Content is king on the web, but unless the website is cleanly designed, no one will be able to make use of the information there. What the following websites share in common is a quick and clean layout that’s easy on the eyes and easier to navigate, so of you’re going to create a website, these are the acts to follow.
Mashable provides a wide range of content ranging from news, human interest stories, technology and more. Fortunately they’re easy to find as the latest updates are on the homepage, plus there are several social buttons that make sharing quick and convenient.
Made by Hand
One of the most frustrating things about some websites is they’re designed for just the desktop, so when you view the content on mobile it’s all messed up. That’s not the case with Made by Hand, a video and photography site, whose mobile version is as practical and stylish as the desktop edition.
All you need to do is visit the site to see how clear and clean the layout is. Right in the center you can click and download the app, and scrolling down will give you information about the product, all in bite sized chunks so it’s easy to digest.
The Boston Globe is one of the earliest newspaper websites ever built, but through the years it has shown a great ability to innovate and move with the times. In terms of navigation and responsiveness, the Boston Globe is one of the best around.
This tech agency makes full use of the latest animation, parallax scrolling techniques and vivid colors, but they’re able to make it work without coming across as being too loud. The mobile version of the site is just as attractive and practical to use, and the handy scroll button gives you quick access to their case studies.
Memory Tree Productions Toronto has established a reputation for quality video production, and their website demonstrates this capability. When you visit the homepage, you will see quick links to their portfolio and essential services, and there are one-click links to their videos, which are impressive to say the least.
Valspar’s The Paint Drop
Last but not the least is Valspar’s The Paint Drop. Given the company profile, it’s hardly a surprise they know how to use colors, and the subdued hues on the site are easy on the eyes. Scrolling is smooth and content is arranged neatly so you can quickly find what you’re looking for.