What's the best website builder for startups, and why?

Alexey Shashkov
60 replies
Hello makers! I'm in the Discovery Stage of the Customer Development process, and I'm curious about the solution for building landing pages and websites you think is best strictly for startups and why?

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Rhys Webber
Product Designer @ acresoftware.com
I love Webflow, once you get the hand of it you can create websites which don't have that website-builder feel!
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Atul Ghorpade
Marketer. SEO. Love to engage.
@rhyswebber01 I created website using WordPress before some months. Lot of work is pending. I want to build websites easily without thinking much tech stuff.
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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@rhyswebber01 Hello, Rhys! Webflow is awesome. Are there any things that you don’t love about Webflow?
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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@atulghorpade Hey Atul. Can we have a conversation on Zoom to chat about your previous experience?
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Rhys Webber
Product Designer @ acresoftware.com
@shashcoffe Hey Alexey, I notice you're building a landing page builder! Personal preference, I'd look at creating features which allow you to create design systems & style guides easily. With Webflow, you can add classes, but I'd love dedicated features 😄
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Atul Ghorpade
Marketer. SEO. Love to engage.
@rhyswebber01 Frankly, I don't have good experience in CMS. But, if you have some work/opportunity for SEO, we can definitely talk.
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Jaskiran Kaur
I am fond of Science,Technology,Art,etc
I don't know much about Website builder but I know a company which is Software Product Development Company and has launched Apps like CereKart(Online Ordering System), CereHome(On-Demand Home-Service App), CereConsult(Online Consultation App). They do develop apps and customize the above products I mentioned.
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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@jaskiran_kaur Hi Jaskiran. Do you mean they do custom app development?
Jaskiran Kaur
I am fond of Science,Technology,Art,etc
@shashcoffe Yes they do Akexey
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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@jaskiran_kaur How much does it cost for you?
Jaskiran Kaur
I am fond of Science,Technology,Art,etc
@shashcoffe Of course, I can tell you Alexey, do you have any requirements???
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Jaskiran Kaur
I am fond of Science,Technology,Art,etc
@shashcoffe Of course, I can tell you Alexey, do you have any requirements?
Paul-Henri Hersen
CPO @ cyrius.co - Station F
Currently using umso, good but a bit frustrated when I see websites built on webflow
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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@ph_hersen Hey Paul! Thanks for your interesting reply. Why do you feel frustrated? Because Webflow’s websites are looking better than Umso’s?
Paul-Henri Hersen
CPO @ cyrius.co - Station F
@shashcoffe Exactly. Looking better + faster + more dynamic + more professionnal. Same thing for the blog part. But as I have other stuff to do than changing our website builder, I stay on Umso. But can't wait to change ! Yet, I still think Umso was the perfect choice for the first months, easy to deploy, free image libraries, custom html blocks... (I use https://chrome.google.com/websto... to know the website builder)
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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@ph_hersen Got it. Make sense. Thanks for the answer. Paul, can we chat a little about your experience with building websites for your projects? I’m curious about the most challenging part you faced and what have you done to try. I’m trying to find out the critical problem in that field. Can we have a Zoom call?
Paul-Henri Hersen
CPO @ cyrius.co - Station F
@shashcoffe Yes sure, please add me on linkedin (link in my profile)
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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@ph_hersen Connected you with a message.
Everett Berry
Cloud Costs | Open Source | Angel
Webflow is great.
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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@everett_berry Hello Everett. Thanks for the comment. What was the last time you built something with Webflow?
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Everett Berry
Cloud Costs | Open Source | Angel
Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@everett_berry Wow, Everett, it’s beautiful! How much do you pay for it per month?
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Monika Bakunts
-Content writer-Student of IR Faculty
Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@bakunc Hello, Monika. Do you buy website building from agencies like that?
Vera Mirzoyan
DMS | Addicted to SEO | Content Writer
It highly depends on your niche and goals. Website builders are so many these days, but you should choose one that best meets your needs. For instance, if you consider the e-learning niche, I would like to share https://uteach.io/ which is a website constructor for creators and offers e-learning tools, features, and solutions.
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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@vera_mirzoyan Great answer, Vera! Thank you. What was the last time you built a website on it?
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Vera Mirzoyan
DMS | Addicted to SEO | Content Writer
@shashcoffe I work on Uteach, so I make use of it on daily basis. What I want to emphasize is the consideration of the availability of required tools on the website builder. And what I highlight as well is the SEO functionality, as I consider website optimization the second duty after generating the platform.
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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@vera_mirzoyan Vera, can we have a Zoom to chat a bit more about your experience with that?
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Vera Mirzoyan
DMS | Addicted to SEO | Content Writer
@shashcoffe Surely, Alexey
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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@vera_mirzoyan Awesome. Where do I write to you to book a time?
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Ashit Vora
Co-founder at RaftLabs
It is undoubtedly Webflow. It's simple, easy, and fast to create beautiful website.
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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@ashitvora Hello, Ashit. When was the last time you did a site there, and how long did it take? How much money do you spend each month on WebFlow?
Ashit Vora
Co-founder at RaftLabs
@shashcoffe Our website https://raftlabs.co is on Webflow. We spend $20/month.
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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@ashitvora Ashit, it looks good. How often do you edit something in it?
Ender
ML researcher
Unicorn Platform. I don’t use it, but everyone recommends it.
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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@enderm Yeah, Ender, Unicorn Platform is an excellent builder!
Ahadh
Product & Growth @ workduck.io
I was impressed with @plasmicapp. Really advanced layout editing and code generation done right - amazing workflow for designers and devs!
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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@ahadh Hey Adadh! Interesting! Can you show your last website made with Plasmic?
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Ste
dev/designer
hey I made a list of 23 page builder over here: https://airtable.com/invite/l?in...
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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@stelian_dobrescu1 Hey, Steph. Answered you on Indie Hackers. Let's have a chat with Zoom.
eg21
Founder, Ideaio.xyz
I used softr to build landing pages. Very intuitive. No blame for Webflow - but for me it's kind of an overkill - I don't need fancy animations or laser-level pixel finetune.
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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@eg21 Got i. Make sense. Can you share your last landing page made by Softr?
eg21
Founder, Ideaio.xyz
@shashcoffe https://www.ideaio.xyz/ here you go. Let me know if you have feedback or any thoughts.
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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@eg21 The landing page looks pretty good. How much time did you spend on building it? And what was the hardest part about building it?
eg21
Founder, Ideaio.xyz
@shashcoffe it took me about 2 hours. I used to be a software engineer and a product manager. So all these things to me are easy piece. To me, the hardest part is about content writing. Hope it helps.
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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@eg21 Sure, it helps! I owe you one. Can you tell me why content writing is so hard for you?