When it comes to creating (or redesigning) your website, there are a ton of website builders and platforms out there that you can choose from. WordPress is a popular option along with all-in-one website services like Squarespace and Wix. But there’s a new face in town that not many people have heard about: Showit.
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After using Showit myself, I can see why it’s gaining popularity with influencers like Jenna Kutcher and Jasmine Star who are using it for their websites. There are some amazing features that I haven’t seen anywhere else that truly make the platform stand on its own. Here are some of my favorite things about it:
Showit Gives You Ultimate Creative Freedom
Even though Showit is marketed as a website platform for photographers and creatives, its abilities to give the designer complete creative control make it a perfect option for anyone looking to give their website that extra special customized look. With Showit, absolutely anything you can dream of, you can create in terms of design.
Your website doesn’t have to fit in a standard 1, 2, or 3 column layout; anything is fair game when it comes to laying out your pages. One of Showit’s defining characteristics is how easily you can layer and position elements on top of one another, rotating them and even bleeding them off the page to give you that extra unique touch. You can also upload custom fonts that really allow you to take your designs to the next level.
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Stunning Image & Graphic Quality
Since the platform was designed with creatives in mind, you better believe it makes adding high-quality images a breeze. With Showit, you don’t have to worry about cropping or compressing images that are too big for fear they will slow down your site. It takes care of all of that for you. Plus, is also provides support for SVG files which means, your logo, icons, and graphics all show up in crystal clear definition at any size on any browser.
Showit is Super Easy-to-Use
If you are familiar with using design programs like Canva, Photoshop, or Invision, you will probably get the hang of the Showit interface relatively quickly. Even if you aren’t design-savvy, there are a ton of Showit templates you can use as a starting point. Plus, the Showit website builder is so simple that I believe that you could easily create your own website in a matter of days or hours if you’re really motivated. (True story – I had someone buy a Showit website template from my shop and messaged me just hours later telling me her site was almost ready to launch!)
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One of the best parts about Showit is that it integrates with WordPress to add blogging functionality. That means you can have the best of both platforms – a beautiful one-of-a-kind website from Showit + access to all the blogging and plugin capabilities from WordPress. This is a total game-changer for people who love the familiarity of the WordPress platform still and the ability to publish blogs regularly to their site, but also really want to go outside the box with their design.
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Trust me when I say you aren’t going to find a WordPress theme out there that you can customize like you can with Showit. Plus, Showit comes with built-in support for video embeds, Google Analytics, galleries, and more presenting a truly robust range of functionality to rival other popular platforms out there.
Mobile-friendly or responsive design are two buzzwords that you’ve probably heard of before in the marketing world, but Showit takes mobile-friendly to the next level. The platform allows you to completely reconfigure what your site looks like on mobile devices compared to your desktop site. This means the mobile view of your site isn’t just a regurgitation of your desktop site but smaller and squished into a one-column view.
You can move, hide or change elements however you see fit so that your mobile users have the best experience possible, even if that means completely changing the design or adding specially curated mobile-specific views of your content.
This post was originally published on 2019/06/30 and was recently updated to accurately reflect the topic and information provided for my readers.
I help female entrepreneurs and business owners create brands that command the spotlight. I love working with women to help them create beautiful, one-of-a-kind brands that give them the confidence to take their business to the next level and get them seriously noticed. I’ve worked with coaches, authors, influencers… you name it, and I bet I can help you too.
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Kristin Pruis • January 1, 2021