In the mid-90s the desktop publishing revolution began with the introduction of GeoCities, Homestead and Moonfruit. It took quite a few years for these web services to make an impact on the design and publishing industry, but once they did, there was no looking back. Code-free website builders, like Wix, Weebly and Squarespace, have captured a lot of attention. But in the past few years there’s been an explosion of new services. Today, we take a closer look at one of them – SpaceCraft website builder. SpaceCraft is a relative newcomer to the scene. It is positioned as a code-free website builder for creating business websites, portfolios and blogs.
If you are reading this post, chances are you want to build a website, and it’s safe to assume that you consider using a Do-It-Yourself website builder. So, we won’t need to tell you that your options are almost endless. The web building industry has recognized the need of the novice to create websites without coding pretty quickly and spawned a whole new generation of DIY web apps. One of the latest players on this field is Mozello, a service of Blumentals Solutions SIA, a small privately held software company based in Latvia, Europe.
The more we’ve been relying on Do-It-Yourself website builders, the more they’ve improved. Historically, website builders catered to a beginner audience, but over the last few years they’ve morphed from primitive page construction kits into feature-heavy, all-in-one, hosted platforms that can produce websites that could easily pass as professionally designed projects. Which leads me to question if there’s any future for web hosting providers. Could they be on the brink of extinction? That seems unlikely. Leading web hosting companies recognized the growing DIY trend and found a way to stay competitive. One by one, they started providing proprietary site building tools with the intent to get you attached to their hosting services. Such is the case of Zyro site builder.
With shopping cart software being so easily available and to set up, is there really any more room for another? Yes, there is. Dear SWB readers, meet Tictail, a free eCommerce website builder with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Launched in 2012, in about two years the start-up has helped to create over 50,000 stores selling over 1M products across the globe. The key goal of the web service is to help anyone who has a great product, to easily sell online. Let’s see 😉 .
It’s finally that time again – that time, when we can take a brand new website builder for a test drive :). Oxxy website builder has just launched its public beta. Will it bring anything new to the market? Read on to find out what makes this startup unique.
Imagine a small café serving customers organic coffee, a French bakery around the corner or that girl who operates a tiny flowershop located on the ground floor next to your house. Imagine thousands of other similar small and medium businesses, each with their own philosophy, audience and… challenges. Most of them realize the importance of having a website these days, yet not all of them are willing to invest thousands of dollars into their web presence. They don’t see the need to have their sites hand-coded from scratch by the best web design agency out there. They just want to have their own piece of the web that bridges the gap between their customers and products/services.