My full-time job is covering the world of website builders and this is my definitive guide to choosing the best one. My work is supported by affiliate commissions. More Info
30 website builders in 8 minutes.
The principles that lead to great websites.
I’m Steve Benjamins and I’ve designed and coded websites for the last 20 years (since I was 10 years old). My websites have been featured in Wired, The Next Web, Smashing Magazine, The Huffington Post and Forbes.
Read more about me here.
Most website builders include an advertisement on free websites and some offer very long, free subdomains.
Squarespace is the only website builder that let's you syndicate a podcast— which is required for submitting to iTunes.
My work is supported by earning an affiliate commission when readers choose a website builder based on my reviews.
I do not use a website builder for Site Builder Report. Instead I designed it myself and coded it in Ruby on Rails— a popular programming framework.
I hear great things about Webflow. The reason it’s not on Site Builder Report is because I only review website builders and Webflow feels more like a tool for designers. While Webflow doesn’t require you to learn how to code, it has a code-like environment— similar in complexity to Photoshop.
Most people know Wordpress as Wordpress.org, the self-hosted, content management system (CMS). I don't review it because it's not a website builder.
I do review Wordpress.com because it is significantly different from Wordpress.org and is very much like a website builder.
Wordpress is a good option for building a website— the key is to know when to use it instead of a website builder. I wrote a blog post about this here.
See my feature comparison table.