Carrd

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

Carrd lets you build one-page sites for pretty much anything, whether it's a personal profile, a landing page to capture emails, or something more elaborate. It's simple, responsive, and totally free.

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aj
Maker
Maker of stuff.
Hey folks! Carrd is a project I've been building off and on since last summer. It's my first "major" solo project since HTML5 UP / Pixelarity, and definitely the most complex thing I've ever attempted to build on my own (more on that another time), so I'm super excited to finally share it with the world (well, the world outside my Twitter following at least :) The concept behind Carrd is pretty straightforward: it's a free service for building and hosting simple, responsive, one-page sites for ... basically whatever, be it a personal "business card" style site or a "coming soon" page with a Mailchimp signup form to capture emails. It's fast, super simple to use, and 100% free, though bonus features (like forms and custom domain support) are available with the (entirely optional) $19/year Pro plan. A few quick examples I whipped up: http://jane.carrd.co/ http://markanderson.carrd.co/ http://anotherjane.carrd.co/ And a couple using forms if you're into that sort of thing: http://contact-form-demo.carrd.co/ http://signup-form-demo.carrd.co/ Now I know there are *tons* of other products in this space already (including some really great ones featured right here on Product Hunt), but having been in its orbit for some time I think that's simply a function of how big the space is (which totally makes sense; everyone's needs are a little different). So, my goal with Carrd was to create a product that really focused on simplicity and ease of use while still being capable of building attractive/functional sites. Based on early feedback I think I've come pretty close to that goal, but as I'm sure there's plenty of room for improvement (as indicated by its "kinda-sorta-beta" state) please let me know what you think :) --- Update (March 22, 2020): In the midst of the craziness we're all experiencing right now, I somehow (though I guess justifiably) missed Carrd's FOUR YEAR Product Hunt anniversary on March 16, 2020. It's hard to believe it's been that long already, but whether you're just trying Carrd for the first time or you've been following its journey since it officially launched here all those years ago, thank you for supporting my work on what's grown to be the biggest, most ambitious, and most successful project I've ever had the pleasure of working on! When I wrote Carrd's introduction above four years ago, I honestly wasn't expecting a whole lot. I was obviously proud of what I had built and what it had taught me in the process, but to me, at the time, the real satisfaction came from finally being able to share it with all my fellow makers on Product Hunt. Beyond that, I had no expectations other than to *maybe* earn a bit of extra cash on the side while continuing life as a serial side projector. Fast forward to today and Carrd now serves over 400,000 users and hosts north of 600,000 of their sites (!), with tens of thousands of new users and sites coming online every month. It's spawned numerous side businesses and opportunities for people worldwide, become something of a ... phenomenon among various kpop/fandom communities (give it a search on twitter ;), and has literally become a full time job for myself, my long-time business partner (who's had to pretty much shelve all our other projects/client work to help run operations on Carrd), and soon, perhaps, other folks as we look to hire (!!) and continue to build out and grow Carrd. Again, it's hard to believe it's already been four years, and even harder to believe just how far Carrd has come in that time. However, I can say with 100% certainty none of it would have been possible had it not been for Product Hunt, @rrhoover and his amazing team, and of course, the incredible community around it (especially @diego_iglesias for initially hunting Carrd). THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING! - AJ PS: If you want to keep up to date on what's new at Carrd, keep an eye on the changelog (https://carrd.co/changelog) or my Twitter (https://twitter.com/ajlkn). I also did a pretty lengthy writeup on Carrd a year after it launched in case you're interested in why I made it, how it was made, and some perspectives I had from that time (https://themakingof.carrd.co).
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aj
Maker
Maker of stuff.
PS: No invite (or even log-in) required. Just click "Choose a Starting Point" and have at it.
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eladDesigner at Compoze
@n33co Amazing! Theres any way I can add video background to my page?
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Ben Tossell
No-coder πŸ‘‰ Makerpad.co
@n33co Missing a trick.... need to add a Product Hunt button to add to my profile :) Looks really awesome. Set up my site here: http://ben.carrd.co/ One day when I get time I'll make it better πŸ™„
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Aditya Ahluwalia
Founder - @DIKY, @Kukie, @Sentiments
@n33co absolutely brilliant loved it... we are also trying something like this http://diky.me/aditya but it is now where as good :P can we think something together BTW here is mine :) http://aditya.carrd.co/
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Ben Tossell
No-coder πŸ‘‰ Makerpad.co
@aadi193 @n33co keep at it! I'm sure aj would agree :)
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Brendan Hershweb designer + dev

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.

Pros:

β€’ Simplest & easiest website builder I've ever used

β€’ Huge range of customization available for every element

β€’ Plans w/ domain only $19/y

Cons:

β€’ I'd love to see custom font support

β€’ It would be nice to be able to put text over image blocks or behind columns

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aj
Maker
Maker of stuff.
PS: No custom font support yet, but text-over-image = now supported! https://twitter.com/ajlkn/status...
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What is the difference between Carrd and instapages?
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Jonathan KingFounder @ Etc App
@avishai_moscovich (literally) 100 times cheaper.
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I love the fact that you don't even have to register/login to start playing around!
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aj
Maker
Maker of stuff.
@markoxvee Glad someone pointed this out! So I actually planned this waaaaaaaaaay early in the process because I *hate* having to sign up just to try something I might not even like. Plus, I figured just turning people loose on the site w/o needing to sign up beats the hell out of making an elaborate demo video to show it off.
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Aram Shahinyan
Co-founder at inKin Corporate Wellness
So basically it feels like an advanced alternative to about.me. I do love the simplicity, design and overall UX. Everything is precisely clear and simple. I do believe there is still much room for improvement. Great job, keepit up!
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aj
Maker
Maker of stuff.
@aramiggs Yep, it's kind of a half-step between that and more hardcore site builders, but I think it's a sweet spot for a lot of folks. Anyhow, let me know if you have any suggestions :)
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Joe GoldsteinDirector of SEO at Contractor Calls
@aramiggs It definitely reminds me of about.me, but functionally it's probably closest to Tackk https://tackk.com/
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Sunyan LeeIncrease engagement = wiya.io
Very cool project AJ. Are e-mail sign-ups and tracking (+some basic analytics) in the works? If you offer a service like that for free I would use this over something like LaunchRock in a heartbeat because of how it beautiful and easy to set-up everything is.
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aj
Maker
Maker of stuff.
@sunyanlee Email signups = for capturing emails? If so that's in there. Analytics = taken care of if you're okay with using Google Analytics.
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