Welcome to our latest installment of featured websites from the Webflow Showcase. From futuristic NFTs to mental health blogs, we’ve gathered a few projects that caught our attention in the last month.
Here’s hoping these creations motivate you to do your best design work!
1. Webflow year in review
Our in-house designers do amazing work every day, but the Webflow 2021 year in review site deserves a special shout out.
This page collects our greatest hits of 2021 with playful nods to the early internet like pixelated icons. Highlights are communicated through a design full of lively colors, subtle movement, and even a few hidden gems. Hint: try tapping on the love button.
Yes, we’re excited to tell you about all that we’ve accomplished, but our year-end wrap up is also a love letter to Webflow designers — along with everyone else who has helped make our community such an inspiring space.
2. Natalie Harris portfolio
Natalie Harris’s design work encompasses everything from museum installations to websites and branding. With a black background and white type, each featured project in her portfolio springs from the screen in full color brilliance.
We’re fans of the black and white aesthetic, but what’s also great here is the custom cursor. The friendly purple sphere guides users through the design, starting at a small size and then scaling up when it hovers over a project. This keeps the focus on the content while encouraging visitors to keep scrolling.
3. UnderWater (free cloneable)
This smooth visual effect makes you want to splish and splash the cursor across the screen. For designers looking for some inspiration in working with interactions and animations, UnderWater shows what’s possible with Webflow and custom code. You can see how it works and clone it for free in the Webflow Showcase.
4. Shaun McMillan
Shaun McMillan is a UI/UX designer and illustrator based in Austin, Texas. As you enter his portfolio — progressive animation, lines and colors come together in rapid succession, drawing out Shaun’s self-portrait. Not only does this animation show off Shaun’s visual design skills, it also captures his personality and his style of design.
As you scroll, you’ll see more punchy visuals with animated transitions that peel back each page and shift images and text into place. Each section has movement, making it easy to navigate and prompting further exploration.
5. Frederick R. McDonald
Frederick R McDonald is a multi-disciplinary creative who paints, writes poetry, and takes photos. As a member of the Fort McKay First Nation tribe, his website design captures his heritage along with his creative work.
His thoughtful use of earth tones makes this digital space feel earthy and grounded — which perfectly complements Frederick’s creative work. Whatever your artistic medium, it’s important to communicate your identity, and this portfolio gives us a look into both Frederick’s art and who he is as a person.