With websites like Apple created a website that included interactivity, beautiful images, and easy navigation capabilities, the rest of the world paused for a moment before cranking out some of the best websites I’ve ever seen.
We aren’t just talking about design here folks; we are talking about everything from functionality, organization, ease of use, etc. So let’s jump in and take a look at the best websites anyone can browse in 2019.
Apple is the obvious choice for the #1 spot if you consider how amazing their website still looks – even today! The iPhone ‘learn more’ sections are my personal favorite.
The combination of surreal product photos, smooth and interactive animations, and a great FAQ section is going to put Apple in the lead. Their simplistic design makes the user want to know more, without overwhelming them with a ton of information. I feel like there’s a “learn more” button under everything – but that’s ok because that’s where the magic happens.
In the “learn more’ section you can find all sorts of cool interactive animations that not only bring your attention to the product, but it also keeps you interested in the website since it’s so visually appealing.
Lemonade is a website that embodies simplicity itself. As soon as you open up the website, you can find all of the vital information you need without even leaving the homepage.
Lemonade is a service that provides people and businesses with various types of home insurance – mostly renters. The way it works is; you pay a flat monthly fee, Lemonade pays your claims, and then donate the leftover money to charitable causes. If you ask me, that’s a pretty cool little business model they’ve got going on.
I mean, everybody already hates every insurance company in the United States, so it’s nice to see one that’s trying to give back a little instead of hoarding every last cent to themselves. And no, this isn’t a paid sponsorship. I just think it’s kinda neat!
Anyways, the site is at the #2 spot for being perfectly simple. There aren’t any sections of the site that confuse me, and their message is clear as day – and they even include some nice pictures for you to look at (with a wonderful pink color-scheme, I must say).
For a Wix template, Leandro-Pedretti is looking pretty damn good. The first thing you notice when you look at the homepage is the engaging video header. It attracts your attention in the same way those ‘cookie frosting’ videos catch your eye on Instagram – yeah, you know the ones.
Their products and services are the very next thing you see on the page as you scroll down – along with some professionally-shot photos of a few of their interior design projects. It’s really quite interesting to see what kind of work they do, as well as how they do it.
I think some design sites should have some kind of video banner that lets the customer witness, firsthand, how talented you are. It’s also a nice way to show the client what they’re going to be paying for.
Seriously Unsweetened is a brand of sparkling water. Doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? Well, if you head on over to their website, you’ll find yourself lost for words. The color schemes and refreshing essence of the photos really make you want one of those things – and I don’t think that was an accident.
The drinks themselves don’t have any artificial colorings, or flavorings added. And while most people would find that very pleasing, it’s not very good for branding. People don’t want to drink sparkling water that just looks like water. They want excitement!
That’s why the web-designers for this site thought of the genius idea to put the creatively shot photos right on the front of the website. I mean, it’s more impressive that the photographer was so talented and creative, but the web design is just as flawless.