If you have ever wanted to add a rotating slideshow of images along the top of your website, now you can! It’s easier than ever to add an image carousel using Webs new SiteBuilder3.

How to Get Started:

  1. Click on the “Page Settings” menu and select “Change Page Layout” option.
  2. Select a page layout that supports “The Carousel” banner and click “Save Layout”. You can choose from 3 layout types that support the carousel slideshow. They are: “Banner”, “Banner/Left Sidebar” and “Banner/Right Sidebar”.
  3. Once you selected your page layout, an empty carousel will appear in the banner area of your page layout with an option to “Double Click” to start editing it.

Adding images to the carousel slideshow is as simple as double-clicking and selecting imagery from uploaded images, free images available via Flickr, or uploading new once. If you are not sure how to add images, please review the following article on how to add images to your website using SiteBuilder3.

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Can you believe it has only been 20 years since the creation of the very first website?!

In the spirit of celebrating the release of Webs newest SiteBuilder, we thought it would be a good time to share the history of how website creation has evolved over the years.

Website creation is no longer limited to the few designers that know HTML. Today anyone can create a professional websites. Click on the image to view larger and learn more:

About the Author: Irina Kabigting is Webs’ Social Media Marketing Manager. Get more from Irina on Webs’ Blog and Google+.

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The Next Generation of Site Building is Here — SiteBuilder3

We are thrilled to unveil today our latest SiteBuilder! Over a full year of planning, designing, and development has resulted in our best builder yet.

The new builder provides you with a fresh take on how to create great, professional looking websites without technical or coding skills. If you know how to drag & drop elements you can build an amazing website in a few minutes.

We’ve revolutionized and re-vamped the Webs SiteBuilder to give you:

  • A BRAND NEW drag and drop interface – The new Webs interface is now as easy as drag and drop.  Grab modules from the dock, drop them into your page, and click on them to edit in real time.
  • New highly customizable templates – Dozens of brand new, professionally designed, very customizable themes. The new Theme Designer lets you customize backgrounds, colors, fonts, and more to make your theme your own.
  • More design options – A completely new header editor also lets you create a website that can easily match your brand.  We’ve also added an extensive selection of custom fonts, image frames, buttons, icons, and more!
  • More page layout options – New page layouts that support carousel slideshows, sidebars and more. No need to search how to add great imagery to your website, we have done the work for you.
  • Simple Social Media Integration – We’ve also made it easier to connect your visitors to your social profiles, add social widgets, and encourage sharing.

These are just a few of the dozens of new features in SiteBuilder3, and we’re just getting started!  Try it out and see why SiteBuilder3 really is the next generation of website creation.

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This week we feature a website that helps to reduce stress, one client at a time. The Silver Sage Spa  is where health and beauty walk hand and hand, NATURLLY! When you visit this website you are instantly overcome with a sense of peace and serenity within their welcoming atmosphere. Let’s take a look at what makes this website soothing.

The color scheme is welcoming and serene; the website tagline sets the tone for the website and gears you for a soothing website navigational experience. This website is professional from top to bottom. What we really like is the “Rates & Services” page, a good example of how you should list your services effectively.

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We have all heard the impression that starting your own business is a labor of love. Have you ever wondered how much love does it really take to start a business. How many hours on average small business owner spends on their businesses and how these hours impact their lifestyle?

The following infographic depicts survey results that quantify the number of hours entrepreneurs work when compared to an average employee. Plus, it breaks down the impact long hours have on personal relationships, happiness and retirement.

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We are planning a website maintenance outage on Sunday, May 20th,2012 at 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern (-5GMT).

During this maintenance period, you will be unable to login to Webs.com to edit your website.  If you have invited people to be members of your site, they also will not be able to login on your website.  Not to worry, this maintenance will not impact the accessibility of your site for your website visitors.  Your site will still be available on the Internet during this period, you will just be unable to login and make any updates to it.

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Have you ever been driving and noticed something was just not right with your car, the panic in your stomach as you hope you get to your destination before your car gives out? We have all been there in some fashion or form, and for this Example Site Wednesday we are highlighting a small business website that is there for their customers in their time of need.

MG Towing is a full service tow truck company serving the Orange County area in California.

In addition to have a simple and clean layout, the site owners did an exceptional job taking advantage of the main header area of their website.

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When asked about what draws one to a potential mate, the stock answer is usually “personality.” But one can argue that there has to be some kind of physical attraction that leads to getting to know that personality.  The same could be said about a small business website, as they could offer great services (the personality), but appear too small and unprofessional (the physical). A small business website that appears exactly that — small — can be off-putting and turn away some customers before they learn about all that is offered. This is especially true for customers that are unsure if they can trust transacting with a small business.

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Have you ever noticed that the way you view a new website and read its content is not the same as if you were reading a book or a newspaper? The reason for this difference is that people scan websites instead of reading every single word. There have been a number of studies conducted to determine the various patterns people use to scan website.

The good news is that you can utilize this information to your advantage in order to help improve your website’s usability and readability. Regardless of the purpose of your website, placing important content in the spots that get scanned the most can help to boost your conversion rates.

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It’s the middle of the week and you know that means, EXAMPLE SITE Wednesday!

This week we will be showcasing R&N Electric, Inc., a family-owned and operated contracting company serving clients in Sparks, Nevada.

In addition to having an easy to navigate website with clean layout that takes advantage of correctly utilized typography, R&N also execute the following two key points well:

  1. Solid Testimonials Page – Potential customers want to see if you run a reputable business/organization. Thus, make good use of your glowing reviews and show your potential clients that you are indeed honest, reliable and an expert in your field. When organizing testimonials put your best foot forward and use testimonials that can help to simplify the buying process for potential clients. Make sure that you do not outwardly ask for testimonials, it is better to ask for feedback from your customers which can lead to more genuine responses.
  2. Synced Social MediaPresence – Online world is expanding rapidly. Today in addition to having an updated website it is important to keep an active social presence. Make sure to link your social media accounts with your small business website. R&N Electric, for example, put a link to their Facebook page in the navigation menu. Don’t forget, you can even embed your website on Facebook! With Pagemodo you can gain fresh website exposure to an audience that have yet to see your website by easily publishing your website to your Facebook page. Find out how to start here.

We hope you these tips can help to enhance your website and lead to better quality leads, and we would like to thank R&N for having such a wonderful website.

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