I just recently ran across a lovely site: Asgira
One would assume that a company in the business of backup and recovery would have a somewhat boring layout and design. However contrary to belief, their home page is beautiful – bold, to the point and easy to read. In just a few sentences one gets an idea of the company and what they do.This is marketing at it’s best – a way forward with backup and recovery and “be cool” doing it!
What I didn’t like so much about the site is that the navigation menu isn’t ever present – it disappears away and requires a mouse over to view. The little color strips look really nice and work with the overall theme but just not very user friendly.
On a side note, I also like the way the Search bar just blends into the page but is always present.