DIY website builders are useful tools for people without any programming knowledge (like PHP and jQuery) and companies with a limited budget that want to be present on mobile phones. Currently, there are many hosting providers that also include a website builder, which also offers creating mobile websites. This complements the service and allows users to have everything they need to publish their website, from buying domains names to choosing design templates. The main advantages of these builders are straightforwardness and speed with which you can create a website with a wide range of designs and seamless code management. In addition, the most advantageous thing is that most of them are cloud-based tools so you do not have to download and download any software and there usually is a free version.
When choosing a website builder there are many factors that can influence your decision. First, they should be based on a cloud-computing, as we have mentioned. This will allow us to edit our projects anytime and anyplace have the software available with the latest update. It is also recommended to make a preliminary analysis of our needs and requirements to choose the most appropriate builder: the type of URLs the builder creates, the number of pages that we can create in every website, the amount of available storage, the bandwidth allowed, the type of available galleries , e-commerce integration, payment methods, integrated security methods, RSS, etc.
Below, we show some examples of the best mobile website builders. All of them have several advantages and some weaknesses, but it depends on the point of view from which you analyze them and what are your needs and expectations.
They have several plans with different features. They offer a basic plan to create websites. It includes only one page, landing pages; a plan to create mobile websites with many pages, and other that includes the ability to export mobile websites to mobile applications. Prices vary from $8 per month to $350 per account/year. There is not a free version.
They offer professional templates for business mobile websites, the ability to develop mobile marketing leads, designs with galleries, integrated videos and 3D models and the possibility to export mobile websites to iOS or Android apps.
This company offers a mobile website builder based on HTML5. Its editor is quite simple and allows to create a mobile website through several widgets. But they also have a service where you can hire their team to create your mobile website from scratch. Their prices vary depending on the plan and the services you contract (from £15 to £189). There is a free pack available.
This provider offers several packs with different prices (from $156 to $975 per year; free version available) and features. The editor allows to preview your mobile website at the same time you are editing it on a mobile screen simulator. Their templates have a great design and most of them are adapted to any needs.
This company allows you to build your own mobile website (from $7.95/month) and the possibility to hire developers to create your mobile website (from $650 starter account). There is not a free version of this mobile website builder. Designs are adequate and their features are quite interesting for mobile marketing strategies (m-commerce and mobile advertising).
Onbile offers a free version of its mobile website builder and a professional plan from $10 a month per site (discounts for yearly contracts are available). It offers several high quality design templates adapted to any mobile device. Also, it also offers mobile marketing features (templates, mobile forms, Google Analytics integration, etc.). Its platform is based on cloud-computing system.
Onbile has also recently launched its e-commerce feature, which allows users to buy using their mobile devices. Its easy-to-use editor allows you to create a shop from where to sell your products, and to receive secure PayPal payments.