Who says website navigation needs to be boring?
Ever since website usability came onto the scene, designers and information architects have fallen all over themselves to stick to the principles of usability. One side effect of this has been that the vast majority of new websites look like they’ve been forced through the same old cookie cutter. Sure the designs have been radical and the content organisation fresh. But everyone chose not to mess around with the navigational elements.
Fortunately for us, there are still a few mavericks out there who choose to swim against the tide. I like the approach three of them have taken with regard to re-defining navigation. Whether they are usable or not… you be the judge!