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New features: CSS animations, single page sites and blog

We added a couple of handy features today. One is the ability to add animations to page elements. The animations can trigger when an element becomes visible (on page load or when the visitor scrolls down to the element), or on hover (when a visitor moves their mouse over the element). 

Animations are an easy way to add interactivity and elegance to a web page. In fact, check out the responsive website builder page on our website to see the animations feature in action.

And you can do cool things like animation sequences where elements in a page section pop in one by one. 

The other feature we added is the ability to create single page sites and link to page sections. Single page sites are basically sites that consists of one page that visitors navigate either by scrolling or using links. Single page sites have been gaining in popularity over the last few years, as they are considered easy to navigate, as well as easier to maintain than multi-page sites. Also, there is an element of story-telling that makes the site more memorable and can inspire the visitor to take action.

One potential drawback to keep in mind is that single page sites may not be best for SEO. Websites with content spread over multiple pages have more URLs to index, and more SEO-ranking entry points from the search engines. With a single page site your website has only one URL to index and one set of meta data, which can make the site a lot less searchable.

See our knowledge base article on creating single page sites and linking to page sections.

And finally, our blog feature is out of beta and is available with most accounts. Now you can add a blog to a website you build on SignalMind, and the blog will be available in a /blog subfolder of the site's domain (just like our blog : ) Having the blog on the same domain as the main website is beneficial from the SEO standpoint, since the content you publish on the blog shares the SEO authority with the main site, and helps improves your site's SEO rankings.

Elena English

Mobile afficionado and tech entrepreneur. Follow on Google+

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