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I don’t know about you, but I was never a fan of learning how to program. I tried it, but failed miserably! Still, I wanted to know how to build myself a website, mainly for the purpose of sharing pictures and posting articles.
Eventually, this desire for a user-friendly tool led me to come across my first website builder, Weebly. That was in 2009, and since then the popularity of website building kits has exploded.
I started Tooltester to help beginners like you easily create your own website. Funnily enough, here on the team we used Webnode’s website builder for a long time to run this site. But at some point, when it was over 200,000 visitors a month and 7 different languages – which is beyond the capability of any builder – we switched to WordPress.
However, we still use website builders like Wix, Weebly and Jimdo for some of our own projects. For this reason, we feel qualified to help you out with this research. If you have any questions about it, please don’t hesitate to leave us a comment!
Tip #1: Do you already know our homepage builder Smart Finder? Just answer 5 questions and we will show you which construction kit is best suited for your project! Give it a try!
What types of websites can be created with a homepage construction kit?
The great thing about these building kits is that they offer templates for a wide variety of industries. You pick one and simply add your own text and images. Plus, you don’t have to start from scratch, which makes it super easy to get impressive results in no time.
Homepage building kits are perfect for small businesses, online stores, photographers, portfolios, restaurants, and clubs and associations.
Websites that require a database (e.g. real estate listings, job boards), on the other hand, are not as easy to create. For them, you need a different tool and more time. The first choice in this case is: WordPress.
And since we are often asked this question: No, hypercomplex sites like Airbnb, eBay or Facebook are absolutely unattainable. You would need a whole team of developers to create such a site.
Tip #2: The ranking table on this page lists the best website builders. For the best online store systems or exact information about WordPress, please read the corresponding blog articles on our site.
So which are the best website building kits and which should you rather keep your hands off?