Watch How These Tech Giants Have Transformed Over The Years

Many of today’s biggest tech giants have now been around for over 15 years and through that time they have weathered the Dot-com bubble, Y2K, and now record valuations and a surging NASDAQ once again. During those years, web technologies and design standards have accelerated as fast as their businesses have evolved leading to some impressive changes to their website designs.

Watch the videos below to find out how each of these tech giants have split tested, optimised and improved their website layouts over the years to what we see today. These videos were made from help from the WayBackMachine, if you enjoy them be sure to check out my post from late last year as well which looked specifically at how New Zealand business websites have changed over time.

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Best Wireframing Software for Web & UX Design

It has been a long time since ive actually sketched on a pad of paper a wireframe or prototype and to say im thankful would be an understatement. A wireframe or prototype is essentially an outline of a website, landing page, app or other user interface such as software. The wireframe gives designers and developers a very clear guide on exactly how you want something laid out and gives you time to think about and plan the user experience elements of a design. This is vital if you want to maximise your conversion rates and user satisfaction.

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7 Surefire Ways To Improve Your Website Speed

The time it takes for your website to load is an often ignored metric in online marketing but one that can have a significant effect on both your conversion rate and your search rankings. A study by Akamai found that 57% of online shoppers will only wait 3 seconds for a page to load before abandoning the site with younger users being even less patient.

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Using Automatic Image Sliders? You Need To Read This!

A recent trend in web design which is showing no signs of slowing is the use of automatic image sliders (also known as carousels or rotators) which cycle through different banner images or slides at set times after loading. These sliders are a great way to satisfy each and every stakeholder involved in a business with different products and services getting a chance to share the limelight on the homepage. They can however have a significant negative effect on your website’s conversion rate.

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