top of page
Search
  • Writer's pictureIgnite Digital Media

Our Guide to the Best Online Web Development Platforms

These days it's never been easier to create your own website, even with little skills or knowledge about coding, but if you are running a business and wish to have any sort of online presence, a website is a must have. It helps your business in standing apart from all your competitors.


Following up from our previous post (this can be found here), this post is going to go through a few of the different platforms you can use to create your own website! Evaluating the pros and cons of each.


There are many online platforms that offer easy and intuitive solutions to even the least creative person! Sites like WIX, Squarespace or Wordpress are the most popular and all include a huge array of professionally designed templates to use.


So, without further ado lets get into our top five online website development platforms...

 

WIX


WIX is regarded as one of the most popular website builders out there, and for good reason, it provides a huge library of free templates to cover a lot of different categories. WIX operates in a drag and drop style, allowing huge customisation potential.


Pros

  • Huge library of templates

  • Drag and drop editing style

  • Free plug-ins

  • Mobile friendly

  • SEO friendly

Cons

  • Can be expensive

  • Not a great platform for E-Commerce

  • A little website knowledge required

  • Not ideal for blogging or text heavy sites

Find out more at: www.wix.com

 

Squarespace


Squarespace is vastly similar to WIX, with similar editing methods and template libraries, if you want your website to look crisp, with clen line and a modern look, then Squarespace is the one for you.


Pros

  • Huge library of templates

  • Great for portfolios

  • Mobile friendly

  • SEO friendly

Cons

  • Dragging and dropping difficult to use

  • User Interface is complicated

Find out more at: www.squarespace.com

 

Wordpress


Wordpress is another very popular platform and is widely used by bloggers and those who predominantly use their site for blogging, although it can be a great platform across all categories.


Pros

  • Great for bloggers

  • Great selection of templates

  • Good option for E-Commerce

  • Mobile friendly

  • SEO friendly

Cons

  • Personalisation can be costly

  • Requires some web-developing knowledge

  • Plug-ins are not included

Find out more at: www.wordpress.com

 

Weebly


Weebly is less known but is considered one of the most easy to use sites and requires little, if any, technical knowledge. It includes attractive templates and an easy to understand user interface. If all you need is a simple and easy to create website, Weebly is the one for you.


Pros

  • Simple templates

  • Drag and drop editing

  • Free unlimited web pages and storage

  • Mobile friendly

  • SEO friendly

Cons

  • Requires expensive upgrades for additional features

  • E-Commerce platform isn’t great

Find out more at: www.weebly.com/uk

 

Sitey


Sitey is another lesser known platform but still offers great tools to build a professional looking website. Smart templates along with good integration for E-Commerce and blogging is ideal for any purpose.


Pros

  • Easy to use website builder

  • Great integrations available

  • Free unlimited web pages and storage

  • Mobile friendly

  • SEO friendly

Cons

  • Customer support is poor

  • Ads keep showing

Find out more at: www.sitey.com

 

So, there you have it, these are our five best website building platforms out there today. Time to get designing!



16 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Comments


Commenting has been turned off.
bottom of page