9 Weebly Websites That Actually Don’t Suck

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underconstruction   9 Weebly Websites That Actually Dont SuckWeebly. Isn’t that the free site where people who don’t know how to make websites go to make websites?

Well, Dave covered Weebly as a blogging platform, and Erez covered Weebly in 2011. It’s clear from Erez’ examples that he does know how to design a decent website, but if you explore most of the sites that are out there, they make some of the old MySpace pages look well-designed.

Okay, maybe not that bad, but you get my point.

If you explore the world of xx.weebly.com sites, you’ll see what I mean. They are almost all sites with horrible color schemes, mismatched fonts, unprofessional headers and overall, they just look like the sort of websites that were created back in the 90s, before we had widespread use of CSS formatting and easy to program page scripting.

Weebly Websites that Are Pretty Good

Instead of focusing on the negative, I actually wanted to try and scour the Internet for any Weebly based sites that stand apart from the majority of other such sites. These are websites that are well structured, aesthetically pleasing and could pass as a professionally designed website – if it weren’t for the “.weebly.com” at the end of the domain.

The first one up is DEA Design. The site was created by Danuta Antas-Wo?niewska of Poland, who – not surprisingly – is a graphic design artist. Through the site, she’s offering her graphic design expertise to companies and businesses for advertising development.

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The site is written in Polish, but that’s nothing a quick Google Translation can’t cure. The header design is very clearly professionally done, with the background shades blending well with the overall color scheme of the site. The placement and font style of the menu, headers and text are all really well done and make this a clear choice for this list of great Weebly sites.

Next up is JP Custom Apparel, a website created by Justin Prime, yet another artist. In this case, rather than electronic art, Justin creates art on clothes and features them on this site.

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I love the creative use of the text design in the right column, the well-designed header image, and the professionally done top menu. The background color is a little bit hard on the eyes, but at least it matches the header text inside the content area.

Another beautiful site created by yet another artist, is ShellysCreativeSide.

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The design is extremely simple, but that’s what makes it beautiful. With a well-scripted drop-down menu for navigation, Shelly offers a peak into her creative pastimes including photography, Photoshop, hand-crafted jewelry and even sculptures. The header is a cool font, and the floating box has a cool frame to it that gives it a professional touch no matter how large or small you size your browser window.

Another site with a fairly professional design is a real estate agency called Kanata Homes. The only hint that the site is amateur is the misspelling of “Angents” in the title.

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Other than that, the title font and logo is cool, the header image is really nice, and the menu is pretty neat – it highlights with a header bar that points to the active selected menu item. Pretty sweet!

Another interesting site for a lot of different reasons is A Banned Cribb. This site is the creative product of what appears to be a decent comedian. He created an avatar that looks like a mix between Leisure Suit Larry of Sierra fame and Elvis Presley.

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The site is infrequently updated – the last post was in December. However his writing is actually pretty funny, he offers a “Girl of the Month” section, and most importantly the overall site design is clean with colors, headers and fonts that blend well and look good.

Proving that artists make for the best Weebly website designers, another decent site is Bibi’s Custom Hand Painted Art.

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In addition to the beautiful header that displays a sample of the hand-painted art, the site lays out other samples of art in a nice, professional format. The one drawback of the site is that it is exceedingly simple and plain – but the clean design places it on the list of the best sites.

Another interesting Weebly site design is that of Urban Decay 39. Urban Decay 39 offers designer iPhone cases, t-shirts, messenger bags and other products featuring interesting urban graffiti designs.

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The owner is a young kid with a blog that he also runs on the same site. I couldn’t find his name – but you can find his photo on the About Me page. It isn’t Amazon – but it’s a decent business site, complete with the ability to make purchases, even though the actual purchase takes place on Zazzle and not on the site itself.

I think my favorite site of them all is definitely Stick and Strum. This is a site created by Shane Nicholas who teaches guitar, drums, piano and even ukulele for over 7 years.

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The site is where Shane features his students, shows highlights from his student recitals, and offers his own blog. I love the theme – how the header image floats over the dark graffiti backdrop and how the background blends from dark to white as you move from left to right. Very cool stuff.

Another clean, professional design is that of Magnolia Visual Arts, a photography site that seeks out clients for modeling shoots, family portraits and even pet portraits.

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The main site features a slideshow portfolio of some of the model clients, and links at the bottom take you to samples of landscape, pets and other photography samples. There is also a parallel blog site that offers even more stunning examples of the photography captured by the artist of Magnolia Visual Arts.

If you look through other Weebly based sites on the Internet, you’ll see how hard it is to find sites like the ones I’ve listed here. Quality isn’t usually a word you would use to describe them – that’s all I have to say.

So, while the sites above may not be the best sites on the Internet, within the painfully inadequate world of Weebly web design, these web designers performed some impressive feats considering the limited tools offered there.

Have you ever made a Weebly site? Do you know of any that are actually pretty good? Share your own thoughts in the comments section below.

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Tareque Hasan

check my site… http://ishaamdental.weebly.com
it is also created with weebly and i think its nice too!
what do you say?

muotechguy

The tooth cursor is really classy ;)

Tareque Hasan

Thank you very much :-)

adam

For a dentist, the color scheme is way too dark. It should be bright and vibrant. Wayyyy less red, people don’t want to think red / blood when looking for a dentist. Speaking of which, your logo is too “sharp”.. same thing about associating dentist with sharp objects. You should soften it up with a sans-serif font.
Other than that, the site looks good!

Tareque Hasan

Lot of thanks for your nice suggestion… :-)

Ryan Dube

I like the design/layout – but agree with Adam that I would expect a Dentist’s site to have a light background. Dark is a bit foreboding… :-)

Robert

That’s is freakin’ sweet..

Madeline

Wow that is sooooooo cool… how do you do the mouse thing???!!! I want to do that!!!!!! :D

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Saurabh Jain

Check the site I created for an institute that provides free education to deserving children – http://vidyaniketan.weebly.com/

Ryan Dube

Hey – not bad Saurabh, I like your design/template. Nice and clean.

Saurabh Jain

Thanks Ryan

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sonicare

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Ron (from A Banned CRIBB)

Thank you so much for featuring my site – A Banned CRIBB on your list of 9 Websites that actually don’t suck. While I do not agree with your opinion (I think my website sucks) I am honored netherless. I have not updated the site in awhile because I have been working on another website that defies the impossible and somehow manages to be an even worse site than A Banned CRIBB.

The new site is now complete, and the people I created it for are like my ex girlfriends – very unsatisfied. Now that it is done I can go back to A Banned CRIBB and continue to write annoying, pointless, uninteresting articles while formulating my plan to dominate the world.

Getting serious for a moment I would like to sincerely Thank You. I am planning on writing an article very soon inspired by the site’s appearance in MakeUseOf.com.

Ryan Dube

Haha! Looking forward to the article Ron!

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samantha pasillos

i really think that the one direction website made on weebly should be featured here its pretty epic and it gives lots of juicy gossip

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roban woods

Hey guys please check my new website on weebly, I made it about couple hours ago
http://methdesign.weebly.com

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Mads

Hello! Check out my site: http://projectxy.weebly.com/
Do come with feedback, what i can do better etc.
That would be awesome!

Thanks

Mario

Nice, the only thing i would cande is the drop down menu selection color to the light gray intead of the dark. its a little confusing.

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Nino

Here is another one: http://thedragonproject.weebly.com

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Dr. Wishmael

By the looks of it…I need to redo my website! As luckologists, we have NO website design skills. I was proud of our 101 section once I figured out how to use Weebly’s multimedia inserter, but now I’m reconsidering the whole thing. Thanks for the design ideas and links to better uses of Weebly!

Dr. Wishmael
Chief Luckologist-Wish Laboratory
http://www.wishlaboratory.com/

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macswomen

These are some really great sites! We use Weebly for our company as well. You can check it out here, http://www.macswomenonline.com maybe it will make your next top Weebly site list :)

My favs are JP Custom Apparel, Stick and Drums and A banned cribb.

Nice work guys!

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Danuta Antas

What a very nice surprise to find out that one of the websites, for my DEA Design studio, I have created with Weebly, has been mentioned here:) Weebly is a wonderful tool. Two years ago I have turned to it for I really had no idea how to do websites. Since then, with Weebly’s flexible drag and drop tools I have created many websites for my purpose as well as for clients. I have learnt how to edit HTML and CSS and change to look of templates provided by Weebly. For me, it is a great fun like playing with Lego or other such toys:)
Today, I have just finished my own photography portfolio with free Weebly. You may see at http://www.danutaantasphoto.com

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Jack Kraken

You can also try this:
http://siteshowcase.weebly.com/

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Dominic

A great site is http://www.myownxzone.com – made with Weebly with great Weebly Ebooks….and yes, it is my site – couldn’t resist.

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Jane

Wow, those sites were pretty impressive, but how could you have left out the really slick Deep Focus Film site? With an intellectual eye to film opposed to all the ‘I think blah blah’ movie sites out there it’s easily becoming one of my favourites! Check it out for yourselves…

http://deepfocusfilms.weebly.com/

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varoun

check out this amazing orchid site

http://www.orchidworld.weebly.com

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Juan

http://www.GarciaGraphicDesign.com/

I’m a recent graphic design graduate and like many other recent grads, I didn’t have the means to afford to get a website done. I knew html and css coding, other than that I didn’t have a clue of what to do. I happened to have found Weebly through a Google search and I instantly fell in love with not only the easy of use but also the flexibility in customization.

Anyways, feel free to browse through my portfolio website. It was created practically from scratch from design to coding. Hope you like it guys. =D

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Chrissie

Our ecommerce website is built using Weebly. http://www.bagthebag.com

I’m looking for an alternative though. It’s impossible to use other tools such as insite search, ratings and reviews, payments processors and even CMS with Weebly. I really do not recommend Weebly be used by anyone that needs to create a professional customer experience.

Helen Sant

Hi, I stumbled on this article. Well I have three websites with Weebly! And they get a lot of positive comments about their design, which I have worked long and hard at! http://www.yorkstoryteller.com and http://www.ghostsofyork.info. The third yorkfestivalstory.co.uk is still work in progress. I think weebly is great!

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