Today, we will be explaining how to create a website without any coding knowledge using a responsive website builder Simbla. Simbla is a relatively new website builder, but don’t be fooled by that – the team behind Simbla had put in a tremendous amount of time and effort into creating an amazing, responsive website builder, before making it live to the public. Let’s take a look at some of Simbla’s features to see why it is an excellent choice as a website builder.
Simbla uses what’s called a block system to arrange all of the content on your website. All content that you insert is broken down into section that include intro, header, content, multimedia, contact and footer. Each section contains a number of blocks to choose from. For example, the Header section contains blocks for the top menu, each of which arranges the menu links and logo differently, i.e. on one block you can have your logo at the very top, followed by menu links below it, and on another block you can have logo and menu all on one line. Same concept is applied to other blocks and other sections, where you have various options for customization by using the block system.
Drag and Drop
What good would a website builder be nowadays if it didn’t offer drag and drop functionality. Simbla allows you to add and re-arrange content easily by dragging and drop blocks from one section to another. Another thing we liked about Simbla’s interface is that clicking on any section gave easy access to edit functionality for each section, as well as an easy way to delete any element.
Fully Responsive Design
Perhaps the staple of Simbla’s offer, its fully responsive design is something that many other website builders only wish for. Considering that mobile Internet usage has already surpassed non-mobile usage, building your website responsively so that it renders beautifully in both mobile and non-mobile devices is an absolute must. Simbla’s website builder is based on the Boostrap 3 technology, allowing you to create beautiful, responsive websites – all without knowing how to code.
We’ve written a few articles recently showcasing websites with video backgrounds, and that’s for a reason. Video backgrounds are extremely popular and allow you to connect with visitors on a much more personal level than text or photos can do. Simbla allows you to add video backgrounds with ease.
Simbla has a total of 40+ beautifully designed, responsive templates at the time of writing this review. More templates are constantly being added to ensure you have a plethora of options when choosing a template that’s right for your website. You also have the option of starting with a blank template of you want to build your website from scratch using Simbla’s tools.
Simbla has a unique feature called Theme Maker that allows you to instantly change the look of any of the themes you choose. There are a total of 4 designs in each theme that you can pick from.
It is important not to forget that the website you create needs to be search engine optimized, so that it has the best chance at ranking well on Google and other search engines. The code created by Simbla is very semantic and organized.
Free + Paid options
Simbla has a number of subscription packages that cater to a variety of people. You can start with the free package to test Simbla out, and once you are ready to move forward, you can choose from one of their paid plans.
The Starter plan is $6/month and allows you to have 300GB of storage and bandwidth, as well as to connect your own domain to the website you create. The Basic plan is $12/month includes 3 GB of storage and bandwidth. In addition to everything in the Starter plan, it also allows you to remove the Simbla’s logo from your website. The Advanced plan for $18/month offers everything in the Basic plan, but also includes 10 GB of storage and bandwidth. Finally, the Pro plan is $24/month and includes 20 GB of storage and bandwidth and everything that is in the advanced plan.
Perhaps one of the coolest features that Simbla offers for those of you who actually do know how to work with CSS is the “Pro” mode. The Pro mode allows you to modify all containers on the page. You can edit, design, move, change positioning duplicate or delete any element. When editing each element, you can choose from one of pre-existing grids or specify your own custom grid. In the design section, you can change direction, type, color, border width, corner radius, background color (even put background image), background pattern and gradient.
Sample websites created with Simbla
If you’re curious to see the end result of websites created with Simbla, you can check out a few samples below. Feel free to check them in your phone too to see that they are fully responsive and render perfectly.
Simbla is well-rounded responsive website builder that can make an excellent choice for anyone who is looking to create a responsive website without using any coding, and also for those who know CSS but want an easy to use, responsive website builder that offers great customization. If you are one of those people, I urge you to check out Simbla and take it for a spin.