The Best 7 Tools for Building Websites and Pages

SitePoint by SitePoint Team // Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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Website-building solutions have been around a long time. But a new generation has arrived. One that exploits new technologies like responsive and mobile platforms.

Today, you can build anything for a client or a business. Anything from a simple one-page site to a professional online store. You can do so without any need for HTML skills or design experience.

All that's necessary is to find the best website builder out there that will meet your needs, but that's no easy task. This article will save you the time it would take to search for the right solution.

Read on to discover the best and most popular options. The choice is yours to make. You really can't miss because whatever choice you make is bound to be a good one.

1. Elementor

Elementor is the best website builder for WordPress. With over 2 million active installs worldwide, Elementor is extremely popular among web designers in the US, UK & Europe.

From beginners to high-end pros, Elementor lets you work in the most efficient way. Everything is WYSIWYG (Drag & Drop), and every element is fully customized. Basically, if you can imagine it, you can create it with Elementor. That's why it should be your weapon of choice.

No coding is needed! Of course, you can add code and take your website in any direction, however, you can do the magic directly from the design panel: Theme Builder, WooComerce Builder, Parallax, Pop-ups, Pixel perfect design, animation, let's keep it short you'll have everything inside, try it and see for yourself.

Why is it an absolute steal? You can do the design, development, and marketing simultaneously, saving production costs and time. It is all built into Elementor, and you will master it quickly.

2. Mobirise Website Builder

The Mobirise website builder is offline, coding is not required, and it's free for both personal and commercial use. Since you're not tied to any platform your site is yours alone and can be hosted anywhere.

Everything with Mobirise is drag-and-drop, and since this website builder is based on the latest versions of Google AMP or Bootstrap4, your finished website will be lightning-fast and 100% mobile-friendly.

And there's plenty to like about what's included in the package:

  • 1,500+ trendy and attractive website blocks and templates including 300 free themes and 1,200 premium themes.
  • A library of 7,000 icons, 850 Google fonts, and a whopping 500,000 free images.

Is Mobirise popular? More than 1.5 million sites have already been created using this website builder.

3. Portfoliobox

Portfoliobox is an online website-builder designed for creative professionals or anyone else looking to create an engaging, attention-getting portfolio. Portfoliobox is easy to work with, it's extremely flexible, it's not theme-based, and you can put in place a professional-looking portfolio in a few short hours.

Free and Pro Portfoliobox plans are available.

The free plan allows hosting of 50 images, 10 products, and 10 pages. With the pro plan you get a personalized domain, hosting for 1,000 images, and unlimited hosting for pages, products, and blog posts.

The pro plan costs US$82.80/year and also offers custom CSS/JS and Google Analytics integration. Both plans provide Portfoliobox's design templates.

By opening a student account, students can use all the pro features free of charge except the custom domain which costs US$19/year.

To sign up for an account, simply go to Portfoliobox. You won't be asked for a credit card.

4. 8b Website Builder

The 8b Online Website Builder is brand new, it features a super-simple futuristic UI, and you can use it on your desktop or work with it on your mobile device when you're away from home. 250+ website sections and 16 cool starter templates come with the package, and your site is guaranteed to be lightning-fast and 100% mobile-friendly.

8b was launched in February 2019 and is Free during this launch period.

5. WP Page Builder

WP Page Builder's real-time website building functionality coupled with its state of the art web design elements and a pleasing UI provides a page-building experience you're bound to enjoy to the fullest. You won't have any need for coding or developer skills, or even design skills since everything is drag and drop.

Anything you build with the aid of this supremely flexible tool will be 100% responsive and mobile ready.

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