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16 Cheerful Examples of Holiday Homepage Designs

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16 Cheerful Examples of Holiday Homepage Designs According to the National Retail Federation, eCommerce accounted for 20.9% of total holiday sales in 2019, and that number seems to increase every year. As a result, you have the opportunity to position your online shop in front of a huge base of consumers who are actively browsing the web with intent to purchase goods. The smartest marketers prepare for website traffic increases not only by prepping their website for higher-than-normal traffic and optimizing it for mobile devices, but also by giving their website design a dose of holiday cheer. It all starts with the homepage: The first page many people will see when they come to your website. Holiday Homepage Designs to Get You in the Spirit How have other companies redesigned their homepages for the holidays? Let's take a look. Note: Businesses change their homepages on a regular basis. The examples below may not be current. 1. Free People When your business has a loud personality like American bohemian retail company Free People does, making a big first impression on your homepage can be a great thing. Free People's redesign is all-encompassing, starting with a large banner promising free express shipping, which appeals to any buyers concerned about delivery times when doing their last-minute shopping. Underneath the main banner are four navigational calls-to-action emphasizing gifts and festive products. This directs holiday shoppers to the pages of their site they'll find most useful. 2. PayPal Who ever said online...

17 of the Best Examples of Beautiful Blog Design

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17 of the Best Examples of Beautiful Blog Design According to a recent survey, blogs have ranked as the third most trustworthy source of information, following only friends and family. That's right — bloggers are trusted more than celebrities, journalists, brands, and politicians. But how do you get people to fall in love with your blog in the first place? (Aside from remarkable content, of course.) Well, just as your website homepage is like the front door to your business, your blog's design — much like a welcome mat — is the front door to your business blog. If you're not attracting people visually, how will you get them to take the next steps to actually read (and, hopefully, subscribe to) your content?Once you're done creating the quality content, you still have the challenge of presenting it in a way that clearly dictates what your blog is about. Images, text, and links need to be shown off just right — otherwise, readers might abandon your content, if it's not showcased in a way that's appealing, easy to follow, and generates more interest. That's why we've compiled some examples of blog homepages to get you on the right track to designing the perfect blog for your readers. Check 'em out, below. 17 Inspiring Examples of Beautiful Blog Homepage Design 1. Help Scout Sometimes, the best blog designs are also the simplest. Help Scout, makers of customer service software, uses a unique but minimalist design on its blog that we...

32 of the Best Website Designs to Inspire You in 2020

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32 of the Best Website Designs to Inspire You in 2020 Every once in a while, I'll come across a website that really draws me in. So, I found 32 of them to show you. These sites push the boundaries of what is known to be possible on the web. Whether it's the design aesthetic, usability, interactivity, sound design, or value that the site provides, each one is a masterpiece in its respective industry, and something to be inspired by. Not surprisingly, many organizations exist to highlight these sites and the contributions they make to the web. To help surface some of the most inspirational designs, I gathered 32 award-winners that have made their way through several key awards organizations — including Awwwards, UX Awards, The Webby Awards, SiteInspire, Best Website Gallery, and FWA. Click the links below to jump to a group of website designs that crushed it in the last several years: Best Website Designs from 2014 – 2015 Best Website Designs from 2016 Best Website Designs from 2017 Best Website Designs from 2018 Best Website Designs from 2019 Other Cool Website Designs  Website Design Ideas Below this list, I also found six more websites whose homepage designs are just plain cool and worth learning from. As you browse through the list, know that each site excels in its own way and seeks to serve a unique purpose. While one site may be an excellent example of visual design, another may...