Weebly website builder is an online service for quickly creating Internet projects, launched by American developers in 2007. It is positioned as a simple and convenient tool for designing beautiful business cards, landing pages and stores. It's s tool for the visual creation of sites without the need for knowledge of HTML, which also allows you to host a site on the web under your own or username.weebly.com domain. There are plenty of options: from changing the main images to editing CSS styles. Separately, it is worth noting the possibility of using a videophone, available at several tariffs.
In the page editing mode, simple drag-and-drop is supported, which makes it much easier to add new forms and change the position of existing ones. The built-in app store will offer a number of different plugins, including handy tables for the site, counters, galleries of images from social networks, and many other useful tools.
All Weebly templates have a responsive design, but you cannot edit the mobile version separately from the desktop one. Regardless of the chosen tariff, the service provides a free SSL certificate for your domain.
Weebly has a small number of pre-built templates sorted to create different types of sites: events, personal site, blog, business, portfolio, online store and others. Each category has 5-10 options. You can choose a suitable design in the "Themes" section of the visual editor. You can change it at any time. The quality is great and all layouts look very neat.
The main advantage is the ability to edit HTML / CSS. If you know how to do this, you can rewrite the template code from scratch, forming an individual website design. But even without HTML / CSS editing, the theme options have enough customization settings. In the font settings alone, you will find the parameters of all elements, from the name of the site to the captions to figures.
You will spend most of your time on the "Create" tab, where you will build the appearance of each page. It is not difficult to do this: the right menu contains basic widgets, blocks for changing the page structure, multimedia, commerce, and other useful things like site search. If opportunities are not enough, here you will find a link to the app store.
The main advantages of the service are:
Weebly has a reasonable set of settings for site search engine optimization. Provided to the optimizer: SEO settings for the whole project (parameters, general, SEO) and each web page separately (SEO settings, title, URL pages, description, keywords, footer / header code, hide from navigation), 301 redirect (redirection), connecting the tool for collecting statistics Google Analytics, specifying meta tags for Google Webmaster Tools
The developers have significantly expanded the functionality of the platform for creating an online store: parameters for the appearance of the showcase, detailed items for filling in product cards, automatic calculation of tax calculation. A marketing tool Promote has been introduced, using which it is possible to send informational messages to registered users in automatic mode, and, based on the results, to view and analyze detailed statistics.