The Pros And Cons Of Using A Website Builder For Your Web Project

(Last Updated On: May 4, 2018)If you ask a room full of web designers what they think about using a website builder, you are likely to be met with a wide range of reactions. However, website builders can actually be a viable way for the average person or business owner to create a website that is both attractive and meets their needs. As you consider using website builder software to build your site, here are the pros and cons you’ll need to think about before making a final decision:

Understanding the Cons

The cons you need to consider when thinking about whether to use a website builder to get your site online all relate to one thing, flexibility. It is a well-known fact that website builders usually have somewhat limited options and flexibility, so those who use website builder software may not be able to copy a layout or design that they’ve seen on other websites that were designed using more complex methods. Also, using complicated code like SQL, PHP, or Java will probably not be possible, which means that website builders may not be the most appropriate option if you have a complex website in mind that necessitates the use of more advanced coding languages. However, this isn’t a problem for those who haven’t thought about, or have no use for these advanced and complex scripts.

Evaluating the Pros

While website builders may not be appropriate for those who have intricate projects that require a lot of code manipulation and the use of complex software, they can be great tools for many people and business owners who just want to build an eye-catching, functional website.

To start, website builders are often easy to use, which means that business owners will be able to create their own websites instead of paying someone to create a site for them. On top of that, website builders are usually a low-cost option, which saves you even more money. Those who use website builders also benefit from their simplicity since it’s usually an all-in-one solution that doesn’t require the installation or configuration of multiple types of software. Modern website builders often allow you to display content in multiple ways, embed videos and audio files, and use links and contact forms so that your website looks professional.

After you’ve thought about how you’ll build your site, it’s important to consider how you’ll be hosting it online so your customers and visitors can find and experience your brand. Before you spend any money, make sure the web hosting services you choose will be able to work with the website you’ll be building. Then, take a look at the different packages the hosting company offers. For many people, shared hosting presents the most affordable option. With a shared hosting package, multiple website owners will each occupy a little bit of space on a large server so that they share the cost of running that server. This type of hosting can definitely help you keep your costs low and put money in your pocket for more important business expenses.


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  1. Peter Holt  August 18, 2014

    There is no denying fact that using web builder for you web development project we can save our time and money. But it can minimize your learning about web development, this is also one of the major cons of using web builder (especially for beginner).

  2. Rebecca Nicholls  August 22, 2014

    For web design and development project Web builder has their own importance Pros of using web builder are valid. But for beginner its not easy to get started Web development with web builder tools like Dream viewer. For this, the web developer has to learns first ” how to use web builder”?.

    • muneer  August 23, 2014

      I like Wix web builder, its has very attractive templates. Any one used that?

      • Ana J. Walden  August 23, 2014

        I have had an experience of web design with Wix web builder. Free subscription of wix offers limited access to all wix tools. though wix offers number of templates for customization once you choose a template you are stuck with it. Wix web builder is good but have some limitations.

  3. Anna bartley  August 25, 2014

    Wix web builder is very easy to use. Its FAQ section will help if you got struck. You can use nine languages in it.
    Its designs are good and make a professional impression.
    But there is one decisive Corn: you must decide at the start which Template you want to use. Thereafter it is no longer possible to switch to a different template.
    But as a general view, Wix web builder is so good for newbies, short videos are available for the basic training.

    • muneer  September 9, 2014

      Wix is good as an online web builder for certain level only. It has its limitations as well. I come across many wix user turning back after trying it for a while. I feel there are more persons leaving Wix compared to coming to it.

  4. Amanda John  September 9, 2014

    Jimdo is much good from WIX, i feel relaxed on the use of Jimdo, because i can create HTML5 or CSS websites easily, with fully control of customization. More over its also provides the SEO services.

    • muneer  September 16, 2014

      Nice to hear good things about an online web designing tool

  5. Lesley  January 29, 2015

    As you can see, it is undoubtedly wise to consider hiring a
    professional for SEO services rather than attempting to do it all on your own. Therefore, you might
    want to speak to someone from one of these companies
    shortly to see what can be done for your site.


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