Mirror, mirror, on the the wall. Who has the best Website of all? This year we shook up eBusiness Index to reflect the radically changing times we all live in. Here's the list of finalists. Where they've been. Where they are. And the challenges they face this year.
When I was reviewing the new CA.com site a couple of weeks ago I stumbled across a link that led me to a Flipboard designed by CA’s Technologies Information Services organization. It does a great job of organizing and wrapping the company’s .PDF-based Cookbooks in a first class veneer
I’ve been watching the whole grid/adaptive design and short-form content revolution roll out in slow motion over the past couple of years. So how’s the revolution going? To see, I spent some quality time on 17 major sites on our eBusiness Index. Turns out it’s playing out in fou
One of the things I like best about our annual Website rankings is that they always show me what’s really going on in the neighborhood. The real impact of new designs and strategies. Where teams have put their time and treasure – and whether it is paying off. This year is no exception
It’s funny how a design revolution can change rules that were once sancrosanct. Take page lengths, for example. Once upon a time (say, 2006), Website pages were all about the scrolling Olympics. We’re talking pages 20 screen loads or longer. That was great for content authors who refu
In part 3 of my usability reviews, I share which Websites delivered some big surprises – which ones fell short of expectations – and the sites I’ll be checking in on regularly this year. Top of my list? Cisco.com, IBM.com, Symantec.com’s new site, Juniper.net and Brocade.com. Part 3 i
And the Winner Is… Overall: Symantec.com Usability & Effectiveness: Symantec.com Content, Features & Capabilities: Microsoft.com Each business software site’s redesign over the past year has caused content and features to shrink on a huge scale. But did these diets help the si
This week, we took the new Intel.com site for a spin. Let’s just say there’s more (and less) to this site than meets the eye. Kenna Dian: Don’t Bother Intel.com’s latest redesign is like buying an exotic car. It is visually striking, can be fun to drive, and has more bells
Who is updating their home page, how are they doing it—and why it might not matter. 2011 is turning out to be the age of the home page. We’re seeing updates in record numbers– and some designs are actually breaking new ground. On the other hand, few of these designs are actually
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