Create Amazing Websites with Microsoft SharePoint
SharePoint is great for intranets, but don’t forget that it can manage your extranet as well. The SharePoint platform is famous for internal collaboration and content management, but it also a great content management platform for public facing websites.
For those using SharePoint only for internal purposes at this time, it may be difficult to envision using it as the public face of your company. However, the power SharePoint goes much further than excellent internal support; it also is behind the creation of many beautiful public facing websites of top companies.
Top Sites Built on SharePoint to Benefit the User Experience
We gathered several examples of public facing websites built on SharePoint that use the Microsoft platform as the public face of their companies. Regardless of industry or purpose, these websites are visually attractive, can be easily navigated and are sure to bring in customers.
And it should be noted that SharePoint hosting is a powerful way to manage your extranet or public-facing websites. The cloud makes it highly available, compliant and secures them from cyber threats like DDoS attacks. Learn more about SharePoint hosting for extranets.
Retail Website Built on SharePoint
One of the leading direct sales companies in the world, cosmetic company Mary Kay built their website on the SharePoint platform. Mary Kay used SharePoint to create a website that would appeal to and provide the desired information to both current and potential sales representatives.
Educational Institution Website Built on SharePoint
Central Michigan University built a dynamic, colorful, and easily navigable website using the Microsoft SharePoint platform. The website is designed to assist the many different visitor types: current students, future students, faculty and staff, alumni, parents, and more. With so many different types of target audiences, the navigation and homepage layout were both critical elements to the success of the website. The content management capabilities of SharePoint allowed the clear organization of the many pages of the website.
Technology Corporation Website Built on SharePoint
ProfitStars, a leading global division technology corporation Jack Henry & Associates whose focus is on financial performance, retail delivery, and imaging and payments processing built their public website on the SharePoint platform. The website features a sleek layout and a color based site navigation that makes it easy for site visitors to find the information they seek.
Transportation Website Built on SharePoint
The Port of Seattle’s website was built on SharePoint and features an interactive slider of Seattle’s transportation hubs, landmarks, and attractions. Using SharePoint’s content management functionality, the Port of Seattle website features a navigation based on its two main audiences: tourists visiting Seattle and businesses who moving cargo through the port.
City Website Built on SharePoint
The City of London website uses SharePoint to showcase the many services and facilities for London and the wider UK. The main purpose of the site is to help residents of the city of London identify what is going on in their part of town. This site uses a very unique, user-friendly navigation to bring visitors right to the information they seek, and uses sharp graphics and clearly defined sectioning to point users in the right direction. This site was recently awarded a “Top Rated SharePoint Sites for 2013” award.
For more examples of well built SharePoint sites, visit www.topsharepoint.com. This site updates regularly and shares the most popular and most rated SharePoint sites.
Is your website built on SharePoint or do you know of a visually attractive and well-built website built on SharePoint that you would like to share? Share a link to the site in the comments below and let us know what you think makes it a great SharePoint site. As always, Fpweb.net is here to take your site further with our dedicated SharePoint hosting that secures your public facing SharePoint site and makes it available all over the world.