Graphic designers and other creatives with a strong aesthetic sense often lack the gene responsible for coding, and vice versa. For this reason, designers have to cooperate with developers to have their designs manually converted into valid code. ‘If only there was a program allowing to design websites in a code-free manner’, – many designers wondered. Tada! Meet Adobe Muse.
Launched about 11 years ago, in 2006, when the industry wasn’t so saturated, DoodleKit quickly became a popular solution for DIY website creation. At last count the company has over 50,000 sites hosted on their servers, including 2,000 non-profit sites provided on a ‘pro bono’ basis, and about 100 sign-ups every day.
Did you know that there exist open source website builders? Meet Berta.me, a DIY site builder that you can either download or use online. This site builder was created by a team of designers who needed the builder themselves. When the platform proved successful, they decided to make it available to everyone.
Some of the best website builders I’ve had the pleasure to review were created out of need, rather than just another application to sell, and Carbonmade is one of these. This unpretentious portfolio builder was developed for personal use by a creative team of three in December 2005. Even though this tool was called to make life easier for its creators only, its popularity grew very fast.
BlueVoda is a drag-and-drop website builder designed by VodaHost, a popular web hosting provider. Similar to 90secondwebsitebuilder and Yahoo! site builder, BlueVoda is a downloadable application that you need to download and install on your computer. But while Yahoo! offers a hosted version along with the downloadable builder, BlueVoda has no in-browser editors.
If you can point, click, drag and drop, you can create a website. Today we bring you another drag-and-drop website builder for creating websites in a fast, code-free way – 90 Second Website Builder. This downloadable application has a look and feel of BlueVoda whose interface is very similar to Microsoft apps such as MS Word. However, while BlueVoda users can host their sites only at VodaHost, 90 Second Website Builder customers are free to use any provider.
Today, we bring a review of DudaMobile, a mobile converter developed by Duda. This easy-to-use web service converts regular desktop websites into feature-rich, tap-friendly mobile sites right before your eyes! Please note: Duda offers two products: DudaOne and DudaMobile. While DudaMobile is a converting software that works with existing websites/Facebook pages, DudaOne is a responsive website builder that creates new, mobile-friendly websites.
Enjin is a one-of-a-kind service because of its speсific focus. The site builder is aimed at the realization of the game projects: forums and websites for guilds, clans, communities, fan groups, and Minecraft game servers. The narrow focus may indicate the high quality of the system as it allows you to create websites dedicated to everything connected with games.
Choosing the right website builder to create a portfolio saves you lots of precious time. Time that can be used to improve your skills, focus on your business and clients. The right site builder will get you to the finish line faster and with less effort. Here at SWB, our goal is to make your search a bit more bearable.
IMCreator website builder has been helping non-tech savvy users build their own websites for several years already. And here at SWB we recommended it to creative individuals who put visual impression first, mainly because of the builder’s outstanding templates. As trends and techniques change fast in the website design industry, the guys behind IM Creator have recently published their revamped editor with new features under a new brand name – XPRS.