Easily Add Skype Buttons to Your Website

Posted on February 8, 2008
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Enjoying over 200 million registered users, Skype is easily the most recognized internet communication service.  With Skype-to-Skype calls being free, it’s a no-cost way to allow your website visitors to contact you at the click of a button.  WebAssist’s free Communication Toolkit for Skype uses a wizard interface to make the Skype website installation way too simple.


As with all WebAssist extensions, the Communication Toolkit for Skype aims to improve the user interface without the need to know how to code.  This Dreamweaver extension uses the familiar wizard interface to install a Skype Call Me into your website.  This allows your website visitors to call you for free via Skype simply by clicking on the button.


It’s free for your visitors, free for you, and best of all, the extension is free as well!  What’s not to like?!  You have the option of several Skype Call Me button styles, as well as buttons that include your status, whether available or not.

The best thing about Skype as a communication tool, is it’s wide compatibility with operating systems.  It’s compatible with Windows, OS X, Linux and Pocket PCs.  An Apple Mac user can call a PC user and vice versa.  Skype encrypts the calls, chats and file transfers BEFORE sending across the net, so your privacy is secure.

Adding Skype to your website cuts down the communication barrier for your visitors and gives them instant contact with you.  Even if they don’t use it, the presence of this type of “live” communication gives website visitors a sense of trust in your site and can actually increase website conversions.

The WebAssist Communication Toolkit for Skype is available for Dreamweaver MX 2004, Dreamweaver 8 and Dreamweaver CS3, and is compatible with Mac and PC versions.  Again, it is a FREE download courtesy of WebAssist, so take advantage of this great website widget and increase visitor confidence in your site!

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