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8 Great Corporate Websites

May 15, 2010

Corporate websites can be boring, confusing, appealing, or downright useless. The way companies present themselves online directly affects their public image, and these days, public image is everything.  However, not all corporate websites are bad. Some are easily navigated, nice to look at, and professional. Here are eight great corporate websites of 2010.

8.   http://enshrine.co.za/ Not-for-profit to help rural communities in Africa (WordPress.org design)

7. http://www.mrs.to/ Austrian digital printing company (WordPress.com design)

6. http://www.intel.com/?en_US_01 The world’s largest semiconductor chip maker

5. http://www.jivesoftware.com/ A fast-growing software company in the enterprise social-networking business based in Portland, Oregon

4. http://www.akamai.com/ Provides a distributed computing platform for global Internet content and application delivery

3. http://www.apple.com/ designs and manufactures consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. Apple Inc. has one site for corporate and consumer functions

2. http://www.ibm.com/us/en/ IBM is the world’s largest technology company and the second most valuable by global brand – second only to Coca-Cola

1. http://www.blackberry.com/ BlackBerry is a line of mobile e-mail and smartphone devices developed by Canadian company Research In Motion

Professional looking websites can separate companies from the rest and significantly increase consumer and investor confidence.

If your designing a website, emulate these sites because, based on business results, they are working well.

However, rich media (flash, video, and images) may not always be the best option. Depending on the purpose of the site, users may love you for opting for a fast loading, simple, and easy to use site. Text only may be your best choice. I know Text only?  Here is more information regarding useful text-only websites: http://www.lesswaiting.com/info118.html