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Thread: Most Popular Website Builders with Their Pros

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    Lightbulb Most Popular Website Builders with Their Pros

    We have got several website builders around us. I wonder, how easy they have made the website development for the people out there. There was a time when Geek programmers used to take huge requests from their clients to develop their websites, these days, website builders and theme generators are playing their role.

    Though all the available code generating tools have not gone so accurate in producing code as the adept programmers, yet some tools (website builder and theme generators) do give fine results, means produce good lines of code. I am going to discuss such website builders with you that have been gaining popularity with every passing day for their quality and ease of use.

    Wix
    Based on the freemium model, Wix has been around since 2006, and making life of non professional so easy for helping them in creating their websites on their own.

    Pros
    • Wix provides a huge number of ready to use templates that are fully customizable.
    • Professional looking websites can be created in minutes with the ease.
    • Awesome drag and drop website building.
    • Ecommerce websites can be made with provided ecommerce tools.
    • Incredible support by different means- email, phone, help center and forum.

    Weebly
    Originally founded in 2006, Weebly has gained reputation in providing web-hosting along with providing fee website building option.

    Pros
    • Very simple to use website builder.
    • Drag and drop control.
    • Automatically create a mobile version of user’s website.
    • Large collection of premade templates.
    • Weebly offers its users iPhone and Android Apps to manage their website from their phones.
    • Completely free website builder, but users will have to carry the advertisement on the web page.

    TemplateToaster
    A new software product in the category of automatic website builders, TemplateToaster was first introduced in 2012, and has gained a good reputation in a comparatively short span of time.

    Pros
    • Downloadable on users’ personal computer systems.
    • Owing to lots of designing options detailing of website can be done.
    • In built FTP, which lets publish the website in a minute.
    • Most interesting is, TemplateToaster has the Bootstrap support. That means, users create Bootstrap powered website without actually writing the code.
    • Guarantees the responsive and every browser compatibility.

    Squarespace
    Founded in 2003, but launched in 2004, Squarespace is actually a CMS (content management system), which incorporates hosting service, blogging platform and a website builder. Let us talk about its website builder.

    Pros
    • Amazing prebuilt templates to start with building a website.
    • High end professional websites can be created.
    • Quick and easy customization of website.
    • Having built in commerce tools.
    • Advanced options to build professional websites that ultimately generate graceful look and feel.

    In the end
    Wix, Weebly, TemplateToaster, and Squarespace are hugely popular because of their quality, ease of use and options they provide.
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    Here is my opinion on web builders of any kind (excluding cms)

    Wix: crap
    Weebly: crap with a marketing budget
    TemplateToaster: crap
    Squarespace: crap with a marketing budget

    In the end: all crap, some of which have a decent marketing budget
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    I have used the first 2 personally and have helped a friend with a squarespace site. I have go agree with Andrew.. These builders are crap! Id use a more colorful word but for censorship sake we will leave it at that.

    Im curious, have you actually used any of these aites yourself DavisBrown? It feels like a copy/paste from their website.. Why no cons? When i see a review with no cons i quickly question the accuracy and authenticity of such review.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Yurlov View Post
    Here is my opinion on web builders of any kind (excluding cms)

    Wix: crap
    Weebly: crap with a marketing budget
    TemplateToaster: crap
    Squarespace: crap with a marketing budget

    In the end: all crap, some of which have a decent marketing budget
    Wix has a marketing budget as well. They advertise on NFL Network quite a bit, among other places. HOW 'BOUT DEM COWBOYS!

    Vapr_Arts: you're right. I'm going to leave this post alone because obviously the OP doesn't realize what garbage it is when he took it and hopefully he'll learn something from what I say next, but this is the only time I do that. davisbrown, if you copy/paste other people's content again, you'll be banned.

    The thing I'm going to say next is simple. Wix, Weebly, TemplateToaster and Squarespace all have a place. They all have a market. They all have a group of people they can serve...basically, people who want a quick and easy site they can build themselves. And that's fine. They don't need a developer, and arguably they don't even need a designer, to do that. However...there comes a point with any successful website that it needs to grow. It needs unique features and content. It needs customization. That's something the template builders just can't provide. They're an okay short-term starting point, but they should almost never be the end point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Yurlov View Post
    Here is my opinion on web builders of any kind (excluding cms)

    Wix: crap
    Weebly: crap with a marketing budget
    TemplateToaster: crap
    Squarespace: crap with a marketing budget

    In the end: all crap, some of which have a decent marketing budget
    If your a designer, all of these are poor options. For the non tech savvy needing a simple page, and not budget for a quality site, they can be a good option.
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    I thought Wix was that wooden flooring/furniture company

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    Quote Originally Posted by renaldas.sorys View Post
    I thought Wix was that wooden flooring/furniture company
    If they were it would just be plastic with wood grain vinyl..

    Might look good but the quality is ****


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    I've never heard of template toaster, so thanks!

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    I use dreamweaver and notepad generally, even when using dreamweaver, i only really use the coder view, the main benefit is ftp access so i can upload with 3 buttons

    i hate using templates, the closest i will get to that is looking at other websites for ideas.


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