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Sony Dash and Chrome Store: Two Examples of Awesome Website Design

posted 12 Dec 2010, 05:48 by Mpelembe   [ updated 12 Dec 2010, 05:49 ]

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If
you're hitting a wall with your website design, you might
just need to follow by example. You don't want to copy
another website in this case, but simply to be inspired by
their web design techniques, from innovative use of flash
graphics to expert simplicity.

Read on for two of the most successful examples of
commercial web design currently online. And be prepared to
get inspired — these small business websites are

Sony Dash Launch Page

Creating a cool new product is great and all, but it's only
the first step of a successful business venture — even
if you're a big electronics manufacturer like Sony, a company
that recently turned heads with its new handheld internet
viewer, the Sony Dash. The second step? Website design.

Facilitating portable access to entertainment, information,
and communication tools through an ever-expanding selection
of apps, the Sony Dash is a definitely a neat find. But as
humanity has already made it several millennia without such
a product, the company needed to use web design to convince
its visitors that the Dash was essential.

Enter the launch page: a flash-based, interactive display of
the Dash's potential utility. The page allows users to travel
to four locations: The Bedroom, The Kitchen, The Family Room,
and World of Dash (i.e., the world), with each portal
offering a compelling flash animation of different ways that
the Dash can be used. Below the animation, Sony explains the
Dash more precisely through static pictures and images.

Chrome Web Store

Search engine giant Google is known for its simplistic
website design — just compare their homepage to those
of competitors Yahoo! or Bing. So for the search engine's
new Chrome Web Store, a showcase of the applications,
extensions, and themes for Google's Chrome browser, the
company maintained its minimalistic aesthetic.

The Chrome Store website design features a simple white
background and primarily blue color scheme, with blue links
and menu headers. It also includes a rotating banner, top
center, showcasing some of the most popular downloads. The
menus are well organized to display choice categories like
the most popular paid downloads and the staff favorites, as
well as filters to list the downloads by purpose and season.

Whether you're interested in creating a fancy flash website
or a minimalistic website design based in HTML, the
aforementioned small business websites should help you get
started with your own design ideas. Remember that website
design is relevant in a variety of forms, from Facebook
welcome tabs to WordPress website design for blogging. Good

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