Below are benefits you receive from me, team of assistance, and an awesome company that backs my efforts to offer you an amazing website building experience.
Free to develop your website(s)
While a website is being developed, you will not be charged! You are only charged once the site is published live. While building a site, you are provided a preview link (http://preview.itBusinessWebsite.com/......)
for free, allowing you to make countless revisions.
Drag & drop website builder
The drag & drop website builder makes it really simple to create a powerful, professional website without any technical skills required. Content elements (like text, photos, maps, and videos) are added to your website by simply dragging & dropping them into place. Text is edited just like in a word processor. Building your website is done in real time, right from within your web browser. There's absolutely nothing to install and no upgrades to worry about.
You'll also get a rock solid web host. Every website is hosted by a data center redundant, cloud based hosting infrastructure. Your website lives in two data center locations across the United States to provide superior uptime, response time. How is this possible? On a traditional web host, your website shares disk space and CPU power with dozens or sometimes hundreds of other customers on a single server. If one of those other customer’s websites has a big traffic spike, all websites on that server can slow to a crawl. Your website is served across our entire server infrastructure that powers millions of websites and page views per day. If your website is featured on the homepage of NBC.com, it won’t cause as much as a hiccup in the performance of your website. Best of all, this level of world-class hosting is included completely free!
Video & Audio Players
When you upload video or audio files, we automatically convert them for playback directly from your website. This means that your website visitors won’t have to download your files and open a separate media player to watch or listen.
No Forced Advertising
It’s simple – we don’t force advertising on your website. No banner advertisements, no pop-ups, no pop-unders – nothing! We understand that your website is your home on the Internet, and frankly, it would be awfully rude for someone to place ads on your home, so we don't. If you'd like to include your own advertising, feel free. We even have Google AdSense integration to help with the process. But rest assured knowing that we would never force our ads on your site.
Photo Galleries & Slideshows
It’s easy to show off your photos in beautiful, professional photo galleries and slideshows. You select the photos to include and we’ll make them look great with transition effects, automatic resizing, and a wide selection of different display styles.
Automatic Mobile Sites
With the fast growing number of people browsing the web with their mobile devices, it’s crucial to have a mobile friendly and accessible website. We create a mobile optimized version of your website automatically! The visitors that arrive to your website on a mobile device are shown the mobile version of your site, while visitors arriving to your website on a computer are shown the full website. You don’t have to do anything – it just works!
Slideshows & Photo Galleries: Better, Faster, and Mobile Friendly
Did you know that over 10% of your website traffic visits from a mobile device? We were ahead of the curve when we introduced automatic mobile versions of your websites, and today, we're taking things a step further by upgrading your slideshows and photo galleries for mobile optimized viewing and interaction.
Now, when people are viewing photo galleries or slideshows from a mobile device, the photos open full screen and allow native touch and swipe gestures. This works extremely well not only on iPhones and iPads, but the wide range of Android devices as well.
Check it out for yourself. Just click a photo in the gallery below from your smartphone or tablet to see these updates in action.
You'll also notice the following improvements when viewing photo galleries from a computer:
Full HTML & CSS Control
Power users have full control over the HTML and CSS used in the website theme. This means that you can completely customize the look and feel of the site, while also taking advantage of the drag & drop editor to create the website content. Our built-in theme editor provides you with a real-time preview of the changes made to the theme’s code.
Enable password protection to stop unauthorized visitors from seeing your website. With just one password it can protect your whole website, or just individual pages.
Hundreds of Professional Themes
There are hundreds of professionally designed themes to choose from when deciding on the look for your website. Once you’ve chosen a theme, further customize the design by modifying the fonts, sizes, text colors, and more with our flexible point-and-click design options. If you’re familiar with HTML & CSS code, hop into our Advanced Theme Editor for full design flexibility. At any time, simply click to the “Design” tab and select a new theme. The content of your website will automatically adapt to match the styling of the new design.
No longer does every page of your site need to share the same layout. All the themes have been rewritten from the ground up to support 4 different layouts: a landing page, large header image, short header image, or no header image. This gives you greater flexibility and allows a more professional look. Choose a page layout from the "Pages" tab.
Social Media Icons & Phone Number Field
Every theme now has the the option to include social media icons (Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, RSS Feed) and a phone number field at the top of your website. The icons are designed to match the look & feel of each theme and provide an easy way to direct your visitors to your social profiles around the web.
Please Note: The features above are available only on the original themes. They will not work with custom themes created through the HTML/CSS editor.
If you’ve used other blogging services, this should be quite refreshing! New posts are added to your blog using the same drag & drop interface that makes it easy and fun. It’s a breeze to include beautiful photo galleries, videos, audio clips, and other widgets. You have the flexibility to make the blog your website’s homepage, a sub-page in the menu, or even include multiple blogs on the same website.
The blogging engine is fully featured and includes:
Threaded Blog Comments
They say that communication is the key to a successful relationship and we know that first hand. That’s why we are excited to introduce a newest features: threaded blog comments, moderate by email, and a better look and feel.
Threaded commenting is a big request from any avid bloggers and we're glad it's finally live. Now when you comment on a blog post, you have the ability to directly respond to other comments and have your reply appear in-line below the original comment
You also now have the ability to delete or mark comments as spam directly from the comment notification email you receive, saving you time you can now spend drinking more ... whatever you might enjoy. And we've improved the design of our blog comments with a fresh new look, adding more style and class to your blog.
Search Engine Optimized
We automatically setup your website to be well optimized for search engines through the use of sitemaps, automated pinging of new content, proper HTML formatting, and meta descriptions. More advanced search engine optimization settings are available as well, such as alt tags on images and page-specific descriptions. Sound confusing? Don’t worry – we have an easy-to-follow guide to help you get your website highly ranked in search results.
Build a basic online store and sell your products. To add a product, just type the title, upload a picture, and name your price. Drag on text descriptions, pictures, and video to supplement the product listings. Associate the store with your PayPal or Google Checkout account, and just like that, you’re selling online!
Easy Form Builder
Again the drag & drop form builder makes it easy for you to collect information from your clients, customers, and friends. We have contact forms, RSVP forms, and surveys already pre-built, making it dead simple to gather comments, contact info, and responses from your website visitors. We even have a file drop box element that accepts documents, pictures, or other file uploads from your visitors. Our form builder is flexible too. Customize a form by dragging and dropping new fields (such as text boxes, dropdown menus, and check boxes) into any configuration you need. When a form entry is submitted by a website visitor, you are emailed the details and the entry is also stored in your site’s dashboard for you to review or respond to later.
The new button element is simple, but powerful. Drag it on, hover over it, choose the desired style, and set the destination link. Each theme has button styles designed to match its look and feel and all buttons have hover and pressed states.