We can learn a lot from how the best Web sites get designed.

As Austin Knight writes for HubSpot:

“Style guides have always been a staple of design, with some print versions dating back to over 100 years ago. But as design for the Web continues to become more formalized, style guides have begun to find their rightful place in the digital medium as well. They’re especially useful for Web sites and products that need to produce top-notch user experiences.”

“But, as a UX designer myself, I’ve always been curious … what can you find in the digital style guides of influential companies like Apple, Google, and Starbucks? Believe it or not, a lot of companies actually make this information publicly available — they just don’t make it very easy to find. So, every time that I stumble across one, I bookmark it. Here are some of the best ones that I’ve found so far.”

* Apple

* Google

* Starbucks

* Mozilla

* Yelp
 
Click the image to read more of Knight’s HubSpot article.
 

 

17 Replies to “Web Design Tips from the Leaders”

  1. I’ve always asked the same type of questions. Why would this company change everything? I thought it looked fine before. But, now seeing things side by side of the old and new and improved styles used by these companies such as Apple, Google, Starbucks, etc., it’s apparent to me that change is good. A new, fresh look wouldn’t kill anybody, and if the public is really set against this change, you can always go back to your old style. I can now understand that changing with the times is really useful if you want to be iconic in your industry.

  2. Web design is a really valuable tool to help promote your company online. Now a days will all this technology people are more likely to read about your company online than through word of mouth or thug going into your store. This is why it is important to get as many tips as possible to make your website look as appealing as possible. Since there are millions of website online, you want to make sure you can capture a users attention and make it easy for them to navigate through your site.

  3. I believe that web design is a crucial tool for a company to become as successful as it possibly could be. I think that it is good for up and coming companies to emulate the work of companies that have already succeeded in similar industries and I also think that more companies should be open with their web design.

  4. I believe that web design is one of the strongest tools a company can have. One reason is that there are 10s of millions of websites if not more on the internet. So it is crucial to have one that actually functions smoothly.

  5. In this day in age having an amazing website is of greatest value. Ones website should match the business they offer, so if the store is a phenomenal experience, the website should be able to do the same. These major companies you presented us with has set precedence for websites of all companies. I think Apple’s website is a clearly winner when it comes to websites, everything is appealing and easy to find within just a click.

  6. Web Design is awesome, IT professionals engage in this all the time and are determined to keep this as a side job because it is very profitable. I like apples web design the best simply due to simplicity but google is always trying to convey the buyer with cool designs and awesome prints so I would say the two companies are almost even. Engaging the consumer is the most important part of web design and I believe the web design of your website is just as important as store location and physical store design.

  7. Webdesign is a important tool to use. As technology keeps advancing it is becoming more important because many consumers are buying products online more then ever before. Having an attractive and easy to navigate website is crucial to the business’s survival. I won’t buy any products on websites that are difficult to use and where it looks like they spent minimal work on it. My rational is that why should I buy there product if they don’t care about presentation and how about making the company looks acceptable.

  8. Actually,for all the online marketers, the web design is very important, it can drive the website traffic and sales. I think for many companies ,technique is not the key on how to design the website well. But the key is to understand the visitors’ behavior and psychology and realize the good interaction with the visitors.Learning from the famous companies is a effective way ,this article just provides a good guide for us.

  9. Web design is very important to draw people’s eyes and increase traffic to companies’ website. A good design of website can make people are willing to browse all the staffs in the website and know the company better. For example, I like the design of Apple just as the design of its products. The website is simple, white,and high-end, which matches Apple’s products and its market position.

  10. Web Design has play a significant role to make a company to be identified. For example, Apple’s web site is covered by white background, and so dose its product and store. The consolidated style of company is easy for customer to remember and recognize. In this way, brand image of company could be propagated efficiently without interrupt.

  11. Web design is so critical for branding. People always say that love at the first sight. Website can absolutely go under this way. A beautiful company website gives users positive feeling and good impression, makes users remember it and thus turn them into real customers. I really love Apple’s website, they use less-is-more aesthetic concepts to build a unparalleled fabulous company website, which is a leading model in the industry.

  12. Web design is quite important for a company who want to attract customers, increase the traffic and make profits. a good looking makes people feel interested at their products and want to realize it next.

    Good web design page can impress customer a lot. For me, I love the simple style. Apple company is my favorite web design example. It is simple, white and clean. But people can find every information from the website.

  13. A clear, attractive view is very important when trying to catch viewer’s attention. Take Apple as exampe,Apple’s web site is very stylishi– the main colors are only white and black , so the images of product can jump out from backgound and catch viewers’ eyes. The design of website is classic and simple, no decorations, just must-have. The power of design can not be ignore. When build a website or blog, the design should be clear, easy to find point. Just learn from Apple.

  14. In this day in age having an amazing website is of greatest value. Ones website should match the business they offer, so if the store is a phenomenal experience, the website should be able to do the same. These major companies you presented us with has set precedence for websites of all companies. I think Appleā€™s website is a clearly winner when it comes to websites, everything is appealing and easy to find within just a click.

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