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8 Must-Have Site & Page Building Tools for 2018

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Finding the best website or page builder can be a time-consuming and complicated task. First, there are hundreds of products on the market, many of which are quite good, and a few of which are excellent at what they do. Second, you need to define what “best” means, and that’s up to you.

We’ve made the first part easy by finding the very best website and page-building tools on the market as we enter 2018. The second part isn’t as difficult as you might fear. It all depends on what you are looking for and what your clients expect from you. All you have to do is go down the list, and when you find the product that best suits your needs and makes it easier for you to satisfy your clients – you’ve nailed it!

Mobirise Website Builder

Mobirise website builder         

If one of your criteria is “very affordable’, or better yet “free”, stop right here. The Mobirise Website Builder provides an easy way to build a website. It’s flexible, it features a huge selection of design elements, its responsive, and its free for both personal and commercial use.

All you need to do is download it, which you might as well do anyway, so you can take it for a trial run to prove it’s the right builder for you. If you like what you see, keep it, it’s still free.

There’s plenty to like about Mobirise. It’s a drag and drop builder, no coding is needed and it’s both mobile friendly and lightning fast. There’s a huge collection of flexible, pre-made website blocks in several themes to work with. The themes include a host of design items you won’t find in most builders, including counters and countdowns, data tables, pricing tables, progress indicators, plus the usual sliders, galleries, headers and footers, and so on.

Did we mention that you get all this for free?

Visual Composer Website Builder

Visual Composer website builder

The Visual Composer Website Builder is a totally new kind of WordPress Builder plugin. If you are a WPBakery Page Builder user, it’s important to note that although these two WordPress builders are WPBakery products, they are completely different and independent from one another.

The Visual Composer Builder comes in two versions, a Free version and a Premium Version. Both versions feature the familiar drag and drop functionality that allows you to build a 100%responsive site easily, with a little help from your mouse. The VC Builder features a live front-end editor, a schematic backend editor, and it also provides a Tree view. No coding is necessary, and this cool plugin will work with any WordPress theme. Plenty of online support and assistance is available.

Portfoliobox

Portfoliobox

Something most standard themes have in common is they place various constraints on what web designers can accomplish, thereby limiting the number of different styles they can choose.

There are no constraints or limits placed on those using Portfoliobox. Make it your web-building tool of choice and you’ll be free to create any type of content you want on any website page. You can build your website on your browser, no coding is necessary, and web hosting is included.

If you’ve been waiting for the opportunity to build an awesome portfolio that automatically adjusts to mobile devices, here’s your chance. Free and Pro plans are available. The Pro Plan offers a personal domain and enhanced hosting capabilities. If you are a student, check out the amazing opportunity Portfoliobox offers – you will be positively surprised!

Themify Builder

 Themify Builder        

Themify Builder is a drag and drop layout builder that works with any WordPress theme and with other WordPress plugins. Among the Builder’s many impressive features is that no matter how you choose to arrange its layout grids, every possible combination or custom page style you end up with will be responsive.

Since Themify Builder is fully extendable,you can install a variety of addons – slider, slideshow, etc.

uKit

uKit website builder

uKit provides the perfect solution for creating a small business’s online presence. Web design experience is not a requirement, nor are technical or coding skills, since uKit is not at all complicated to use. It’s mostly a matter of choosing a template for each page and drag and dropping design elements and content onto that page. One click to publish, and you’re done. Sign up for a free trial to check it out.

Elementor Page Builder

Elementor Page Builder

The only WordPress page builder that offers everything you need for free. This includes: a super fast visual editor, pixel-perfect design, total layout control and dozens of free templates.

Use Elementor’s extensive responsive editing tools to create a website that is 100% mobile first. With Elementor, building websites is fast and easy, enabling you to customize beautiful pages in minutes, no coding needed. Elementor is the full-package page builder you’ve been waiting for.

Pixpa

Pixpa

Pixpa is an affordable, easy to work with all-in-one web design platform specifically designed for creative professionals.  Best of all, you can create and manage your professional website on Pixpa without any coding knowledge.

An eCommerce store, blog, and proofing comes with the package, together with a free trial offer to ensure Pixpa is right for you.

IM Creator

IM Creator

If you’ve ever spent time playing with Lego blocks, working with IM Creator should be right up your alley. This flexible website builder’s features include a huge assortment of stripes and polygons that you can modify, mix, and match as you see fit as you build your pages without any need for coding.

You’ll also find a free eCommerce solution in the IM Creator package of goodies.

Conclusion

It’s not every day you’ll come across website-building themes or platforms that represent the best of the bunch that are either free or offer a free plan or a free trial. You will find all the above here.

Just as chess masters strive to ensure that every move they make improves their situation, however slightly, the same applies to web designers and their choice of tools.

We are confident that any web-building tool you select will do the same for you.

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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. You can follow Iggy on Twitter.

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