Custom Site Build It (SBI) Templates
We've created more than 100 website designs for Site Built It users in the last six years. Our HD Fluid SBI template was the first truly mobile responsive template available. Now, with our cutting edge next-generation Cre8ve SBI template, Site Build It owners can have a world-class professional design and more power than ever before.
A Case Study
The world's largest lucid dreaming website started out as an SBI project in 2008. Founder Rebecca Turner needed a sleeker design to take her into the big league.
Before (SBI BlockBuilder)
Rebecca's original off-the-shelf SBI template didn't really do her site justice. In fact, there were hundreds out there just like it.
What she needed was some unique branding. A professional logo. A more user-friendly layout. And additional advertising space to monetize her content website.
After: Cre8ve SBI template
The result is a much cleaner and attractive site design that conveys a modern understanding of its subject matter.
The new design is also authoritative, creating more credibility for Rebecca as an author and raising her above the competition.
Importantly, the new design made her SBI website mobile-responsive.
What is a Mobile-Responsive Website?
More than ever before, people are using their mobile phones and tablets to search the web. If your website isn't easily viewed on a small screen - you're losing traffic.
What's more, in 2015, Google released its "Mobilegeddon" algorithm update which specifically demotes websites which are not mobile-friendly through and through.
So if your web design isn't mobile-responsive, you'll now be losing desktop traffic as well.
Going mobile is a matter of necessity for all websites - and it's why we've been creating mobile-friendly SBI templates since 2013.
By choosing to get a custom SBI design with us, you'll reap the benefits of a mobile-responsive theme, opening up your site to more traffic as a result.
Click here to see a demo of Cre8ve SBI template in action... try resizing your browser to see how the template responds automatically to different viewport sizes.
Not sure if your current design is mobile-friendly? One way is to look it up on your smartphone. If you don't have one, type your website address into this smartphone emulator. It'll display your site just as it would appear on a mobile phone.
If you're unable to click on any links or buttons (because they're too small), or find it hard to read the text, then your site isn't mobile-friendly. And Google knows it.
Order Your New SBI Web Design
We've made it as easy as possible to order your SBI design template and reap the benefits of a custom, professional, mobile-friendly website design.
Here's how the process works.
- Click 'Order Now' below.
- Fill out the form with your web address and design brief.
- We'll design your custom SBI template.
- You can review the design and request any tweaks.
- We'll send you the files to plug in to SBI.
- Cut-and-paste your web pages into the new template.
Remember, we're not offering identical stock templates. We'll design you a brand new logo and site scheme based on our proprietary SBI-friendly web design.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can I upload the files into SBI's BlockBuilder?
A. No, sorry. This is a sophisticated template that needs to be uploaded via SBI's 'Upload Your Own HTML' feature. If you're ready to embrace a small amount of HTML, see SBI's Transition Guide. And we'll send you full, step-by-step integration instructions too. You'll need to learn a few tricks but we promise it's not rocket science.
Q: How long will it take to convert my site?
A: It depends on how big your website is. You'll need to convert each page one at a time, then re-upload them. To convert, simply copy and paste the old page content into the body of the new template and upload it to SBI. In our experience this takes around 3-5 minutes per page with time for testing.
Q: Will I need to learn HTML?
A: Only a little. Fortunately, HTML editors do the lion's share on your behalf. There are many "What You See Is What You Get" (WYSIWYG) editors to choose from, so that you can create each new page without editing the HTML code and see exactly how it looks in real-time.
Q: Where can I get a good HTML editor?
For a free HTML editor (for all your basic needs) check out Kompozer. For a paid HTML editor (with some handy extra features) check out Coffee Cup. There are lots of options available - feel free to ask around on the SBI forums.
Q: Will you make multiple designs for me to compare?
A: No, sorry. We have corporate clients pay thousands to receive this kind of service, because it takes many hours to produce multiple designs and layouts.
For the SBI user, we're working with you on a tight budget. The beauty is, you'll still end up with a unique, professional web design for a low price.
Q: What if I don't like my design?
To make sure you're happy with your design, we ask for your maximum creative input via our order form. Tell us exactly what you have in your head. (If you want to rely on our expertise, that's great!)
We will meet all of the specifications in your design brief. If you ask for purple flamingoes, you'll get purple flamingoes. Our 15 years of graphic and web design experience means your final design will be sleek and professional.
We have successfully designed 100+ SBI-published websites to date. We also have numerous repeat customers who come back for multiple sites and upgrades.
Is Cre8ve SBI template responsive to all modern phones, tablets and other devices?
Yes, what's more, it's responsive to all the older devices too! This means your content will now be beautifully presented to 99.99% of all internet users. Cre8ve SBI template was tested on the following devices:
- Amazon Kindle Fire HDX
- Apple iPad 1 and up
- Apple iPad mini
- Apple iPhone 4 and up
- Blackberry Playbook
- Blackberry Z30
- Google Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10
- LG Optimius L70
- Laptops with MDPI, HiDPI and touch screens
- Nokia Lumia 520
- Nokia N9
- Samsung Galaxy SIII and S4
- Samsung Galaxy Note SII and S3
Cre8ve SBI template was tested on the following browsers:
- Internet Explorer
- Android native