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What you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) is a revolutionary concept for building and distributing web content. It was created to make building web pages easier, so that even the most technologically unadvanced individuals could do it. Since its debut, the WYSIWYG concept has become nearly synonymous with the web editing experience. Users can drag and drop elements such as text, images, videos, etc., to
create anything
from
microsites
and landing pages to magazines,
lookbooks
, and more. The best part is users can preview exactly how the page will appear when published to the web, so there are never any surprises. This development became increasingly popular as people grew tired of big learning curves and the complexity of code. With these website builders, users can make updates and changes instantly, collaborate with team members and external sources, implement and analyze conversion elements, and build seamlessly across devices - without ever writing a line of code. Spoiler: There are more of these out there than you might think. So we want to help. Here are the best WYSIWYG website builders we've tested, and a summary of what each one has to offer.
The best WYSIWYG website builders
Readz
(that's us)
Readz is a next-generation CMS helping brands create digital experiences that engage their audiences and boost ROI. On
our platform
, users can create, optimize, and manage beautiful web experiences seamlessly across all devices.
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Enjoy complete creative freedom and access to our expanding set of integrated marketing tools. Includes social media integration, search engine optimization, animations, mobile responsiveness, smart guides, embeddable forms, parallax scrolling, built-in analytics, and more.

Webflow
Webflow is a web design service that aims to help designers, creative professionals and entrepreneurs create whatever they want or need without coding. Check out the company website for thorough details about its expansive design services. Some of the features include design for every device, premade templates, customizability, animations and interactions, prebuilt components like forms and lightboxes, custom typography, color management, easy embeds, app integration, and ecommerce. Try it out for free or choose from a range of plans, from personal to professional to large team and agency.
Ceros
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Ceros is an easy and popularly used WYSIWYG website builder, whose clientele includes Bloomberg, Uniqlo, and Red Bull -- to name a few. The platform allows marketers to present their content in new and creative ways, without being shackled or limited by lack of design skills. Create all kinds of web content, such as infographics, microsites, lookbooks and banners, eBooks, and more. Ceros assists in getting your team trained on the platform, coming up with a cool new concept, or designing and launching new content.
Ion Interactive
Ion Interactive is a web-based software-as-a-service platform that markets itself as an interactive content marketing service. Perhaps the biggest selling factor is its results-driven nature. The platform provides real-time measurement via configurable gauges, reports and exports so marketers know whose consuming their content, how they’re engaging and whether their content is leading to conversions. Customers can create a variety of content assets, such as assessments, contests, calculators, quizzes, eBooks and whitepapers, interactive infographics and more, without development. All customers also receive branding, customized training, ongoing support and guidance, and project-based interactive content creation services, among others. In addition, the company offers content marketing programs for teams looking for external expertise to generate results. Plans start at $3,000 per month.
Jimdo
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Jimdo is an all-in-one website builder fit for marketers looking to create a site in minutes. Just choose a design, upload images, add text, and voilà, you have a website. Template designs range from business and store to personal and portfolio. Whichever design you choose, edit it on the go. Whether you’re at home or on the way to work, the Jimdo iOS and Android apps makes editing super simple.
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Platform features include template switching, photo galleries, Google maps, contact forms, search engine optimization, social media integration, mobile optimization, ecommerce, file downloads, analytics, customer support and more —all of which are included in the free version. For features such as custom domains, email accounts, URL redirects, XML sitemap, and a custom order configuration page, upgrade to JimdoPro at $7.50 per month or Jimdo Business for even more options at $20/month.
Squarespace
If nothing else, you’ve probably heard of this one. Squarespace is a popular and well-known WYSIWYG website builder used by companies such as Target, Cisco, Wired and Contently. Creating your web content with Squarespace, whether it be a landing page, website, or ecommerce site, is a simple and intuitive process. Users choose from one of its many templates or can make a design of their own within the style editor.
Helen Chen
Helen Chen is a recent Boston University graduate with a degree in psychology and a minor in philosophy. Helen aims to integrate psychology into marketing to foster more cognizant consumers, as well as marketers. In her free time, you can find her catching up on politics, appreciating art, or drinking tea.
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Platform features include drag and drop management, template switching, Getty images integration, free Google fonts, social media integration, search engine optimization, mobile responsiveness, onsite analytics, and 24/7 customer service. Test it out for free or purchase a cover page for $5 a month, personal website for $8/month, business site for $18/month, or a commerce site for $26 - $70 a month.
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Voog is an ideal website builder for multilingual sites, used by both one-man companies and large enterprises. The drag and drop platform is responsive and mobile-ready, multilingual, SEO-friendly, and completely customizable. Just choose a template, and get your website up and running in 15 minutes.
Other features include ecommerce, blog development, and 24/7 support. Try for free for 30 days, or choose a Standard ($8.70/month), Plus ($15.23/month), or Premium ($53.32/month) plan for even more features, such as unlimited pages, custom domain name, password protected pages, fully customizable design, and API access and developer tools.
Duda
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Duda is a website builder used by companies such as Yahoo!, OpenTable, and Google. Its products include a responsive website builder, a mobile website builder, and a web personalization tool. Features include a drag and drop editor, content import, ecommerce, click to call, maps, mobile-optimization, SEO, stats and analytics, and (email) support. Start from scratch or choose from a range of templates, and customize as you please.
Other features include ecommerce, blog development, and 24/7 support. Try for free for 30 days, or choose a Standard ($8.70/month), Plus ($15.23/month), or Premium ($53.32/month) plan for even more features, such as unlimited pages, custom domain name, password protected pages, fully customizable design, and API access and developer tools.
Webydo
Webydo also provides code-free and responsive custom website design with pixel-to-pixel accuracy. The platform automatically converts your design into an updated HTML code and content management system. Users can easily manage all versions of their website from one dashboard by creating breakpoints for different screens and devices. In addition to the traditional WYSIWYG tools (e.g., drag and drop, smart guides, and web fonts), Webydo offers some unique features, such as ecommerce and parallax scrolling animator, which lets you animate any element on your site with unique motion paths, transitions, and speed, without writing code. Try the 30-day free trial or select from a range of plans starting at $25 per month.
Adobe Dreamweaver
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Adobe Dreamweaver is perhaps the most complete toolset for web designers and developers to create, publish, and manage websites and mobile content. It is positioned as a versatile web design and development tool that enables visualization of web content while coding. Users can quickly create responsive sites, preview them on multiple devices, and even turn Photoshop comps into responsive websites. Additionally, customers get access to more than 45 million curated, royalty-free photos and graphics within the platform. For those interested, you’ll be happy to know there are numerous (short) tutorials available to help you get started. Try a free trial or choose a plan that works for you, starting at $19.99 a month.
Conclusion
As you can see, there are many WYSIWYG website builders out there to aid the
content creation process
. The days where technology and a lack of resources stood in the way of your web creation are over. What WYSIWYG platform have you used? What success did you see?
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