Here are a couple of minimalist websites that cover the topic of web design for small business using the free toolset and hosting. There are a plethora of these sites around, but they have half way decent content and provide links to more substantial resources for the visitor.
The layout is OK, with all the content on the home page.
One hopes the authors add some more interesting content to these sites to make sure the visitor gets a good experience. I suspect they are in their infancy,and will get added to over time.
Nevertheless, the first is called “Small Business Website Design” and the second it called “Your Small Business Web Design“. Check ‘em out, and see what you think.
Given they’re in their infancy, I’ll rank them 3 stars out of 5.
Here is an example of a website that has been built with Weebly pro toolset and it looks fabulous. The slightly washed out sepia look really works with their business of photography.
The navigation is excellent, and the site delivers its information without clutter.
The scrolling on the front page to highlight current specials is good thinking, giving the visitor an incentive to look further.
Lots of engaging examples of their work. Give it 4.8 stars out of 5.
There is a pro (which stands for “paid”) subscription to Weebly, which offers some additional features. Whether you go this way is dependent on a number of things. But in my opinion, the free version is going to let a lot of people get their presence online for next to nothing and without a huge investment in money.
You can read about the pricing structure by clicking here.
Weebly does offer an easy menu-driven drag and drop for building websites. Does that justify the premium price tag? Don’t dismiss looking at large web hosting organisations like HostGator. Here you can do what you like with your website design. The downside? It is a much steeper learning curve, as you will have to come to grips with installing and configuring web software like WordPress.
Worth looking into.
According to Miss aims to communicate the comings and goings in a beginning teachers’ life. As the owner of the blog says with a great deal of perception “The road isn’t always smooth however I hope to draw on my experiences in order to become an enquiring and reflective teacher.“ Well said!
This is a great blog with information for music students and an opportunity to learn from miss in the areas of clarinet, piano, guitar and vocal.
Overall, we rate it 4.5 stars out of 5. You can check it out further here – According to Miss
We thought we might throw in a quick post on how to setup your own Weebly site. It’s not hard, just take a look at this video.
So don’t hold back. Publish and have fun!