Top 10 Website Builders – 2015Dec 15
A few days ago I came across an interesting web resource specializing in reviewing content management systems, website builders and other types of online business solutions, namely CMSCritic.com. Specifically, I landed at their ‘2015 People’s Choice Winner for Best Website Builder’. I was glad to find several familiar site builders in the list of nominees (uCoz, Jimdo, Webydo and Squarespace). As for the winner – it was Adobe Business Catalyst. Sincerely, I’ve never heard about this web service before. Perhaps, I was too busy building websites for other people :). I should certainly check it out later on.
The ‘Awards’ post inspired me to make up my own compilation of site builders for the year 2015. This is my personal choice, and I hope you share it with me :). Feel free to leave comments and add your own nominees below the article!
uCoz receives highest score in my list as I like its vast functionality. I’ve used it several times to build websites for my clients. It does look complicated inside (comparing to other similar services), yet it is definitely worth the time you spend on familiarizing yourself with the system. uCoz supports complex Forums, eCommerce websites, Blogs and other types of web presence. Learn more about uCoz.
Webydo is a revolutionary website builder and I’m happy to add it to my list. Its remarkable features include code-free Design Management System, integrated CMS offering WYSIWYG content editing, advanced cloud hosting and other benefits. Webydo stands out among other site makers for its excellent business-related features, namely ‘Build Your Brand’ and ‘Bill Your Client’. Learn more about Webydo.
Wix was the first website builder I discovered. It’s truly amazing. As for me, it offers probably the most intuitive user interface. Its HTML5 editor employs the WYSIWYG and drag-and-drop tools at their finest. Wix also gets high scores for their templates collection and impressive library of applications. Learn more about Wix.
Squarespace is the best choice for those looking to create a head-turning website with eye-catching imagery. To my mind, this particular website builder offers some of the most stylish templates on the web. Squarespace is trusted by many famous people and recognized brands including Seth Godin, Shutterstock, Hodinkee and others.
#5 Zoho Sites
Zoho Sites website builder is feature-laden web service allowing you to create your own website from scratch as well as to publish it without leaving your Zoho account. With this site builder you will get a web hosting, easy-to-use CMS and a wealth of apps and extensions all in one place. Besides, it’s very affordable – you will get their full-featured package for $39/year.
Moonfruit is a UK-based website builder with a long history in the niche – it was founded back in 1999. So, they have a huge experience in this business. Similarly to other website builders, Moonfruit offers a very intuitive user interface and reasonable prices. Speaking about latest updates, recently they’ve improved their SEO pack and footer settings. Learn more about Moonfruit.
IMCreator is a comparatively new site creator – it made its debut in the niche in 2011. However, this web service has found its target audience very quickly. This is mainly due to their rich functionality and jaw-dropping designs. IMCreator allows its clients to build cross-browser, cross-device websites without any prior programming training. You may have a look at active IMCreator-powered websites on their Featured page.
MotoCMS is a Flash/HTML website builder serving 375,240 customers from all over the world at the time of writing. This site creator is a brilliant solution for those wishing to build a dynamic, professionally-looking website hassle-free. Their huge library of templates is continually enriched with new items developed specially to meet the needs of the most diverse clientele. You may contact one of the MotoCMS representatives directly through the live chat on their main page to learn more about the system. You may also read my MotoCMS Review.
Jimdo is the perfect destination for business people. This Germany-based site builder offers some of the best eCommerce capabilities in the market. So, if you’re serious about building an e-shop with bells and whistles, Jimdo will be a decent candidate for you. You may want to read my detailed Jimdo review.
I think MadeFreshly is also worth your attention. This lightweight eCommerce site maker is a lifesaver for small business owners who are in need of a simple but reliable website with shopping cart functionality. Learn more about MadeFreshly.