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Designing a Website's Introductory Text: Tips and Examples

Many websites choose to display a short explanatory text in a prominent position of their web page layouts to inform visitors what the purpose of the site is. This introductory text, when crafted well, can help users quickly decide whether they’re in the right place or not.

A website has mere seconds to let visitors know that they’ve found what they’re looking for, and your site introduction is your brief elevator pitch towards that.

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We’ve recently concluded a giveaway sponsored by WPZOOM. At over 350 participants, this was one of our more successful giveaways.

Here are the 10 winners of premium WordPress themes courtesy of WPZOOM:

We recently ran a giveaway of business cards together with our friends at Next Day Flyers, an online printing company that delivers top-quality printed marketing materials. We had many Six Revisions readers participate in the giveaway, and in this post, we reveal the three winners.

The winners of a set full-color, standard business cards (1,000 business cards in each set) and free shipping anywhere in the continental U.S. are:

30 Strikingly Vibrant Web Designs for Inspiration

Working with bright, high-impact colors in your designs can prove to be a powerful tool in your creative arsenal. Bright colors are able to grab attention and they make a design appear fun, youthful, cheery and modern. Because using loud, bold colors in a design can go from these positive themes to as though a child went a little bit wild with crayons, check out this collection of beautifully vibrant web designs for inspiration.

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We’ve teamed up with the awesome team at New Relic, an all-in-one web application performance tool, to give away five 1-year subscriptions to their Standard plan.

For a chance to win a 1-year Standard plan subscription to New Relic, answer the following question in the comments: What feature of New Relic is the most important to you?

This giveaway ends on September 14, 2011 after which the comments section on this post will be closed. We’ll use your email address to contact you if you win. The winners will be randomly selected and announced on a separate post. Please note that comments that don’t follow the instructions on how to participate (described above) may not be published.

There’s been a lot of talk lately in the bustling world of journalism about why some newspaper and magazine content goes viral and other bits fall and fester. As the print industry slowly wanes, magazines and newspapers are hyperaware that online, they have greater control over how their content is received, thanks to quick turn over and tangible reader reaction (I hear these discussions all the time at my day job).

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Alexander Dawson, one of your favorite writers here on Six Revisions, has recently finished his book Distinctive Design: A Practical Guide to a Useful, Beautiful Web published by Wiley. To celebrate this milestone, we’re giving away five paperback copies of his new book, which Wiley will kindly ship anywhere in the world.

This giveaway ends on September 13, 2011 after which the comments section on this post will be closed. We’ll use your email address to contact you if you win. The winners will be randomly selected and announced on a separate post. Please note that comments that don’t follow the instructions on how to participate (described above) may not be published.

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