The Webnode platform was developed by the Czech company Westcom and launched in 2008. Before that, the company’s founder used to develop apps for corporate clients. Two years after the launch the service started to be localized; now it is available in more than two dozen languages, which alone speaks of how huge the project’s activity is.
Website builders are omnipresent. The deeper I dig into the web publishing market, the more website builders I find. And it seems their number will only increase. Web hosting providers, web apps developers, domain name registrars and other companies consider it their duty to add a proprietary web publishing solution to their product lineup.
It’s been more than five years since we reviewed Zoho Sites, a web publishing solution developed by Zoho Corporation in 2012. With the launch of this builder, the company filled a much-needed gap in Zoho’s business apps lineup. The new product integrated with other business tools in Zoho’s productivity suite.
GoDaddy is widely known thanks to its ubiquitous adverts. So what exactly does this company offer? Well, beyond doing a whole lot of advertising, GoDaddy provides web hosting, sells domain names and – hardly surprising – runs its own website builder. Frankly speaking, GoDaddy has never been among our favorite website builders. Too clumsy and blatantly salesly, it didn’t inspire confidence.
The Weebly team has been hard at work for the better part of last year developing the fourth of Weebly. The major update to the service are the whole new set of the design, eCommerce and marketing tools, and more responsive templates. Whilst developing each of these new features, they even managed to improve Weebly’s mobile apps, bringing full drag-and-drop website building to all your devices. With Weebly 4, that was launched in Fall 2016, the company’s prices have changed, with plans starting at $8 per month.
Ucraft is a website builder meant to create business websites and landing pages both for newbies and advanced users. Their official website is a perfect demonstration of how the system’s features and tools can be put to use, because it is also developed with Ucraft. The platform allows creating responsive websites with popular flat design and full-screen blocks.
Among the many options you have for creating a personal website or webstore, Jimdo is one of the proven choices today. Jimdo’s history starts in 2007 when three German young people decided to create an innovative website builder. Since that time the number of employees reached 200 people and the number of websites created with Jimdo is counted by 20 millions.
Today we take a closer look at Shopify, probably the most feature-rich eCommerce platform out there. So let’s talk shop. While anyone with the proper website builder can put up a website, create a product gallery, add the ‘Buy now’ button and start selling products online, getting all the pieces of a full-featured online store may be harder than you think.
It just wouldn’t be Google if it didn’t have its own website builder. Seems, that this corporation offers any kind of service you need. For those unfamiliar with Google Sites, it’s the reincarnation of Jotspot, which was acquired by Google back in 2006. Today, Google’s site builder looks nothing like Jotspot, other than the fact that both are hosted wiki systems which allow collaborative content creation, modification, and extension.
The world of website builders is constantly changing. But there are several services which stand out of the time. About one of them we’ll speak today. One of the reasons people (especially the tech-savvy ones) don’t take online website builders seriously is because most platforms have mediocre feature sets which limit you to creating a website only using their ready, predesigned building blocks.