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Any words you read will evoke an emotion. A news article chronicling a devastating event will make you feel a certain way, while a humorous story will elicit an entirely different response. Or maybe you’re reading an opinion piece you vehemently disagree with.

Whatever the subject matter, the genre and tone of the writing will determine a reader’s emotional engagement with the text. But did you know that font has just as much of an impact on reader emotions? Let’s take a look at how to leverage fonts as you design your website.

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Today’s Webs user example site is sure to brighten up your day. The Australia-based Afrobeat African Drumming Company provides truly original teambuilding and wellness programs, as well as other forms of interactive entertainment. And they offer it all on a colorful, well organized website that is chock-full of social proof and customer-centric content.

There’s a lot to explore on Afrobeat’s website—they offer lots of detailed information about what they do; complete with beautiful imagery that really gives visitors a sense of the company. What really stands out to us about this website, however, is the focus on the customer and their needs.

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SEO-Optimized Website

Building a website might be on the 2015 agenda for your business. If you’re like most business owners, you want to give your company as much exposure as possible. That’s why you decided to build a website in the first place, after all. The key to creating a successful web presence is making sure customers can find you. Search is the top way users find sites online.

We want to help you accomplish everything you set out to do this year. With that in mind, let us show you how to build a website that’s easy to discover in search engines.

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Introducing page cloning

They say time is money, and that’s never more true than for small business owners who wear multiple hats. As the owner, marketer, and employee, any extra time you spend in one role takes you away from another. That’s why we’re always trying to listen to our users for ways we can make site building take even less time.

We have heard feedback recently that the ability to clone certain features from one page to the next would really be helpful. So we put our engineers to work, and we’re happy to announce that page cloning is now available!

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When we talk about what makes a successful website, one of the themes we always come back to is fresh, up-to-date content. It keeps your visitors engaged, helps your site constantly improve, and signals to search engines that your site it active and should be ranked more highly.

But knowing you need to update your site regularly and actually making the time to sit down and do it are very different things.

Maybe you’re a procrastinator, or maybe you’re just incredibly busy running your small business. Either way, it’s easy to take the littlest excuse to put off a website refresh. But knowing how important freshness is, we wanted to make it just that much easier and more enjoyable when you log in to update your site’s content and copy.

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It’s been a year of innovation here at Webs. Thanks to our intrepid engineers, we’ve been able to bring some really exciting new products to our users to help them make the most of their sites and build their businesses. In case you missed any of the updates along the way, we’re counting them down today!

February 2013: User Interface Redesign
The day we launched a redesign of the Webs interface for users was really exciting for everyone here. Our research and development teams spent a lot of time listening to users and figuring out ways to improve their experience. With this redesign came a new look and feel, and a dashboard checklist to help users make sure they were getting the most out of Webs’ tools.

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