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The world of Website Design gets smaller and smaller every day. New design tools and platforms allow even the most novice user the ability to create effective websites. Now the questions is, which platform is right for you? Use the information below to determine what platform would be best for your business and what level of support you may need now or in the future.

 

WordPress

Pros

  • SEO Friendly
  • Mobile Responsive
  • Customization and Theme options galore!
  • E-commerce functionality available
  • Blogging options built in
  • Many totally FREE options

Cons

  • Customization can require web developer support

Squarespace

Pros

  • Easy To Use Templates
  • Mobile Friendly
  • Pre-made design options
  • Custom Domains available
  • Customizable

Cons

  • Editing Screen and Live screen are separated
  • Can be a bit buggy in drag and drop functionality
  • Styling options can get confusing
  • No Free Option
  • Limited number of pages in lowest subscription
  • E-commerce only for 1 product on lowest subscription

 

Wix

Pros:

  • Free Version Available
  • Integrates with Social Media
  • Unlimited Pages
  • Free Templates
  • Free Plugins and Add Ons
  • Free Images
  • Ability to Add Video

Cons: 

  • E-commerce is charged extra
  • Templates can’t be changed once chosen
  • Free Version includes large ads on published site

Weebly

Pros: 

  • Has Free Version
  • Unlimited Pages
  • Pre-Designed, easy to use Layouts
  • $100 Google Ad Credit
  • Easiest Builder to Use

Cons: 

  • Limited Design Options
  • E-commerce charges 3% fee on sales
  • 5 product limit to E-commerce

The following infographic might be a further help in deciding which platform is right for you!

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Web Builder Infographic