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Custom Showit Website Design Process and Examples

Your website is one of your main marketing tools and one of the big decisions you need to make is where to actually build your website. Showit is a really flexible design platform and a custom Showit website design gives you a site that not only functions well but looks amazing too. 

As a web designer myself, I have worked to create multiple Showit websites and there are so many amazing features you can have on the site to make it stand out in the sea of websites. 

So, if you are interested in a custom Showit website design, let’s take a deeper look into the platform and some examples of what sites can look like. 

Who is Showit Right For and Why Choose Showit? 

Before you actually start building your site, you want to make sure this is the best platform for you. In general, Showit is going to be a great website platform for online service providers and entrepreneurs. 

If the main function of your business is to sell a service or services, like wedding planners, stylists, interior designers, coaches, copywriters, etc, Showit is a great platform to choose. You’ll find everything you need to build a beautiful site that can  be easily maintained. 

Now, if the main goal of your business is to sell products, Showit may not be the best option for you. While you can integrate different checkout options with Showit, like Shopify, Thrivecart, Woocommerce, etc, it can be a bit tedious if you have a lot of products. 

In general, a handful of products that you sell alongside your main service offers is totally okay, but if you have more than 15 or so products, having your site on Showit can become a bit tedious. 

The main reason for this is because you will have to individually create product pages for each of the products and individually add them to your main shop pages. Unlike Shopify (my recommendation for e-commerce and product based businesses) where you just create a template page and then everything gets automatically pulled in depending on the product that is selected, everything on Showit is manual when it comes to products. 

However, if you aren’t going to be selling products (or only have a few) Showit is definitely one of the top choices for a website platform for a couple of reasons. 

  1. Ease of use 
  2. Flexibility with design 
  3. No need for code 
  4. WordPress for blogging 

Ease of Use 

Designing in Showit is almost like designing in Canva. Although most platforms will say that they are drag and drop, Showit is truly drag and drop. There are no grids that limit where you can put elements and everything can be moved and sized however you would like. The benefit of this is that you can make something truly custom. It allows me to be creative for your business without any boundaries. 

Flexibility with Design 

Basically anything you could want to do on your site is possible with Showit. It easily adds features like video, Instagram grids, galleries, and so much more. 

No Need for Code 

You can design a stunning Showit site with absolutely no code at all. While there are a few really cool features you can add in with some basic code, in general you will not run into the need for code at all making it extremely user friendly. 

WordPress for Blogging 

Finally, Showit also uses WordPress for blogging so you are able to have a solid blog backing up your beautiful design. That means SEO efforts can be strengthened with consistent and strategic content beyond your main pages. 

What Does a Showit Design Process Look Like? 

What does a design process actually look like on Showit? 

First thing to know is that we have a design phase and then a development phase.  In the design phase, we take your branding and then work on perfecting the design in Adobe XD before we put a single element on the page in Showit. 

This allows us to create static mockups of your site so you can leave feedback and make any edits to the site to make sure you love it before we actually start developing it. 

Once you have signed off on the design of the site, we jump in and start developing it out. This includes uploading all of your branding and photos to Showit to use across the site, setting up all of the pages, adding in any special features and integrations,connecting the blog so all of the information gets pulled over correctly, and testing the entire site before it officially goes live! 

Custom Showit Website Designs

Now that we have talked about why Showit may be right for you and what it looks like to design a site on it, let’s take a look at some custom Showit website designs for past clients. 

Golden Hour Esthetics 

Golden Hour Esthetics specializes in natural facials and works to be gender inclusive – because good skin has no gender. Her business is based in Bend Oregon. We wanted this site to feel  warm and  like a sunset- that golden dreamy glow-  while also highlighting all of the different services that they offer to their clients. 

We added some scrolling text marquees to draw attention to specific text (like their 25% off coupon) and added in anchor links on their services page to make it quick and easy for users to go directly to the service that they would like without all the scrolling. 

With the flexible design capabilities, we were also able to build out a dual header that changes as you scroll down the page to not only add a fun effect to the pages, but also make it easy for users to find links and read all of the text on the pages, regardless of where they were! 

Revive Her Podcast 

Revive Her Podcast is a business podcast run by Haley Slade of Slade Copy House and Noel Walker of Revival Beauty Tools. As their podcast began to grow, we wanted to create a space that not only showed off their personality, but was also easy to update as they continue to publish new episodes. 

Although the actual episodes are published on streaming platforms, we utilized the WordPress blog on Showit to showcase all of their podcast episodes. After each episode is published, they are able to go into WordPress and create a blog post all about the episode. 

The great thing about this is they are not only able to write up actual information to include in the post, but they can also embed a podcast player right on the post for people to listen to the episode and link to any important information and resources that they mentioned on that episode! 

Honey & Comb 

Honey & Comb is a hair salon based in Washington and Oregon. When it came to their site, we really wanted to create something that was visually interesting and showed off their client transformations in a really clear way for potential customers to see. 

Showit was a great option for them as we were able to create a really dynamic layout that had a wide variety of images and videos, from backgrounds to single images, where we could showcase all of the amazing work they do. 

In addition to showing the transformations, we were also able to create a space where they could highlight all of the services they offer and answer some of the most common questions they have all in one place. We also included plenty of buttons linking to their appointment scheduler to make it easy for people to book an appointment!  

Slade Copy House

Slade Copy House is an online copywriting business that is both psychology based and personality driven. Because of this, we wanted to create a site that not only showed off the personality of the founder, Haley, but also felt very professional in its own way. 

For this site, we used a very intentional mix of colors, lines, images, and videos to not only highlight the most important questions and aspects of their copywriting, but also felt very different from everything else online and made you want to keep scrolling page after page! 

One of my favorite parts of this site’s design is the video testimonials. Instead of just seeing the words past clients have written, we added video testimonials in so potential clients can hear directly from those who have worked with them in the past about how amazing they are at what they do. 

Amanda Barkley 

Amanda Barkley is a floral design company working to create beautiful designs for your events or just your everyday home. They also have a shop of different decor that you can purchase making this a great example of what a shop on Showit looks like. 

Since they are a floral design company, we wanted to make sure their site was very bright and airy, just like a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Along with her services and portfolio actually highlighting the work, we also built out a shop page where she can sell all of her products. 

For this site, she opted to use Shopify Lite and we placed buy buttons on the shop page for each of her products. This way, all of the product and shipping settings are actually uploaded in Shopify and all we have to do is place the button on Showit to allow users to purchase in just a few clicks! 

Susan Padron 

Finally, we have Susan Padron, an intuitive personal stylist. Not only is Susan a personal stylist, but she also has a podcast, blog, has been featured in publications and on other podcasts, and is an author. 

For her, Showit was a great option because it was the perfect site to grow with her as she continues to expand her business and be featured in more and more places. Not only did we create a design that feels vibrant and unique, but we also made it so that it is very easy for her to continually update the site, add new features, highlight her latest books, and promote her most recent podcasts and blogs! 

Final Thoughts on Showit

Just like any other website platform, Showit is going to work perfectly for some people and for others, a different platform may be best. But if you are looking for a flexible design that is easy to update and looks amazing, a custom Showit website design may be perfect for you. 

If you are ready to take the next step and start building out your dream website, I’d love to chat. You can click here to learn more about my design services or you can head over here to get in touch with me