Trista Kempa
Trista KempaOps + CX

Whats the best alternative to squarespace for personal website building that's cheap(er)? shut down unexpectedly (at least to me) and all the sudden my page isnt hosted. 15/mo is kind of a lot for a page that... rarely gets visited, so hoping for something more like 20-30/year. #help
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  1. 6

    Simple, responsive, one-page sites for pretty much anything.

    Ryan Hoover
    Ryan Hoover84Founder, Product Hunt · Written
    I use Carrd. There's a free version and very affordable "pro" options if you want a custom domain and more personalization.
    Depending on how many pages you need, Carrd is great for a simple one page!
    • Brendan Hersh
      Brendan Hershdev/designer/domainer

      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.

    • Suraj Rajan
      Suraj RajanCo-founder,

      Found it to be extremely useful to create a profile site that I can easily share with people so they can find all my social media handles by just going here !

  2. Doug Aitken
    Doug Jedi at · Written
    $35.88 a year, includes domain, basic customizations, solid support. disclaimer - I work for the company behind
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  3. 3
    Github Pages

    Every Github repo has a secret free website.

    Alex Miller
    Alex MillerPh.D. Student, Data Scientist at Wharton · Written
    100% free; supports custom domain. Downside is you need to code your own HTML/CSS (or Markdown). But if you just have a site with < 5 pages, it should be pretty simple for even non-coders to copy a template they like and fill in the blanks.
    KarthikPhD Student, Computational Biology · Written
    It might take a little bit of work but you can also setup a blog with Jekyll and serve it using Github pages.
  4. 3
    Tilda Publishing

    Build beautiful websites and tell stories without any code

    another good alternative
    • Anna Filou
      Anna FilouTech Geek, Web Designer, Illustrator

      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.

    • Serge Galan
      Serge GalanSGFCMS Owner

      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!

  5. Kalo Yankulov
    Kalo YankulovProduct creator and marketer · Written
    Very simple to use and cheaper!
  6. AkhilSinghT
    AkhilSinghTEngineering+Products+Usability+Wirk · Written
    WordPress on a shared hosting + X-WordPress Theme. Cheapest.
  7. Diego
    DiegoBuilding stuff on the internet · Written
    Diego made this product
    Make your personal website, in less than 1 minute. It's minimal, easy and it's also free
  8. Cheap when going with a personal URL, and super easy to design.
  9. I did extensive research for SquareSpace alternatives and made a list of best its alternatives. Among them, I found FastComet is better alternative.