Inspiration

70+ Visually Impressing Header Graphics

February 10th, 2008

We were inspired by Smashing Magazine’s Header Graphics Contest to create a small showcase of more than 70 outstanding header graphics with excellent use of visual elements and interface design.

Feel free to comment upon these selected header graphics as nothing is more important to us than your opinion.

1) Sam Tech


2) Gotocss3


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3) Split Dadiz


4) DaleHarris


5) alisa


6) Alegodesign


7) Bnweiss


8 ) Philippe Plaideux


9) Squawk Design


10) Radiant Plumbing


11) Biola Undergrad


12) J R Velasco


13) Explore Cascadia


14) Next2 Friends


15) Casio Exilim Lab


16) Meomi


17) Spinvox


18) Evanescence


19) The Horizontal Way


20) Swiths


21) Malir Gruner


22) Sacha Greif


23) Shinobi Cat


24) Satsu


25) Hrasti


26) Colorzent Entertainment


27) Cow and Monkey


28) In Memori´am


29) Paul Enderson


30) Tattered Fly


31) Spunk United


32) Art Skills


33) OKB


34) Open Doors Student Site


35) Happy Cog


36) Cotton Seed Oil Tour


37) Neftys World


38) Designyou Trust


39) EllisLab


40) King Of The Blues


41) Fluid Book


42) Simply Fired


43) Joyent


44) Hugo Create


45) Kikipost


46) Creavation


47) Smoothie Land


48) Drew Wilson


49) BaliwThemovie


50) Art Zen


51) Qwertcity


52) Gotaqua


53) Kit10designs


54) bienbienbien


55) The alamobasement


56) Tonda


57) Der Vigilant


58) Go To Clubbers Community


59) Juxtinteractive


60) Carrienewcomer


61) Scoutingforgirls


62) Tickledpinkdesignz


63) Interag


64) Designbstudios


65) Backstreetmania


66) Katrinwegmann


67) Magicka Studio


68) Zinaz


69) Madpotato


70) FreePeople


71) Blog What Design


72) Dizzain


73) Cult Foo


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54 comments for „70+ Visually Impressing Header Graphics
  1. H@med on February 10th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    thanks

  2. Gabe on February 10th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Great inspiration. These headers have a great variety of styles, and I love that they’re deviating from the “web 2.0″ look (I didn’t see one reflection!) It seems that the trend is moving toward a “busier” image with more things happening, plenty of eye-catching elements. Good stuff!

  3. fedmich on February 10th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Nice list. Very inspiring :)

  4. Jermayn Parker on February 10th, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    A good collection, would be so much better however if there were examples that were not ALL the same as each other!

    Headers are so similar these days!!

  5. Phil on February 10th, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    I just found a new site the other day look through a CSS gallery. http://www.joshtilton.com has an interesting header.

    Thanks for this list! These are some beauties!

  6. Kelly C. on February 10th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Wow. These are nice. Thank you! I am always a bit disheartened though, when the crux of the design is a stock image with no major deviations from the original file. I saw a few on here right off of istock. I love the idea of supporting stock artists, but make your designs your own.

  7. Franck on February 11th, 2008 at 1:49 am

    Nice. Maybe you forgot Webdesigner Wall

  8. Frank on February 11th, 2008 at 2:23 am

    Så många!
    Så olika!
    Nu finns det inte fler headers, alla är gjorda!
    Eller…
    Amazing list!
    Very inspiring!
    Thanks!

  9. 3kolone on February 11th, 2008 at 2:25 am

    Great list! Bookmark ;-)

  10. Noupe on February 11th, 2008 at 5:42 am

    Thanks so much, guys.

    Very true Gabe. I think many designer these days are working away from the “web 2.0″ style, I don’t think that the typical ‘Web 2.0 Look’ is a bad thing at all; they just need to be used in moderation and with care.

  11. CFA Level 1 on February 11th, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Very good collection of header designs. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Jon on February 11th, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Pretty good list. I have a pdf I made that has all cool websites I come across.

  13. Joe on February 11th, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Great list! Thanks.
    This site has a great header graphic:

    http://www.FireBettman.com

  14. Chris on February 11th, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Nice Job!

    Here is one I recommend adding to the list:
    http://www.appterrainpark.com

  15. Anton on February 11th, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Thay are all in the same awful style. Like the 60’s gone rotten. Not my cup of tea.

  16. Fubiz on February 11th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Amazing selection :) Good work.

  17. Gis on February 11th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Beautiful selection :D I’ll have to add it to my delicious for some amazing inspirational guide!!!

  18. Denver Web Design by Shycon on February 11th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Very inspirational work here! The header image has the best chance to grab attention, so make it memorable.

  19. Chad Mueller on February 11th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    This is a great post of inspiration of web 2.0 trend header graphics. A lot of characters, illustrations, gradients.. all good brilliant colors.

  20. kishore on February 12th, 2008 at 4:37 am

    This is what called WEB 2.0 style.
    Excellent work. Good Inspirational work.

  21. Martin & Miglena Papazovi on February 12th, 2008 at 5:39 am

    Hey ! Thanks for featuring our work – hrasti.com !

  22. Tom on February 12th, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Great post, I really like some of these headers.
    Well done.

  23. Jose on February 12th, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Thanks :-) okb.es

  24. Umer Tahir on February 12th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Great headers !

  25. Shibani on February 13th, 2008 at 3:16 am

    Fantastic collection…thanx :)

  26. Jake on February 13th, 2008 at 3:39 am

    Wow.. These are simply wonderful list!!! The designs would really make you say “WOW!” :) Fantastic…

  27. Dominik Lenk on February 13th, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Thanks for featuring me and the added inspiration.
    On the debate of Web2.0: I might be talking for myself here, but I do not think that the majority of the sites listed here fit the description of this style. (Some of them are simply not shiny enough;-)
    However, just like Noupe already said: The web 2.0 style is not necessarily bad. Just don’t overdo it.

  28. john on February 14th, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Nice work

  29. Glooria on February 16th, 2008 at 2:28 am

    You’re forget the exelent http://www.monsieur-alex.com/club-club/

  30. Bride on February 18th, 2008 at 4:11 am

    Nice Graphics. Thank you…

  31. Dennison Uy - Graphic Designer on February 19th, 2008 at 6:53 am

    Inspiring collection. However, smoothie land = uses graphics off istockphoto.com

  32. Nefty on February 20th, 2008 at 7:51 am

    thanks for the add, indeed all these are inspiring!

  33. SE7EN on February 20th, 2008 at 10:53 am

    I like office,desk style header like this site
    http://foxinni.com/

  34. Robin on February 22nd, 2008 at 3:06 am

    hahaha.. These are simply wonderful list!!! The designs would really make you say “WOW!good enjoy…

  35. Witzulu on February 27th, 2008 at 2:27 am

    Most of these are too busy. they only cater for one type of visitor.

    I find that when a site tries to “sell” itself with a lot of bells and wissels the content is usually weak.

    Distracting a user from the content is not usually the best way to go.

  36. Lukas Labryszewski on February 28th, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Very Inspiring… thanks for this list.
    Added to my del.icio.us bookmarks.

  37. Chad Mueller on February 29th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Amazing use of colours with all of these headers, they do all the right things right, they all serve their purposes in the right way.. Another great posts

  38. Matt Rossi on March 4th, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    awesome post. lots of great inspiration on there. way to go!

  39. Ralph on March 6th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Oh amazing… so much great ideas in this list.

  40. Maciej Rakowski on March 6th, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    + mine :p http://www.k4lab.info cheers hehehe

  41. Paul Enderson on March 7th, 2008 at 3:22 am

    Thanks for the header love guys! Great looking blog you have here yourselves too… :)

  42. Ellie on March 16th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    I love this site’s header: http://www.missweblash.com. The jeans theme is to die for.

  43. Ellie on March 16th, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Oops, my bad. Typo in URL. Correct URL: http://www.missweblash.com

  44. Shane on March 28th, 2008 at 3:19 am

    Amazing list! Very inspiring.

  45. dugward on May 1st, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Visually impressIVE?

  46. Adelle on June 6th, 2008 at 6:01 am

    Nice choices! Really like this post – great job!

  47. butter on June 10th, 2008 at 11:14 am

    great collecion. no matches for them. cant get any better

  48. taquito on July 27th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Hi, you use a Illustrator , i need tips, and tricks, .. and free host to my site….
    HELLLLLLP please

  49. Cleverson on July 31st, 2008 at 6:31 am

    Have you some css tutorials using images?

    Att:

    Cleverson Junior

  50. umesh on August 21st, 2008 at 12:24 am

    great works[:)]

  51. Jam on August 29th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    This showcase is really amazing!. I spent all evening just enjoying the view. I apologize for my english since is not my mother language, and I will talk about this post in my blog. Guys you really ROCK!. ;)

  52. Jim B on September 2nd, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Very nice creative designs. Thanks! :)

  53. jennifer on September 16th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    thats desinger must be a crazy …I dont now…this thems amazing

  54. Steve on October 2nd, 2008 at 5:49 am

    The beach scene no.60 with the spinning plates , brilliant . Over all a good collection.