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  • Aug 31 / 2013
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Articles, Inbound Marketing, Websites

Have a Rockin Lake Havasu City Website, Part IV

images (2)Good morning readers! Boo yah, it’s Saturday!

 

Welcome to the very last article featuring Hubspot’s cache of well-done homepages. Keep reading to see the rest of these easy to navigate, easy on the eyes pages.

 

 

“16 Brands That Totally Nailed Their Homepage Designs

 

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12) New Breed

New Breed’s website effectively balances its different buckets of content and presents it all in a well-organized, easily-digestible page.

 

 

 

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13) SilkTricky

Another example of content organized into visual tiles is SilkTricky. Notice the use of a carrot visual element (the white triangle in the text boxes) to unobtrusively connect the site’s text and visuals for the reader.

 

 

 

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14) Function Point

Function Point’s website maintains a consistent look and feel across all of its design elements. The site’s illustration, style, and choice of colors also help enhance the design and build a visual hierarchy.

 

 

 

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15) Woodwork

Despite the potentially overwhelming visuals on this page, clear navigation and layout (shown here) ensures that the user isn’t overwhelmed.

 

 

 

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16) Quarter Rest Studios

This homepage is essentially one large slideshow paired with a simple top navigation. It gives the visitor a limited but useful set of options — presumably ideal for the magazine’s visual-based target market.

 

 

 

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Weren’t these just the coolest ever? Does your business need a website with a homepage that will keep potential clients browsing? Give us a holler! And while you’re at it, ask about our current specials on inbound marketing campaigns and websites. Have a wonderful, safe, and stylish weekend.

  • Aug 28 / 2013
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Articles, Websites

Have a Rockin Lake Havasu City Website, Part III

checkTop o’ the mornin’ to ya readers!

 

Keep reading to see more of Hubspot’s awesome examples of a well put-together homepage:

 

“16 Brands That Totally Nailed Their Homepage Designs

 

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8) JIB

A great use of a simple illustration, excellent complementary color palate, crystal clear copy, and a single call-to-action all combine to make this website’s homepage one of our favorites.

 

 

 

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9) Galpin

The Galpin page uses typography to showcase its character. Notice that the page focuses less on graphics, and instead uses text to convey its messaging.

 

 

 

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10) Surf Right

Easy navigation and beautiful design can (and should) work together. An interactive slider and a well-organized set of tiles make this website easy to surf … hehe, get it? 😉

 

 

 

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11) Riley Cran

Here we see another appealing tile-based website design. Setting Riley Cran apart is the fact that the entire site is set within a single page — no scrolling necessary!

 

 

 

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…to be continued…

 

 

 

Contact us if your business needs a new website or an inbound marketing campaign. Stay tuned for the final blog of awesome homepages this Friday!

  • Aug 26 / 2013
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Articles, Websites

Have a Rockin Lake Havasu City Website, Part II

Cool-story_o_77666Good morning!

 

Welcome to Part II of our blog series featuring Hubspot’s article, 16 Brands That Totally Nailed Their Homepage Designs. Scroll down for more super awesome website examples.

 

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4) Collaborate

The layout of this website effectively handles several different user stories by presenting three different CTAs without them compete against one another.

 

 

 

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5)  Prezi

This page sets up a clear information hierarchy and thought sequence. Everything that you need to know is provided in a few pixels via a video, company tagline, and clear CTA. The video is also a smart addition if Prezi’s target audience wants more in-depth information.

 

 

 

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6) Fanabee

This website uses parallax scrolling to deliver a unique user experience. Reaching out to “mega fans” on the banner also subtly conveys exclusivity, compelling the audience to click its CTA and see what’s behind the velvet rope.

 

 

 

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7) Urban Bound

Putting the CTA front and center, as Urban Bound does here, is another great example of a web design that focuses its most important information in the center of the page.

 

 

 

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…to be continued….

 

 

 

Contact us if it’s about time you had a website with a homepage that sells. Stick around for more!

 

  • Aug 24 / 2013
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Have a Rockin Lake Havasu City Website, Part I

awesomeAnyone notice the letters on that meme are out of order? Hmm.

 

Anyhow, have you ever gone to a website and been like, “…..dang. that’s cool.”

 

Or, on the contrary, have you ever gone to a website and the first click you make is the backspace arrow right away because it is so a.) hard to navigate, or b.) awful to look at?

 

We have done both. But here at NSquared, we strive to make websites like the first one (the “….dang. that’s cool” one. Check out HubSpot’s article, 16 Brands That Totally Nailed Their Homepage, to get a peek at some totally rad webpages. Enjoy!

 

 

 

“16 Brands That Totally Nailed Their Homepage Designs

 

Homepages are the online version of a handshake at a networking event. At an event, you’ve gathered up the courage to approach someone else there to strike up casual conversion, and you’ve got one shot to make a great first impression: the handshake.

 

But there’s actually a lot more to the handshake than you might think. You have to be firm yet unaggressive, all while making eye contact, introducing yourself, and trying to remember the other person’s name (in addition to hoping your hands aren’t as clammy as they feel).

 

When it comes to your homepage, someone else has most likely been searching online and stumbled on your website. So your homepage has to be compelling enough to make them want to stay and interact with you (just like the handshake). This subsequent interaction may include exploring your “about us” page, or even converting into a lead via a call-to-action (CTA). Even though it seems simple — your homepage is just one page after all — making a solid first impression is key, and it’s not easy.

 

So how do you make sure your website has a great handshake? Although there is no one true formula for a solid homepage, you can start to see patterns in examples of really awesome ones. To help you see what I mean, here are 16 awesome homepage designs you can’t help but fall in love with:

 

 

1) Rezdy

Rezdy’s use of visual elements such as icons and arrows allow the company to clearly explain the purpose of its product without having to rely on heavy copy.

 

 

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2) Jay Z’s Life+Times

If anyone knows how to entertain, it’s Jay Z. The eclectic nature of his personal website mirrors his real-life brand in this interactive tile-based homepage.

 

 

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3) Sagmeister & Walsh

This page offers a truly unique way to address site navigation. Called augmented reality, each element on the floor can be clicked to advance the reader through the site, a visual that definitely sets it apart.

 

 

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…to be continued…

 

 

Contact us if you need a website, inbound marketing, or even IT consulting. Stay tuned for Part II to catch some more awesome homepages. Until next time…dang, stay cool.

 

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