September 2016 News

Special Offer: $100 Website Design Offer

For just $100 excl gst, we will use all our specialist skills, to either improve your website design,or create your website for you from a word or PDF document, or transfer the key elements of your existing website, and in all cases, create a beautiful mobile responsive website for you. 

Learn more about $100 Web Design Offer 

Websites of the Month

Great photos always make a great website... Lot of great trucking photos on a roading background, and a slight opaqueness to the website container. Great work Buckeridge!


And Baliba Aroma Oils are using our popular minimal template range, with professional animated banners, responsive design, a great colour palette, and product images with backgrounds removed. Well done.

And Tilex bathrooms are using one of Albie's popular new templates, with their phone number in a prominent location, big banners, tile themed background, and a mobile responsive design, that still looks great on little screens.

More Responsive Templates

This month we have upgraded many more of our old templates to be all new responsive templates, wide on big screens, just right on small screens, and fast and beautiful on the smallest of mobile screens. These are available under the dedicated "Responsive" tab.

Our responsive templates can be customised by you:

  • Animated Banners
  • Logo or Business Name
  • Background Image, Colour or Texture 
  • All colours selectable
  • Custom fonts, sizes, and linespacing

View Our Responsive Themes

System Updates

Drag and Drop Snippets Update

Drag and drop editor snippets for newsletters have been updated to display better in a broader range of email clients. The snippets have been ordered on the right, such that the ones at the top are most likely to display correctly in all email clients, where as the more complicated snippets lower, should be used with caution. The simple left/right aligned images will display better now, with any excess text wrapping around the image, and smaller images remaining their original size.

If you want a really complex graphical layout in your newsletters, then you are best to generate a larger image using a image editing program, then inserting the image full width into the newsletter. If you dedicate one image per call to action, then you can link each image to your desired landing page.

NZ Post eSHip

Development of NZ Post eShip integration with our shopping cart is roaring ahead. Stay tuned for when you can more easily print your labels through NZ Post courier channels. 

Address Auto Completion Localisation

If your target audience is only domestic customers, you can now target the google powered address auto completion feature to only show addresses from your own country. Please ensure you have set your country on your contact details page, then in the page options tab of your shopping cart, change the address auto completion option to Google API Local.

New Style Editor

We have added a brand new way to edit specific elements of your website. Via the styles, colours or fonts area, you can find a link to our new beta testing of our Style Editor. The editor has all the element targets preset, so all you have to do is pick an element to edit, then decide how you want to style it.... eg how big, what colour, what font, borders, shadowing, alignment, etc

Need Professional Help For To Make Your Existing Website Mobile Responsive?  

It's possible you may break some elements of your website if you attempt to change the template on a live website. 

Our in house web designers are keen to help you update your old website to a modern new responsive look. Normally we would charge $250 for that sort of upgrade. If you go ahead before end of August, we will do your mobile upgrade for just $100+gst

100% Website Up Time

Continuing our 100% up time winning streak. 

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Need one-on-one Website Builder Training?

If you require personalised training, please contact one of our consultants, who are based all over. Several consultants also provide over the phone and web based training at a scheduled time. 

We would encourage all customers to get at least one hour of training at the early stages of building their website, and one more review prior to going live, just to give your website that professional critique, and quick tidy up of the rough bits.

Training topics include:

  • How to use website builder and shopping cart

  • How to design websites

  • How to crop and tidy up photos

  • How to optimise to get your website higher on google and other search engines

  • How to setup a facebook page, or other social media account

  • How to send newsletters

  • How to use any other feature we offer.

Book personalised training here

Clearing your Browser Cache and Publishing

Caching speeds up your computer, but it also causes confusion when viewing changes to your website.  Every web master needs to become familiar with this concept. Almost a third of all our support tickets relate to mis understandings about caching. We can't change the nature of the internet, we only educate.

  • Pressing publish button is neccesary even before you go live. Pressing the publish button allows you to navigate your trial website. When you navigate your trial website, you are actually navigating the published pages in many cases. Only the first page to preview in preview mode usually shows your recent changes. 
  • Your web browser is not aware that you are currently editing your website. The web browser does not undersstand any connection between our website builder CMS, and your website with a completely different URL. You typically need to press REFRESH on your browser to see recent updates. Or you may even need to clear your browser cache.

 Learn more about clearing your browser cache

All New Training Videos

Andrew has been busy making some awesome new training videos, to show you just how easy it is to do some amazing things. If you want him to make more great videos, please email support telling him what a great job he's doing, and what you would like to know more about. 

Better Broadband (NZ Customers)

We have teamed up with the awesome ISP's to offer you some great broadband options. If you have become disgruntled with your current isp, now is the time to get a great bundled broadband offering, including the following ISPs 

  • MyRepublic
  • 2Talk
  • BigPipe

0800 Numbers and Cheaper Tolls (NZ Customers)

Do you need an 0800 number for your business? We think 2talk provide a really awesome service, and it's who we use. For example, you have an 0800 number call your landline first, then your mobile, then your 2IC's mobile to ensure that somone will take the call. Their rates are cheap, and all the value added services can be managed via a web page control panel, so you don't need to wait on hold for any call centers. You can manage your lines fully yourself.

Receive a 25% discount off your web hosting, for life, by referring a friend 

Did you know that if you refer a friend to use our awesome website builder service, you get a 25% discount off your hosting? If you refer 4 friends, then you will essentially get your web hosting for free! Not only that, but your friends will also get their 2nd month web hosting absolutely free. That's a nice little encouragement for them to check our service out and gives us the opportunity to setup your discount. Both discounts apply for your  2nd and subsequent websites also. It doesn't matter if it is yours, a friend, family or a stranger. Discounts begin once both websites are live. Please make sure you or your friend communicates the referral at the earliest opportunity. 

More information about affiliates here

Reseller Options 

We have an awesome new offer for web designers and awesome business networkers. We can setup any web designer who is interested with all they need to get started as a web designer at no cost:

  • There are no setup fees, no contracts to sign.
  • You will earn $2+ on every domain name sold (based on RRP $19 per year). 
  • You will earn (25%-50%) commission on hosting 
  • You can manage all your customers content, domains, emails etc, easily from just 1 login.
  • We take care of all the billing arrangements, so no administrative hassle. 
If you know of anyone who might be interested, point them at our reseller page. We'll offer a $100 finders fee commission for any existing customer who finds us a new reseller who set's up 3+ live websites. Offer expires 28th Feb 2014.

More information on reselling here

Need Help! is at hand...

There are several places you can find answers to questions about how to build your website and add features (which, there are a lot of) and its free for you to look:

If you can't find the answer you need - then get you can Contact - Web Designers or lodge a Support ticket

Cool links

All those links and more at our new toolbox page: 

More Cool Links

View more example websites


Please contact us for more information. 

From the Team @ Web Widgets Ltd

Website World - Free Website Builder

Posted: Thu 15 Sep 2016