Today I’m the founder of Site Builder Report. I do all of the design and coding— and most of the writing.
I try every website builder— so you don’t have to. Here’s what I recommend.
Which website builder to choose for a small business.
In this article I'll explain why I recommend two website builders above all others for photography websites and portfolios.
The future was always ecommerce— but no one anticipated how Covid-19 would accelerate that transition.
A roundup of the strengths and weakness of the best free website builders.
It is possible to build an ecommerce website for free— if you are okay with some tradeoffs.
Muse shut down in 2020 and now users are looking for an alternative.
A roundup of map maker tools— perfect for creating custom Google Maps, fantasy maps and more.
Tips and tricks for beginners.
Designs that are confusing, frustrating and just plain bad.
I emailed 52 SaaS companies to test support time. Here's what I found.
Why is everyone so mean on the Internet? Well it has to do with culture.
The Grid recently scored 60% in Wise Buyer's customer satisfaction testing— second lowest among website builders.
What’s real and what’s hype?
Should you use Wordpress or a website builder to build a website? Well, it depends— mostly on you.
Looking to save some money? I did a deep dive on the top 20 website builders to find the cheapest plan.
GoDaddy has aggressively improved their website builder over last few years— it's now a solid package.
The step by step guide to creating a website for true beginners. No technical experience required!
Does a restaurant's website even matter in the age of Uber Eats and Door Dash? YES. More than ever.
How to create a custom Google Map with multiple markers using Atlist.
Through intuitive software and innovative features, Shopify has become the best ecommerce website builder.
Is Squarespace worth the money? In this article we examine Squarespace's pricing and compare it with competitors.
Beautiful templates and outstanding features make Squarespace my most recommended website builder.
Trying to decide between Squarespace and Shopify? Make sure you should understand these important differences.
Trying to decide between Squarespace and Wordpress? Make sure you understand these important differences.
Webflow provides the flexibility of front-end coding without requiring you to actually code.
Six important things to understand about Weebly's pricing.
Weebly is an excellent, easy to use website builder that is also going through a transition.
Here is everything you need to know about Wix's pricing.
Everything you should know about choosing Wix as your website builder.
From themes to editors, the two most popular website builders have important differences.
Five important differences to understand before choosing between Wix and Weebly.
Six important differences to understand before deciding between Wix and Wordpress.
There's never been a better time to move off of Wordpress— there are more alternatives than ever.
One page websites are most often used for personal websites (like an online business card) but are a growing way to build small business websites too. One page websites force you to be disciplined— there's only room for what needs to be there. This is good because small
An architect's portfolio should showcase their work. Excellent photography is critical. The design should use whitespace to frame photography and avoid clutter.
A good artist website should showcase your art. Think of how art galleries are designed— they are functional and austere with plenty of whitespace on walls. They do this to get out of the way and showcase the art.
Clean. Fresh. Sophisticated. These are the words that should come to mind when you browse any beauty website— whether it's selling cosmetic products or spa services.
A collection of 63 inspiring examples of blog websites that also includes what CMS or website builder they were created with.
Almost all church websites, no matter the denomination, have to deal with a similar challenge: information overload. There's a lot of information to include on a church website— and different types of visitors to serve.
With ecommerce websites it's all about the products. A good ecommerce design gets out of the way and showcases products with big photography, bold text and plenty of white space.
A good event website is about brand. You're trying to entice someone to get off their computer and attend something— so you want to motivate them with lots of striking photography. Don't be afraid to exploit their FOMO.
The most important element in ecommerce website design is photography— and that's double true for fashion.
The key to a good food website— whether it's a recipe blog, a restaurant website or selling a product— is photography. When you browse the designs below, notice how all the best designs have excellent photography.
If you decide to use Google Sites, you should know that it only includes one template with several style options (called Themes in Google Sites). This is why all the examples below have a similar look and feel.
A collection of examples of illustrator portfolios in 2021. Get inspired for creating your own.
Interior design is about bringing order and coherence to space— just like web design. And so many of the principles of good interior design can also be found within well-designed websites.
The best lawyer websites don't hide behind unnecessary formality and pretense— instead they speak the language of their audience in a clear way.
Do musicians still need a website in the age of social media and streaming services? Yes. Your website is still the best way to have a direct connection to your fanbase.
Charity websites often have to juggle different goals— connect clients to services, accept donations from donors, find volunteers, share news, inspire people who are interested and much more. It can be a lot!
A personal website is all about you. It should communicate your personality and vibe. It could be fun and bouncy or serious and austere— whatever represents you best.
A good photography website is a showcase for photos. It should be uncluttered and use whitespace to frame photos. Galleries are important but be careful about photo galleries that are awkward for the user to use to scroll through.
The most popular tools to build podcast websites are Squarespace and Wordpress— in part because they can also host a podcast RSS feed (necessary for submitting to directories like Apple Podcasts or Spotify Podcasts). This is a collection of 27 podcast websites that I thought were well designed— enjoy!
Great portfolio websites are like art galleries— plenty of whitespace to showcase photos and videos. Here's 41 examples of the best portfolio websites of 2019.
The best real estate websites are polished and human. The agent should be front and center but content should be focused on helping potential buyers and sellers.
There’s no better way to attract customers to your eatery than with a good restaurant website— every part of it should communicate to the reader what your brand and dining experience is all about.
This is a collection of 32 real-life websites made with Shopify. We tried to find websites that showcase Shopify well— beautiful themes, strong typography and bold photography.
A good business website should be a clear reflection of your company and values. You only have a few seconds to demonstrate what your business is about so it’s important your website presents your message with clarity.
Squarespace templates share a similar look and feel: big photos, clean design and bold typography. The most inspiring Squarespace websites work with this aesthetic.
Time to get inspired— these 30 graphic design portfolios are our favourites for 2021.
A collection of some of our favourite dentist websites in 2021— built with Wordpress, Squarespace, Wix and other website builders.
A curated collection of 17 author websites we like. All built with Wordpress and website builders like Squarespace and GoDaddy.
A collection of 24 inspiring web developer and designer websites. Made with Squarespace, Wordpress, Webflow, Format and more.
A curated collection of 26 beautiful user experience designers portfolios— all clean, accessible and easy to use.
Accounting websites sometimes feel stale: boring stock photos and overly formal writing. But these 17 examples should give some ideas on freshening it up.
At the heart of any great fitness website is photography. It shouldn't matter if it's pilates, CrossFit, personal training or yoga website— you'll want to show bodies in motion.
A collection of inspirational massage therapists, chiropractor and wellness websites.
Looking for inspiring wedding planner websites? We've curated our favourite 26 examples made with Squarespace, Wordpress, Wix and more.
A variety of inspiring websites from music teachers, language teachers, elementary school teachers and more.
Fresh and clean. That's what your visitors to feel when they browse your salon website. Doesn't matter if it's a nail salon or a hair salon— you're selling a service and a vibe.
A good art portfolio is a showcase. The design shouldn't call attention to itself with flashy colors and novel navigation. Instead it should use white or dark space to frame portfolio pieces.
A good therapist website should feel calm. Let soft colors and photography set the tone and communicate a sense of compassion.
A good wedding website balances aesthetics and function— it should incorporate the wedding theme and colors while also remember that visitors are coming to the website to accomplish a task (RSVP, logistics, registry). This is a collection of 38 wedding websites that do it right.
Weebly has come a long way with their themes— they are more customizable and more sophisticated than they were just a few years ago.
Wix is a blank canvas editor that provides a lot of flexibility to customize themes— you can even go so far as to design a custom theme from scratch in Wix.