Until a few years back, the prospect of a software that would build websites without the use of code was still in dream state. Today, thanks to the fast evolving technology we have so many that we don’t know what to choose first. I’m talking about code-free website builders, the future of web design. With this new type of software anyone can build a site quickly and easily. How does it work? It acts more like an editor, using a friendly drag and drop interface to instantly translate the user’s desires into code. That means that you, the user, don’t have to worry about that tedious part that kept you from building your site for all this time; the code is hidden to the user’s eye. All you do is play with design just like you would do in Photoshop. Sounds to good to be true? Just try some of these neat web site builders and see for yourself.
IM Creator is the first example of a web builder that’s independent from programming. From the top menu you just select, add and customize the features that you one in a split of a second. In the same fashion you can add entire galleries, slideshows, video and other media files, buttons, links and so on. However, if you just can’t imagine creating sites without HTML, it offers a handy solution in the form of an HTML widget. Dragged on the work board, this allows you to modify anything that needs chiseled to the deepest detail. You don’t even have to register, you can begin right away. Though extremely intuitive and easy to use, customer support is provided in several forms: a video tour and a puff act as your tutorial, but should you need extra help, their designer agents can help you with anything you need. And I didn’t mention the best part: it’s free!
If you’re obsessed with details, but have little time to tend to them, the solution for you is finally here. WebStartToday offers more than 1000 unique templates which match even the obscure fields of business – from travel and entertaining to real estate and funeral services. Don’t worry about other businesses having a similar look – you can easily change the colors of a template with a single click, thus turning it into your own sub-template. Adding the content is even easier – the model text is in place already, all you have to do is modify it, add your contact info and everything is ready to go. The service offers unlimited storage and SEO optimization.
Jigsy is a dynamic and straight to the point web site builder. No need to install anything, right from the home page you start building – all you have to do is to choose a name and a template for your site. The basic package supports one site with limited traffic and seven pages, and 50 megabytes of storage. The premium package contains everything else – unlimited, including support at $8.25 per month.
With over 30 million websites in its portfolio, Wix is a thorough and user friendly code free web builder. It has a suggestion feature that matches templates with your business field of choice, making it great for beginners. It has unlimited trial, so you can take your time, but when you complete the website you need to choose a package in order to publish it. Pricing ranges from 4 euros to 16 euros and it includes custom domain name.
Webydo is a what-you-see-is-what-you-get type of web builder, which means that all the effects occur in real time on the dashboard. The customization is very easy and with a single click you can modify colors, sizes, fonts and shapes. Its original feature comes in the form of dividing the content from the design. There are basically two different dashboards for each, and you can have a designer and a content writer work on your web site at the same time. The Basic package comes free and the premium packages include hosting and can be acquired per year or per month.
MadeFreshly is recommended for online stores, as it’s conceived specifically for that. It all starts with the addition of the products you want to sell. Then, without the tedious steps of normal web site building, it gets you right in the middle of the creative process, providing good looking templates and easy options. Though not offering many templates (three free and three premium), they are all fully customizable. The free plan limits you to two themes and ten products. The premium packages come in three offers: $11.99, $19.99 and $34.99. Google Analytics, mobile support and promotion is also included.
uCoz SaaS (software as a service) platform is the most popular site constructor in Eastern Europe since 2005. Ever since its launch, the system has gained incredible success due to its user-friendly CMS and rich functionality. Currently, uCoz serves more than 2 million active websites and has 16 language localizations, and it doesn’t seem to slow down.
Once you’ve signed up to uCoz, you’ll have everything you need to design a website at your fingertips: numerous templates (both free and paid), a variety of modules (Forum, Mini Chat, Blog, Publisher, Site News, Online Games, E-shop, etc.), SEO toolset, extended statistics and many more perks. uCoz allows you to try your web mastering skills for free (their free plan never expires), and upgrade to paid subscription (the cheapest is $3.09) as your business grows.
Breezi is another example of originality in the field of code free web creators. It is conceived as a search engine which matches your “design tastes” with their numerous templates, without you having to go through all the filters and options. With every search you are closer to your target and you can always filter out or modify the criteria by which the little brain that acts as a search engine on their homepage does its work.
Yola is another web builder that focuses on business websites and personal pages. After registering you get to choose the domain and you get a suggested template, which is highly customizable and the changes happen instantaneously. It is remarkably fast and thorough service, with a lot of widgets that include albums, slideshows, galleries, HTML and videos. It’s still limited to one site and three pages in its free form, but the premium version is definitely worth trying.Tags: Software, website builder