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Website of the Week: Milaeon.co.uk

It’s time for our final Website of the Week for 2010. And what a website to finish on!

Milaeon.co.uk is the web presence of Actor & Performer agency MILAEON. This is a talented business, providing not just actor representation but also workshops, showreels, headshots, retouching, creative and studio space.

And it’s a great site, creatively and cohesively showcasing the business to best effect. There’s professional video, Twitter profile integration, good use of forms and plenty of images too.

Website Address:

www.milaeon.co.uk

When did you build your website?

2009

Why did you build a website?

It is an essential requirement of my business, so without it, no business!

What do you like best about your website?

The reason I chose webeden for my huge website is because I need to update a large number of pages on a daily basis, and most importantly in real time, because I receive bookings each hour, so the ease of making fast changes with a couple of clicks has proved very profitable for me.

What is your best website building tip?

Simplicity, but with a professional touch. Make sure your visitors know easily and exactly where to find what they require, and keep each page informative but free of clutter.

Addition:

I have rarely had any technical issues with webeden, but when one has popped up, the response from webeden has been fast and helpful, therefore in my years of using various web building companies, this is the only one I have actually recommended to anyone!

[Thanks for that – it’s very appreciated – Ken]

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Website of the Week: WhiskyMerchants.co.uk

This week’s top website – and it’s been a long time coming – is WhiskyMerchants.co.uk.

A keen Twitter aficionado and (obviously!) a whisky advocate, WhiskyMerchants.co.uk brings you “information about all types of whiskies, tasting notes, expressions and bottlers”. This includes lots of details about distilleries & their history, visitor centres and all the relevant contact details.

We like this site. It is PACKED with information and tasting notes about every whisky you could think of (and a few more besides). Despite this density the site is easy to navigate and above all displays an enthusiasm for the subject which is pretty inspiring. Take a look!

Website Address:

www.whiskymerchants.co.uk

When did you build your website?

Started building the website in January 2008 and been adding information to it ever since.

Why did you build a website?

One of my rivals had hijacked the advertising space on a whisky information site I was advertising on. So I thought why not build my own and use it to advertise my commercial website

I looked around for some website building software and came across webeden. after reading the positive reviews and the free trial decided to have a go.

What do you like best about your website?

The flexibility, I can add flash video, twitter feeds, news feeds, all this makes it easy to keep the website looking up to date. plus the ease of use, I am a one eyed one finger 50 plus (never been taught) webbie so if I can do it any one can

What is your best website building tip?

Use twitter and Google news feeds. these can be added so as to be always updating your website even when you cannot.

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Website of the Week: Transform-macedonia.net

This week’s best website is an international one – and one of the best we’ve seen.

Transform-Macedonia.net is the website for the Institute of Spiritual Development in Macedonia. It’s another strong design by Web Design studio Fractal Design. The site is tightly themed, uses great visual tricks such as a drop-shadow on the homepage video, and strikes a good balance between images, text and (that often forgotten necessity) space.

Website Address:

http://www.transform-macedonia.net/

When did you build your website?

Completed July 2010

Why did you build a website?

It was for a client in Macedonia who is opening an Institute for Spiritual Development in the country.

What do you like best about your website?

I love the relationship between vimeo and webeden created by the HTML snippet.

What is your best website building tip?

Because webeden is soooo accessible you can create amazing websites, but also clutter the screen with too many gizmos. Don’t get excited about the number of features. Think about the viewer. We all start on google because the blank space relaxes us – do the same with your website.

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Website of the Week: NightlineDesign.com

We’ve been away for a week but what a site to come back to!

NightlineDesign.com demonstrates the pure free-form design-led creativity that we think makes WebEden great. The site is completely bespoke – it doesn’t make use of any templates. The images are powerful and displayed evenly and effectively. And the use of black ground add weight to the whole project. Inspiring stuff!

Website Address

www.nightlinedesign.com

When did you build your website?

I created my website, about a year ago, and since then have completely re-designed the function and look of the site, keeping the site in tune to my latest projects.

Why did you build a website?

I originally built my site to work as an online folio, but am now helping young people in cornwall set up in buisness, helping them to find the right image that suits their company.

The website now reflects everything around my buisness and has helped me get my design work out there.

What do you like best about your website?

The thing I like most about my website, is that its simple direct and easy for my customers to find out what they need without having a website jammed full of imformation. All my photography is original and flows nicely with the webeden software.

I hope the site looks visually eyecatching to you [It does – Ken] , and would love it if you chose my site as website of the week [Done!].

Thanks for developing such a usefull piece of software

Wesley Martindale

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Website of the Week: Jewellery-Storeonline.co.uk

Well the last one was so good that we left it up there for not 1 week but 2. But now its time for another Website of the week.

Here’s jewellery-storeonline.co.uk, a newly established Internet-only outfit who aim to bring you ‘the best products at amazing prices’! The website is easy to navigate and clearly laid out, and shows that an ecommerce site doesn’t have to be complicated.

Website Address:

www.jewellery-storeonline.co.uk

When did you build your website?

I started building my website roughly 3 – 4 weeks ago and I am now advertising on google hoping to drive potential customers in!

Why did you build a website?

I created my website as i researched the market and found that there was a gap in the market for low and high cost jewellery making accessories all on one site.

What do you like best about your website?

The thing i like best about my site is that i built it my self and everything is in fully working order. because i created it myself i can make alterations any time i want to.

What is your best website building tip?

My best website building tip would be that if your not happy with something change it, and also if you think of adding anything WRITE IT DOWN SO YOU DON’T FORGET!!!!!

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Website of the Week: JeremyWaite.co.uk

Here was are back with another website of the week!

And what a cool one this is: jeremywaite.co.uk by brand consultancy Jeremy Waite. He clearly knows a thing or two about design. What would you expect from someone who can help create brands and identities for some of the biggest companies in the world? Design wise this site is cohesive, stylish, clean and clear. What a brand…

Website Address:

www.jeremywaite.co.uk

When did you build your website?

Last month. May 2010. I spent a day sat in Green Park in London planning it out on my notepad and then a full day in Starbucks by Savile Row on wi-fi designing it. Entire site only took 10 hours from beginning to end. 4 lattes. 2 innocent smoothies. 1 marmite pannini and 3 packets of biscuits.

Why did you build a website?

I lost my job and i couldn’t get a new one that I liked, so I decided to employ myself – but I couldn’t afford an expensive one after I lost a lot of money in an expensive divorce. Sad but true! Really glad now that I did build it as I can update it myself and I don’t need to pay anyone to do it. I now actively encourage the SME’s that I consult for to use web eden – and not just because of the cost savings but because of the functionality. I think you should have a commission structure for referrals!!!

What do you like best about your website?

It looks like it cost a lot to build. I’ve worked with some £100 per hour code writers and I think my site looks as good as many of the £1500 sites they’ve done – yet mine cost me £5.99 + my time (and I love it that much more because I built it myself – without any web design skills).

What is your best website building tip?

Less is more. Lots of blank space. And good images. Not from google! Spend money on istock at the very least! And people’s attention spans for a page are usually less than 5 seconds so make sure the information is laid out very clearly and simply – with a ‘call to action’ encouraging them to ‘do’ something.

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Jeremy Waite

Thanks guys – your software has helped me be able to do what I do – when I didn’t think I had to skills or the money to be able to. [Well, you definitely do have the skills – Ken!]

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Website of the Week: Tonbridge631.co.uk

Welcome back to Website of the Week!

This time we’ve got the interestingly nameed Tonbridge631.co.uk, the website of the Tonbridge Round Table. I like this site. It’s very simple. It’s very focused. There is a clear flow and consistency to every page. The colour scheme is professional but interesting. And it’s all very easy to navigate.

Website Address:

www.tonbridge631.co.uk

When did you build your website?

Apr 19 2010 12:21AM

Why did you build a website?

I built and donated this website to Tonbridge Round Table as a thanks for all their efforts they put into the local community. The Webeden on-line software enabled me to create an easy to use basic website that has had a massive impact with nearly 400 hits within 7 weeks.

What do you like best about your website?

I like the ability to make the site ergonomic for the user and the ability to lay out pictures and text to keep the site uniform.

What is your best website building tip?

The best tip would be space. When building a site it is very easy to cram a lot of images and text on to one page witch can look very messy but keeping everything to a minimum and using space to keep the site clean and crisp. So my tip is keep it simple.

Thanks Webeden hope you like my handy work… [Ken: we do!]

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Website of the Week: BoysOnTheBaize.co.uk

It may only be Monday but that doesn’t mean we can’t have another Website of the Week!

This time we’ve got BoysOnTheBaize.co.uk. I think that many people try to pack too much into their sites, but this one shows that you can often achieve a lot more by keeping it simple. These suppliers of quality hand-made leather cue cases clearly know a thing or two about design. The homepage features simple rotating hero images with some customer reassurance. Each product page is clearly laid out. And its all finished off with a simple PayPal call to action.

Website Address:

www.boysonthebaize.co.uk

When did you build your website?

May 2010

Why did you build a website?

To sell leather snooker cue cases

What do you like best about your website?

Crisp clean look

What is your best website building tip?

Spend time looking around to find websites you like the look of. Starting from scratch without any idea of what you would like to achieve can lead to many hours of wasted ‘tweeking’.

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Website of the Week: VectisInvestigations.com

I’m on top of this thing now: here’s another Website of the Week.

What is it with paranormal investigators? I’m happy to say that they like building websites with WebEden! Here is VectisInvestigations.com, a team based in the beautiful Isle of Wight (I think Vectis is Latin for Isle of Wight, isn’t it?).

This site is content rich, well themed, and uses lots of tricks – from YouTube to Widgetbox widgets and share buttons. The subject might not be your cup of team, but the site has already racked up 25,000 visitors – a healthy number in anyone’s book!

Website Address:

www.vectisinvestigations.com

When did you build your website?

January 2009 roughly

Why did you build a website?

This website shows all our hard work in trying to prove the paranormal exist’s and creating a place where everyone can share in all the Investigations we have and are still to achieve.

What do you like best about your website?

We love HTML’s wish there was more social widgets, we also love the fact that we have our own videos and its all our own work.

What is your best website building tip?

Never quit, keep on going. We have been going near 18 months and I still find new and exciting ways to make the website easier for all to use.

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Website of the Week: pure-elegance-weddings.co.uk

OK OK, gimme a BREAK! The last Website of the Week should have been called ‘Website of 2 Weeks’ as my hols interrupted the flow somewhat! But here we are, back with another one.

This week it’s pure-elegance-weddings.co.uk. Many websites go too far: they try to do too many different things, use too many styles, encorporate too many ideas. This website sticks to a design and remains consistent. As a consequence it’s easy to navigate and gain information from. Far better to have a simple, consistent design than to cram too much in.

Website Address:

http://www.pure-elegance-weddings.co.uk

When did you build your website?

September 2009

Why did you build a website?

I am a disabled woman who wanted to start up my own business, after doing some research I realized that there were no Wedding Planners who specialized in disabled weddings.

So I found a home learning school who offered the course in wedding planning. I took the course and passed. Once I passed, I needed a website to advertise my business and expertise, already having a couple of sites with webeden, who better to go with for my business site.

What do you like best about your website?

I love how easy it was to create my site from scratch. As I obviously need to stand out from other wedding planner sites, I like the templates supplied but I wanted something different and unique. The price is also incredible considering you get 5 sites included. Also how easy it is too if you wish to change something as the tool bar is very easy to use.

What is your best website building tip?

I love the photo gallery options and how you can have your picture enlarged when clicked upon.

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