This week, for our Example Site Wednesday, we focus on a site that delivers the latest news in the world of hockey and baseball. ‘HBT’ is a site that is dedicated to providing a place for people to come, learn, and discuss what’s happening in the world of these sports.
Hockey/Baseball Talk does a great job of regularly updating the website and integrating videos and pictures in their posts to keep people entertained. The old saying “Picture is worth 1,000 words” really applies to this website.
QUICK TIP: Instead of only using words to describe what your business does, use pictures to show what you have to offer. Photos bring your site to life and help sell your products or services. Photos also break up the text, which makes the site easier on the eyes, thereby enabling people to linger longer on the site.
Here are some other Webs features that HBT makes great use of:
– Facebook Connect to easily integrate their website with the largest social network on the web – It also makes becoming a member to the website super simple for visitors
– Forums for visitors to discuss in-depth about posts or other things that you may have missed
–Top bar navigation for easy viewing and browsing of the site. HBT makes great use of drop down menus to increase page numbers while keeping navigation simple. (Not sure how to use drop down menus? Learn How)
All in all, HBT is a solid site with attention to detail. It is easy to see why their community is growing.
Think this site is great? Think your site is better? Leave a comment below and maybe your site will be chosen for next week’s example site Wednesday.
Until next time, happy site building!