Every company has a culture and a market reputation. I’ve got friends at each of these companies (many have been on my Web Strategy show) and I’ve had a chance to talk to them about their culture. It’s amazing how culture can really impact how a website will look.
Here’s my very gross generalizations of these top four web companies:
Nothing tells a story better that pictures, feel free to leave your interpretations in the comments.
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