Designing your website can seem a little daunting at first. There are so many web design platforms to choose from, and so many things to consider prior to choosing the platform you will decide to proceed with.

After years of experience in the area of web design, we have put together some of our personal favorite web design platforms. In this blog, we will give you an outline of these platforms, and why they have been of great value to us.

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Webssly

Webssly is a free website builder which allows you to easily edit and create professional websites. It provides you with a variety of templates that can be used for websites, online stores, landing pages, and funnels.

One of the greatest advantages of Webssly is how fast you can get started and understand how the platform works. You basically need no coding knowledge, or experience in web design. Editing any template should not create trouble at all, because of the drag and drop builder.

Another reason why Webssly is such a great investment is because of it’s zero commitment. You can start off with the builder just by providing your name, and creating a Webssly account (with an email address and password). No need to add a credit card.

Here is a step to step guide on how to get started!

The value if this builder lies in it’s efficient and effective use. In addition, the team at Webssly provides support and help with any issues or questions you might encounter!

You can also have a look at the FAQ page on Webssly! And if you still have any unanswered questions do not hesitate to fill out the question form – here. The team will get back to you as soon as possible.

WordPress

WordPress is possibly one of the most widely used website builders worldwide.

Sometimes people confuse WordPress.org with WordPress.com.

Therefore, let’s clarify their difference first.

WordPress.org is a website platform (software) on which you build your website. WordPress is free to use, and all you need is a domain name and a hosting provider. Since you are the one that will find a hosting provider, WordPress.org is considered to be self-hosted. If you are not familiar with what self-hosted means, you can take a look at our detailed blog on web hosting.

Now, WordPress.com is a hosting service. In other words, your website’s domain would look something like this: www.yourname.wordpress.com. WordPress.com can be a good plate to start as a hobby blogger, etc. but it has lots of limitations if you are aiming to create a professional-looking website to build your business on.

In this blog, we will be discussing WordPress.org.

As described above, wordpress.org is a software that allows you to build websites, blogs or apps. With wordpress.org you can create awesome web designs using the default (WordPress) builder as well as installed, but the software also allows you to install theme builder plugins. Theme builder plugins are basically website builders such as Divi, that come with themes and features allowing you to design your website.

Just like with Webssly, we use WordPress to build many of our client’s websites. One of WordPress’s greatest perks is that it gives you a lot of freedom and space for growth.

One of the few drawbacks to wordpress.org is the learning curve that comes with building a website. However, once you get to understand how it works, you will have gained valuable skills.

Shopify

Shopify is possibly one of the most popular and widely used e-commerce platforms.

People use Shopify to create online stores for their business. One of the greatest perks of Shopify is the infrastructure behind the platform. It allows you to manage orders, update inventory, create professional-looking websites, and it is actually really easy to use.

Shopify provides themes and features and apps that help you create a pretty website that is functional – creating the best user experience possible.

In addition, it gives you the opportunity to sell products via other platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. The support team is always willing to help with any questions.

We use Shopify to build most commerce websites for our clients and we have learned how to utilize all the awesome features this platform comes with.

We have also written two blogs summing up what is Shopify and why would you use it, and why Shopify is the best E-commerce platform in Cyprus.

Online Solutions provides web design solutions for you!

Our experienced team has lots of experience in web design. We have created hundreds of websites for our clients as well as for companies we own.

This experience has helped us gain expertise in the field of web design and the ability to guide more clients in taking the right decisions based on their needs and goals.

Google always has awesome answers to your questions. But if you really need guidance with starting a new website, an E-commerce business, or even simple ‘help me solve this’ questions, we are more than happy to help you achieve your objectives.

If your goal is to build a website, but you are too busy or don’t want to do it alone – drop us an email and we’ll give you advice on how to proceed – with or without us.

WordPress? Webssly? Shopify?

We are here with years of experience to help!