WordPress and GoDaddy
GoCentral Website Examples
We have looked at some examples of templates for WordPress and GoDaddy
GoCentral websites. But what do these templates look like in action? How do
websites built using these services compare? This is where the rubber meets
WordPress Template Options
Let’s check out a few WordPress business websites to start.
The Houston Zoo has selected WordPress to power its website. Loading quickly,
it features a design that is vibrant and eye-catching while still remaining clean
and easy to navigate.
The zoo was able to use the builder’s tools to install features such as an
upcoming events calendar, a subscription box, a daily schedule, and more.
Drop-downs make it easy to navigate through the site categories (Plan Your
Visit, What to Do, Programs, Give and Save Wildlife).
NOVE takes a moment to load, but once it does, it is nothing short of stunning. The modern,
minimalist design runs video in the backdrop and is overlaid with a set of transparent “tiles.” As
you move your cursor across them, they are tinted.
You can also click on “Menu” on the right and the entire screen will take on a blue tint. The video
continues to play in the background. But the blue tinting facilitates easy reading and prevents the
motion in the backdrop from being a distraction. You can then read the location of the business and
navigate to pages like Team, Services, About Us and more.
The typeface also stands out. It is clear and legible, displaying smoothly without jagged lines. The combined effect of all the elements on
the site is mesmerizing.
The Awesome Motive website built in WordPress features a lot of white space for an open, modern look. It loads fast and is easy to navigate.
Even with a ton of information packed onto the front page, it never looks cluttered and is never difficult to read. Scrolling down, you get a
great overview for what Awesome Motive is all about.
Examples of Business Websites Built With GoDaddy Website Builder
Now that we have analyzed some WordPress sites in action, let’s take a look at some sites made with
GoDaddy Website Builder.
The warm, bright colors of the background photo and the site elements are inviting. While the top of the page looks a
bit cluttered, this is the fault of the site designer, not the platform. The background image is simply too busy.
When you scroll down, a dark menu bar appears at the top of the page. While its transition into visibility is smooth,
it can appear a bit abrupt when scrolling rapidly down the page. This adds to the “busy” impression. The rest of the design
is pretty basic.
There are multiple issues with this site. First of all, the subscribe box/banner pops up over the top of the site header, hiding
it from view. “Save 10% on your order” appears on top of that. So we have three site elements all piled on top of each other,
which is both messy and confusing.
The screenshot you see here is what remains when you close out of the subscription prompt. Frankly, this website feels like a trip back in time to the 90s.
The images are in random sizes with no borders, like they were just slapped on the white background pell-mell.
It’s not impressive. In fact, it almost shouts “amateur.”
This is probably the nicest example of a GoDaddy site in action. The menu is fixed at the top of the page as you scroll. For
the most part, the page elements are simple, clean, and appealing to the eye.
The top section, however, that reads “Welcome to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church” is pretty hard on the eyes. Note the strange positioning of the image of the church.
This may or may not be the fault of the designer as opposed to the template, but regardless, the outcome is not very professional looking.
It is worth noting that awkwardly placed headers, images, text blocks and more are not just aesthetically unappealing—they
also do you no favors when it comes to SEO.