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The liveBooks platform is all about creating the most beautiful websites one can imagine. So what happens when the online portfolio of your dreams is a clean page where your images are the only actors? No header, no navigation items, no footer. It’s more than a minimalist approach to visual aesthetics.

Today, we will focus on the ability to hide elements from your page that we otherwise take for granted: the header, the navigation and the footer. Hiding the header and the navigation bar will put the elements in that page in full focus. You will create a distraction-free environment for your clients to enjoy your work.

Don’t worry! You can still help your visitors return to a previous page, say Homepage, by adding a link at the bottom of your gallery. This can be an image, a block of text or a simple button.

To hide the header, navigation and footer from a specific page, you must:

  1. Access your Design editor.
  2. Click on the page you wish to edit and select Page in the right-hand panel. 
  3. Click the gear icon and check the boxes you want to hide. 
  4. Save.
  5. Publish.

If you feel that your content is too close to either end of your screen, adjust the padding of the container(s). Also, make sure you check how your website will look on all devices by switching the preview from the options at the top of your editor.

It’s your choice which of the three elements you want to hide, and as always, we encourage you to be consistent in your editing. For example, if only one of your three portfolio pages have a hidden header, your clients could get disoriented and begin to ask themselves if the missing piece is a bug or some other flaw in the system. That’s why you should keep the same settings for the same type of pages.

The more you will look into the content and design editor of our platform, the more possibilities emerge. Don’t have a website of your own that you can play with? Start a free trial today and get two weeks free.

Your website – a personal online platform for you to display your work, showcase your skills and drive business. It’s a space designed for you and available to everyone. It’s a marketing strategy, it’s an extension of your brand, it’s your voice in the industry; it’s a must.

Professionals don’t take shortcuts, they work days on end and skip weekend trips with their friends to deliver a project. But when it comes to creating their website, they shouldn’t have to sacrifice. liveBooks is a platform that provides easy-to-use website templates and award winning customer support is here to lend a hand. And you are five steps away from having a stunning responsive website.

liveBooks is a website builder that allows you to create fully responsive websites that are easy to edit and maintain. All websites are based on functional html templates designed to meet the needs of all professionals using them, regardless of their field of expertise. Each template comes with individual characteristics, be it in its design elements, layout structure or features.

liveBooks is a reliable service provider with clients all over the world, and all of them started with these 5 easy steps.

Choose a template

You have dozens of website templates to choose from. Take it as it is, or make it your own. Every liveBooks template allows you to customize its setup, layouts, fonts, colors, and page content. Pick one that suits you best, create an account and get your work online.

Upload your media

Go to your Content editor where all your pages are listed. Delete the existing images from the image library and upload your own in the Portfolio pages. Along with image files we can help you upload PDFs and add videos to your pages.

Fill in the About page

An About Page is the most visited page on every website, so creating the perfect introduction to your clients is crucial. Need help? This guide will help you write a great About page!

Add your Contact Info

An email address or a phone number are absolutely necessary to get your business to move forward. This being said, there are many other features you can use to help future clients get in touch with you: a build in maps module, social icons accessible from the menu or the footer or the ability to embed contact forms to any page. Make yourself easy to reach on more than one medium.

Choose a domain name and Publish your site

Choosing a domain name is very important for your business. You want it to be short, easy to type and remember, and be a proper extension to your brand.

Then, all you need to do is publish it. Setting up your website has never been easier, and the result will make a great impact on your brand and your future clients. If you feel you need help with any of the steps we’ve provided, please feel free to get in touch with our wonderful support team. They will be happy to assist you.

Are you ready for your beautiful new website? Let’s get started!

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When online portfolios emerged as a marketing tool, the layout recipe for pages was simple: a block of text and an image to go with it was the standard for most pages, while portfolios used one page for each gallery. Now, with the evolution of social media and apps, we’ve got the hang of scrolling and customer anticipate to get all the info they need from one single stacked page.

This doesn’t necessarily mean we should all build only one-page websites, but a little stacking will greatly improve the way your visitors engage with your content. A stacked page will:

  • Paint a clear picture for your customers and draw their attention on all aspects of your work.
  • Aid Google spiders to better understand what your website is about when they crawl it; consequently, a stacked page has a greater change to place your website higher on Google’s rankings.

Stacked Homepage

We’ve covered the guide to an ideal homepage and, as you might have guessed, it’s stacked. Use this layout to introduce your business and its many facets in a few well-placed info blocks. You want to be as clear as possible in a short, yet complex, page.

Stacked Galleries

Our platform features many gallery layout options for you to choose from, and slideshows are the best choice for stacking. Use text blocks to introduce each collection or choose a unique background color for each of them, add borders or leave them as they are, your stacked galleries will give your visitors a proper understanding of your aesthetic.

Stacked Info Page

Use this page to fully introduce yourself. An image and a block of text is great to set the tone, but keep going! Use a simple list to showcase your clients, publications and awards. Follow this with testimonials from previous projects. Add a slideshow video gallery, a service and price list, items with professionals you work with, leave nothing out.

Our platform features a great number of website templates that use stacked pages. Black&White is a great example of how a stacked homepage should look and feel, Audio used stacked galleries, while Flash has a one-page layout. These are just a few examples of how we use stacking when designing our website templates. See for yourself with a free trial!

tips for writing a great about us page for your website

Whether you have a team of hard-working employees supporting you or you’re just venturing into the business world on your own so far, your website’s About page matters.

Studies show that in nearly every industry, the About page is one of the most visited pages on any company’s website. Why? Because every type of customer almost always wants to connect with a business before purchasing something from them.

And since it’s so important to get it right, it’s also probably why so many of us often struggle to find the right balance of being both informational and engaging!

If you’re in the process of creating content for your website’s About page, here are a few tips to help you figure out what you’d like it to say — and how to do so in a way that will help generate more leads for your business.

Quality Over Quantity

This rule applies to every web page, but is especially important for your About page.

Many websites out there overdo it by providing far too much content in order to describe a company’s history, values, goals, leadership background information, and more.

Although we initially may think that providing the most information is the best step for having the greatest impact, too much content can actually have the opposite effect and turn away people from your business.

Instead of writing out all the details that may relate to the business, focus on the most important information your ideal customer’s would want to know. If this is hard for you to achieve with an unbiased perspective, consider drafting up information as best you can and then asking for a few “outsiders” (such as close friends or family) to give you their advice and opinions for revision.

Get Personal

One mistake companies tend to make in regards to their website content is that they avoid being too personal. In contrast, some of the most successful online businesses out there today are the ones that do a great job of making personal connections with their audiences.

This is especially vital to your website if you are a local business trying to reach members in your own community. Remember: people want to do business with those they know, like and trust. How can they learn to like (or love) your business if they can’t connect with you on at least a small personal level?

Don’t be afraid to talk about why your work matters to you personally, what type of impact your organization is hoping to have on the local community, or the values you want your company to uphold.

Introduce Yourselves

As human beings, we’re all very visual creatures, so it’s a smart idea to utilize photos to connect with your ideal customers on your About page.

Include photographs of the owner, leadership or managers, team members, and even behind-the-scenes photos if appropriate! This allows any potential customers visiting your website on the web to learn a little more about who makes up your organization, and allows them to put a face to a name should they ever call, email or communicate with people within your team.

Focus on Your Audience

A great About page also makes sure to bring attention to the questions and concerns of a company’s audience. Talk about why your customers may be searching for answers or address their current challenges.

When you start an About page with this in mind, you’ll be able to do more than talk about yourself: you’ll connect with your audience right from the start by acknowledging their needs, and not just yours.

Tell Your Story with an Impactful Website

liveBooks offers stunning, customizable website templates for wedding industry professionals and creatives.

Impress your potential clients with a visually stunning website that is ready for search engines and looks great on any mobile device!

We’ve also got a top-notch support team who’s here to help you every step of the way. Start for free today!


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