Does your business have an online presence? The answer must be a resounding yes. Company websites are now absolutely critical to operations, as they provide an interface and are a convenient way to introduce yourself to your customer, and for your client to reach you easily. It’s a great and easy way to showcase your product and build up credibility for potential clients.
If you’re looking to update your company website, or want to set one up for a creative hobby on the side, we’ve got you covered. After consulting with a number of Internet gurus, here are the top picks for website builders if you’re looking to get one started.
Wix is one of the most popular website builders on the Internet. It’s easy to navigate through and can be formatted to suit almost any kind of business. A big plus point is its membership function, which allows your visitors to register as members to your site and helps you create exclusive features for your clients. A potential drawback lies in the creator’s inability to change the template if he feels like a redesign – you’re stuck with the original one unless you create a new website. You also cannot customize your URL so your SEO function may not give you the best results.
Tied with Wix in terms of popularity, Weebly boasts easy-to-use functions and offers stunning designs. One feature that sets Weebly apart from the rest of the competition is that it lets you download the standard site codes if you feel like moving your website to another host in the future. It also has a very convenient user interface where you have the option of sliding out unnecessary bits so you have a clearer idea of what your finished site will look like. Unfortunately, Weebly does not allow you to build your site from scratch; you have to use one of the available templates to build your site on.
Listen up, photographers, artists, bloggers and restaurateurs! If you run a business that includes a lot of graphics and photos, Squarespace is the perfect tool for you. The program even allows you to edit your website in WordPress without knowing any codes. Websites created on Squarespace are also automatically optimized for mobile devices so your visitors don’t get distracted repeatedly trying to zoom in and out. Squarespace does not offer a free URL, though you can start a free of charge 2-week trial with no credit card required!
Engaging companies and projects that cater to multilingual clients with its tagline ‘Beautiful websites that speak foreignese’, Voog has established itself as a leader in multilingual support platforms. All clients have to do is click on the country flag to switch languages and visit a new page. Sadly, the website builder offers only 13 themes and it is difficult to customize them without getting lost in infinite lines of code.
If your business includes online retail, Jimdo has great features that are sure to boost your online sales. You can add items, set categories, customize forms and carry out several different types of transactions on this platform. You can even personalize the recipts that your clients will receive that will only enhance their shopping experience. For all its retail ease, Jimdo themes look a lot more dated than others, and the program is a bit restrictive in terms of client contact form structure.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to setting up your webpage – each builder comes with its own set off pros and cons. Take a look and see which fits your interests best!