I have been noticing the increasing trend of ribbon usage in websites. And I think its high time I should compile a post for my readers, about it!
The ribbons help you make the important stuff of your website even more prominent, with vibrant colors, 3D effects, bold contrasting, punched styles etc; which ultimately ending you up with more traffic and increased ratings!!
So take a look at my today’s post of 30+ Ribbons in web designs so hopefully these website showcase will inspire you.
1- Cake Sweet Cake
2- Krichevtsova Alexandra
3- HTML5 Boilerplate
The popular website HTML5 Boilerplate uses ribbons to draw our attention to the most important action items on the page. I love that the ribbons do their job without having to say “Download here.” The combination of ribbons and labels tells us this is where to download the resources.
Chipmunk is a great example of how well a ribbon can work with organic elements. The ribbon around the primary navigation fits in perfectly with the rich illustrations below. It also keeps the navigation from getting lost among the powerful artwork.
5- Candy Shop
6- Wells Riley
Wells Riley is a perfect example of ribbons in service of aesthetics. The ribbons look great here and become the focus of the page.
7- Graduation Invites
8- Design Company
9- Blog en Bois
On Blog en Bois, the arrow effect of the ribbon is especially powerful, largely due to the contrasting dark behind the yellow. I find myself drawn back to the logo over and over again. It’s certainly a powerful way to engrain the brand in the user’s mind.
10- Ryan M. Stryker
Once again we see the power of the ribbon to focus attention. Its central location and bold contrast ensure that you don’t miss Ryan M. Stryker’s name.
12- Elevated Imagery
13- The Combine 2010
14- Paris Jones
The delicious red of the ribbon makes the band name Paris Jones pop out here. Even though the text treatment is rather subtle, the bold pattern ensures that you notice it.
15- Rapping Paper
16- Tanya Merone
17- Alexandru Cohaniuc
18- Urban Airship
19- CJs Favorites
20- Letter Learner
The ribbon nicely frames the name Letter Learner here. Also, the page is laid out as a single column; the ribboned title encourages the user to start their journey at the top and flow down from there.
21- Alex Pierce
22- Aint Rocket Science
23- Insurance company
25- Bakery online store
26- Personal portfolio
On the rather unusual Rockaholic!, the ribbon directs the user’s attention down, playing nicely into the vertical scroll of the website and helping the user dig into the content.
28- Dhiraj Singh Karki
I always love designs that depart from convention. The portfolio of UI designer Dhiraj Singh Karki is just such a website. Here, the ribbon is used rather cleverly and does not pack nearly the same visual punch as on other websites. It blends right into the page and yet has enough style to keep the design from looking too simple.