25 Amazing Global Gateways

25 Amazing Global Gateways

The best global gateways and what you can learn from them

Few global gateways are "amazing"

From Apple to Audi, from Zara to Zurich — nearly every web site that supports more than one market or language also supports a global gateway. Yet very few of these gateways are what we would qualify as “amazing.” Over the past ten years, we’ve reviewed thousands upon thousands of global gateways, including an annual analysis of up to 250 global gateways for Byte Level’s annual Web Globalization Report Card.

25 Amazing Global Gateways highlights those gateways worth emulating (as well as those whose styles are worth avoiding). Included are screen shots and analyses of 25 global gateways — from companies such as Adobe, Caterpillar, Facebook, Hyatt, and Emirates Airlines.

This report is designed to be brief and to the point—so that web developers, designers, and marketers can rapidly digest the key takeaways through real-world visuals.

Companies featured include:

  • Caterpillar
  • GE
  • Hotels.com

Who this report is for

  • Web developers and designers use this report to learn which gateways to emulate and which to ignore.
  • Marketing executives use this report to quickly digest the key challenges involved.
  • Web design firms and advertising agencies rely on this report to upgrade their skills and knowledge.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • What Makes a Global Gateway Amazing?
  • Global Gateway Checklist
  • Amazingly Intuitive Gateways
  • Amazingly Simple Gateways
  • Amazingly Elegant Gateways
  • Amazingly Improved Gateways
  • Amazingly Frustrating Gateways

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Purchase Details

25 Amazing Global Gateways
Pages: 65
Exhibits & Visuals: 56
Published: 2012
Format: PDF
License: Enterprise

25 Amazing Global Gateways

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About the Author

John Yunker

John Yunker has helped a wide range of Fortune 500 companies improve their global websites and application. He has experience consulting with some of the world's largest companies and has also worked as senior program manager at Microsoft. He authored the first book devoted to the emerging field of web globalization, Beyond Borders: Web Globalization Strategies. John speaks at numerous industry events, including Localization World, Internet Retailer, and the Unicode Conference and has been quoted on global topics in publications including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. He is also editor of the popular web globalization blog Global by Design.

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Founded in 2000, Byte Level Research was the first agency devoted to website and content globalization best practices. Over the years we have helped hundreds of companies improve their global content, websites and software through our reports, consulting, speaking and training sessions.


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