11 Almost Perfect Business Layouts

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Business companies tend to impress visitors with solid site structures, precise navigation and the credibility of presented content. Therefore business layouts are usually quite unspectacular, mostly informative, but not attractive. It’s an appropriate approach if you want to inform your visitors, but what should you do if you want to attract users’ attention? How to combine serious tone with attractive design? We’ve decided to figure it out. And selected 11 almost perfect business designs / layouts used by companies from different countries of the world.

What does perfect mean?

Different tastes result in different understandings of a perfect layout. The examples we’ve selected stand out, because

  • they are clean. It concerns both code, text and graphics.
  • they have a balanced layout, all site elements have their own place and are consistently placed on all pages
  • they pay attention to small details; the smallest things such as link colors and headings are well thought-out
  • they make use of white space, which places special emphasis on design and content
  • they use modern design elements, but remain moderate, without extreme use of graphics
  • they use intuitive color schemes and high contrasts to make sure the legibility of the text and the perception of visual elements are optimal
  • not all of them are gorgeous, but they don’t have to. All of them are descriptive and they work, and that’s what really matters.

11 Perfect Business Layouts

1. Sumagency1 (USA / Paraguy)
Sumagency2

2. ReachGroup Consulting3 (USA)

ReachGroup4

3. Exceel5 (Brazil)

Exceel6

4. Folietto7 (Austria)

Folietto8

5. ROI Sure9 (UK)

ROI Sure10

6. Jewelboxing11 (USA)

Jewelboxing12

7. Adesus13 (Portugal)

Screenshot14

8. Triplecrowncs (USA)

Screenshot

9. Brightfinance15 (UK)

Screenshot16

10. WEB917 (Thailand)

Screenshot18

11. Agentur 52eins19 (Germany)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.sumagency.com/
  2. 2 http://www.sumagency.com/
  3. 3 http://reachgroupconsulting.com/
  4. 4 http://reachgroupconsulting.com/
  5. 5 http://www.exceel.com.br/
  6. 6 http://www.exceel.com.br/
  7. 7 http://www.folietto.at
  8. 8 http://www.folietto.at
  9. 9 http://www.roisure.com/
  10. 10 http://www.roisure.com/
  11. 11 http://www.jewelboxing.com
  12. 12 http://www.jewelboxing.com
  13. 13 http://www.adesus.pt/
  14. 14 http://www.adesus.pt/
  15. 15 http://www.brightfinance.co.uk
  16. 16 http://www.brightfinance.co.uk/
  17. 17 http://web9.biz/
  18. 18 http://web9.biz/
  19. 19 http://www.52eins.de/
  20. 20 http://www.52eins.de/

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  1. 1

    Great websites! I saw that jewelboxing one two years ago! Realyl stands the test of time. Even as optical discs become fast redundant?

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  2. 52

    Nice, clean business designs.

    Folietto looks really good!

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  3. 103

    Quick question: I’m looking for great layout that will help me reduce clutter on the home page (NYWellnessGuide.com). There is tons of information and I’m looking for examples to help me solve this. If you know of any layouts with tons of info that are well organized, please let me know. Contact through website or post it here. Thank you all in advance. This site rocks. So many great posts.

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  4. 154

    Hey Sanchit, Virgin site is crap.

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  5. 205

    Terrific Websites. My personal fav.. Web9..

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  6. 256

    “Hmmm. When I look at them I immediately think that the site will be completely content devoid.”

    QFMFT. 90% of these “almost perfect sites” are horrid. Especially Triple Crown. I love how people use Templates from unnamed websites, and then get awards and recognition like this for it.

    GG Triple Crown.

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  7. 307

    Sumagency is my favorite. Web design is really about communication rather than something else.

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  8. 358

    Web9 is awesome!! juz left me wondering from where the stunning layout is comingcfrom

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  9. 409

    Nice article, thank you very much!!!
    Web9 is a template (published at cssbeauty or w3csites, can not remember, but seen before for sure). Still good by the way.

    -1
  10. 460

    Web9 very similar… err I mean cloned:
    http://jwsconsultants.co.uk/

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  11. 511

    these are dam cool design!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. 562

    Never thought about it. IThey are absolutely gorgeous!

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  13. 613

    Nice picks. I think ASHRM deserves a mension too.

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  14. 664

    Great sites! Thanks very match!

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  15. 715

    Folietto has nice shades of blue. Why didn’t I checked it before.

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  16. 766

    web9 THAILAND — HOME PAGE not working (non-functioning), but other pages seem to be fine. Almost like they lost their CSS for the HOME PAGE, i.e., text is present but that’s it.

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  17. 817

    Коллекционер бизнес-идей

    February 19, 2008 3:52 am

    It’s impossible to define objectively the best business layouts. Overyone can name ones own 11.

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  18. 868

    #10 imo is the best site…

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  19. 919

    I really love sumagency.com design and layout.
    thanks

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  20. 970

    SUM is an apple.com rip off… you can do better than that. Simple candy face websites don’t cut it. All this color in Brightfinaance and ROI, and the smart-white-space-wannabees is something I expect from novice designers. You should raise the bar a little bit.

    One good (not perfect) business website: http://www.microsoft.com (Apple’s is better but you’ve seen it already :)

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  21. 1021

    Great websites, I used to look at Template Monster for inspiration, but this website is awesome for inspirational show cases.

    Thanks

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  22. 1072

    interesting tips of small business sites, worth viewing; a lot of useful information.. thanks for the article!
    i think i’ll add one more business site to this list – http://bizaims.com
    i have also found some curious information (an article) about how to begin a small business on the internet… good ideas.

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  23. 1123

    Nice!

    Republic Of China(Taiwan) is not People’s Republic of China(Red China)!!!

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  24. 1174

    far from perfect…

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  25. 1225

    not too perfect

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  26. 1276

    I think this site should be up there…http://www.clintonbeattie.co.uk

    Easy navigation, just the right amount of information and some nice appropriate use of javascript.

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  27. 1327

    it seems the author’s choice very personal. i would say those examples are generally good. but not brillant,

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  28. 1378

    These are not perfect examples of business website i think yahoo.com stands out from the rest

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  29. 1429

    They look too generic every business has a soul, it is art to capture one I believe WestCoastWeb.com did a good job there.

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  30. 1480

    Alexander M Kerr

    March 15, 2010 9:07 am

    Paleeez; this is not an informative article – most of these are achingly formulaic, at best ordinary – even effective – stencils. Any monkey can google genuine innovative and elegant sites. Do the experiment: “beautiful websites”. Hey Smashing:The authors of this “perfect” inadvert advert ripped you off man.

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  31. 1531

    I just stumbled upon this old article.. thanks for sharing!

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  32. 1582

    my bum bum leak brown stuff :)

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  33. 1633

    IF you see a scary man don’t go into his van
    He likes your style becvause he is a pediofile

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  34. 1684

    yea yea you know what I’m saying
    cause 1 divided by 2 = 3 divided by four = my intelectality
    cause E=Mc2

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  36. 1786

    why is S.MOUSE sooooooo FUNNAYYY !!??? ahahahah

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  37. 1837

    I was going to bitch about the cheap and bland feel of those layouts, but just noticed the article is from 2007!

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