New York Web Design Company Says New Google Maps API Allows For Greater Design Control

Leading Manhattan website design expert says that Google’s new map functionality allows more control over Google maps integrated into business websites.

According to Peter Crisafi, Vice President of dzine it, Inc., a leading New York website design and development firm with clients throughout the United States, historically, the integration of Google Maps into a website had one major disadvantage – the maps always looked like the ones placed in hundreds of thousands of other websites or applications, sporting the all-too-familiar standard grey and yellow design.

“In response, Google recently introduced ‘Styled Maps for the Google Maps API v3,’ which allows website developers more control over the style of base maps within Google Maps API implementations,” says Crisafi. “Styled Maps gives developers and website owners the ability to change and customize various features of the Google base map, like changing the color of water or removing roads altogether.”

The new styling feature, Crisafi says, offers up full control to display and customize parts of the map, letting personal map data shine.

“Over time, developers will be embarking on large implementations of this new Google Maps feature, especially for applications and websites that want to offer an immersive branding experience,” says Crisafi.

According to Crisafi, Google Maps are a great way to offer additional interaction and information to a website’s visitors.

“In addition to showing users exactly where a business is located,” Crisafi explains, “they can use the Google Maps feature to measure a distance, get driving, biking and walking directions, get directions via text, and find nearby places.”

Established in 2003, dzine it, inc. is a leader in Custom web development, programming and design solutions for small and large business, agencies. The company offers a wide range of business-centered visual communication solutions, including web-based content management, web design, graphic design, custom web software applications, ethical white hat search engine optimization (Organic SEO), Video Encoding, and print media solutions. For more information, call 718.336.2660 or visit

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