Choose A Website Builder Wisely

by Tyler Guyson on May 7, 2012 · 5 comments

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Embarking on the task of starting a new website is exciting, unless you done it a dozen times like I have – then it gets quite boring.   You might turn to WordPress, Joomla or any of the big names that can get your site up and running.  But starting a site with a website provider like WordPress is a major commitment.  What if 6 months in you decide to switch to a new website platform?  Transferring everything over can be expensive and a pain unless you’re really skill computer gal or guy.  Rather than jump into to the same old WordPress, Weebly, or Shopify, you’re better to review a whole bunch of different options before you take off.  It will save  you a lot of time down the road and your product/service/blog will be better able to serve your customers if the website back-end matches what your clients need.

Now you could do a google search to determine what your options are for a website builder or you could hop over to that has done all the research for you.  WebsiteBuilder has dedicated itself to helping you decipher what website builders can do what and perhaps which one is right for you.  At time of writing it has reviewed over 60 website builders allowing you to match your needs to a solution.   Many of the products listed have a freemium option allowing you to build your website at no cost while experience the basic features.   Then if you are happy and need the premium tools, you can always upgrade if you business is ready.

What I like about WebsiteBuilder is that it is:

  • colorful and fun to browse website builders that I never knew about before
  •  a comprehensive look at the different tools out there

Improvements that I would like to see to the site:

  • the ability to compare two or more tools against one another.
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If you plan on setting up a new website in the near future you’d benefit from the research that WebsiteBuilder has compiled.  To start reviewing website builders click here.

Do you have a favorite website building tool that you use?  Let us know in the comments below.



Joe Boyle May 7, 2012 at 11:23 pm

I think Website Builders should be a last resort. The majority of professional web-designers would rather rip their hair out than use a WYSIWYG editor. They’re just not practical – they are a mess. The one you outlined seems functional, but they’re all the same – it’s much better to pick up a CMS, pre-made theme, or learn to code.

Finn Bennetsen May 9, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I do not know WebsiteBuilder but is happy for WordPress
Here you can download / purchase and customize the templates you want.

I also found Shopify genius and use it for a couple of sites.

Alamin May 13, 2012 at 6:48 am

Nice post Gavin Simone. I dont use sitebuilder. I use wordpress for all of my sites.

Felicia May 13, 2012 at 10:01 am

Website Builders are typically for those who have lots of time to spare and a whole lot of programming experience, in my opinion. I once tried it, and was thankful that WordPress exists as I really cannot comprehend much.

Menno Bos May 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I like website builders, really. They’re useful for personal use. Of course, if you want an advanced website – it’s much better to type it out yourself. If your grandma wants to make a website, there’s plenty of wysiwyg builders. Not saying that your grandma should start a website, but just for the idea. I’m sure there are a lot of people with great ideas for websites who just don’t know how to make one, but they help them make something. Personally, of course, I type everything from scratch.

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