Simple website builders

Updated: October 03, 2018

2018. Website builder Strikingly raises $10M


Website building platform Strikingly has raised a $10 million Series A+.  When Strikingly launched back in 2012, it set itself apart from other website builders by focusing on easy to build, but polished-looking mobile responsive sites. Now mobile responsive sites are de rigueur for any website builder, but one of the things that continues to differentiate Strikingly from its competitors (a partial list includes Wix, Weebly, Squarespace and WordPress) is its ease of use. The company claims that the average time to launch a new website with Strikingly’s editor is just 10 minutes.


2018. Wix integrates with Instagram


Website building service Wix no allows to share your Instagram photos and videos on your website. With the new Instagram Feed App, you can also add links to your individual Instagram posts - sending visitors directly to your site. You can choose from different layouts to showcase your Instagram photos, customize colors, fonts, easily add links to any photo or video in your feed. It’s a great way to attract new followers or to promote a product in your Wix Stores collection, for example.


2016. Duda introduced new responsive website builder


Duda has rebuilt its responsive website builder in a way that would make site building faster, the user experience more intuitive and, ultimately. The new builder has been engineered using React, an open-source JavaScript library for building user interfaces. This Facebook-developed technology means the platform is much more robust and flexible. The drag-and-drop functionality feels smoother the editor now loads up to 40% faster than before.  The new features include new layouts options, more color overlays, a new Icon Widget, 22 more fonts, interpage anchors, custom backgrounds per page, video backgrounds on columns and popups, Open Graph support, more flexible Photo Gallery.


2014. Website building service Zoho Sites goes completely free


With Zoho Sites, you can now create, edit and host beautiful websites, for free. With this update, you have all the tools you need to create your personal web-space: unlimited pages, storage, bandwidth, galleries, mobile and desktop and much more. In comparison, other site builders, like Squarespace, Wix and Weebly, are pretty good, if you have the necessary fat wallet. So where is the catch? Zoho developers say that are not going to spend millions on advertising, nor they are going to advertise on your website. But thus they move to a completely crowd driven marketing. If you are reading this news - their marketing really works.


2011. Adobe launched website building tool Muse


Adobe's newest product, Muse, hopes to make life even easier for designers–specifically ones working in more traditional mediums who are being tapped to take on more web-based projects–as an ultra-simplified, graphically focused tool for making websites. Muse’s biggest selling point is that designers don’t have to learn code like HTML, CSS, or Javascript to break through the barrier of designing for the Internet. Adobe's another website builder Dreamweaver is more functional than Muse as it allows creating any website element by means of code adding and editing. However, this requires coding skills. Muse is quite another matter. It can be used by people with no programming skills at all or by those, who are aware of web design basics. It’s much simpler to reach decent result here, which makes Muse efficacy much hire for 90% of users. Both systems come with the in-built FTP manager, which makes it possible to upload the readymade website to the hosting.