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With the free website builder Mobirise you can create an easy-to-use and extensively equipped homepage on Mac and PC without prior knowledge. Sounds like the advertising promise of pretty much every website builder, doesn't it? After my test, I can tell you that it is really true with this provider. So far it is the only tool that produces really nice websites and does not require any programming knowledge. With Mobirise, the user guidance is so intuitive that a layperson can actually create a decent website. You can view and download the software on the official website.
I've done a lot with Cazoobi's Blocs app over the past few months, but it's not that easy and has a decent learning curve. Even if you have a bit of experience with web design, the Blocs Editor is not self-explanatory at first glance and you have to read a lot before you get through it. As a layperson, I imagine the operation to be even more difficult.
The Mobirise app from the company of the same name is much easier to use right from the start and without prior knowledge. Themes and designs for the general look as well as blocks for the individual content are offered. The whole thing is free for both personal and commercial purposes. However, there are paid themes, blocks, plugins and the like.
The prefabricated blocks and templates are the be-all and end-all here, and the large selection covers almost every application. Shops can even be set up with extensions. If you want to work professionally with Mobirise and maybe even create websites for customers with it, you should take a look at the Website Builder Kit for around 125 euros per year - just click here and get information.
With the Mobirise app on the Apple Mac or Windows PC you can not only pack texts and images on individual pages. There are all sorts of elements and page concepts to implement everything from the blog to the club, company, artist or project page to the online shop. Among other things, you can choose from these contents:
The 125 euros for the Mobirise Website Builder Kit are debited annually and, if you do not cancel the subscription, result in a permanent charge. But that doesn't have to be the case, even if you want to operate the created websites for longer. Because you can book the annual subscription, cancel it in the first year and then continue to operate the pages created during that time.
This means that the Mobirise app with all its content and options can be used without restriction for a year. After that, the created pages will continue to exist and you can even continue to edit the content. Only the creation and design of completely new websites as well as updating the software is no longer possible after the subscription has expired. If you just want to set up a company, band, shop or other site, this procedure could help.
But before you think about payments, their frequency and the like, you can download the completely free version of Mobirise first. So you can familiarize yourself and convince yourself of the simple functionality of the website builder. Feel free to write a comment with your experiences. I'm curious which projects you were able to implement with this provider :)
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.