- It's not the most advanced tool, but it's free and easy to setup and learn. It also has a large community, so you'll find a lot of themes and plugins.While WordPress is traditionally more for blogs, with a little bit of theming, it becomes an incredibly versatile and useful tool for pretty much any website, while remaining easy to use and maintain.
- Webflow templates are beautifully designed, there are a ton of integrations and it's very easy to handle.
- If you want your website to validate your idea (like an MVP or the actual product), you can create very complex ideas with a 2 to 5-hour learning curve. Now, if you want the simplest option to just showcase something, I'd go with Squarespace. And if you want the most flexibility in terms of design, Webflow is what you want.Exactly - build more than a website without code. Been using Bubble and made a few completely functional apps on Bubble without code. That said, there is a bit of learning curve to understand the fundamentals of visual programming if you want to go beyond just a website. The Bubble schema is built from things — basically tables. Programming is expressed through events in a workflow. A workflow in Bubble refers to an action (event) that can be called by an element within the app. Events have conditions expressed by boolean expressions.
Look: There’s no platform that can enable someone with no freaking clue about how to build an app to magically build one... But boy does Bubble come close.
I love visual/no-code/alterna-code environments and have worked on several of the most famous ones. Bubble is right up there.
I feel like this tool‘s positioning (“you don’t have to be a coder”) belies its true strength. It‘s GRRRREAAAT for those who would rather NOT code most stuff.
I do my best to help folks out in the forums at forum.bubble.is, but wish it had a StackExhange equivalent -- it’s that deep. Love it and wish it the best. You can build awesome stuff on Bubble, but (duh) prepare to learn some computer science In the process (this is a GOOD thing)...
An app that's more about doing something technically than paying any attention to the user or use-cases. Is just very impractical, with all the real-world features difficult to impossible. Just look at data-upload: https://forum.bubble.is/t/best-way-to-bulk-upload/1690
Carrd is the most amazing web building platform I've seen to date- and trust me, I've tried everything. You start off with a blank page, or choose from expertly-designed templates, then you can build your own site with content LEGOs: drag text under an image, make a row of links across the top, or even add some of your own code.
When you discover control bars that let you break your site into pages, though, it's when everything changes: Carrd goes from letting you create business-card like pages to making full-blown websites for anything- home base for your app with dedicated support and contact pages, a sign-up form for an event that plugs names and comments into a Google sheet, ANYTHING (how do I make extra bold?)
Carrd is now my go-to tool for anything web-building related. I made a website for a friend and even made a few bucks off it. I'm also teaching an HTML class for my homeschool support group and there will be a whole lesson on Carrd!
I just want to say thanks to @ajlkn for my favorite website for websites, ever.
Very intuitive. I created the site serialmarketers.net in a few minutes, customizing the fonts pretty easily. My site looks great, and even better on mobile. The $20 custom domain upgrade is a pretty good deal.
- If you're less focused on content management, and more on templating and building a basic 'drag and drop' site, then Wix could be a good option.I have made many beautiful sites with wix.com, but it can be slow if you load it up with too many apps/uploads. I tried like every single one out there, and it was the easiest and affordable website builder. But beware the average customer will not wait more than a few seconds if the page is taking too long to load. I moved onto Shopify. It's more expensive than wix, but if your planning on having a lot of merchandise/photo's Etc It's better off you buy a template from a designer and use Shopify. It has a lot of great features like setting up your Facebook store. I found it simple and more reliable, it all depends on your budget.Having experience both with startups and website builders, I'd say Wix or Weebly, those are the two that offer the best value for money (which is extra important for startups). You can use a wizard like this one to decide which better suits your particular needs: http://satoristudio.net/website-...
- I would recommend Duda as the easiest website builder. I've used Wordpress and then Squarespace. Wordpress allows you to add plugins but makes your website slow. Squarespace is like iOS, beautiful and simple but you can't touch any code line (almost). Makes me a bit unsatisfied.. Finally, I tried Duda which is very simple to handle, and most of all.. is FAST! They have pretty good ideas, and building a website with their system is way easier than other products. I've monitored speed tests and my website is 50% faster compare to Squarespace :) Google recommends it as well.
Tilda is mostly a joy to use, the huge variety of blocks and the control that the site gives you (almost everything is adjustable) allows you to create pretty much anything without code and the results look fantastic.
Now, I'm not sure how well it's being maintained since some internal links on their homepage are broken (404).
The big problem is that, at $10/month with annual payment and $15/month with monthly payment, it is relatively expensive. I think that most people interested in Tilda would be hobbyist writers or photographers (that's just my personal guess) so 120 $ year just for a side project is quite a lot when there are free options out there.
Tilda does have a free option but many blocks are then locked, you cannot connect your own domain name and you are limited to a single page with 50 blocks in total (so blogs are out of the question on the free tier).
Despite that I spent quite a few hours messing around with Tilda and I really do like what I see. I'd love to recommend it to my friends but know they'd find it too expensive.
I'm inspired by the project, the people who work on it. It is really good, it develops no matter what, сonstantly there is something new, project management very attentively concerns feedback from users.
For me, Tilda has become the main development environment. At first there were some objections, they say, it is necessary to write code in wordpad-like stuff, keep yourself in a sweater with deers, grow a beard... The prototype becomes a mock-up, another man makes a mock-up to become a design, the other makes layout, the programmers are working after and so on and so on..
Guys, it`s 2018 outside!
We do not need to stop the car every 30 km to fill a bucket of water in the radiator, right? Times are changing, so is the format of work on web projects has changed, and this is Tilda Publishing!
- Ricky Yean made this productFor an early stage startup, it makes sense to focus and leverage outside tools. For your jobs page you might link to AngelList or Lever, for your support page you might want Zendesk to power it. When it comes to PR and your "press" page, you might want to consider Press Pages by Upbeat. We'll help keep the page up-to-date automatically with your latest press mentions so it's always ready for journalists.