Example Site Wednesday: TINK INK Publishing

We know that finding the perfect gift for a kid can be hard. Who knows what they are into these days and who’s to say that they will like the latest toy a month from now? The solution isn’t to run to the mall and grab a pack of socks that look like they may fit…don’t be that family member.

Instead, check out our example site this week: TINK INK Publishing, a site that promotes the work of Emerson M. Colwell, Jr., a children’s book author. TINK INK has only one book out so far, but it is wonderfully illustrated and written by Colwell himself and would make an excellent and unique (not to mention educational!) gift for a child. A plushy of the main character can also be ordered. Check out the site!

TINK INK Publishing is a solid website and we love how they use their own hand drawn artwork in the website header, it gives the website a welcoming feel and gives visitors a sense what the website is about. Check out these other Webs apps that TINK INK uses:

–          Webstore lets you organize all of your products easily for visitors to look through and purchase.
–          Contact page gives your visitors a channel of communication with you. It’s great for creating relationships, sealing a sale, or a way for visitors to troubleshoot.
–          CafePress App let you create shirts, mugs, bag, and much more for your website that visitors can purchase to support you.

We think that TINK INK has done an awesome job keeping their site simple. The top navigation bar makes browsing a breeze and there is enough empty space on each page to keep visitors interested.

Don’t worry, that’s not a typo. Empty or “white space” on a website is almost as important as the content itself. You want to make sure each webpage you create has just enough white space as this keeps each page from looking too cluttered. Having a lot of white space also keeps a visitor’s eyes moving so that text or links that are bolded or different colored stand out more. This is a great way to draw attention to a link that you want visitors to click on.

We hope you enjoyed this week’s example site. Stay tuned as we continue to help you with your holiday shopping with more awesome websites from our Webs users. If you want your website featured here, leave a comment below and you might be an example site in the future!

36 Responses

  1. Reply
    Tormented Angel8
    Dec 08, 2010 - 02:08 PM

    I like the website. The illustrations are cool too. So what are the qualifications for “example site”?

    • Reply
      the Webs Team
      Dec 09, 2010 - 10:53 AM

      @Tormented Angel8: In order to be considered for example site you have to comment on the blog :)

  2. Reply
    Jon
    Dec 08, 2010 - 02:49 PM

    Hello, my name is Jon and I work for izytron. izytron.com is a good social networking site. You can do a lot on izytron such as, play games, take quizzes, watch videos, look at photos and so much more! Don’t know how to use our site? We offer live support! We are not on 24×7 but their is normally an operator online. If not you can leave us messages using the chat now app. izytron uses 100% custom CSS for their template. It does not look like webs at all.

    Webs please look at this site, and maybe consider it to be an example site.

  3. Reply
    raytion
    Dec 08, 2010 - 02:50 PM

    it would save my website to have it reviewed. check it out at http://raytiongames.webs.com

  4. Reply
    CheatForums
    Dec 08, 2010 - 04:02 PM

    Cool site – what a great idea!!!

    Please could my site be considered as an example site?? It’s a new website where gamers can discuss cheats, glitches etc. with other gamers!
    http://cheatforums.webs.com

  5. Reply
    Buxster
    Dec 08, 2010 - 04:35 PM

    Cool site look forward to next weeks example sites!

  6. Reply
    Chase Berger
    Dec 09, 2010 - 02:07 AM

    http://www.animefannetwork.com

    Please check out my site and let me know what you think.

  7. Reply
    alex
    Dec 09, 2010 - 07:21 AM
  8. Reply
    OutnumberedOnline_Admin
    Dec 09, 2010 - 12:19 PM

    I think the site shown is really well layed out and presented well, i’m not too keen on the blue bar on the top of the page, looks disproportionate, other than that, great site, I’d love my site to be reviewed here, it is still growing but, it has a MASSIVE base and is listed in comedy guides as the site to go to for info on the show, it is the very popular website OutnumberedOnline.webs.com for the BBC show ‘Outnumbered’

  9. Reply
    vali mohammad khubaib
    Dec 09, 2010 - 01:59 PM

    please consider my site next week http://www.vmkgames.webs.com

  10. Reply
    Mezmo Man
    Dec 09, 2010 - 02:35 PM

    Dear Webs, (and anyone else)

    Please check out my site!!! It is pretty cool and it has contest, FULL SCREEN games, a page YOU can customize, hilarious Videos and awesome Pics!!! There is also a blog and a Social Networking site that is unlike ANY other!!! Thanks, again

    mezmo.webs.com

  11. Reply
    Mona Colwell
    Dec 10, 2010 - 01:29 AM

    Thank you, Webs!!

    We are just blown away that you chose our site. Thank you!

    We love your site and have enjoyed working with all your tools to help us with marketing our business. Our look has changed a couple of times over the past 1 1/2 years. Every few months, we’ll browse through the templates to see what is new or if there is a design that better reflects our company or products. It is so simple to make changes and we always love the end result!

    We were excited about the addition of Cafe Press for Webs customers. The timing was perfect for us. We had been looking into expanding our product line to t-shirts for a while. Cafe Press has allowed us to offer other branded items without the investment. We still have to go back and play some more with all the options but for now it is just a super way for us to continue to promote our company.

    Thank you for everyone working at Webs. You make it so easy for independent business owners to have a professional internet presence.

    Keep up the great work and thank you for selecting our site!

    With much gratitude,
    Emerson & Mona

  12. Reply
    ash
    Dec 10, 2010 - 06:58 AM

    this coolsite has everything together and fun game to shopping all together means more to enter the un just visit my site and register to chat with other a new whole world of everything hope you understand thank you

  13. Reply
    lewy
    Dec 10, 2010 - 02:15 PM

    i love the drawings on this site. ive got my own store on my site ( meandmypics.webs.com ) so plz look at it

  14. Reply
    Jim
    Dec 10, 2010 - 03:09 PM

    I was origanily going to go with Tormented Angel8’s question, but WebsTeam, your on it! haha Good idea for a site, you got this week. Good site. But the illustrations…really?

    Anywho, check out http://www.munkymixology.com

  15. Reply
    charlotte
    Dec 10, 2010 - 05:18 PM

    SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS WEBSITE

  16. Reply
    Mark Ashley
    Dec 10, 2010 - 05:33 PM

    Nice site. The ‘light’ reflects the nature of the contect well. My site is intentionally dark for the same reason, albeit at the other end of ‘atmospheric rainbow’! My books are adult crime thrillers with graphic, sometimes disturbing content.

    The ‘webstore’ application adds a professional, easy access for a worldwide audience to vendor’s work and the ability to link to other sales outlets is also easy to set up and, again, adds a dynamic edge to our websites.

  17. Reply
    keysa
    Dec 10, 2010 - 06:49 PM

    woow ja Tack för alla som arbetar på Webs. Du gör det så lätt för oberoende företagare att ha en professionell närvaro på Internet. mvh keysa

    • Reply
      the Webs Team
      Dec 14, 2010 - 12:01 PM

      @keysa: Tack så mycket:)

  18. Reply
    Umm Hasan
    Dec 10, 2010 - 07:30 PM

    Hi, i liked this choice it was nice to see a site that is not just about online shopping! At first glance i thought the site was about drawing cartoons (me not paying attention) anyone i had a good look and loved what they had done with the site. I liked the template and thought it was enkeeping with the site content and product.

    I do hope you guys will consider my site. Webs.com keep up the good work, i am so pleased that i moved back to webs from my old hosting company.

  19. Reply
    corey
    Dec 11, 2010 - 01:36 PM

    hello Webs my site is a fanstay basketball leauge it very intersting and it silmple people who visit really seem to like our News page better than anything else. We have 16 teams 8 in each divison. If i get picked for example site wednesday you made the right move and i would put your site on my links page. Thank you

  20. Reply
    DAn
    Dec 11, 2010 - 03:59 PM

    For ages I’ve never actually looked at the Example Sites and instead looked on in jealousy – But these sites are amazing, they deserved their places! :D

  21. Reply
    Cecile
    Dec 12, 2010 - 02:30 AM

    I really enjoyed this site! I have two small children so I’m always looking for inspirational books and such to help them learn and grow. This is a valuable site for me thank-you for featuring it. The drawings are a wonderful personal touch. I’m going to book-mark it and share it with my children.

  22. Reply
    Susan
    Dec 12, 2010 - 01:07 PM

    How about considering a different kind of webs.com site next time? This site is for a dog club. Thanks…. http://www.AiredaleTerrierClubOfIllinois.com

  23. Reply
    Una
    Dec 12, 2010 - 06:14 PM

    Website is layed out great.. cant say i am a big fan of the illustration’s tho..

    Come and check out my site..
    Im a Visual Artist from Australia, I work mainly with Acrylic paints..
    http://www.unamiller.com/index.htm

    Cheers
    Una xx

  24. Reply
    AntoniOrtiz
    Dec 14, 2010 - 04:13 AM

    Would you please consider my site? It won MyWebs’ best social network of 2010. (:

    http://www.basicsocial.webs.com

  25. Reply
    Alice
    Dec 14, 2010 - 11:21 AM

    @Webs team and everyone else but mostly Webs team

    Hi,
    i always post on example site wednesdays and have NEVER got mentioned do i just have to accept defeat, start pleading or continue posting for seventeen years until i get my lucky break????
    P.s Just saying it would rock if http://www.ducksonskates.webs.com could be on example site wednesdays, thanks!

  26. Reply
    roborovskihamsters
    Dec 14, 2010 - 12:50 PM

    Please consider my site for next week: http://roborovskihamsters.webs.com/

    It uses the forums & photo/video gallery apps to their full advantage and has a great community feel ;)

  27. Reply
    John
    Dec 14, 2010 - 02:01 PM

    Yes this weeks site is very spruce ,the template fits nicely with the sites character.Who knows maybe next week it may be my very own site that gets the WEDNESDAY treatment.But if not it may be another well crafted site. Well we will have to wait and see.Fingers Crossed.

  28. Reply
    FRANKCO
    Dec 15, 2010 - 01:28 PM

    music is a woman

  29. Reply
    david
    Dec 18, 2010 - 09:38 AM

    could anyone post my site on theres funandfreegamez.webs.com/

  30. Reply
    Harshal
    Dec 18, 2010 - 10:44 AM

    hi
    what is bandwidth usage

  31. Reply
    SELIDBE
    Dec 19, 2010 - 04:57 PM

    Please check out my site and let me know what you think.
    SELIDBE http://www.selidbe011.com/
    KARTONSKE KUTIJE http://www.kartonske-kutije.rs/

  32. Reply
    Alice
    Dec 20, 2010 - 11:18 AM

    @webs team
    did u read my comment?????????

    • Reply
      the Webs Team
      Dec 20, 2010 - 11:18 AM

      @Alice: You have posted a lot of comments, which one are you asking about?

  33. Reply
    SlammingYourSpeakers
    Dec 27, 2010 - 09:21 PM

    Awesome that webs does this kind of promotion for websites and for others users to learn from. I Think that my website would be a nice example. Its professional, easy in use, got alot of features and maybe the biggest reason of all: All I do is for the love of music! :)

    Thats right. I’m a Dj. Together with a mate I mix music episodes for our own official podcast that we bring out in Itunes. My website is based on music and to spread it around. All there is totally free and easy in use. Music, Music video’s, pictures from al kinda Dj’s, random music wallpapers (HQ) and lots of more. It would be awesome if I get more people around. It motivates me to get bigger and bigger. Its like my payment in the form of people that I can make happy. Its all for free. All for the love of music. ;)

    Friendly Greetz
    Robbin (SlammingYourSpeakers)
    http://www.SlammingYourSpeakers.com

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