September 22, 2022

Website Builders

Looking to create a website but lack the technical chops to build it yourself? No-code website builder tools are the answer. Each will have varying degrees of ease of use, design freedom and affordability – and look out for extra features like logins or e-commerce functionality.

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TOP TOOL PICKS

Best for visual coding
Webflow

The most powerful and customisable web design tool out there - used to build NoCode.tech

Best for beginners
SquareSpace

One of the most visually impressive and beginner-friendly drag and drop website builders out there.

Best for blogging
WordPress

Create a free website or build a blog with ease

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When considering a no-code tool, we always recommend taking 4 key factors into account:

Ease of use. How easy is it for a non-technical person with no coding skills to use this tool to make apps? Is there a big learning curve? Can someone who has a basic grasp of Microsoft Office also get a grasp of this tool? Or does it require a lot of up-front training? This is perhaps the most important factor to consider.

Flexibility. How much flexibility does this tool have in terms of what you can build? Can it handle complex decision-making behind the scenes and allow you to bring any app idea to life without any coding at all?

We award extra points here for tools which allow you to integrate with other tools for extra functionality, or let you add your own custom code. Consider whether or not all of your desired functionality is supported by a tool before you use it.

Design freedom. Does the tool give you full freedom to bring a design to life? Not all no-code tools have complete flexibility. Remember, this can be a double-edged sword. If you're not confident in your design abilities, you may wish to pick a tool with less design freedom, as often these tools will set beautiful defaults for you.

Glide is a great example of this. You can customise the branding colours and the order of components, but Glide ensures your design stays looking like a proper app appropriate for either the iOS or Android platform.

Cost-effectiveness. Simply, how affordable is this tool? Remember, this can get complex. Some tools will start with a trial while you build, but charge you to publish your app live. Other tools have specific limits, such as a certain number of records in your database or not being able to integrate other tools into your app without paying extra. As long as you can afford the lower tier plans and have a solid monetisation for your app, don't worry too much about scaling or long term costs as often you'll have income in future to supplement these.

Remember: A low score in any one category does not mean the tool is bad. For example, a tool with a high ease of use, but low flexibility and design freedom could simply indicate that this tool is incredible easy to use and perfect for a beginner. It could also mean the tool is focused on being the best tool on the market for a very specific type of app, like a portal or marketplace.

Make sure you check out our individual reviews for more information.

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Website Builders

Dorik
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

Build beautiful and fast websites with unlimited pages without code.

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Dorik
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Dorik is a capable upcoming No-Code tool. It's got all the power of Webflow without the difficult learning curve, and all the ease of SquareSpace, without the limitations.

Pricing is pretty competitive, too. Highly recommended!

SquareSpace
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

One of the most visually impressive and beginner-friendly drag and drop website builders out there.

Ease of use
Flexibility
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SquareSpace
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SquareSpace is the go-to if you want to build a beautiful site, with no learning curve and a competitive cost. Especially recommended for no-code beginners.

However, if you want a more complex with with interactive features or want more control over the design, look elsewhere on this list!

Unstack
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

The no-code marketing platform for your digital presence

Ease of use
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Unstack
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If you want to take your marketing seriously and build landing pages that convert visitors into customers, look no further than Unstack.

The platform stands out with its built-in analytics, a huge Shopify integration and blazing-fast performance.

Webflow
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

The most powerful and customisable web design tool out there - used to build NoCode.tech

Ease of use
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Webflow
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This site is built on Webflow! What more is there to say?! Webflow is possibly the best website builder out there, if you're willing to go through the learning curve.

This tool can create pixel-perfect, no-limit designs and the CMS is great for building out lots of pages at once (Like a blog template). Expensive, but worth every penny!

Outseta
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

All-in-one membership software for your SaaS product, membership site, or online community

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Outseta
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If you need logins, memberships and payments for your website without coding, Outseta has got you covered.

Aiming to give you everything you need to build a business, Outseta comes with a pre-made checkout, email campaigns, analytics, a help desk and more all built in.

It's so good in fact, that we use it to run our NoCode University! A great way to run a web app without shelling out $$$ for lots of different tools.

Weglot
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

Weglot allows you to make your website multilingual in minutes

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Weglot
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Weglot is a super-useful tool for translating your websites instantly into different languages. This is useful if you want to attract and serve an international audience without manually translating your site.

The big trade-off? It's not the cheapest. But often it will bring you new, international traffic you can monetise! We use this tool to power the international versions of NoCode.Tech.

Universe
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

Start your business, build your brand, and share it with the world—all from the palm of your hand.

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Universe
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Universe is a little different from the other tools on here - it's designed to be used on a mobile phone to build websites for mobile phone users.

It has cutting-edge e-commerce functionality, beautiful templates and is the perfect choice if you're a creator with a social media audience.

Wix
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

Choose a stunning template and customize anything with the Wix website builder—no coding skills needed.

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Wix
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Wix is a long-standing favourite of mine and was previously the tool used to build NoCode.Tech before we moved to Webflow.

Wix stands out with lots of flexibility in design and a very affordable pricing model, although it's definitely trickier to use than other options on this page such as Squarespace.

If you want as much flexibility as possible without having to take weeks to learn a tool like Webflow, Wix is the go-to tool for you!

Weebly
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

Weebly is the easiest drag and drop web builder out there

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Weebly
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Weebly stands out from the crowd with its ability to build and host websites for free. There are paid options too, but none of them are particularly expensive.

As a trade-off, Weebly lacks the flexibility of other tools on this list, but comes with plenty of beautiful templates to fit any use-case.

Webyo
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

Visually build stunning white label websites for your clients without code.

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Webyo
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If you're comfortable with tools like Photoshop and Figma which use a "layers" approach to design, you'll feel right at home with Webyo.

It's not the simplest tool, nor the cheapest, but if you're a designer building websites for clients, then the pricing will work for you and the interface will get you producing beautiful, CMS-backed websites fast!

Tilda
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

Design a website as easily as playing a video-game

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Tilda
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Tilda stands out with a beautiful UI and an intuitive and flexible way to build websites where you can drag and drop pre-designed blocks to create your perfect site.

550+ highly customizable blocks include fullscreen covers, photo galleries, background videos, forms, and more.

Tilda’s blocks are mobile-friendly by default and keep things looking great even if you're not a designer - But if you do want to get creative, Tilda’s unique Zero Block design editor feels like a mix of Photoshop and Figma and lets you freely position, modify, and animate all kinds of website elements like buttons, images, texts, forms to create your own custom designs.

If you’re a designer, marketer, or entrepreneur and want full creative freedom without a learning curve, Tilda is the tool for you!

WordPress
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

Create a free website or build a blog with ease

Ease of use
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Design freedom
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WordPress
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Wordpress is one of the best known no-code website builders in the world and has a decade of trust and experience behind the platform.

With a gigantic ecosystem of plugins, support and freelancers, Wordpress can fit almost any use-case and solve any problem.

The catch? It's not cheap, it's not easy to use and in the 2020s, it feels outdated vs other tools on this list. This wouldn't be my first choice for most projects, but it's a great go-to in a pinch.

Strikingly
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

Websites for the non-technically-minded

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Strikingly
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Cheap and Cheerful! Strikingly won't win you any awards for design, but if you want a flexible website + e-commerce store without breaking the bank or writing any code, it's hard to find a better recommendation than Strikingly!

ReadyMag
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

Design websites, presentations and other web publications

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ReadyMag
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ReadyMag is a unique tool on this list, focused on creating on big, bold, design-heavy editorials, marketing pages and otherwise aesthetically-pleasing sites.

It comes with a lot of design freedom, especially if you want a site that feels like a magazine spread, and yet still provides great, affordable pricing and a short learning curve. Very recommended!

Pixpa
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

Portfolios for creatives with built in e-commerce and proofing

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Pixpa
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Pixpa is my favourite portfolio creators vs the others in this list. Why? It has the best templates, it has attractive, reasonable pricing and it's exceptionally easy to use.

On top of this, it comes with built in galleries, e-commerce and other features not found in many other competitors. Recommended!

Photler
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

The new home for your travel photos

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Photler
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Building a website or portfolio specifically for the travel niche? Photler was built with you in mind and comes jam-packed with features for the budding or professional travel photographer.

It doesn't win on flexibility or pricing compared to others on this list, but it does cater incredibly well to it's specific niche.

Berta
This tools supports native mobile apps
This tools creates Progressive Web Apps
This tool creates Web Apps

A website maker for creatives

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Berta
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If you need a portfolio fast without breaking the bank or learning a tool Berta has got you covered. You won't set the design world alight, but you will get a beautiful portfolio up and running in minutes without too much exertion or cost!

Not sure which tool is right for you?

Want to know which platform is the best? Check our buying criteria here then select a tool from the list below