Website Builders

How do you create your website?

Do you use a WYSIWYG program such as Adobe Dreamweaver, openElement, Froala Editor or CoffeeCup HTML Editor, or do you use a HTML text editors such as Atom Text Editor, Quill or even the possibly overlooked Notepad ?

All the above programs have a learning curve and there are ways of achieving the same results and perhaps even better results by using one of a range of Website Builders.

Even in the "pioneer days" of Geocities and other free website providers drag-and-drop "Site builders" were an option when you did not wish to learn HTML (and css) or make use of a WYSIWYG HTML editor. Things though have progressed a long way since then and Website Builders offer a way of creating slick professional looking websites without having to learn HTML and are available at a budget cost or even free.

Website Builders offer the following benefits:

Website Builders you should consider:

8b Free, Paid versions (Freemium model)

PageXL One page website - Free, Paid versions (Freemium model)

Carrd One page website - Free, Paid versions (Freemium model)

Wix Free, Paid versions (Freemium model)

Weebly Free, Paid versions (Freemium model)

Jimdo Free, Paid versions (Freemium model)

Comparison of Wix, Squarespace and Weebly

Reviews of Website builders including Wix, Weebly and Jimdo

 

Subdomain addresses:

Website builders include a subdomain address with their free accounts. These are not always the most user-friendly addresses because some of the website-builder websites would like you to upgrade to a paid premium account including a custom domain name

These are the subdomain address formats for the website builders reviewed above:

8m.com - yourname.8b.io

PageXL - yourname.pagexl.com

Carrd - yourname.carrd.co

Wix - username.wixsite.com/siteaddress

Weebly - yourname.weebly.com

Jimdo - yourname.jimdofree.com

 

Further reading:

Website builders

23 Best Free One-Page Website Builders 2020

Review of Website Builders

Web Editors

Basic Tools for Web Design

Free WYSIWYG Web Editors for Windows

The Best Windows Web Editors for Beginners

The 7 Best Windows WYSIWYG HTML Editors of 2020

The 8 Best Windows Text HTML Editors

 

Michael Fowler

 

 

Other articles by Michael Fowler:

Choosing a Webhosting company - Michael Fowler
What to consider when deciding on a webhosting company, recommendation that you consider uk based webshosting company Just Host Me.

Free Domain names - Michael Fowler
Discussion of the Pros and Cons of Free domains, popular free domains available and their suitability for different websites.

Free E-Mail - Michael Fowler
Discussion of the inadequacies of isp e-mail addresses and the free e-mail alternatives available.

Hosting Reviews - Michael Fowler
A listing of leading website hosting companies with links to Review centre and Trust Pilot reviews

 

Notes: Potential Communications does not receive payments from any of the companies mentioned on this page