Several years ago the possibility of a web builder that wouldn’t require coding still seemed like science fiction for the lay internet user. Today, not only are we way beyond that threshold, but we can’t seem to know what service to pick – they seem to be spreading almost the same as fast as they build websites. Yes, you’ve read well, now let me make it clear. Thanks to the speed era and its fast evolving IT market, this is the future of web design: web builders for which you don’t need to know HTML, CSS, PHP and the rest of the obscure languages. They work just like an image editor simply by drawing rectangles and filling colors. In other words, like a charm. I know it is hard to believe, so here we’ve put together a list with ten of the best such web builders that we have tested:
IM Creator was our first virtual “guinea pig”; its ease of use and versatility surpassed our expectations. The base of operations is a top menu from which all you need to do is drag and drop the features of choice. They include videos, pictures, galleries and slideshows, buttons, hyperlinks and even a HTML widget. The coolest part is you don’t have to create an account, you start immediately. Though very intuitive and user friendly, the service does not lack quality customer support: tutorials are available in the form of a video guide and a very comprehensive pdf. For extra assistance, their team (which is made of web designers) are at your disposal for anything you might need. If that’s still not enough, you can seek help within the community with the FAQ and forums sections. And I didn’t even mention the best part: all of the above are completely free!
If you’re the detail type, but you’re naturally too busy for them, seek no more. WebStartToday provides over 1000 different templates that match even the most underground domains – travel, night life, locksmithing, limousine services, art, cuisine, and many more. That won’t mean that competition will have the same look on their website, even if they use the same template. With just one click you can personalize the colors and feel of your virtual office. One more step left and it’s done: adding the content. A simulation text is already in place to suggest the final look. All you need to do is put in your own, add contact details, and everything is good to go.
Kopage is a very fast, thorough, and easy to use service with a lot of widgets that include albums, slideshows, galleries, HTML and videos. Its greatest feature is that it supports Cpanel automatic installation, having your site ready in minutes. Of course, the hosting service must have that implemented or you need to specifically ask them for it. The other option would be to choose from the list that already supports the Cpanel installation.
MadeFreshly is a great solution for online stores, as it saves a lot of time and hassle. It has ready-made templates – not too many, but they are free and they are diverse enough to match all tastes. It all actually starts with the addition of your products on the virtual shelves. The customization of the site comes after. The free plan is limited to ten products and two themes. It also allows only one picture per product. Premium packages are priced at $11.99, $19.99 and $34.99 respectively, and they include Google Analytics, mobile support and promotion.
If you are looking for professionalism in your web design, then you must be looking for Webydo. Webydo understands the needs of designers, because they are designers themselves. With it’s CMS, you can design and manage multiple website for your clients and even have your own personal login page. You’ll be able to control what your clients have control over (content) while you’ll remain in full control of the design. Creating an account on Webydo is quick, easy, and best of all free.
Aircus’ is a modern web builder, both in aesthetics and technology. For the first part, it focuses on simple, neat designs, with few colors and big letter fonts. Nothing too fancy, nothing to strain the eyes. Templates are not many in this sense, but the ones provided follow the same principles. Just simple, elegant and fast. Because it addresses especially to entrepreneurs who want fast and easy solutions. And now we come to the second part: it’s conceived to be supported and accessed everywhere, even on phones and tablets. With Aircus, your website is literally ready in minutes and can be built from anywhere.
With over 30 million websites built and counting, Wix is a complete and easy to use code free web builder. Its suggestion feature matches your business domain with its templates, thus saving a lot of browsing time and being ideal for beginners. The service is not free, but the trial is unlimited, meaning that you control when to launch the site without being forced to go premium just to unlock certain features. You can go at your own step, finish it, and when you want to publish, you get to select a package. Pricing spans from 4 to 16 euros and it includes custom domain name.
Website.com offers a great web building service with free templates, no advertisements, free domain, personalized e-mail, SEO optimization and more. Creating a site is just as easy as with most builders: in real time wysiwyg fashion. Packages come in three forms: basic, professional and managed. The first two have various benefits, including stock photos, website analytics and custom domain names. The last one, however, includes one-on-one consultation and one hour per month of website maintenance.
With both computer and mobile support and most templates designed for both platforms, Webzai is one of the easiest to use and most on point code free web builders out there. You can either use templates or start from scratch and build everything yourself. The drag and drop menu allows you to modify anything in real time and contains everything a designer might need. SEO optimization and cloud hosting are included.
uCoz is a popular site constructor offering the optimal combination of pricing and functionality. With their free package you can create and publish a full-fledged, professionally looking website (even with your own domain and custom email), while their paid subscription enables you to build a powerful web presence with bells and whistles. uCoz has been serving more than 2 million active websites since 2005 in 16 language localizations, and thus their professional team knows how to cater your web design needs perfectly. In addition to various modules, you’ll get access to numerous handy widgets and gadgets. Speaking about designs – on uCoz you can either use a ready made solution (free or premium), or build/integrate your own template.