25 Jun

2009

SiteGround.com Redesigned

If you happen to be one of those SiteGround-true fans who have the SiteGround.com as their browser homepage, you can’t have missed it: We’ve had a redesign.

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We’ve introduced the new design of SiteGround.com to bring it more in line with the company’s identity today and, generally make it cleaner and easier to get around. We’ve been meaning to do this for a long time now, but finally found the time to do it right.

There are structural as well as aesthetic differences to the website. Structurally, we have tried to make things simpler and clearer, with better labelling and easier navigation. We’ve also added some new sections to the website as well as re-arranged and expanded some of the old ones. Here are some of the major changes in short:

The SiteGround Homepage: So, whereas in the past, you would find general information about our company and services scattered on several different pages all over the website, it now all goes into one place: the slides on our index page. This is an uninterrupted, 5-slide run of the most important things to know about SiteGround web hosting services.

About Us section: We’ve also expanded the About Us section of our website. The idea here is for our pages to reflect the company culture at SiteGround. We are an ever-developing organism. Behind the SiteGround brand stand people with their ideas, knowledge, skills and hopes. What we aim to provide are details of the few that, in our opinion, you will really find interesting. It’s also an attempt to give readers some short, sneak peaks of what’s cooking in the SiteGround kitchen and shed some light on what makes us who we are.

Resources section: We’ve gone out of our way to compile valuable and comprehensive information and make it easily accessible to both our clients and our website visitors. So far we have created and compiled thousands of free website templates to download, hundreds of tutorials to read, videos to watch, Knowledge Base questions to look up. The idea of our new Resources section is to act as a portal. It’s an attempt to give readers some short, easily-digestible snacks of information of where to find what.

The new Siteground.com is already live. And we’d love to hear what you think about it! That is why we decided to ask you to vote on how you like the new website design. To show your support or simply to congratulate us on our new look, please vote in the voting poll below. All other comments are welcome as well, so do drop us a line in the comments section.

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Author: Tina Kesova

SG Events Ninja

I must be very lucky - I love everything about SiteGround and I love traveling. So I travel the world to spread the SiteGround love, meet new people and share the experience with all of you. If you happen to see me at any conference, make sure to stop by say hi and share a drink with me :)

Comments (12):

  1. Jogy says:

    I like the new design, but I would like the “My account” button to be moved to the menubar in de middle. Now is really put away out of side and too small. This would be a good service to the customers.

    Regards

  2. Meg says:

    The design looks slick, but I wish it displayed properly in IE7.

  3. Tina says:

    @Jogy Thanks for your suggestion :) We will consider it for the future changes to be implemented.

    @Meg Thanks for reporting this. It was a temporary issue and we just fixed it :) Check it again and let us know if the problem persists.

    Cheers!

  4. Collin1000 says:

    My favorite thing about the change: The navigation “buttons” are now true buttons. On the old design, you had to click the TEXT in the buttons in firefox, and it annoyed me. :P

    Also, I am really glad that you diddnt go overboard on web2.0 stuff. It seems to be very well done.

  5. Ult says:

    Looks good. Please consider supporting Firefox — the text is clipped in several places in Firefox, though it looks fine in Internet explorer. At least one fifth of your potential customers are using Firefox (statistically speaking).

  6. Meg says:

    (Wow that was fast…not that THAT’S unusual for Site Ground support!) Much better! Still a little oddness with the Zend Optimizer box…the “Start Now” button is overlapping the last lines of text.

  7. Tina says:

    @Collin – Thanks :) The buttons were a great consideration indeed!

    @ Ult – We have extensively tested the design on as much browsers, resolutions and OS as possible. It worked just fine on Firefox. Can you provide more details on what exactly is not appearing fine under your browser – what is your monitor resolution and OS?

    @ Meg – Just checked the “Start Now” button under IE7 & IE8, it works just fine here: http://tinyurl.com/mspbzu
    If you provide us with more info about the monitor resolution and a print screen of the page, we will be able to check it further.

    Thank you all for your feedback! It helps us most in improving what we do for you :)

  8. Fran says:

    This site has always been my favorite hosting service. I have tried others, but swithcing to SiteGround was one of the smarterst things we have ever done. (When it comes to Website Hosts) :)

    I haven’t checked out all of the updates, but what I have seen so far, I absolutely love! Thanks, SiteGround!

  9. Moses says:

    The website is nice but I dont like when you removed a “search your domain now”. That was realy helping alot because it was easy to search but SITEGROUND, You’re the best

  10. Sean says:

    Your website looks good and your pricing is excellent. I am going to look into switching to siteground.

  11. Bernardina Woolson says:

    I like the new design and identity, looks more modern and upbeat.

  12. Todd Phelps says:

    Site looks great..I absolutely love it.