Thrive Content Builder: Contest Results!
A few weeks ago, we asked you to send in examples of pages you created using the pre-release version of Thrive Content Builder - and you delivered!
This post is to celebrate what we found the be the most interesting pages, offer you some inspiration for your own website and of course, name the winner of the contest.
Let's get right on with it:
In the following, we present our three top picks from the submissions that we received, starting with...
#3: Video Sales Page
This entry comes from Kris Phelps and the site My Family Reunion Ideas.
In this example, the Content Builder was used to create a nicely formatted video sales page. The above-the fold area with the video alongside a list of benefits and call to action is a great example of an uneven columns layout.
Also notable about the page are the striking, but well balanced color scheme and the great use of white space. Content on this page has room to breathe and it makes the page more pleasant to look at and read through.
#2: Columns for Mutts
This entry was sent in by Dave Carr, from his UK Webdesign site.
The page is a showcase for a webdesign make-over that was done for a client's site about Rottweilers.
The page combines great custom images, showing off the various improvements and features, with a clever use of columns and conversion elements from Thrive Content Builder. The client's own enthusiastic testimonial is presented along with content boxes that serve as highlights.
Overall, a gorgeous page and a great use of the builder!
Winner: Unexpected, But Effective
The page that impressed us the most comes from Bill Farman and the site Standout Online Marketing.
This is probably not at all what you'd expect and it certainly isn't what we expected, but it shows a brilliant use of the content builder elements to create a stylish contact page.
It's not the flashiest or most spectacular or most immense page you can imagine, by any means. But it is a great, beautiful and to-the-point contact page. And that's what matters. We love the use of nested content boxes, columns and short code or form elements to make a page that looks like it was custom-designed by a pro.
Awesome job, Bill! The $100 Amazon Gift Card is coming your way!
Before we're done, there's another entry that we feel deserves mention:
This post by Paul Therond is an interesting example of using Thrive Content Builder for blogging. Elements from the builder are used sparingly - a highlight, a few styled bullets and a few notification boxes.
We like this example because it shows that TCB can be used as a basic tool as well. Just because you have dozens of items at your disposal doesn't mean you have to go crazy with them and always build complex layouts. Being able to edit on the front end - to simply click on your page and start writing - is enjoyable even without all the bells and whistles.
Plus, the recently added support for "more" tags in your posts makes TCB even better for blogging!
Many thanks to all the contributors in our contest! We hope you enjoyed this post and found some inspiration for your own site. As always, comments and questions are welcome.