HameemSoftware Engineer

What are some drag and drop static website builders (preferably free)?

I am looking for desktop or online website builders that have elements such as divs, forms, buttons etc. One will be able to drag and drop them and the program will generate the corresponding HTML/CSS codes automatically. Thanks.
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    Weebly 4

    A complete platform to run your business online

    Weebly is impressive, but less slick than Squarespace, but still worth a look!
    Thalassa van Beek
    Thalassa van BeekOnline Marketing | Digital Nomad · Written
    Yep, +1 for Weebly. So easy to use!
    • Stewart Alexander
      Stewart Alexanderstewalexander.com

      Great tool, where it works it works great.

      Has some oddball behavior when you dig a little deeper that presents a learning curve that may not need to be there. Such as sizing photos, text boxes that can't be resized, etc

    • Matt Pliszka
      Matt PliszkaCEO & co-founder @ pickSaaS.com

      A website building software well-thought for beginners and non tech-wise users, really like it.

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    Squarespace 7

    The easiest, most powerful Squarespace ever

    Pretty much gold standard.
  3. 1

    Free drag & drop mobile friendly website builder.No coding.

    Bettina R.
    Bettina R.Artist bettinadraws.com · Written
    I'm using Mobirise for both versions of my website: The "Coming Soon" page which is live now and the official version which is still in the making. Very easy and 100% free, my only expense was the domain.
    • Anna Filou
      Anna FilouTech Geek, Web Designer, Illustrator

      Mobirise is fantastic, especially considering that it is 100% FREE for personal and commercial use. The websites you make with it can be exported into HTML, CCS and JS. The code is easy to read (another website builder I've tried exports all lines of code into a single line. To a browser that makes no difference, but it makes manually editing stuff really hard and slow).

      The con is it's pretty limiting. I have made a few websites with it and despite my best efforts, they all look similar. I guess that's mostly because of Bootstrap BUT Mobirise plays a role too. For example, it has no option to have the logo in the middle of the header and the links on each side, you can only have the logo on the left, links on the right and CTA button far right (I think there's a single paid theme that includes a header with the logo in the middle). You can purchase additional themes which come with their own blocs. There are also AMP themes if you wanna make AMP website that load very fast, of course those are even more limiting.

      I know Mobirise has had an Android app for years, but I never tried it cause I read it was terrible but they updated it last month and apparently it's good now (cross compatibility with Desktop app!).

      I love that Mobirise does not try to lock you into their system in any way. You are free to build something basic with Mobirise and then tweak it.

      With that said, they include hidden advertisement for Mobirise EVERYWHERE in your code. For example, you add an image, and by DEFAULT that image links to mobirise.com if clicked (I don't think you can switch that off even you buy a premium theme) and the "alt" is "mobirise" as well! Of course you can manually rename those but if you forget just one image, the link is there. Also, they include the name "mobirise" in file and folder names so you have to spend a LOT of time if you wanna remove all mentions of mobirise from the code.

    • There has been a number of updates / improvements. Well worth checking out if you need to create product pages fast!

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    Webflow CMS

    Build professional dynamic websites without any code

    Ayush Mittal
    Ayush Mittal27bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
    It's much more than static but choosing a template or even starting from scratch is pretty easy to drag and drop the elements you are looking for. They have a pretty handy guide and resources to get started. You can export the HTML/CSS with a click of a button
    • André
      AndréDo it or don't

      I thought I could build my site with this, but then I found you can't allow users to create an account, maybe with some hackery it could be possible but site I'm trying to build is to big to rely on hacks.