10 examples of hidden website menus

17 March 2015 | | Blog

Website design continues to evolve with a plethora of popular design features emerging  all the time. The hidden website menu has evolved from responsive webdesign where designers and developers are looking for a streamline design across a number of devices. The menu hides itself, only revealing a menu when you interact with an element. 

The interaction can be a click or a hover, the element is normally a hamburger menu, but occasionally its text or symbol based. Either way this practice is a good way to clean up the clutter of your website.

Here are 10 examples, each providing a slightly different take on the trend.

For more design trends check out e-consultancy’s round up for 2015 17 top web design trends of 2015.

Inbox

Google’s new email app Inbox hides all of your folders in a hamburger menu top left…

The navigation then slides across as if it were off-screen…

Squarespace

In an already elegant, minimalist site, the navigation is also hidden off-screen behind a hamburger menu on the top right.

Guardian

Since The Guardian’s site redesign earlier in the year, most of the navigation has been hidden behind this always-accessible hamburger menu…

Revealing a wider world of categories and sub-categories.

Marketing Week

Our sister brand hides its navigation ‘behind’ the right hand side of the page.

Awesome Shop

Target’s ecommerce store powered entirely by Pinterest has all of its product filters sliding in smoothly from the left hand side.

House of Fraser

You can browse by shop or department on the top navigation bar, each menu appearing as you hover each hamburger.

Spotify

The Spotify web player has all sorts of interesting navigation elements, including this hidden search tool, which overlaps the current  navigation options.

Mondo

Mondo has a beautiful responsive site, which lets images of its products do all the talking. Its navigation is hidden under the simple ‘shop’ text.

Twitter

Further navigation beyond notifications is hidden in a menu accessed from the skinny nav-bar behind a thumbnail of your profile picture.

Medium

The slightly-mightier-than-micro blogging site hides its navigation in a similar way to Twitter, behind your little profile picture.

What do you think about the hidden website menus? Call us on 01202 677277 for more information about the latest in website design, and what works for dental practices.

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