Website builders are useful tools for people without programming knowledge (like PHP and jQuery) and companies with a limited budget that want to develop their online presence. Currently, there are many hosting providers that also include a website builder, even for creating mobile web versions. This complements the service and allows users to have everything they need to publish their website, from buying domains names to choose 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 any software (and install it) and there usually is a free version.
Many factors can be of influence when choosing a website builder. First, they should be based on a cloud-computing system, as we have mentioned. This will allow us to edit our projects anywhere and always 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 storage available, the bandwidth allowed, the type of galleries available, ecommerce integration, payment methods, integrated security methods, RSS ability, 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 the needs and expectations you have.
They have several plans with different features. A basic plan to create websites with only one page, the well-known landing pages, a plan to create mobile websites with many pages, and other that includes the ability to export the mobile websites to mobile applications, the prices vary from $8 per month and site, to $350 per account and 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, videos and 3D models integrated and the possibility to export the mobile websites to iOS or Android App.
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 to begin your mobile website from scratch, made by their designers and developers and other mobile services. Its prices vary depending on the plan and the services you hire (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 the mobile website you are creating at the same time you are editing it on a mobile screen simulator. Templates have a good design and there are a lot of them adapted to any need.
This company allows you to build by your own mobile website (from $7.95/month) and the possibility for developers to create a mobile website for you (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 (some features include form builder, m-commerce or 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, mobile marketing features are available (templates, mobile forms, google analytics integration, etc.). All its platform is based on cloud-computing system.
Onbile has also recently launched its ecommerce feature, which allows users to buy using their mobile devices. Its straightforward editor allows you to create a shop from where to sell your products, and to receive secure PayPal payments.