Do-it-yourself website building has its pros and cons, but it definitely has its market and thousands of quality sites built and supported. One of the biggest players of the market is Squarespace.
Squarespace is great, and we love it, but it is not the only website builder out there. Knowing the full range of what is available on the market will not only help you choose the platform best-tailored to your individual needs, but also help you save a lot of time and effort.
Please note that in this article we bring you alternatives to the ‘standard’ version of Squarespace designed for those who doesn’t want to tinker too much, not the Squarespace developer’s platform.
So, let’s meet TOP 3 Squarespace alternatives:
Our first pick is uKit site builder. It has a great user interface for quick content upload, editing and design changes. uKit differs from Squarespace in many ways, but they share the common idea – to let you build a site from one account, through the front-end of the site.
uKit’s competitive pricing ($4/mo) makes it one of the best options for budding entrepreneurs and creative professionals. Check out what real uKit-based sites look like: uKit site examples.
Wix needs no introduction. With its huge experience in the industry, Wix is a very competitive company. They quickly react to any changes in the web publishing industry and adjust the platform to meet the industry’s standards. They quickly moved from Flash to HTML5, were one of the first to intoduce a built-in mobile editor, and parallax scrolling effects to their templates.
If you are looking for a site builder offering a fully supported WYSIWYG editing, then Wix is just what you need. However, you should be also aware of its drawbacks, such as inability to change the theme, not very clean generated code, among some others.
You may want to take a look at some published Wix-powered sites: Wix sample sites.
Just like uKit and Wix, Weebly is an excellent alternative to Squarespace. Its interface is fun to use and there is no coding required. It is a strong, multi-purpose website builder that lets you build literally any website: a blog, portfolio, information site or a store.
What’s the best? It all depends on what you want to get out of your site, how in-depth you want to be able to customize it, and how much you are willing to pay for it.