60 Apple Inspired Websites – Why Apple Design Works?

Posted in Inspiration, Web Interfaces4 years ago • Written by 47 Comments

Title-apple-inspired-website-designsApple has always been showing what beautiful design means in all their designs, products, icons, websites. But what really make Apple design stand out from the crowd? Why it receives so big attention, so many awards, what’s so special in it?

I wanted to find it out so that’s why I created this Apple type inspirational post showcasing all the best Apple inspired website designs and in the meantime I also analyzed Apple website as well trying to drop down important points and explain why their design and approach works. It was very interesting study for myself and also I got reason to put all this stuff in easy to read and transparent way.

Let’s start with own Apple designed website sections to see original style:

Throughout whole site they are using white,grey and blue color schemes, keeping designs very light and easy for eye to scan. To emphasize different sections typography, icons and photographs are used very effectively. Sometimes text-size seems to be even too small, but in that way Apple is conveying huge amounts of products, information, links which in other way wouldn’t be possible – interesting solution. In this way we don’t need to make many clicks to find what we need, we can find right section almost in index page – it’s very important from usability point of view.

Also everything is built on grid system, all text, icons, navigation, links are perfectly aligned, making website very easy to read, scan and seem professional.

Right, but now let’s drop it down into list for clear vision:

  • Light color scheme, subtle gradients

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  • Effectively used white space

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  • Clearly expressed typography

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  • Beautiful product shots

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  • Widely used icons to emphasize text meaning

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  • Very clear grid system

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  • Clear and user friendly navigation

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  • Product based features always supplemented with great shots, videos and typography

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  • Small text size, but comfortable readability

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  • Contrasts to gain attention to specific spots

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  • Easy step by step guides and support

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  • No Flash – wide use of Javascript to decrease page loading time

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Can you add some more sections here? Those are just my few dropped down things I found to be very important in Apple design style success.

Ok, now we will just showcase few huge sections of Apple to get their style from a little bit wider point of view:

Apple Developer

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Apple Store

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Apple Mac

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Apple iPhone

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Apple Support

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Another sites, definitely Apple style inspired:

Now to the main point, it’s very interesting to watch how other sites are using and taking the best Apple techniques and implement them in their own sites from their point of view and own personalized approach. Often you will find many similarities with Apple design, but sometimes sites even evolve Apple type of style bringing it to the next level and discovering something amazing and something new. For me those sites were excellent learning exercise and hopefully it will bring some good emotions to you as well. Design is indeed beautiful.

1. Panic Coda

Very popular coding editor for Mac and website using the best practises – what makes it Apple inspired? From my point of view it’s harmonic grid, making whole website easy to scan just in few seconds. Other than that – small, good-looking icons, effectively used white space just emphasize focus on necessary parts of website – logo, 3 navigation section and after that sleek sliding feature descriptions.

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2. AteBits

Keep it simple, stupid! If you analyze just starting page you will notice many small things making it look amazing together – dark lines, background, text shadows, letterpress effects and light mouseovers.

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3. Cultured Code

Beautiful icons and typography working together give really good impression throughout whole website – that’s all what’s needed! Analyze site deeper to see also how they display information and text in good way.

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4. Mac Rabbit

Notice how effectively site uses just white and grey colors with light gradients and colored icons to emphasize accents. Beautiful.

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5. Twelve South

Main emphasis here on really great product shots, Mac products are great, why not use beautiful photos and emphasize them with beautiful typography!?!

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6. Metalabs

Some may disagree, because this website is a little bit away from Apple style? Why?

I think it’s because of color and usually Apple type websites use just white/grey colors, big icons and white space on “above the fold” section.

But design is amazing, beautiful featured slideshow and many little emphasis throughout whole website.

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7. Version App

Completely dark website in the same time using white space,grid, icons and typography very good, excellent studying case as something different.

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8. IconDock

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9. Acrylic Apps

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10. Billings App

Huge product shots make this design part someway unique but in the meantime similar in good way with Apple style. Why?

Small text size, used background and text colors (white,grey,blue).

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11. Postage

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12. Bohemian Coding

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13. Checkout App

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14. AppBodega

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15. PostBox Inc

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16. Symphony CMS

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17. Invoice Machine

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18. Icon Designer

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19. Transmission Apps

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20. 280 Slides

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21. Ware House App

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22. PixelMator

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23. SnowTape

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24. Mac Themes

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25. Small Transport

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26. Tea Round

Iphone app sites are a little bit different since the main aspect is on iPhone product and icon, but still the same quality features – more icons, typography and effective whitespace.

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27. Tap Bots

Just beautiful icons showcasing products in landing page usually is enough! If you are certain about your product why not to show that!?

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28. Agile Web Solutions

We are going deeper in showcasing a little bit different sites. In my opinion gradients, dark colors are used too much making design look not so professional as it should be, but I found a lot of interesting features and good design uses here as well, that’s why I decided to include this design.

Navigate through other pages to understand my point.

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29. Araelium Group

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30. Midnight Apps

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31. Real Mac Software

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32. Cocoa Dev Central

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33. Potion Factory

Stunningly beautiful website with beautiful design and amazing JS animations.

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34. Tao Effect

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35. Task Mate

Very simple and minimalist website, for me it was even TOO simple, but it’s freeware so maybe that’s the case here.

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36. Vibealicious Notify 2

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37. Sequel Pro

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38. Tapulous

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39. OrbiCule

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40. Pzizz

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41. Roo Switch

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42. Mint

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43. Stunt Software

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44. Font Explorer X

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45. Server SkineServer-skine-apple-inspired-website-designs

46. Source Bits

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47. Suki

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48. Using Mac

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49. App Zapper

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50. Plex App

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51. Machine Codex

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52. Vuu Media

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53. OmniGroup

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54. Project Wizards

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55. Acqualia

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56. Zenna Ware

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57. Busy Mac

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58. Tim Van Damme

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59. Cellar App

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47 Comments Best Comments First
  • Slobodan Kustrimovic

    Sunday, March 21st, 2010 22:26

    4

    Great collection. Thanks.

    0
  • PelFusion

    Monday, March 22nd, 2010 14:32

    7

    help ful collection…thanks for sharing

    0
  • Noel Wiggins

    Monday, March 22nd, 2010 14:44

    8

    There is so much good, you can find in apple it is many times a starting point in my inspirada for my web development. And the beginning of this post shows a lot of reasons why its just so good, I will be referencing this quit a bit in the near future.

    The samples are awesome as well, the only issue I have is the few that is so similar it looks like the only thing that was changed was the name.

    I believe in mimicking a successful website, so you can learn how to make your own designs better but there really isn’t much to learn if you don’t add anything to the design…

    Thanks and Regards

    Noel for Nopun.com
    a graphic design studio

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  • Mohammad Jeprie

    Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 03:18

    25

    wrong link, snowtape.com.

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Thursday, April 1st, 2010 18:15

      29

      oh, snap! thank you – fixed!

      0
  • Logobird Designs

    Sunday, March 21st, 2010 12:25

    1

    Excellent collection. Huge fan of Apple inspired design.
    Thank you!

    0
  • Djoule

    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 09:57

    23

    Congratulation !
    The explanation of the Apple design as well as the examples are excellent !

    0
  • Tim

    Monday, March 22nd, 2010 17:52

    10

    Your article was fantastic but the shitty thing is that this Chinese site just ripped off all your hard work and content like little pieces of shit and even posted it on Delicious.

    http://www.cnbeta.com/articles/106823.htm

    0
    • IMH

      Monday, March 22nd, 2010 19:22

      11

      sorry for that. cnbeta is a website that anyone can post articles about I.T. anytime in anywhere.
      I think is hard for the administrator to find out which article is free to quote and which one has copyright.

      0
      • Dainis Graveris

        Monday, March 22nd, 2010 19:30

        12

        ah, right thank you for informing. I wasn’t too upset since original source is shown too, but he copied also images and is using my server bandwidth..and it’s not good thing..

        0
  • Kyoji

    Monday, March 22nd, 2010 08:45

    9

    Wrong link “16. Symphony CMS”

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Monday, March 22nd, 2010 10:14

      5

      thank you a lot! fixed :)

      0
  • Preston D Lee

    Monday, March 22nd, 2010 15:42

    13

    I actually had a client recently that asked me to “copy apple’s web site without anyone noticing”. I chuckled and then did my best for him.

    0
  • Tim

    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 06:24

    17

    Looks like Dainis doesn’t like the fact that I found a post from over a year ago on another site containing basically the same information and posted it here, so I’ve been censored?
    Hmm. Very nice Dainis. Did you ever think that people might be interested in reading that article on the other site as well?

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 08:58

      18

      Congratulations on your amazing searching skills. Previous comment got in spam list automatically since it’s just plain link with no comment at all, not censoring good critiques and advices how to evolve this site, but I don’t appreciate your words, where you don’t see the work I’ve done for you.

      Main thing I don’t ask anything in return, but here you are screaming about injustice and corruption.

      What’s your point?

      0
    • Saad Bassi

      Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 09:57

      19

      Well Tim, if you will search for an article “Apple inspired design” you will have 100′s article in the same way written up. You will even find a dedicated gallery which only showcase apple designs. I don’t think so that Dainis didn’t do hard work. Just see how he pointed out basics of apple design. And I think it takes time while you scan a design. Moreover you also need to read the following article by CEO of Mashable for CNN. Read the end. You will find something useful there to change your thinking.
      http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/03/18/cashmore.digg/index.html

      0
      • Tim

        Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 18:18

        24

        I submitted a previous link with text as well and that never showed up. So, sorry if the last one was just a link. Posts like this really annoy me, though.
        What’s the point of writing about something when it’s already been written about many many many times? Other than to get search hits.
        You might want to take a “different” approach and tell why Apple’s site is not as good as everyone thinks it is?
        The navigation is terrible. How do I find movie trailers? I used to be able to find them very easily on their old website. They are now hidden away somewhere. How do I download a 10.6.x software update from their site?
        A nice layout means nothing if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

        -1
        • Dainis Graveris

          Thursday, April 1st, 2010 18:24

          30

          You have interesting opinion, wrote you to e-mail! And my apologies I don’t know why your previous comment didn’t show up.

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  • Patrick

    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 04:39

    16

    MetaLab is a joke.

    0
  • Bill

    Monday, March 22nd, 2010 18:48

    15

    Absolutely agree that the Apple website design is effective and easy to navigate/digest.

    Some of these sites are influenced by Apple’s website, but I gotta say that for the most part it seemed like there was confusion between being influenced by the Apple web design and just being a website that sells OSX software.

    For example the Plex app is just an OSX app, not really any Apple website influence here. Nothing really Apple specific about the design.

    0
  • tehkemo

    Monday, March 22nd, 2010 17:38

    14

    Its amazing to see how many websites can be inspired by one design. Thanks for this collection.

    Regards,

    Tom.

    0
  • mathew xiang

    Thursday, March 25th, 2010 15:32

    27

    Yes,very good !

    0
  • sovi

    Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 13:11

    28

    basically every creature in this earth both living and non living one has own design…

    very interesting info…. thank you

    0
  • Markos

    Friday, June 3rd, 2011 05:56

    42

    Excellent Article. Is great for a reference as a UI designer :)

    0
  • Hediye

    Friday, May 20th, 2011 15:05

    41

    its realy great post. Thank you for author.

    0
  • Sandie Kingsley

    Thursday, May 19th, 2011 17:50

    40

    Hello there! This is kind of off topic but I need some help from an established blog. Is it very difficult to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any tips or suggestions? Thanks

    0
    • Rean John Uehara

      Thursday, May 19th, 2011 18:18

      39

      Hi there. If you’ll use WordPress for your blog, it won’t take 10 minutes to set it up. It’s very easy to use, kind of intuitive, actually.

      0
  • suresh

    Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 09:31

    43

    All 60 Apple designs are very nice and can be used as reference.

    0
  • Nikolaj Bomann

    Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 09:24

    47

    Very usefull post! I really like the psycology behind the use of icons, which is present in all of the screenshots :-)
    Thanks

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  • Rolf

    Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 17:51

    46

    Loved your post. I find it a bit odd that the only emphasis you had on text was the navigation and footnotes.

    Nothing about the way the content shifts places with product shots to break up the flow. I love that, and many have copied it.

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  • Ryan Smith

    Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 04:46

    45

    I’d love if you featured my site here. I just wrote a blog post that explains how to get Apple style gradients, drop shadows, and rounded corners using CSS3. I use it on my site and it looks nice.

    0
  • Dainis Graveris

    Thursday, April 1st, 2010 18:42

    32

    Sorry to hear that..I am slowly searching for someone who would do proofreading and article management in the same time – we will improve in this field I promise. I am not native speaking English and trying my best :)

    0
  • Siim Esko

    Sunday, April 4th, 2010 21:23

    34

    All beautiful minimalist web design. Gorgeous to look at!

    0
  • Calvin Murrill

    Thursday, May 19th, 2011 11:49

    37

    Hi there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I really enjoy reading your posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same topics? Thanks for your time!

    0
    • Rean John Uehara

      Thursday, May 19th, 2011 13:25

      38

      SmashingMagazine has a lot of articles like this, I’m sure you’ll love it. :)

      0
  • Ertan Yıldız

    Friday, January 7th, 2011 07:33

    36

    who you are into a relatively small about of space. In 2010, intro boxes will push its own boundaries. Instead of the boring hello, designers will find new pick-up lines.

    0
  • Asheer

    Sunday, November 14th, 2010 11:11

    35

    good. this article help to normal apple users

    0
    • Kailin

      Friday, September 23rd, 2011 00:50

      44

      Kick the tires and light the fires, porbelm officially solved!

      0
  • Barton

    Sunday, March 21st, 2010 12:27

    2

    I suggest to watch the movie Objectified or visit the British Design Museum in London. There’s a Dieter Rams (designer of Braun) exhibition now.. I guess you will find the answer for the success of apple design.

    -1
    • Dainis Graveris

      Monday, March 22nd, 2010 10:15

      6

      great suggestions, I will search for those movies, you’re right I am sure there are a lot of great video, audio discussions about Apple trend! Thanks for showing where to look :)

      0
  • Richie

    Sunday, March 21st, 2010 15:45

    3

    Cool stuff… you beat me into publishing this article….. Great work!!
    I may have to alter mine a bit.. :D

    -1
  • Squiders

    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 04:10

    20

    Love Apple designs although there are a few too many clones out there for my liking.. hell they have it easy when they can use excellent photography of such beautifully designed objects

    -1
  • Krzysztof Kotlarski

    Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 12:33

    26

    Nice page collection.
    Btw. i don’t think load time is the reason why apple don’t use flash, in fact well designed flash elements can load much faster than set of graphics/videos/javascript

    -1
    • Dainis Graveris

      Thursday, April 1st, 2010 18:14

      33

      You may be right, though always when i see flash I feel slow load times, but I am not 100% sure about load times though.

      +1
  • Justin Carroll

    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 05:37

    22

    Am I the only one that see’s this as possibly a bad thing? I know people/agencies in our industry that only design like Apple. I mean, really? I know there’s good in drawing from what makes Apple’s design successful, but if we’re honest with ourselves I think there’s a line there and it’s not as blurry as some think.

    -1
  • Nastia

    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 04:29

    21

    Dear Dainis, I’m sorry for my off-topic message, but don’t you mind to hold an opinion poll about this new effect with image appearance? It is interesting when there are 3-4 images, but when there are more then 10 (and yours collections are always more) each image appearance makes me nervous =)
    But if I’m the only one, it doesn’t matter. I just thought may be I am not )

    -1
    • Dainis Graveris

      Thursday, April 1st, 2010 18:40

      31

      Ah, I am receiving a lot of e-mails asking about how I got this “cool” effect :)

      Never received bad experiences though – that new effect is because I want to decrease our bandwidth by not loading images which are not being viewed at all.

      Hope you will get used to this new way of image appearance :)

      0
  • Nikolaj Bomann

    Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 09:24

    47

    Very usefull post! I really like the psycology behind the use of icons, which is present in all of the screenshots :-)
    Thanks

    0
  • Rolf

    Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 17:51

    46

    Loved your post. I find it a bit odd that the only emphasis you had on text was the navigation and footnotes.

    Nothing about the way the content shifts places with product shots to break up the flow. I love that, and many have copied it.

    0
  • Ryan Smith

    Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 04:46

    45

    I’d love if you featured my site here. I just wrote a blog post that explains how to get Apple style gradients, drop shadows, and rounded corners using CSS3. I use it on my site and it looks nice.

    0
  • suresh

    Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 09:31

    43

    All 60 Apple designs are very nice and can be used as reference.

    0
  • Markos

    Friday, June 3rd, 2011 05:56

    42

    Excellent Article. Is great for a reference as a UI designer :)

    0
  • Hediye

    Friday, May 20th, 2011 15:05

    41

    its realy great post. Thank you for author.

    0
  • Sandie Kingsley

    Thursday, May 19th, 2011 17:50

    40

    Hello there! This is kind of off topic but I need some help from an established blog. Is it very difficult to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any tips or suggestions? Thanks

    0
    • Rean John Uehara

      Thursday, May 19th, 2011 18:18

      39

      Hi there. If you’ll use WordPress for your blog, it won’t take 10 minutes to set it up. It’s very easy to use, kind of intuitive, actually.

      0
  • Calvin Murrill

    Thursday, May 19th, 2011 11:49

    37

    Hi there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I really enjoy reading your posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same topics? Thanks for your time!

    0
    • Rean John Uehara

      Thursday, May 19th, 2011 13:25

      38

      SmashingMagazine has a lot of articles like this, I’m sure you’ll love it. :)

      0
  • Ertan Yıldız

    Friday, January 7th, 2011 07:33

    36

    who you are into a relatively small about of space. In 2010, intro boxes will push its own boundaries. Instead of the boring hello, designers will find new pick-up lines.

    0
  • Asheer

    Sunday, November 14th, 2010 11:11

    35

    good. this article help to normal apple users

    0
    • Kailin

      Friday, September 23rd, 2011 00:50

      44

      Kick the tires and light the fires, porbelm officially solved!

      0
  • Siim Esko

    Sunday, April 4th, 2010 21:23

    34

    All beautiful minimalist web design. Gorgeous to look at!

    0
  • Dainis Graveris

    Thursday, April 1st, 2010 18:42

    32

    Sorry to hear that..I am slowly searching for someone who would do proofreading and article management in the same time – we will improve in this field I promise. I am not native speaking English and trying my best :)

    0
  • sovi

    Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 13:11

    28

    basically every creature in this earth both living and non living one has own design…

    very interesting info…. thank you

    0
  • mathew xiang

    Thursday, March 25th, 2010 15:32

    27

    Yes,very good !

    0
  • Krzysztof Kotlarski

    Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 12:33

    26

    Nice page collection.
    Btw. i don’t think load time is the reason why apple don’t use flash, in fact well designed flash elements can load much faster than set of graphics/videos/javascript

    -1
    • Dainis Graveris

      Thursday, April 1st, 2010 18:14

      33

      You may be right, though always when i see flash I feel slow load times, but I am not 100% sure about load times though.

      +1
  • Mohammad Jeprie

    Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 03:18

    25

    wrong link, snowtape.com.

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Thursday, April 1st, 2010 18:15

      29

      oh, snap! thank you – fixed!

      0
  • Djoule

    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 09:57

    23

    Congratulation !
    The explanation of the Apple design as well as the examples are excellent !

    0
  • Justin Carroll

    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 05:37

    22

    Am I the only one that see’s this as possibly a bad thing? I know people/agencies in our industry that only design like Apple. I mean, really? I know there’s good in drawing from what makes Apple’s design successful, but if we’re honest with ourselves I think there’s a line there and it’s not as blurry as some think.

    -1
  • Nastia

    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 04:29

    21

    Dear Dainis, I’m sorry for my off-topic message, but don’t you mind to hold an opinion poll about this new effect with image appearance? It is interesting when there are 3-4 images, but when there are more then 10 (and yours collections are always more) each image appearance makes me nervous =)
    But if I’m the only one, it doesn’t matter. I just thought may be I am not )

    -1
    • Dainis Graveris

      Thursday, April 1st, 2010 18:40

      31

      Ah, I am receiving a lot of e-mails asking about how I got this “cool” effect :)

      Never received bad experiences though – that new effect is because I want to decrease our bandwidth by not loading images which are not being viewed at all.

      Hope you will get used to this new way of image appearance :)

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  • Squiders

    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 04:10

    20

    Love Apple designs although there are a few too many clones out there for my liking.. hell they have it easy when they can use excellent photography of such beautifully designed objects

    -1
  • Tim

    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 06:24

    17

    Looks like Dainis doesn’t like the fact that I found a post from over a year ago on another site containing basically the same information and posted it here, so I’ve been censored?
    Hmm. Very nice Dainis. Did you ever think that people might be interested in reading that article on the other site as well?

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    • Dainis Graveris

      Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 08:58

      18

      Congratulations on your amazing searching skills. Previous comment got in spam list automatically since it’s just plain link with no comment at all, not censoring good critiques and advices how to evolve this site, but I don’t appreciate your words, where you don’t see the work I’ve done for you.

      Main thing I don’t ask anything in return, but here you are screaming about injustice and corruption.

      What’s your point?

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    • Saad Bassi

      Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 09:57

      19

      Well Tim, if you will search for an article “Apple inspired design” you will have 100′s article in the same way written up. You will even find a dedicated gallery which only showcase apple designs. I don’t think so that Dainis didn’t do hard work. Just see how he pointed out basics of apple design. And I think it takes time while you scan a design. Moreover you also need to read the following article by CEO of Mashable for CNN. Read the end. You will find something useful there to change your thinking.
      http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/03/18/cashmore.digg/index.html

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      • Tim

        Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 18:18

        24

        I submitted a previous link with text as well and that never showed up. So, sorry if the last one was just a link. Posts like this really annoy me, though.
        What’s the point of writing about something when it’s already been written about many many many times? Other than to get search hits.
        You might want to take a “different” approach and tell why Apple’s site is not as good as everyone thinks it is?
        The navigation is terrible. How do I find movie trailers? I used to be able to find them very easily on their old website. They are now hidden away somewhere. How do I download a 10.6.x software update from their site?
        A nice layout means nothing if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

        -1
        • Dainis Graveris

          Thursday, April 1st, 2010 18:24

          30

          You have interesting opinion, wrote you to e-mail! And my apologies I don’t know why your previous comment didn’t show up.

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  • Patrick

    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 04:39

    16

    MetaLab is a joke.

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  • Bill

    Monday, March 22nd, 2010 18:48

    15

    Absolutely agree that the Apple website design is effective and easy to navigate/digest.

    Some of these sites are influenced by Apple’s website, but I gotta say that for the most part it seemed like there was confusion between being influenced by the Apple web design and just being a website that sells OSX software.

    For example the Plex app is just an OSX app, not really any Apple website influence here. Nothing really Apple specific about the design.

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  • tehkemo

    Monday, March 22nd, 2010 17:38

    14

    Its amazing to see how many websites can be inspired by one design. Thanks for this collection.

    Regards,

    Tom.

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  • Preston D Lee

    Monday, March 22nd, 2010 15:42

    13

    I actually had a client recently that asked me to “copy apple’s web site without anyone noticing”. I chuckled and then did my best for him.

    0
  • Tim

    Monday, March 22nd, 2010 17:52

    10

    Your article was fantastic but the shitty thing is that this Chinese site just ripped off all your hard work and content like little pieces of shit and even posted it on Delicious.

    http://www.cnbeta.com/articles/106823.htm

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    • IMH

      Monday, March 22nd, 2010 19:22

      11

      sorry for that. cnbeta is a website that anyone can post articles about I.T. anytime in anywhere.
      I think is hard for the administrator to find out which article is free to quote and which one has copyright.

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      • Dainis Graveris

        Monday, March 22nd, 2010 19:30

        12

        ah, right thank you for informing. I wasn’t too upset since original source is shown too, but he copied also images and is using my server bandwidth..and it’s not good thing..

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  • Kyoji

    Monday, March 22nd, 2010 08:45

    9

    Wrong link “16. Symphony CMS”

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    • Dainis Graveris

      Monday, March 22nd, 2010 10:14

      5

      thank you a lot! fixed :)

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  • Noel Wiggins

    Monday, March 22nd, 2010 14:44

    8

    There is so much good, you can find in apple it is many times a starting point in my inspirada for my web development. And the beginning of this post shows a lot of reasons why its just so good, I will be referencing this quit a bit in the near future.

    The samples are awesome as well, the only issue I have is the few that is so similar it looks like the only thing that was changed was the name.

    I believe in mimicking a successful website, so you can learn how to make your own designs better but there really isn’t much to learn if you don’t add anything to the design…

    Thanks and Regards

    Noel for Nopun.com
    a graphic design studio

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  • PelFusion

    Monday, March 22nd, 2010 14:32

    7

    help ful collection…thanks for sharing

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  • Slobodan Kustrimovic

    Sunday, March 21st, 2010 22:26

    4

    Great collection. Thanks.

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  • Richie

    Sunday, March 21st, 2010 15:45

    3

    Cool stuff… you beat me into publishing this article….. Great work!!
    I may have to alter mine a bit.. :D

    -1
  • Barton

    Sunday, March 21st, 2010 12:27

    2

    I suggest to watch the movie Objectified or visit the British Design Museum in London. There’s a Dieter Rams (designer of Braun) exhibition now.. I guess you will find the answer for the success of apple design.

    -1
    • Dainis Graveris

      Monday, March 22nd, 2010 10:15

      6

      great suggestions, I will search for those movies, you’re right I am sure there are a lot of great video, audio discussions about Apple trend! Thanks for showing where to look :)

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  • Logobird Designs

    Sunday, March 21st, 2010 12:25

    1

    Excellent collection. Huge fan of Apple inspired design.
    Thank you!

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