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7 Facts That Nobody Told You About Website Builders

Website builders really bridge the gap between a good web design and the complex coding that goes into making one. Until very recently, designers and site owners with minimum experience in developing a website couldn’t make a site on their own because of the amount of coding required. Today, however, a good website builder allows you to accomplish more without having to write a single line of code.

Despite the immense popularity of website builders, there are still facts and unique features that aren’t well-known. That is why we are going to dedicate this article to discussing the 7 facts that nobody told you about website builders. Let’s get started, shall we?

Clean Codes

Websites builders were plagued by a bad reputation for producing inefficient, often incorrect codes for so many years. The older versions of today’s top website builders tend to focus on getting the site to look right rather than making sure the site is coded correctly.

Today, site builders are much smarter than that. The web-based builders you get with hosting services like GoDaddy or iPage, for instance, are capable of producing clean HTML5 and CSS3 codes that work brilliantly. The codes are also more efficient, with minimum wasted lines in every page.

Complex Sites

Another great thing about using a good website builder to construct a site is that you are no longer limited to simple web pages with static elements. Using site builders like WordPress, Wix, or Shopify, it is easy to make a complex site with unique functionalities, all without writing a single line of code.

WordPress offers the most flexibility when it comes to developing a site. The thousands of free plugins and themes alone let you accomplish so much. You can also turn to premium plugins and themes – or even develop custom plugins to further add specific features – to produce a unique and capable site.

Complete Creative Control

You maintain complete creative control when developing a website using a site builder. Sure, there are themes and templates that you can use out of the box, but you also get plenty of customization options with each of them.

You can set your own font, customize the way the site looks and behaves, and design your own sitemap or user journey depending on what you’re trying to achieve. You can stick with a one-page layout or have a complex navigation guiding users to different parts of the site.

What’s interesting is the amount of customization options you also get when it comes to branding. You don’t have to tell the world that the site was developed using a website builder and can instead apply your own branding across it.

Develop and publish Pages Quickly

Many site owners and website designers don’t realize how much time they save (or can save) with the help of a capable website builder. That significant development time reduction brings two main benefits. First of all, you can get your site live and accessible sooner than you think, which is good for business.

The second benefit is development cost. The sooner you can get the site live and out of its development stage, the more cost-efficient that development process will be.

Available Web Graphics

Most site builders also come with their own graphics libraries. You don’t have to search elsewhere or pay for graphics, photos, animations, and other elements for the site. Using the built-in graphic library lets you save more time while maintaining a consistent design language.

Even better, the visual elements available in the library are royalty-free. You can use them for commercial and non-commercial projects without worrying about paying additional fees for them.

They Come with Hosting and CDN’s

It is also worth noting that most website builders come with a hosting service. WordPress has wordpress.com, a free service designed for site owners who want to start sharing blog posts and attracting visitors right away. The same can be said for Shopify and Wix.

Other site builders are capable of exporting to HTML, but they are offered as a part of a hosting service plan from companies like GoDaddy and iPage. Squarespace, on the other hand, uses templates that you can use right out of the box.

Other then the complete hosting solutions most website buiders also use a CDN for faster loading and destribution of load delivery for different countries, these solutions are too exspensive for most small businesses and using a website builder platform reduced the pricing dramatically.

You May Still Need Professional Services

One last thing to note about website builders is that you may still need professional web development services for certain things. Website builders are great for creating anything from a simple portfolio page to a complex site. That said, you can customize the site even further with experienced web developers helping you every step of the way.