Weebly is undoubtedly one of the easiest ways to start a quality website in a matter of minutes. Many choose Weebly for its simplistic, widget-based in-browser editor that requires no programming experience at all. Founded in 2007 by three 22-year-old students, this drag-and-drop site builder is now hosting over 40 million websites all over the globe.
In this article we’re going to show you different Weebly website examples, from portfolios to e-stores. These aren’t the best Weebly sites – you’ll find a lot more creative and effective Weebly websites out there. Here we feature the sites we handpicked from Weebly’s official blog.
This is an eye-catching, minimalist personal modern website example of an artist who works as a technical designer for a clothing company. April’s website has a blog, a simple gallery and a contact form. The site is linked to April’s Etsy shop where she sells her arts and crafts.
The navigation of the website could be more intuitive. The April Borelli has a default Weebly favicon. Using a lot of whitespace keeps a website tidy and makes it easier for your visitors to perceive visual information. Custom, hand-drawn images help create a cozy atmosphere and play an important role in establishing your brand (while overused stock images can hurt your image).
Java to Go is a Houston-based premium gourmet coffee vendor. The site transforms one of Weebly’s simplest templates into an entire coffee ecosystem: it guides the visitor from the rainforest where local coffee pickers gather coffee cherries to the shop where you can purchase Java to Go products. With its high-quality images, smart use of typefaces and lots of whitespace the company displays its products in a natural, non-pushy way.
From the favicon, to the footer, the website elements look consistent and well-thought-out. We especially enjoyed the use of icons throughout the website. The website uses Weebly’s eCommerce and blogging engine. We’d avoid combining skeumorphic and flat graphics. While there are a lot of things that can be learned from Java to Go, the most important, in our opinion, is that of simplicity. It’s a great example of a Weebly website where less is more.
Chairigami is owned by an artist who creates furniture out of recycled cardboard. The website is as good as the idea itself. It’s clean, neat and offers an excellent user experience. There’s a Blog, The Story page, Trade Shows and also a full-fledged built-in webstore. This section makes Chairigami a nice example of a web store built with Weebly. So, if you’re wondering whether or not it’s possible to integrate a decent shopping cart into your Weebly site, the answer is yes.
The website has a narrow layout which looks a bit outdated. I think Chairigami would benefit from an eye-catching landing page with a full-screen background emphasizing the brand. Nothing lends credibility to Chairigami like impressive ‘In the news’ and ‘Our clients’ sections featuring recognizable, splashy logos and actual, unbiased reviews.
This is a great example of a well-structured, energetic Weebly portfolio example. An author, lawyer, photographer and business-consultant, Rachel uses her website to promote her business and personality to the world. Some of the elements that really make this website stand out are a great structure, fresh and clean design, lots of high quality videos and images. High quality visuals make a positive, long-lasting impression on Rachel Brenke’s visitors.
Indy Plush is an eco-friendly company that is committed to making toys and clothing using recycled materials or materials that are environmentally sustainable. The website has a built-in shop, which is very easy-to-navigate. All products are displayed on white backgrounds and have unique, funny descriptions. A strong mission statement is vital for any business. It makes it crystal clear to the future customers/collaborators who they are, what they do and why they do it.
This site is owned and operated by a jewelry designer Marissa who along with her dedicated team creates handcrafted, vibrant and unique jewellery inspired by cultures from across the globe. FielSol is a great example of a Weebly-powered webstore, butthe design is somewhat outdated. Showing client testimonials on the homepage helps build trust. Contact information is repeated on all pages – that’s handy!
Howl Attire is a Weebly-based webstore that sells quality handmade garments inspired by all things west coast America. The website is well-structured and features modern web design trends. The store section offers multiple high-quality product images and unique product descriptions. Alicia, the owner of the website, also runs a blog that is quite popular, primarily thanks to Alicia’s beautiful photographs. HowlAttire includes social media sharing buttons with every post and image, making it easy for visitors to share them. The website certainly needs a custom favicon. Other than that, it’s just great!
Saddle & Suede is a husband-and-wife team that writes about fashion, home and life. The website features lots of whitespace and simple navigation. The ‘About’ page worth to be seen. It’s probably the most creative page of such kind. We can read a full love-story and romantic relationship there. As a drawback I can mention that text formatting could be more consistent.
Mystarcleaner.com is a fully responsive Weebly website that’s very simple in its concept. You can easily see what the company is selling and the results they offer. The navigation menu is on its place – at the top left. But almost everything you need to know you may read at the main page. Users can add a product to the cart and make a purchase directly from the homepage. Frankly speaking, the first screen might be more informative. All in all, this website is a good combination of landing page and a classic website with intuitive navigation.
This is a beautiful Weebly website designed around large images that entice visitors and present product benefits. On the homepage, there’s a video showcasing the way the Box Bros products are being produced. The only drawback could be the scrolling impossibility at the main page. Its a creative decision, but it looks strange
This is a Spanish website belonging to Raquel Orozco, a talented designer of apparel and accessories, whose sense of style and grace manifest themselves in outstanding fashion products. From the home page and up to the Contact Us page, the site features excellent design that highlights the professionalism of the website owner. The site comes with the incorporated e-boutique, high quality photos and a short fashion film specially created for Raquel. The site doesn’t have any notable flaws. However, it would be reasonable to launch the English-speaking version of the resource to attract more users and increase sales.
This website was created as both a community resource and as a tool for volunteers to access important training materials. This website is one of the ‘Where do You Weebly’ contest winners. As for the Fire Dept it’s a great website! What’s great about EBFD is that they manage to provide visitors with a huge amount of information while still maintaining an attractive, easy-to-navigate, and well-organized site.
You’d never guess that Plug&Play was built using a website builder. It features a creative layout, minimal fonts and many other modern web design trends, including ghost buttons, parallax scrolling and a fullscreen background. The large image on the homepage has a great visual impact – it showcases the brand without overwhelming the visitor with lots of unnecessary information. The website has a beatifully formatted portfolio and an engaging blog section. Did I mention Plug&Play is a team of professional designers, developers and marketers?
Rose City Sweets entices visitors with high-quaity images of confections. The owner of the website uses the cards or tiles framework to organize her content. This design trend is effective not only because it gives a page a clean look and feel but also because it easily adapts to a variety of screen sizes. The main page should be more informative and it should be used custom favicon. Link to online shop goes to Etsy marketplace. It’s a smart decision for those who have an Etsy account already.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: a great logo, custom domain name and beautiful, high-res images are some of the best ways to make your business look polished and professional. Just like Our Table’s website. It’s a cooperative of farmers and producers who work together to create handcrafted, delicious food for the local community. It’s a perfect example of local food supplier. An old-style flat design looks attractive and serious at the same time.
Putting a high-quality video on your homepage is a great way to grab visitors’ attention when they first arrive, and keep them engaged. Especially if that video describes your key product. Website owners do know how that works in reality. This website uses a beautiful background image and introductory video with a clear call-to-action. But it could be shared through more then on social network.
As a result of this Weebly examples review, I’ve measured some metrics of the websites mentioned above. These are Ping Time by Pingdom, Mobile and Desktop page Speed by Google. Look at the result:
|#||Website Name||Ping Time,
|2||Java to Go||1.09||63/100||78/100|
|8||Saddle and Suede||1.91||41/100||58/100|
|10||The Box Bros||1.2||57/100||69/100|
|12||East Brentwood Fire Department||1.55||55/100||66/100|
|13||Plug and Play||2.33||45/100||63/100|
|14||Rose City Sweets||0.9||63/100||83/100|
|16||The Whiskey Ball||1.16||41/100||46/100|
|Average Speed and Score||1.68||47/100||57/100|
As you see, Weebly operates with fast servers as the most part of websites have loading speed from 1 to 2 seconds. But many of the Weebly website examples I’ve reviewed have poor mobile view optimization from the Google point of view. That is not Weebly fault, cause there are examples with normal results. So if you decided to try Weebly, take more attention to website mobile optimization, as it really matters today.