20 websites that engage users with social media icons and links
October 19, 2011
Social media is all over the web and it is something very important to consider when designing a website. The way you display your social media icons/links can directly affect the response and engagement from your users.
ContentcubeContentcube, a digital solutions agency, has a clean layout that gets our attention with a bit of texture and a colored header. Both Twitter and Facebook links are located in the header, with the line “Follow us on…”
glue Isobarglue Isobar, a creative agency, also has a clean layout, with images positioned beautifully across the page. All social links are in the footer, with attractive icons and a strong background color. The company also includes a widget close to the footer with its latest tweet.
Focus LabFocus Lab, a small team of website designers and developers, has a beautiful, clean and minimal page. It showcases its Twitter and Flickr links on the contact page and in the footer.
AdamAdam fixes its header and footer in place as you scroll down. The social links appear in the footer, fixed to the bottom-right of the page.
The ChaseThe Chase features the parallax effect as you scroll around the page. Scroll all the way to the bottom to find the social icons.
hellofisherhellofisher, the website of user experience designer and speaker Steven Fisher, also has a clean design, with social icons showcased very elegantly in the footer.
EllessElless, the creative hub of Paul Morris, has a beautiful and colorful layout based on shape, texture and typography. Social icons are on the contact page, along with the contact form.
OwltasticOwltastic puts its social icons in the top right of the sidebar, preceded by “Follow me.” The combination of color, typography and graphics here is subtle and beautiful.
UnfoldUnfold is a single-page design that you can navigate by scrolling or via the menu. You can find the social information under the menu option for “Sharing.”
InflictedInflicted is the website of visual designer Hugo Loning. The social icons are in the header, standing out in red.
Really SimpleAs you would guess, Really Simple has a clean and minimal design. Its Twitter link is in main menu in the header, as a simple typographical link.
Jarad JohnsonJarad Johnson, an interactive designer, is another who offers an attractive combination of color, shape and typography. His social icons are gathered on the contact page.
What’s Up Cupcake?What’s Up Cupcake? follows the theme of its cupcakes by giving its social icons a nice color, shape and frame. The icons appear down the middle of the page.
Small FortuneSmall Fortune, a creative studio, has a simple and beautiful layout. Its social links are text-based and have a nice background color.
Red PopRed Pop has a clean layout. The red background and white text mix well, and the social links are also simple and text-based.
Decorated PlaylistsDecorated Playlists has a clean, minimal and beautiful design. The minimal text-based Twitter link appears in the header menu.
Big EyeBig Eye showcases its social icons in the header, above the main menu. Colors, typography, texture and icons are combined very well.
Creative JarCreative Jar puts its social icons in two places: in the header as an animated Twitter widget, and in the footer as icons.
Marlon MedauMarlon Medau has an elegant and clean layout that showcases social icons in its beautiful header.
Octavo DesignsOctavo Design has several different background images and vertical navigation. The social icons are in the top-right corner. What is your favorite way to showcase social icons? Which one here engages you the most?
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