To celebrate Women of Achievement Month, this week’s example site features a store run by a successful woman. The Taffy Box sells metal stamped jewelry. The proceeds from the sales are also donated to breast cancer prevention, a cause close to the owner’s heart. Take a look at The Taffy Box’s site for yourself:

The site may be simplistic, but this simplicity only serves to enhance the jewelry. The Taffy Box also uses some great Webs features such as:

Wednesday is here, and that can only mean that we have chosen another website to showcase! This week, we are featuring  Dog Eat Dog Inc. Don’t let the name of the company fool you. Dog Eat Dog is a website from Ireland dedicated to building customized catering carts. Take a look for yourself:

It has all of the makings of a great site: simple, easy to navigate, and a great design. Check out these Webs features they use to enhance the site:

Take a break from your tough Wednesday by taking a look at the awesome website we are showcasing on our example site blog post!

This week we are showcasing Halo: Next Generation, a community based website revolving around the Halo video games. We know that a site like this isn’t the typical site that we would showcase on Example Site Wednesday, but HNG has a very effective site that anybody can learn from. Take a look for yourself before we break down their site for you:

In addition to a well designed and organized site, HNG takes advantage of some very essential Webs features including:

  • Members app to allow visitors to sign up as members to gain exclusive content.
  • Calendar app to display important dates of holidays and events.
  • Contact page to allow visitors a simple way to contact the site owner and to add credibility.

A common problem that we hear from a lot of site owners is: How to make site members more active?

Now that we’ve discussed the 6 essential characteristics of a good business website, let’s take a look at some essential pages that every business site needs:

  1. A home page is a crucial part of any site, yet many times website builders don’t spend enough time on the home page. A home page should show off everything that your business is about. Because this is the page that almost all visitors will visit first, you need it to make a big impression. It’s important to remember that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. The home page is the hub of your website; make sure that you link back to your home page on other pages so that visitors don’t get lost browsing your site.
  2. Contact page is another must-have page on a website. You want your visitors and potential customers to have an easy way to contact you with any questions. Make sure you list all the different ways of contacting you, whether it be email, phone, address, Twitter, or Facebook. The more platforms you offer to visitors, the more options they have to contact you. If you need help managing all of the contacts you amass, try out our ContactMe app! Not sure if you should Tweet for business? Learn more about how you can profit from Twitter.
  3. About us is another important page to have. All customers are concerned with the identity of a business and an About Us page is a great place to put an overview of your business’ history, policies, and philosophies. What visitors see on this page gives a lot of insight into your company and can provide a great way to build credibility.

Now, depending on the purpose of your site, and your specific situation, there are several other pages you should consider adding. Here are some examples of pages that almost every business site needs:

Wednesdays come and go, but every example site that we showcase stays in our heart. This week we are bringing you an amazingly well polished site that we are proud to show off. Imperia Music is an online music distribution service that represents a new age of independent and self-publicized music artists. If you are an independent music artist, Imperia Music will help to make your music available through online mediums like iTunes or AmazonMp3. We love Imperia’s use of space in their content layout and simple, yet hip design. Take a look for yourself:

Imperia Music does a great job of adhering to a simple, yet eye-catching design. In addition, the site owner takes advantage of choosing color theme pleasing to the eyes, images that clearly display intended messages and provides ample space so that the site doesn’t look crowded. Check out these other Webs features that make this site so great:

Once again, sorry for the late example site post. We’ve been busy here at Webs with all of the Pagemodo announcements. Don’t know what we’re talking about? Read about it here or try it out for yourself!

We’ll definitely be looking for websites with an awesome Pagemodo page on their Facebook page for upcoming example sites!

Moving on, this week we are showcasing an amazing site that focuses on bettering the lives of those with special needs. B’more Abilities Special ARTS Center (or BASAC) is a non-profit organization that seeks to enrich special needs children with artistic expression. We think that this is a great cause and are proud to have this site as a part of Webs. Check out the site yourself:

B’more Abilities Special ARTS Center

BASAC site is wonderfully designed with a great site header and easy to navigate layout. Check out these Webs features that they use:

Welcome to another edition of our Example Site Wednesday. This week, we have an awesome site to feature that gives people a place to have fun and socialize. iZytron is a beautifully designed social and entertainment site that uses a bunch of Webs tools to provide different services to their users. Take a look around:

iZytron

This site is organized, simple, and eye-catching — what more could you want? Check out these Webs features that iZytron makes use of:

As many of you know, the ContactMe App places a free, customizable, eye-catching “Contact” button onto your website. The button attracts the attention of site visitors and, when clicked, pops up a contact form. The form, which is also customizable, lets visitors submit their contact information to you. As a result, your site visitors become new leads for your business!

What you may not know is that behind the button is a complete set of features at ContactMe.com that can help you manage your contacts, tasks, and customer relationships. ContactMe was created exclusively for small businesses to help them take their businesses to the next level.

Best of all, information that comes in from the contact form is automatically added to a contact list in your ContactMe.com account. Talk about saving time!

But I’ll stop trying to explain in words what this short, fun video about ContactMe can show you:


ContactMe

Introducing the ContactMe App! If you are an entrepreneur, micropreneur, homepreneur, mompreneur this app is the perfect way to grow your business. The ContactMe App harnesses the power of your website by turning site visitors into hot, new sales leads–and then into customers–with no work on your part.

The App adds the ContactMe Button to your website, giving all visitors a direct line to you. The free, eye-catching ContactMe button & contact form encourage site visitors to submit their contact information to you. Voila, new leads in your inbox!

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