Website without proper navigation makes no sense to users. ‘Proper’ navigation is a user-friendly menu with simple principle of use. Also, a good navigation menu should be aesthetically nice, like here - portfolio web design with creative visual navigation.
This design is based on horizontal balance. The content is organized in 5 equal sections oriented horizontally on the layout. When on the home page, these are menu blocks, each with an image. These images reduce to small square thumbnails when a user browses any of the content pages. This approach to website navigation is successful by many reasons. First of all, you can connect as many users as possible, even though some of them are ‘picture people’, which means they perceive visual content better than text.