Our series on building a website continues! Last time we talked we broke down the pieces of a website, and today we are diving into one of the most important: your site’s navigation.

Good, intuitive navigation is arguably the most important element of a successful website. If visitors come to your website and they’re unable to find what they want, they’re going to leave, and all the splashy homepages and cool graphics in the world won’t bring them back

So today we’re going to talk about the basic Dos and Don’ts of user-friendly web navigation for your personal or small business website.


These days, there is no shortage of ways to make a website. When you make a small business website, professional portfolio, or personal blog, the sky is the limit when it comes to what it can look like. But whether you use a free website builder, a paid professional, or a popular content management system, most websites can still be broken down into the same basic parts.

What are they? Glad you asked.

1. The Background. Some pages will have a specified container for their content with a static background behind, and some will extend their design all the way out to the edges of the browser window:


The turning over of the calendar always seems to fill people with renewed motivation. With that in mind, today’s Example Site Wednesday features two ways great ways to spark your creativity and inspire you to make your website even better. Let’s make the most of that New Year glow!

The New Webs Inspiration Gallery
If you’re feeling stumped on how to build a better website, a great first stop is the new Webs Inspiration Gallery. Here you’ll find some beautiful websites built by our own team using Webs’ powerful SiteBuilder3. Not only will it show you what is possible, but also step-by-step videos of how some of the sites were built!



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