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July 19, 2015 at 11:41 pm #992328::
I am looking at sites/programs to make a website for my second business (ZERO budget, so needs to be simple DIY) and I have just discovered the Google Web Designer Beta. I am just about to download and check it out, but I wanted to know if anyone here has tried it out or knows anything much about it?
PollyJuly 20, 2015 at 1:15 am #1185882::
Ok, scratch that, seems it is only for designing elements, not websites…July 20, 2015 at 5:24 am #1185883July 20, 2015 at 5:51 am #1185884::MatthewKeath, post: 217654, member: 3997 wrote:Wix, WordPress.com, Weebly, Squarespace.
Thanks Matthew. I have tried all of them, was already going to go with Squrespace when I found this browsing around.
I thought I had found something good, but I was mistaken! (Although I am sure it is good at what it is actually for!)July 20, 2015 at 8:07 am #1185885Dave Gillen – Former FS ConciergeKeymaster
July 22, 2015 at 12:31 pm #1185886totalyrecycledMember
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I Use Weebly all the time for small local businesses-Its easy to use easy and to set up SEO you can also use a weebly sub domain but I would suggest you use your own domain name .July 23, 2015 at 12:14 am #1185887::totalyrecycled, post: 217872, member: 69290 wrote:Hi Polly
I Use Weebly all the time for small local businesses-Its easy to use easy and to set up SEO you can also use a weebly sub domain but I would suggest you use your own domain name .
Weebly to ok for DIY sites for new businesses, but not so great for anything else.July 23, 2015 at 3:13 pm #1185888totalyrecycledMember
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No worries every one has their own opinion I am not being nasty but when was the last time you used it ?
When i first started using it about 5 years ago to build some hobby sites it was clunky and did not have many features now it has a lot of features and is easy to use and you can also import your own themes if required. For building small local business sites its great and easy to show customers how to update it once you have set most of the site up for them. When i first started building sites my nephew was teaching me how to use dream weaver and upload through fttp etc and he also set me up a site using joomla but i always had problems using that as well.I mostly used word press – (joomla not these days though) I also use- open cart and other e-comerce scripts for larger sites.But i find that teaching others to use Weebly for their small business sites is easy.
I set up individual non free version Weebly sites for each customer — not on my own platform and also get them to purchase the designer package.
You can also easily now put in custom full screen back ground images,easily add auto responder opt in forms set up a custom email address, add side bars and a lot more.
It does have disadvantages like not being able to restore from a back up or being able to access a c-panel. these days you can edit a lot of the code but you cant actually access the c- panel directly.(weirdly you can still down load back up files in html )I some times use this to build a quick page and up load it to word press you just have to re make links and images.
But i have never lost any thing on sites even on their free web- site builder I still have some of my first sites i made over 5 years ago live and still using the free Weebly subdomain. I am not saying that it is the best out there but i have found it to be the most reliable cheap option to building a website for hobbies and smaller businesses.July 24, 2015 at 2:41 am #1185889
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