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One hour with three popular web builders

Do you remember how things were before the discovery of such a phenomenon as user-friendly website builders? When you had to enlist the services of professional website developers who would normally cost you an extraordinary amount of money? The new era of website creation arrived with platforms such as SquareSpace, Wix or Moonfruit. You can…

Do you remember how things were before the discovery of such a phenomenon as user-friendly website builders? When you had to enlist the services of professional website developers who would normally cost you an extraordinary amount of money?

The new era of website creation arrived with platforms such as SquareSpace, Wix or Moonfruit. You can now easily design anything from a family website to an e-commerce store with no special experience required, all for free.

Which builder is best for you?

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Let’s dive into the wide range of features and options that these providers offer.

Firstly, Wix provides plenty of beautiful and simple templates, drag-and-drop features (which literally means you drag and drop elements wherever you want them) which make it easy to add images, videos and slideshows. Moreover, the Wix App Market lets you expand the functionality of your brand new website really easily.

If you are a novice in the world of websites, you’ll definitely enjoy the fact that there is no need to understand coding. Still, you might find Wix’s backend interface a bit complicated to use from the first sight, but don’t worry! It doesn’t only offer guidelines and tools to help you design your unique site, but it also has an exciting range of website building options so that in a few minutes you can end up running your own personalised website. Nevertheless, you can find it a bit loaded with advertising. But if you aim to add advertisements to your Wix site yourself, it will be really easy to do.

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Source: wix.com

In contrast to Wix, SquareSpace has a minimalistic interface design which lets you edit your content on the spur of the moment. SquareSpace offers you beautiful, responsive, rich imagery, designer templates, good support, analytics tools and lots of useful website building options. It takes only a few minutes to register and you’re ready to start by choosing the perfect template for your site.

Furthermore, if you resize the window, you can directly see how it would look on all of your mobile devices. It’s due to the fact that every SquareSpace template is responsive, which is especially useful if your visitors have a tendency to use mobile devices.

 (Psssst! All plans are advertisement free)

squarespace

Source: squarespace.com

Just like SquareSpace, the HTML5 powered site Moonfruit is perfect for smartphones, tablets and personal computers. You will enjoy the results of your work no matter if you’re an Android user or have an Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or any other device. And it’s just the tip of the iceberg!

Being fully optimized for social media integration on sites like Facebook and Twitter, Moonfruit gives its users a wide range of design control features for their marketing purposes, including themes, backgrounds, images and templates.

There are around 50 different themes to choose from and what’s more, just like Wix, Moonfruit is a blank canvas editor, meaning that you can drag elements anywhere on your page.

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Source: moonfruit.com

Beforehand, you can enjoy the process of creating your own website with Moonfruit’s Responsive Editor. You can add high quality, licensed photos to your site using Lobster images to make it truly unique.

So whether you choose Wix, SquareSpace or Moonfruit for your next website, make sure you create something that’s truly yours.

 

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