such a soft color tone and nice graphics, this header design sets itself apart from the other headers in this collection. The creative approach of the designer must be praised.
This uniquely designed header is different from the ordinary website headers. The navigation is placed at the side while the header area features only the most important links.
16. Barcamp Bordeaux
With bold typography and large images, this visually alluring header design attracts loads of visitors’ attention while providing an effective navigation plan.
The header of this website goes well with the name of the website. Furthermore, the color selection is amazing.
18. Broke Design
A simply innovative approach for a website header. You will see an extraordinary use of creativity in this header design.
This is another brilliantly designed header that speaks volumes. You can notice excellent creativity and originality of the theme being incorporated well in the design.
This header design is a rather atypical design for a website header, however, this unusual design truly stands out mainly because of its subtle look and appeal.
The appealing illustration and classy color palette are the key points in this header design that not only grab the attention but also make this header design a creative one.
Another beautiful example of a subtle header design. The color selection is truly soothing and pleases human eyes.
This header design presents beautiful images to grab the attention of the onlookers as well as provide necessary information in its navigation plan to assist their visitors.
24. Pixel Resort
A colorful, lively and energetic header design is this. The use of color is excellent and will definitely bring a positive change in your mood.
25. Bad Health
The header features loads of faces demonstrating different people with bad health. This is such a nice approach to portray the main idea of the website.
26. Mike Dascola
Mike Dascola’s header is the perfect combination of creativity and functionality. This headers features an unusual color combination that makes this header design memorable.
This is another competently designed header highlighting the importance of creativity and ingenuity.
Simple and uncluttered design that focuses on the simplicity and minimalism. The color theme is also very refreshing.
29. Living Design
In this header design, you will notice the creative use of images along with right kind of typography that can simply make a design outstanding.
30. Toasted Digital
Here is another excellent example of a unique header design. Although this header design is somewhat similar to the standard headers but still it has some appeal.
31. Field Runners
Bold and beautiful illustration along with sufficient information in the navigation menu makes this header design a memorable one.
32. Erics Empire
In this header design, the designer has made use of some dark colors that successfully turns out well with the overall design.
33. Just dot
Just Dot makes use of a creative approach when designing their header as you can see the visually appealing mouse over effect and excellent typography have been incorporated well in the design.
This header design is somewhat similar with loads of other header designs that you see on the net however the use of images and font selection are something that must be praised.
35. Florida Flourish
Florida Flourish’s header design can be described as being sophisticated and stylish while presenting all the basic functionality.
This is not an ordinary header, and this is the reason why it has been listed in the showcase of creative header design.
Nature is the best source of inspiration and this is apparent from this header design. See how inspiring the nature is.
Simple but attractive header design that does not perplex its visitors with plenty of graphics and ambiguous navigation.
This visually alluring header design has been created by keeping the visitors’ perspectives in mind; therefore, the website users can relate themselves with the company.
40. Nomilk Today
In this header design, you can notice the use of big typography along with subtle use of color that blends well with the other design elements.
41. Web Burza
The color palette and high quality graphics are the highlights of this header design that are making it exceptionally alluring and fascinating.
With soothing colors and well placed design elements, this design makes its place in our showcase of creative headers.
Last but not the least, the creativity being presented in this header design is also above the par; and this is the reason why this design appeal loads of visitors.
Jameel Khan is a web graphic designer and has been working in this field for 4 years. He also writes for other blogs and is also the founder member of www.webdesigncore.com. His biggest passion is blogging and vector illustrations.