Tiny Trends

Tiny Trends #1: Non-Rectangular Headers

Dashes of flair to kick your designs up a notch.

Jon Moore
UX Power Tools
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3 min readJan 6, 2017


Breaking parallel is a great way to take a standard, rectangular header and adding some visual interest. It’s often accompanied with overlapping cards to give introduce another “z-layer” of depth.

Anyway, I won’t bend over backwards with a drawn-out explanation. Here’s what I’m seeing.

If you want to experiment with some non-rectangular headers in code, Ahmad Nassri wrote a fantastic tutorial for how to create them in CSS. Check it out:

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