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Tried & tested tools for building websites: here’s the top 9 for 2019

Written by Kevin Liew on 14 May 2019
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Posting on LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social media networks is one way to get your message out. Although it’s not the best. The best way, by far, is with a website and its landing pages.

With a website, you have total control over your design and content. Most social media networks place constraints on either or both. Some website-building themes do as well, although not nearly as severely.

There is another problem with some website builders. It is that you need to be a competent coder to achieve what you want in a website or landing page.

Top website/landing page tools don’t have these problems or limitations. Finding a premier tool can involve some serious and lengthy searches, however.

We’ve taken care of that issue for you with this listing of the best tools currently on the market. These tools are guaranteed to make your day.

1. Elementor

Elementor

With over 2M active installs, Elementor is the world's most professional WordPress page builder. With its intuitive interface and a quick drag & drop editor, it is the go-to product of designers and business owners looking to improve their workflow and cut down on production time.

With dozens of widgets and over 100 pre-made templates, you can design any website or landing page without writing a single line of code. Elementor works great with any template or plugin and will not slow down your website. Best of all? The company keeps updating the product with new features coming out every month like motion effects and marketing integrations.

2. Visual Composer Website Builder

Visual Composer Website Builder

This popular, user-friendly website builder makes creating a website one page a time as easy as can be. Visual Composer combines frontend drag and drop functionality with professionally-designed content elements, templates, and landing page, portfolio, and product blocks.

These website design aids and features don’t exactly “come with the package”. They reside in the Visual Composer Hub, which in turn resides in the cloud. You can pick and choose the goodies you want and when you need them as you’re building your website; and they’re free.

All that’s required of you is to choose a page layout and drag and drop your way to eventual success as you create your own customizable headers, footers, and page content.

P.S. Coding is never necessary with Visual Composer.

3. Webflow

Webflow

If you can think of it — and you have HTML, CSS, and JavaScript at your fingertips — you can build it. That’s great news for programming gurus, but not many web designers have advanced coding skills.

With Webflow, you can still build anything you can think of because this website design, build, and launch platform takes care of all the coding for you. You can even use it to create a client-friendly CMS for each site you create, ensuring your clients and colleagues have an intuitive content management tool to update their sites in minutes, not hours.

Webflow is an ideal tool for creating responsive websites of any size. And you can decide who can edit what or what type of editing is allowed, helping you support your stakeholder’s editorial workflows without worrying about them breaking the site.

This all-in-one platform also provides managed hosting. Don’t need hosting? You can also use Webflow to create dynamic, interactive prototypes with a level of fidelity you won’t find in even the most popular alternatives. (You know who we’re talking about.)

4. Mobirise

Mobirise

If a feature-rich, offline website builder that’s great for small to medium websites, landing pages, portfolio sites, and anything in between is your preference, Mobirise would be an ideal choice; and it’s free.

Mobirise is also ideal for anyone who prefers to work visually. No coding is required, although those who might prefer to use some code can use Mobirise for small customer projects and prototyping.

5. 8b Website Builder

8b Website Builder

8b is a brand-new (launched January 2019), futuristic website builder you can use to create responsive, mobile-friendly websites quickly and easily – and it’s free!  It’s ideal for small businesses and entrepreneurs. 8b’s design aids include 250+ cool starter templates and a generous selection of website sections.

Since 8b is online, you can create websites when you’re at work, at home, or out and about.

6. SP Page Builder

SP Page Builder

This Joomla drag and drop page builder is #1 in its class. SP Page Builder features valuable selections of pre-made blocks, addons, ready-to-use layouts, and third party integrations. Each design element is ready to drag and drop into your site.

When you’re done, except for possibly a little tweaking, you’re ready to rock! SP Page Builder is an ideal page-building tool for developers as well.

It also offers the fastest and most convenient web development experience you’ll likely find anywhere.

7. uLanding

uLanding

Create modern-looking, high-converting landing pages for your customers in minutes. Simply select a design, adjust your site’s look and feel, add texts and images, and you’re set to go live

No coding skills are required, and your landing pages are optimized to look great on any device. With uLanding, attracting prospects online has never been easier!

8. uKit

uKit

This user-friendly website builder’s features and functionality make it possible to get your online presence up and running in minutes. uKit is an ideal website builder for small businesses. It’s mobile friendly, grid-friendly, and was designed with non-techie users in mind.

Using uKit is as easy as picking a design of content element, dragging and dropping it to where you want.

9. Pixpa - Portfolio Websites

Pixpa - Portfolio Websites

Pixpa is an all-in-one website-building platform that’s especially well-suited for creatives. Whether your design objective is an online store, portfolio, gallery, or blog post, Pixpa delivers.

Start with any of Pixpa’s attractive and mobile-friendly templates and customized it to get precisely what you want, without coding. Pixpa also provides functionality for making online sales, taking orders, and collecting payments.

Conclusion

Scanning our selection of recommended website and landing page tools should be enough. We tried to convince you that finding the one that’s best for you should not be much of a problem.

You could pick one at random and go with it of course. Chances are, it would still get the job done, and do it well. But we do recommend you take the time to determine which of these products would be the best match for you.

There’s at least one that awaits your call!

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