Your website’s header makes an immediate impact on your user so it’s important to get it right. Think about what you’re trying to achieve, what’s the first thing you want to tell your users when they visit your site, what will intrigue them and get them to read further? A header gives you room to play and be creative, especially on the homepage, and there are a number of techniques you can use to connect with your user. Take a look at these 5 different types of header design and see how the examples have used them creatively to make an impact.
The Huge Header
Takes up a lot of room and can be risky as you’re taking up valuable space, but done right it looks great and makes an impact.
enRoute Film Festival
Alpha Multimedia Solutions
The Web App
Web apps generally want to show a screenshot of their product with a prominent call-to-action button that will immediately entice users to find out more or signup.
The Illustrated Character
Illustrated characters are currently a popular trend. They add character, personality and a sense of friendliness to your website.
The Portfolio Screenshots
If you want to show off your work then use this layout to show different examples of work alongside a tagline introducing yourself.
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James Lai Creative
Carousels allow you to fit in more information into the header with a slider effect.
Jason Larose Design
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