5 of the Best Website Designs According to the Internet

Website design is a lot more than simply making a good-looking or fancy website, there are times when you come across a site which just makes you stop and think. Most websites tend to just go for a functional design, sticking to the branding of the company for the colour scheme and images, but there are few which push the boundaries and really stand out in the digital space.

A lot of websites opt for a clean and sophisticated look and feel. This Best DJ Stuff equipment review site which promotes all of the latest tech within the music industry does exactly that. The key principle with this site is speed, without compromising the look, feel, and quality.

Now, clearly, what makes a good website design encompasses many factors, we’ve compiled a list of a few that really caught our eye – and the eye of other web users. Every week we nominate innovative, inspirational, and perfectly practical websites for our Site of The Week. Follow our #SiteOfTheWeek hashtag to keep up to date with our recent picks, or submit your site for a nomination.

As for these sites, whether it’s the aesthetic, usability, or interactivity, these all struck us as being at the forefront of great web design. Hopefully, the following list will leave you feeling inspired and ready to make your website the best it can be.

What makes a good website design?

Before we get into the list, let’s quickly go over some of the aspects and features that help make up a good website design.

– The design clearly states who you are, what you do, and what visitors can do on your site.

– The design resonates with its target audience and is consistent with the brand.

– The design is optimised for mobile, tablet devices and other smart devices.

– The design includes appropriate/relevant calls to action.

– The website content is regularly changed and updated.

– The website navigation is clear and easy-to-use on all devices.

– The design is effective in building trust, communicating value, and guiding users to the next step of the buying process.

The internet’s five best websites

1.      Airbnb

Airbnb’s website manages to couple minimalism with functionality to create a website that’s incredibly easy to use. The primary call to action, i.e. to search for rooms, is right in the centre of the homepage, and stands out boldly from the white background. It also has a number of suggestions beneath, so you can get inspiration for your next trip.

 

2.      ETQ Amsterdam

 

ETQ, an Amsterdam-based shoe company, go all out when it comes to realising their minimalist vision. Their site is completely free of clutter, allowing their products to take centre stage. The navigation works simply by scrolling down the homepage to each of their products, and the animations are beautifully smooth. There is a subtle burger menu which can be accessed by clicking the icon on the top left, and this provides concise information about their company and shoes.

 

3.      Woven Magazine

 

Woven Magazine’s site is simply a joy to spend time on. Another minimalist site, Woven allow their articles to take centre stage, as well as being easily navigable. Much like ETQ Woven Magazine also focuses on the visual and utilises scrolling effects, to make their site immersive, slick, and easy to use.

 

4.      Inside Abbey Road

 

Probably the most famous recording studio in the world, Google came along to give Abbey Road the Street View treatment, and create an incredibly immersive website that takes you inside both the studio, and the studio’s history. It has great sound design, making for a really immersive experience.

 

5.      A24 Films

 

Last but not least is A24, an independent entertainment company. Again, they use big bold images that transform into videos as you scroll over, with very little text ensuring they get their visual message across. Specialising in film production, A24 want their movies to take centre stage, so big screenshots with the title of the film draw you in to learn more.

 

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