I've heard a lot of good things about Webs.com that I decided to try it out myself, to really see if you could make your own website for free. Besides, I didn't want to recommend something I haven't tried.
Why am I recommending a website that allows someone like you to do it yourself — for FREE — when I also get paid by people like you to design website?
That's because (as I have mentioned on another page about free website builders) there are limitations and cons. And those who are my clients are ready to push past those limitations and have their website professionally done.
I think one of the greatest advantage to Webs.com is the drag-and-drop builder. It's super, SUPER easy to use especially for anyone that doesn't know how to code. And even if you do know a little HTML, they have a feature for you to add in your own code too.
The block elements you can add include things like text, columns, images, slideshows, video, audio, forms, maps... The image below is an shot of what the builder looks like.
The control panel or dashboard is very organized and makes managing your website quite simple.
It's really helpful because it gives you a Successful Website Checklist and then shows you the percentage of items you have completed, so that you can stay on track.
These features also get a thumbs up:
Like most free website makers, Webs does have some limitations. Yet, some of the limitations are not permanent. You can always upgrade to another level of hosting to get past issues like low web storage or custom keywords for every page.
Other disadvantages include:
I would rate Webs.com a 9 out of 10. It has a lot of capabilities yet it's not that complex so I feel it's a winner!
One of the main cons that concerned me was bloated code. Yet, I gave Webs a good score because although the coding is not so perfect, it's still pretty good for computer generated code (especially when compared to other builders).