You know this is an era when you don’t need a web designer anymore, don’t you? You have, at the last count, dozens of DIY website builders. As I write this, there are even more popping up. Pretty soon, you’ll have no way to keep tab of the number of tools available to get your website up and running.
Just because there are many DIY web design tools, it doesn’t mean that you’d have to use all of them. Also, some of the most popular ones are also some of those that have imperfections of one kind or the other.
Platforms like Wix are overloaded with features. But did you know that you can’t use SumoMe with Wix for instance? Also, integrating with your MailChimp account is next to impossible too (You’d be forced to use Wix’s inbuilt email platform which leaves a lot to be desired).
While we are at it, Weebly gets my respect — it’s perfect for simple websites for small businesses and it comes with everything you need (including e-commerce) to help you not to fuss over the actual website but to try to make the website work for your business.
Of course, you do have WordPress as an option. If you aren’t using the right themes and fast hosting (with other features such as active malware protection, caching, daily backups, and servers based on a tech stack that’s optimized for WordPress), you’d be getting into a territory you really never signed up for.
With most DIY website building tools, website bloat is a serious problem.
Steve Testone of SnapPages writes when asked what their goal was when they launched:
“Simplify. More than anything we wanted to simplify the entire process of building a website by reducing the number of steps it takes from the time you sign up, to the time you have a beautiful website.
Some features needed to be improved, others needed to be consolidated, and some just didn’t need to be there at all.
Products have a habit of getting bloated over time with too many features and we didn’t want that to happen with SnapPages. Instead, we wanted to get back to the core of the website builder, and do that better than anyone else.”
That’s why I like web-based website builders like SnapPages. With SnapPages, the power is in its simplicity. A handful of templates that you can base your website on, a drag-and-drop editor, blogging comes included, and the website you’d build is already optimized for mobile.
With Snap Pages, you also have no need to go looking for special hosting of any kind since it comes included for just $4 per month.
SnapPages fuses power with simplicity. It features a drag-and-drop builder that Apply should envy.
If you are a novice or if you want to do nothing with the hassle that comes with setting up a website for your business, go ahead and sign up for a free trial with SnapPages and see what you make of it.