People who come to SuperbWebsiteBuilders with a desire to create a website, find a huge choice of website builders which seem, at first glance, very similar. With over 40 website builders reviewed, we can safely say that there are no identical products, unless they use the same white label app 🙂 . It’s always the little details that make a real difference, so never skip the homework phase of researching the market for the optimal publishing solution.
Today we bring you another fresh website builder that’s unique in its own way – LiveControl, and it can be a great place to start your research.
#1 Ease of Use
From a first-time user’s perspective, LiveControl appears to be somewhat sophisticated. Though its control panel is well-organized and modern, it takes awhile to get used to it. If you know a thing or two about Photoshop or InDesign, you’ll adapt quickly, but if you are far from being a designer, you’ll have to tinker with settings for hours before you get the desired look.
#2 Feature Set and Flexibility
Built in the tradition of Webydo and Adobe Muse, LiveControl is primarily focused on providing advanced web design tools, rather than interactive features. While it allows you to make pixel-perfect changes to all your design elements, it offers neither blogging capabilities, nor eCommerce.
LiveControl was developed with the multi-screen world in mind. It lets users create four different looks of the same website. The editor provides four working modes: Desktop, Table Landscape, Tablet Portrait and Mobile.
If you want someone else to preview your website without having to publish it, provide the email address of the person and click the Share button.
With LiveControl you can start a new website from a blank canvas or choose a pre-designed theme. There are 15 ready themes to choose from. Whatever you choose, you’ll be able to fully customize your site. In addition to the standard widgets (Form, Table, Submit button, Google Maps, Twitter feed you name it), you can use HTML code and Frame widgets to inject your own snippets of code.
#4 Customer Support
LiveControl is currently in the process of building their help database. If you’re stuck, you can contact one of their experts via email.
#5 Pricing Policy
You can try LiveControl free for 14 days. There are four subscription packages that mainly differ in the number of websites you’re going to build (1; 3; 10; unlimited) and storage (500 MB; 1 GB; 2 GB; 5 GB). The price includes hosting. By paying for your subscription on a yearly basis you get a 20% discount. All packages are ad-free.
It doesn’t offer any blogging capabilities. Though LiveControl does support drag-and-drop, its interface is intended for advanced users, rather than newbies.
LiveControl Review: Conclusion
LiveControl does provide an impressive web design toolkit and handy file manager, yet it seems to be lacking in terms of the features that a dynamic website can’t survive without, like blogging for example. Therefore, LiveControl can be a good candidate for simple static websites, but I can’t recommend it for blogs. Dear LiveControl users, we’d love to hear from you! Just drop a few lines in the comments 🙂 .