What website developing tool does Limestone9 Consulting use to build websites? We use either WIX or Weebly.
About the Weebly.com site editor... LS9 identified Weebly as being intuitive to learn, less gimmicky and less complicated to maneuver than other editor tools. This is an important aspect for those who might want to make basic edits and updates to their site themselves after it is developed. However, there are some limitations per layout features and available tools and resources but, for most, this is not noticeable or a deterrent.
About theWIX.comsite editor... WIX is a more powerful tool than Weebly, but not as complicated as others to maneuver. WIX provides a wealth of development tools and more layout control options compared to Weebly.
Weebly and WIX both provide a template-driven, drag and drop content building system.
What does “cloud” mean? For building and editing purposes, Weebly and WIX site development programs are available through the internet only. Weebly and WIX sites can be accessed, built and maintained from any location with any computer via an internet connection, a User Name and Password. – A special program installed into one’s computer is not needed.
WIX and Weebly both provide different account types, including one that is FREE with limited tools and capabilities. To gain full access to all development tools, and to use your own domain name, a paid for account must be established.
Price - Weebly's and WIX's mid-level accounts, which are sufficient for most users, is approximately $240 for 2 year plans. Both tools also support online stores.
Site Hosting is included with both WIX and Weebly account plans,
WIX and Weebly accounts are set up and paid online with a credit card. NOTE that this is separate from purchasing or renewing a Domain Name. (a domain name purchased through GoDaddy.com will cost around $18 annually – if needed, LS9 can assist you.)
Can I make edits and or do maintenance work on my site? Yes, you can, depending on how comfortable you are with development processes, how much expendable time you have, and your willingness to learn. Weebly's learning curve can probably be based on your computer experience. WIX's learning curve is bit greater. No matter what editor you use there are quirks, short cuts and tool processes that must be grasped and, an understanding of content layout appropriate to your site.
LS9 does provided maintenance services and updating for the majority of clients for an agreed upon rate. But, we do support and assist those that want to learn the process themselves.