Are you making use of social media on your site? For most of you, the answers might be “yes”. As a social instrument of communication, social media has proved its power to increase the traffic and leads of the websites. Done successfully, it will also help you build your brand and reputation. On the other hand, social media enables people to keep up to date on fresh news of your website easily.
However, integrating social media into your web design is not that easy. The way you display your social media icons or links will directly affect your user engagement. Therefore, you should take many details into consideration, including the layout, the color combination, the design patterns as well as the flow of content. In other words, you should make your social media icons or links thoughtfully combined with your website and work seamlessly to maximize your online brand exposure.
To give you some ideas and inspirations, I‘ve collected 20 impressive websites that do a fantastic job by integrating social media icons or links into the web design creatively. Hope these examples will help you with your website social media integration. Enjoy browsing.
1. Make shifters
What a beautiful header it is! The designer of this website creatively integrates the links of twitter and Facebook with other web designs. You might be impressed by the lovely twitter bird standing on a photo frame and the Facebook balloon with a sheep hanging on.
2. Solid soup
This is the site of Solid soup. When you scroll down the page, you will see the social media icons in the middle with a unique style. They are perfectly combined with the theme of the website. You can see these social media icons designed like a couple of seasoning bags near the coffee cup on a beautiful table cloth.
3. Healthy harvest hydro
To draw in viewers to your social media links, you need to use both strategy and good taste. For this site, originality is the key. The stylish social media stickers with curled corner effect are integrated with the site creatively.
4. Wild Bill’s Soda
This is a website of soda pop powered by flash. It shows visitors a cool look with plenty of factory stuff. The Facebook and Twitter icons are painted on a wooden sign in the right corner of the page. Surely, it is a very well-integrated social media design in a clever and goodlooking way.
5. Real visuals
Real Visuals is a website of selling and planning design projects to show great creativity and skills. The Facebook button is at the bottom of the website, displayed on sofa like a throw pillow. There is a hover effect brightening the icon as you mouse over it.
6. Moon beam illustrations
As you can see in this website design, the creative social media icons catch visitors’ eyes most. These icons are trying to show up by cutting through the papers. Rather than fragmented, the social media icons was joined up with the background design creatively.
On this site, the semitransparent Twitter icon is designed in a dropping style. It is fixed on the upper left side of the window. Wherever you scroll down, the twitter icon is always displayed in front of you in the first page.
8. No Leath
This is a woman’s shoes website with an appealing parallax scrolling effect. The social media icons are designed in a fixed position right underneath the main navigation, and the color matches the background theme very well.
9. Empire State Recordings
This website is about house music with a very unique web layout. The social media icons are very easy to find, blending in with the footer seamlessly. Such hand drawing style and hover effect is very catchy.
10. Born with Design
You must be impressed by the interactive animation of this website. The designer attaches importance to every detail, even the social media icons are designed in a very original and unique way. These icons on the mobile phone and their hover effects with bright color add spice to the whole website design.
Finding More Examples
13. Creative Dreams
14. Tap bots
16. Level 2d
17. McClanahan Studio
19. Kent wool socks
20. Run with chrissie
Share Your Ideas
We all know the importance of social media integration with website designs. Hope the above examples have given you some inspiration. Now, do you have any other good examples to share? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment part below.