Pros And Cons Of Website Builders

Saurabh Tiwary | 2nd August 2016

Designing a website has never been so easy. The availability of tools and templates have reduced the effort of manually designing every single component of the websites. This advantage has lead to a number of people go behind using the website builders and templates for designing their own websites. Although website builder tools are the simple and easy to use, however, the varied demand of high-end business website design and development limit their applications. Here, we shall look at some of the pros and cons of these website builders.

Pros And Cons Of Website Builders

Pros Of Using Website Builders

Several advantages of website builders that set them apart are:

  1. Availability of Pre-built Templates- The website builders have a selection of pre-built templates for designing the websites. So, you don’t need to worry about the design of the website. The procedure of creating your website with the site builder is all about choosing the appearance you want to incorporate into the design.
  2. A Sequential Guide- The advantage of using site builders is that it typically provide a step by step wizard which guides you through various steps of selecting design types and specifying your website information. It also provides the user the feeling that the entire process is very simple.
  3. Uploading Of Content Is Easy-  Another advantage of designing a website online is that there’s no need to publish web pages and images. The builder tool generates the files directly into the web hosting account. For beginners, the entire process of uploading can seem intimidating and that’s the reason why website builders are much handy.

Cons Of Using Website Builders

Although website builders are intuitive design tools, however, they have several limitations. They won’t prove advantageous in following needs.

  1. Lacks Control and Transferability of Skills- Building your website using a site builder only seems easy on the ground, as it provides the perception as you don’t need to take care of the visual appearance of your website.
  2. However, despite our thought, designing a website is far beyond merely creating and pleasing visuals design. You might often need to modify the content of the website as per your requirements and this cannot be achieved by website builders.
  3. Content- A crucial phase while creating any website is drafting your content. Using a site builder, you still need to spend time in writing content as there is no shortcut.
  4. You Are Forced To Use Specific Web Host- Switching to another web host is often required during your web design process. However, using site builder, it is more than the difficult task. You are often restricted to use a default web host for your need limiting your demands.

The Bottom Line

Website builders are not meant for every application. They are basically used in the the services of development and design of the websites that are not too advanced. In carrying out the advanced core development processes, one needs to look into every aspect of design process. So, if you are planning to create a high-end dynamic website, you must not employ website builders.

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