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Web Design Trend Showcase: Splash Screen Revival

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Back in the day, splash screens were a popular addition to websites. They were a frontal page that was displayed before the user accessed the main site, which typically featured a sparse layout incorporating just the website’s logo and guidance about which browsers and monitor resolutions were supported. Today we’re seeing a revival of the splash screen, although they’re much more visitor friendly than their ancestors. Modern examples of splash screens are built right into the main page, filling the screen with eye catching imagery but still only containing a logo or statement as the main piece of content. They act as a welcoming message to set the scene and entice the user before presenting them with the rest of the page.

Colonia Verde

Colonia Verde

Labcase

Labcase

MOHAMED & ALI

MOHAMED & ALI

TWLVR

TWLVR

Schmoll Creative

Schmoll Creative

Artsy

Artsy

Blue Dolphin Charters

Blue Dolphin Charters

HARBR

HARBR

Ninja Accountant

Ninja Accountant

Garrison Footwear

Garrison Footwear

Die Möbelhauerei

Die Möbelhauerei

Failsworth 1903

Failsworth 1903

Sharyn Cairns

Sharyn Cairns

Friiio

friiio

Curva

Curva

Pollen

Pollen

Sailing Collective

Sailing Collective

OLAF HUSSEIN

OLAF HUSSEIN

Elespacio

Elespacio

WILD

WILD

Heck House

Heck House

Digital Telepathy

Digital Telepathy

Shoot & Develop

Shoot & Develop

Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill

Jaffle Jaffle

Jaffle Jaffle

The Charles

The Charles

killthemess

killthemess

Niche Agency, LLC

Niche Agency, LLC

Nina Jobs

Nina Jobs

Robert Vinluan

Robert Vinluan

RSQ

RSQ

Ash Edmondson

Ash Edmondson

Bacchica Barbearia

Bacchica Barbearia

Nicolas Desle

Nicolas Desle

Kyle McConnell

Kyle McConnell

Prime

Prime

Shizuku Ramen

Shizuku Ramen

The Gilder

The Gilder

Jamie Delaney

Jamie Delaney

High Tide

High Tide

Let’s Wander

Let's Wander

Yttrium

Yttrium

Cub Reporter

Cub Reporter

Acne Studios

Acne Studios

trois oiseaux

trois oiseaux

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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. Check out Iggy's design tutorials and articles at his Web Design Blog or follow his daily findings on Twitter.

24 Comments

  1. Chris says:

    Great article – lots of inspiration. The one thing that’s really starting to grind my gears at the moment though is – desktop versions of sites that hide their navigation in a collapsed menu. Stop that!

    • cyril says:

      I understand why you would be mad about it, but as far as design, it is a lot better to hide the menu and have beautiful fullscreen imagery than a menu bar.

  2. برند says:

    so so so nice thank u

  3. Victoria says:

    Wonderful examples of great design! Love Blue Dolphins site and those just one color designs – they look really reach and not annoying, taking in account too much graphics was popular recently

  4. Amanda Adam says:

    Great article! I love that the splash page is making a comeback! Keep the inspiration coming!

    Just to let you know though – you have a misspell in Schmoll Creative. There is an additional b in Creative!

  5. Alex says:

    Content is King not a splash screen

  6. Great post… I’m dealing with a few of these issues as well…It is a good examples of design…I’m really impressed for your examples… keep posting these types of design information.
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    Regards: Website development

  7. Responsive Website Designing says:

    information is very helpful.. Thankyou for the details .It helped me to fixuo the errors

  8. Debarpan says:

    Awesome article..thanks for this.

  9. Alessandro says:

    Really awesome collection!

  10. Adlo says:

    Really awesome collection! great inspiration!

  11. Steve says:

    Thanks Chris, Your examples are good. Cheers :)

  12. Mich says:

    Great collection..nice work done.Thanks for this collection.

  13. information is very helpful.. Thankyou

  14. Great examples..You’ve done some good research and that definitely reflects in this article!! Thanks for sharing it with us..

  15. its nice article and useful thankyou

  16. Is very good. I wish you success. Your site is very cool. Much thanks

  17. Creately says:

    I have to say I’m not a big fan of it. Probably okay for a business website where the user needs some guidance first up. But in a news site or a blog it feels like hindrance more than anything. I’ve come across this few times in Forbes and was annoyed every time.

  18. Amazing list of splash designs! Really thank you!

  19. a says:

    primesimple redirects to a dodgy site.

  20. Web Inc says:

    Nice article. Loved the new trends towards web designs.

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