Websites pop-up every second from all around the world. Most of them are… Bad. So we have decided to create a curated list of great tools in order to help you to build a website adapted to your expectations. Using these online website builders will save you time and money to build quality landing pages but also more sophisticated websites or customizable add-ons. From a personal website or blog, trough a professional website or an e-commerce platform, you’ll find what you need!
We have tried to please everybody thus our list is really varied. To discover more website builder software with more specific functionalities, have a look at our category website builders on Crozdesk. You can also find other web apps and tools for other needs!
For: Entrepreneurs, Startups, Agencies, Marketers
Use: Building landing page, AB testing, Building MVP, Optimizing UX
Unbounce is a easy to use tool, designed for marketers to build, publish and A/B test landing pages for website or blogs without the need for developers or IT departments.
Create a website landing page without HTM. You can also run A/B tests to boost your conversion rates, measure campaign performance with real-time marketing metrics, and set up custom domains to make your pages appear as if they’re on your site! It is a great tool to test an idea, a new landing page and can be used as an MVP testing for aspiring web & mobile entrepreneurs.
For: Everyone who needs an online presence and generates content
Use: Create Website, Blogging, Content management, MVP for ideas, SEO optimization
How to write a blog post about the tools to make a website without mentioning WordPress? WordPress is definitely the do-it-yourself number one website builder! It is the most popular online software to create a website or a blog. This free and open-source website builder tool includes content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQ. It is one of the easiest blogging and website content management systems available today.
WordPress features a plugin architecture and a template system with integrated link management. WordPress templates are super easy to use and are a search engine optimized thanks to the multiple categories and tagging functionalities for posts and blogs.
For: Entrepreneurs, Agencies, Web Designers
Use: Building landing page, Building MVP, Portfolio website, Personal website
Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers to quickly and easily create and maintain high-quality websites. Whether you want to create a blog, an e-commerce store, a portfolio for you pictures and work, or all of the above, you can express your idea with a website powered by Squarespace. The templates available are high quality designed. You can test the most efficient ones by choosing functionality ‘switching to install’ to test different templates at once. The templates have customizable settings, including fonts, colors, and page configurations. All the templates are mobile responsive.
For: Entrepreneurs, Agencies, Marketers
Use: Create Website, Building landing page, AB testing, Building MVP, Optimizing UX, Blogging
Weebly is an AJAX website creator that allows you to create pages with template skins and content widgets. Users can easily drag-and-drop content widgets like pictures, text, video and Google Maps in WYSIWYG-fashion. They also have a new blogging platform that can be added to the navigation bar of your personal Weebly page. Users can track their site traffic and stats on their Weebly dashboard and also promote their sites by e-mailing their friends and posting to Facebook and StumbleUpon through the Weebly dashboard.
Use: Creating websites, building intranet, website dashboard, and mobile apps
Joomla! is open source content management system (CMS) designed to assist users to build websites, blogs, intranets and mobile applications.
Joomla is written in PHP for managing content on the web and uses a MySQL database to store content. It enables users to create categories with nesting, with no limits on depth. This is very helpful in managing large websites. It is easily customizable with more than 8.000 extensions available online. Joomla has a registration system that allows users to configure personal options with various types of permissions on what users are allowed to access, edit, publish and administer.
You can choose between different templates and make the the site look exactly the way users want. You also have complete control over the entire presentation with lots of possibilities for the frontend.
For: Marketplaces, Ecommerce platform, Listing site, Website directory
Use: Optimizing search, Optimizing UX, Analyzing and reporting users behavior flow
Algolia is a great tool for marketplaces and e-commerce platforms where you have a lot of pages and featured services or products. It is a ‘Search as a Service’ offer, which helps your users to search among infinite attributes within your website from a single searchbox easy to integrate. Algolia supports every language, is typo-tolerant, and allows easy ranking configuration for your data set. Algolia allows you to search in your database in realtime to improve your site’s user experience. The Dashboard puts all statistics in one location so that you can get usage statistics, monitor performance, navigate your data, etc.
For: Entrepreneurs, Startups, Groups, Marketers, Oganizations& Brands
Use: Building private social network, Content promotion, Community management
SocialEngine is a social networking application. It allows you to create your own social network. You maintain fine-grained control over all aspects of your site and content. No “powered-by” branding, you manage the social network as you like. The community’s content is yours to own and SocialEngine never prevents you from moving your community or serving your own advertisements. You’ll have the complete PHP source code to play with, making it possible to add or integrate your custom features. SocialEngine is hosted on your own server where you have complete control over your community.