by PARAGON COLLECTIVE
We know there are a million reasons you’ll come to adore about Showit, but we wanted to give you “10 reasons we love Showit and you will too!” to break our fav points down for you… Consider us, your website match maker so to speak!
I launched my first website for Paragon on WIX back in 2018, I hated the entire experience. I was trying to start, build and run a business on the tightest budget ever. Aka: there was no budget…. It was clunky, time consuming, it wouldn’t do what I wanted it to do, and it didn’t provide a good user experience or reflect my brand vision AT ALL.
When we had a brand update, I invested in having a WordPress site built. It’s functional, looks good and I’ve been able to maintain it myself as we’ve evolved. But, it still never looked exactly how I wanted it to. Ideas that I had required paying someone who knew more than me, coz #code. Or required hunting for a plug-in that was “close enough” to what I envisioned. When we started building websites for clients, I kept longing to be able to do MORE. To offer something unique to the market and to create something for each individual business that SCREAMED their brand vibe and values.
Then we found Showit… and time froze. The world stood still… Our colours were brighter… KIDDING! But, we did fall pretty hard and fast, and we’ve spent the last 12 months making sure we are the BEE’S KNEES when it comes to building websites that provide the perfect balance between aesthetics, experience and conversion.
No… but actually! If you’ve tried any other kind of builder, be it WordPress, Squarespace, WIX or some other platform, then you know how it goes. You buy/install a template – they tell you that you can customise it and you spend the next 2 to 12 weeks screaming expletives at your screen while you become increasingly more frustrated (and probably more drunk) trying to get that thing over there, change that button and update the font. Or you’ll give up, decide your best off sticking to your day job and have to invest more money into paying someone else to do it for you.
Showit really is completely customisable. Think Canva-style drag and drop, but better. You can change colours, fonts and images with the click of a button and move icons, menus, graphics, ANYTHING, ANYWHERE you want. We were head over heels instantly! The dashboard looks and feels similar to that of the Adobe suite. So if that’s your jam, you’ll LOVE Showit! You can check it out in the free live demo Showit provides.
None, Nada, Zip, Zilch! Zero code is required to build or customise your site. This has to be one of our FAV things about Showit. We know that no matter who you are, what industry you are in, or your experience with Website Management, you will be able to confidently customise and manage your own site when we hand it over. Showit does the heavy lifting in the back end for you. All you have to do is drag and drop things where you want them and get back to doing what you love.
We all know that more and more people are using their phones to browse the we. In fact, by the end of 2021, over 54% of people were viewing websites from their mobile devices over desktops. One of Showit’s stand out features is the ability to completely customise your mobile design, giving you the creative freedom to build the ultimate user experience for your customers. Gone are the days of just accepting whatever stacking order you’re given. Want different images on your mobile site than your desktop? Done! Want a video header on your mobile site, but not on your desktop? DONE! Different menu options or call to actions? DONE!!
It’s your site, you’re in control!
SEO, meta descriptions, keyphrases, tags – It’s easy to feel overwhelmed the second you step into the world of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). But, never fear. Showit has taken the intimidating ‘ickkk’ out of helping people find you online too. Showit’s built in SEO tools will have you nailing those descriptions and titles in no time at all. But If you want to know more about SEO (like what it actually does) you can check out our upcoming blogs. We’ll have you slingin’ industry acronyms like a pro so that you NEVER have to feel left out of the convo again.
Oooo… we KNOW this one’s gonna ruffle some feathers for those DIE HARD ‘WordPress only’ designers. Let us preface this by saying, we still work with WordPress. If you WANT a WordPress site, we can absolutely still help you with that. But, we think you should hear us out first.
WordPress blog capabilities can’t be beat. They are the best of the best when it comes to blogging, so when we found out that Showit integrated with WordPress to host blogs we were SOLD! It’s the perfect pair. Like Batman and Robin or Bonnie and Clyde. The design capabilities and creative freedom of Showit, teamed with WordPress Blog SEO and Plug In Options like Yeost is.. chefs kiss. B E A -utiful.
So, what does all that actually mean? Put simply, you design and customise your site in Showit, write your blogs in WordPress and then the two make sweet, sweet love (in private… obviously) and produce the most magical blogging experience you’ve ever seen, to share with the world.
Ok, while we are on the topic. Say you already have an existing website with a blog in WordPress or Squarespace. Showit will migrate all of your existing blogs for you! Usually with a 4-day turnaround, the Showit team will move all blogs, images and comments from any existing posts.
PHEW! Imagine how much time that saves you.. or us…
Showit provides three different pricing plans to fit your needs. NOTE: It’s shown in US dollars, so keep that in mind.
Unsure which plan will suit you best or whats included on each plan HERE.
Or get in touch with us and we can help you pick the best fit.
Yep!! You read that right. Hosting is INCLUDED as part of your pricing plan. So the only additional thing you need to get sorted is registering/purchasing your domain name. Not sure where to do that? We recommend using Crazy Domains.
And don’t worry, If you purchase one of our Templates, the Showit team will connect your domain to your website for you too. If you have a Custom Built Website with us, we take care of this entire process for you! Which brings us to the final reasons that you’ll love Showit.
When you sign up for a Showit Plan, you get access to the Showit Community. A page filled with users, designers and staff. Where you can ask questions and connect with other people using Showit. Who doesn’t love a community of like-minded people ready and waiting to help if you need it?
We know by this point you’re probably looking for the SIGN ME UP button but, we have one last thing to mention. Probably our fav of all. The support and education resources provided by Showit for FREE are unmatched. They have hundred of help docs and blogs, 1:1 chat support and a video library that would rival the top creators. So if you ever have a question, issue or need assistance, the Showit team are there to support you (and us of course!)
Sounds incredible huh? That’d because it is. But if you still need more convincing that Showit is the way forward for web design and your biz, their 14 day free trial is a great place to start. You can now view and get a feel for all our website templates via our live demos too in the Shop.
No matter if you are just starting out and building your biz on a budget, you’re at the top of your game or perhaps your in the middle of the hoggiest ground hog day ever… We’ve got you covered with our Showit Website Templates and Custom Website Design Services to help you elevate your brand online.
Not sure if you should DIY with a Template or Build A Custom Site?
Get In Touch and we can work it out together.