We have been showcasing some of the website features found on using the WebRevelation Portfolio this week. We've talked about themes, flash pages, headers, and user-friendly details. Today, let's just talk about some "cool" websites.
Calming Hugs produces and sells weighted clothing, which some experts have found helpful to children with autism, ADD, and other sensory processing disorders. I don't know anything about the effectiveness of these devices, but anyone who uses his or her creativity to try to help kids is "cool," in my book, so kudos.
Secure Pocket Square is a website dedicated to selling one thing, and one thing only. I've seen too many websites start out this way, then fall prey to the temptation to try to become an online department store. This website is very focused. The colors and graphics are vivid, and beautiful.
TEEM - The Education and Employment Ministry focuses on a major need in a downed economy: Helping people get jobs, or better jobs. They get an A+ for relevancy.
The Oklahoma State Trooper's Association has a beautiful page dedicated to the memory of those Oklahoma State Troopers who gave the ultimate gift of sacrifice in protecting Oklahoma - their lives. Very touching.
On a much lighter note, Keegan Ledford Construction, Inc.'s website is all about helping the first-time homebuyer. It has resources that are useful whether you ultimately buy from them or not. This is a wonderful community service.
I've mentioned several times during this series the importance of not allowing your graphics to become a distraction, and this is important to remember. Every once in a while, though, a site has such AWESOME graphics, that you just have to go there to see them. Such is the case with City Glass OKC - be sure to click through the menu on the left and watch the center box, and prepare to be mesmerized.
Also, if you like cars, you'll have to check out the header on Elite Mobile Wash Systems, and get ready to drool. This site also gets the satire award for today, with the question, "Why is it important to wash my car?"
Have a good weekend, everyone!
Jennifer Pointer (e-mail) is a trainer and tech writer in Tulsa, OK. She promotes a simple, a low-tech approach to effective online profile management, search engine optimization and social networking. Her weakness is the mocha frappuccino.