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Is Weebly the right Website Builder for you?
Weebly is the most popular and in our opinion the best website builder available. It is extremely flexible and, and the fact it’s absolutely free to use.
For those of you who don’t know what Weebly is. it is a Website builder that uses a drag and drop concept. This makes it the perfect tool for creating eCommerce websites, Blogs, Portfolio Sites, e-zines and as it’s free non-profit websites.
It is so easy to use, a complete novice in web design can build a site. You could have a website setup within a matter of minutes, and after a little more time spent you could have a well established website, that cost you absolutely nothing to set up.
Weebly creates an opportunity for mobile friendly website design, with a library of Free Weebly Templates along with the opportunity to install Custom Weebly Templates that will help you make your page look like a professionally designed website.
MAIN WEEBLY FEATURES AND DASHBOARD
Here is what you need to know about why having an account with Weebly.com will allow you to start building a professional looking website instantly.
As Weebly is a drag and drop website Creator, you will see a list of Drag and Drop elements that you can drag into your page area to add Text, Images and widgets like Slideshows and Embedded YouTube Videos.
The use of Drag and Drop in Weebly takes away the need to know any HTML or CSS, so building a site that looks professional is easy and possible without paying a website designer hundreds of dollars.
With Weebly you are presented with a simple and intuitive website builder that is purely web based. The editor gives you a real time preview that shows you what your site will look like once published so you don’t need to constantly publish and refresh.
You can drag in the Weebly Elements from the dashboard into your page and move them around wherever you want them to be. Whether you want things in two equal columns, or three columns, with the middle one being wider, you can. the layout of the page can be defined exactly as you want it.
Also, each page you create gives you the option to select some predefined layouts, which follow the common design trends.
When editing custom Modules like Forms, Maps, Embedded Video, Social icons, the Weebly dashboard pops up with the options inline, meaning you can configure each element there and then, allowing you to focus on the job in hand, and not have to jump to a different page to configure.
WEEBLY ADVANCED FEATURES
Earlier in this article we mentioned how flexible Weebly is as a platform. One of the key components of this flexibility is the ability to customize the default templates or even upload custom templates.
If you do know any HTML and CSS then you can quite easily customize your weebly template. If you don’t know any HTML and CSS, then don’t worry. you really don’t need to.
There are also some great advanced features in the settings like Changing your Favicon and Copying your website (which is a feature even some of the most advanced Content Management Systems don’t allow with ease). The ability to copy your website means you can play around without breaking your live website.
MORE ABOUT WEEBLY TEMPLATE DESIGNS
NON-RESPONSIVE WEEBLY TEMPLATES
Not all of the Weebly templates (Free and Premium) are fully responsive. This is where another brilliant feature of Weebly comes in!Weebly has a mobile display and builder where a “mobile” version of your Weebly website can be designed. This again, uses the Drag and Drop features available in the Weebly Dashboard, but specifically for mobile devices. It is the perfect way to cut out the non-essential data on your website to make things easier to read when viewing the website on a Mobile Device.
This isn’t something you HAVE to do. Weebly automatically create a mobile version of your website, but you can tweak to your taste via the Mobile Builder.
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