Is Web 2.0 Gaining Adoption By Non-Web Businesses?

I was surprised when I stumbled on this web site showcasing land for sale. No, it’s not due to their overwhelming inventory and sales value, but more on the web site design in general. It’s modern and sleek and more commonly associated with Web 2.0 applications rather than traditional businesses like selling real estate!

I see plenty of Web 2.0 elements in Landflip’s web site; the cute yet subtly coloured icons, the striking colour scheme, the abundant use of curved accentuations, even the Thickbox JavaScript is used to enhance previews and maps.

It’s obvious that Landflip dares to be different when it comes to their online presence. While other real estate agents are still stuck in the age of frames and table-based layout, Landflip is a breath of fresh air when it comes to web design in this industry.

Personally, I find this to be a very healthy development in web design. If traditionally offline businesses like Landflip dares to think out of the box, it will encourage others to experiment and push web technology to complement their core business.

Hopefully this will make Web 2.0 to be seen as being not only for web tools and geeky designers who like flashy icons; but more as an evolution of the Internet in general.

3 responses to “Is Web 2.0 Gaining Adoption By Non-Web Businesses?”.

  1. Danny Foo Says:

    If you know of the marketing manager or director owning a Malaysia based real estate agency, get them to work with Simpleet and we’ll pull out something like this for them.

    Plus, it’ll be affordable but not cheap like RM500 per website crap.

    p/s: I don’t really like their text being overlapping the river image. Keep on missing it whenever I’m on their website.

  2. What every designer should know about web 2.0 design and trends Says:

    […] 2.0 design gains popularity not only among startup guys and geeks but being accepted by non-web businesses.  Surprising story about land trade site  adopting  web 2.0 traditions prove that in […]

  3. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    Danny Foo,

    Will do. I’m sure you’ll do a swell job 🙂