When I first discovered WordPress I was really impressed and I thought – why isn’t there something similar for websites out there? Building a website without having to learn code is something many wish for. Lucky for us, technology is growing very rapidly and that just makes our lives easier. Now we are able to do very complex things with very little knowledge, as weird as that might sound.
So 10 years after WordPress came along, here we are with some very good news. Coding is a thing of the past, and not just metaphorically; you literally don’t need to study it anymore to be able to build a website. How do you do it then? By simply clicking and dragging, just like using Photoshop. If you’re a web designer or a photographer, you might think that visual arts need more sophisticated websites, but what I’m talking about here renders pretty sophisticated results. The best thing about it is that you can play with such a web builder for free.
Which one to choose though? So many options, so little information on what they are offering. Well, I will tell you a bit about one free web builder called IM Creator that pretty much has it all.
I’ve been playing with IM Creator to see what does it have to offer. The first thing is that it’s very easy to use and quite versatile, much more than I expected it to be. The second thing is that it offers a wide variety of top notch templates for every type of business. You can build your website from the top menu on your dashboard and drag and drop elements you want to include, elements such as pictures – either in galleries or slideshows -, buttons, hyperlinks, blocks of text and a HTML widget if you want to go overboard. The best thing about it is that you can test it right away without registering.
Although it’s a very intuitive web builder, IM Creator also offers all kind of help: a 60 second video tour, an explanatory PDF and step by step guidance. If you have specific questions concerning your website, you can contact web designers through their support team. In addition to that you can talk to other people on their forum or consult their FAQ section. All of these services are completely free.
Once you’re done with the design part, you can take up their hosting offer too. They have several packages starting at $5.95 per month, which is a pretty good price. You can start with the design part first and see if it works for you – I know it did for me.