Topic: Site of the Month
Vote for your favorite Site of the Month! Visit siteofthemonth.tripod.com to select your favorite!
Vote for your favorite Site of the Month! Visit siteofthemonth.tripod.com to select your favorite!
To celebrate the launch of Zeeblio and to thank all of you for testing it out and sending us in feedback before we fully move from Webon to Zeeblio, we'd like to give you the opportunity to win an awesome prize!
All you have to do for your entry is Tweet to spread the word about Zeeblio! Click Here to learn more about the contest rules and to enter!
Ultimate Grand Prize:
iPad 2 Bundle which includes an iPad 2, $100 iTunes Gift Card, iPad black leather smart cover, iPad dock, and a wireless keyboard.
First Place Prize:
iPad 2 plus 1-year plan upgrade to next account level*.
Second Place Prize:
1-year plan upgrade to next account level*.
Third Place Prize:
6-month plan upgrade to next account level*.
*If you have already signed up for the highest level account and you win first through third place prizes, we will credit your account for the next 12 or 6 months.
David Quintanilla is a popular southwestern photographer and owner of David Quntanilla Haus of Photography. His work is exciting, colorful, beautiful, and inspiring. He has photographed many influential people and famous celebrities but also does wedding photography, quinceaneras, and advertising work.
David's website is fun and bursting with color. Navigate through the different pages to see the print work he's done, his exhibits, mentions of him in the press and videos, and also read a short bio.
One thing you should definitely check out on David's site is his campaign that he started: Boycott Hate. He photographs people for free in support of the campaign. The campaign protests the controversial law that was passed in Arizona that enabled law enforcement to ask anyone for documentation of legal status just based on their discretion.
Check out David's exciting web design as well as all of his work at davidquintanilla.com.
Submit your site to be featured next week at spotlight-site.tripod.com.
Ever wanted to learn how to play the guitar? This Featured Friday site can actually help you do so! I've dabbled in playing the guitar since my teenage years but I always absorbed the most when I had someone teach me either one on one or in a class environment. Lance Vallis teaches guitar out of Portland, OR but if you live anywhere else, don't fret (no guitar pun intended!) - he can teach you over Skype!
You can browse Lance's site to find videos and tabs, perfect for someone just learning how to play the guitar. Additionally, learn more about Lance and his career through videos and a bio on his About Me page, read his thoughts on his blog, and catch a show by seeing the list of his upcoming gigs (you do have to see gigs in person, no Skyping in!). Lance's site is great for anyone who appreciates guitars and music in general. His design is simple, easily navigated, and matches his content. If you are at all interested in taking lessons from Lance, you can purchase lessons one at a time or in a group of 4 to save money!
You may be wondering just what is in store for you with the launch of Zeeblio. When you get to try Zeeblio out next week, be sure to test out these new features:
Since Zeeblio has a new layout and new features, we wanted to give you a chance to get introduced to the site through a wizard guiding you through all of the different locations in the builder. Try building a new site with Zeeblio for fun to test out the Wizard and read what it has to say about all of the new features!
Media posting add-ons have increased greatly in Zeeblio. Picasa is one of your options to create photo thumbnails on your site along with Flickr, Photobucket, and one linked to your Media Manager. Take a look at the Picasa photo album:
We have also added to basic add-ons, creating a heading block, list block, and a column tool. The column tool is great for placing images, add-ons, or text next to each other and having them evenly spaced out. Take a look:
Interface & Features
If you have watched the video or seen any screenshots of Zeeblio, you will notice a new setup that is slightly different to that that you were famliar with in Webon. We have added a new tab - the Site Tab - which gives you information on your site, Promotion & SEO, plus we added helpful organization to the tabs. One big improvement is the Text Toolbar. Instead of being a tab, it is now ever-present so you can edit your text without having to click in and out of tabs. Take a look at the updates:
Be sure to try out Zeeblio next week to see all of the new features we've created!
We've been listening to your feedback and have been hard at work for the past few months to improve Webon and Tripod to meet your requests. As we began upgrading Webon, it quickly became apparent that we weren't just making small changes here and there. While the basic functionality and features of Webon were remaining the same, many aspects of the editor were drastically changing.
These exciting changes don't just run skin deep. Underneath the hood, Webon isn't the same builder any more, and with such radical changes (and even more updates planned for the future) it no longer makes sense to refer to this tool as Webon. So, with great pleasure, we're proud to introduce to you Zeeblio. A new beginning in building fun and easy to maintain websites.
Zeeblio is faster and more sleek with an updated interface making it easier to maneuver around and update your website. Transitioning from Webon to Zeeblio will be an easy process since Zeeblio is built on the foundation of the best parts of Webon. We've listened to your suggestions on how draging and dropping in Webon could be improved, and have made this a more refined process. Check out zeeblio.com to watch a quick video of Zeeblio in action and to read more about the new and improved features.
With these changes to our site builder, it made sense to release another update that we had been planning for some time: Tripod is getting a series of updates over the next few months. The first of these changes will affect Tripod visually with redesigned pages and an easier to use control panel. In the coming months, you can expect many new and exciting features to be added to Tripod. Some of which, you've been asking for a long time. (more on that soon!)
Next week we'll be releasing the brand new Tripod with Zeeblio for you to try out. Webon will still be around for the remainder of October, giving you time to continue to update your website with Webon, while getting comfortable with Zeeblio before before it replaces the former.
If you've ever met a fan of Doctor Who, you've probably heard the name David Tennant. As one of the most beloved Doctors from the famed BBC sci-fi show, David Tennant has acquired quite a following over the years. Although his reign as the Doctor ended as he regenerated into the 11th Doctor (Matt Smith), his fans remained loyal, including the webmaster of today's Featured Friday site who brings us the amazing fan-site of David-Tennant.com.
If you miss your Chuck Taylor-wearing, rambunctious 10th Doctor, David-Tennant.com is the best place to go to find out what he's up to. Read reviews about his upcoming films, watch or read interviews, see the schedule for upcoming shows that he's in, or even book tickets to his upcoming events.
This website is beautifully put together with an easy-to-follow flow of information. Only want to know about upcoming films? There's a link for that. Want to connect with other David Tennant fans? They have the info for how you can do that too. While the site has a massive amount of everything Tennant, it isn't overwhelming because everything has its place and is easily accessible. Then again, if you're a big Tennant fan, you're just going to spend your time clicking through all the pages anyway (like me)!
David-Tennant.com is definitely NOT a site to miss. If you want your site featured here next week and to get your shot at being the Site of the Month, submit your website at spotlight-site.tripod.com!
September has quickly come and gone and that means that you all get to select another winner for the Tripod Site of the Month! We have had some great Featured Friday sites this month, but to be fair to all the Featured Friday sites from the months that didn't get a Site of the Month, we're going to be adding in a past featured site in the running each month so they too get a shot to win!
The winner will be featured on the Tripod blog, Twitter & Facebook accounts, Tripod home page, and HotBot.com as the hotSite of October!
Vote at siteofthemonth.tripod.com now to see your favorite site win!
You wanted more so we're delivering: 10 new styles for the builder! Take a look at what we're rolling out:
The Rings: A fun and playful style, great for a personal site or funky online shop.
Bed of Blue: This dreamy style is simple and clean. Perfect for hotels or a textile business.
Jellyfish: This striking style will give your website that dramatic design you've been looking for.
Luminescence: A delicate design for any business or personal site looking for a subdued accent to their site.
Martini: This sleek style is great for a restaurant or bar website - or to highlight your favorite beverage!
Pink Pixels: Perfect for the lover of pink with a retro 8-bit feel.
Treads: Have a site about your love of cars or your automotive business? This style will give it the theme it needs mixed with great design.
Trees: A calm style, great for personal pictures, stories, or personal business.
The Real Teal: Keep it simple with great color on your personal or business page - great for all types of pages.
Cyan:Add a pop of color to your website with this style - a great accent to any page.
This week's site comes from the UK bringing delicately made, hand-crafted jewellery. Aimee Jewellery has a specialty in unique headbands, perfect for weddings and special events. Aimee's creations have been worn by celebrities and featured in magazines such as Cosmopolitan Bride and You & Your Wedding.
Aimee has utilized the ability to customize the templates by changing the "Green Stripe" template to a grey stripe! This easy change seems simple but it really ties her whole page together. She also makes great use of the table add-on by showing off all of her work in columns and rows so that they will be evenly spread out.
Go and take a look at Aimee's collection at aimee-jewellery.co.uk, admire her site, and maybe order something for yourself!
If you want to see your site highlighted next week, submit it to spotlight-site.tripod.com.