Showcase: 12 great websites made using website builders

November 17, 2010 Published by Leave your thoughts

If you think it’s not possible to create a stunning-looking website with a website builder, then you clearly haven’t seen our gallery.

We had a lot of fun creating this blog post. We talked to a Swedish band, an English writer and two great designers, as well as many other interesting people who make their living online using their websites. You guys are the best!

Enjoy!

Stores

bobsmade.com

bobsmade

Name: Bobsmade (www.bobsmade.com)

What’s the site about? “You give us the subject, we create the design.” Custom-made shoes, t-shirts, glasses and more.

Website builderJimdo

What Bobsmade says: “I used Jimdo to make my website. It’s a fantastic website builder and it really couldn’t have been any easier. I now have an online store which features my artwork, a gallery which is really easy to add to, and my own email address – all managed from one central location. Jimdo go out of their way to help with technical support too. I can get in touch with their friendly and, more importantly, knowledgeable support staff any time of the day or night. I highly recommend them, and they’re great value for money too.”

Country: Germany

 

artysmarty shop

artysmarty shop

NameArtysmartyshop (www.artysmartyshop.com)

What’s the site about? Cute accessories, such as pins, bags and necklaces from this online store from Ireland.

Website builderWebnode

A few words from the store owner Angela: “Like many small business owners, I was working to a tight budget. Webnode was definitely the obvious option for me. Other similar sites didn’t offer e-commerce at all, which made them a non-starter, and the cost for web designers to set up and host a site also wasn’t an option for me, cost-wise. Initially I was reluctant to pay money to get the extra features as I thought there may not be any IT support if something went wrong, but I’ve found the service from the support team to be very good. They’re prompt and quick to resolve any issues.”

Country: Ireland

 

BlessBuyStore.com

blessbuystore

NameBlessBuyStore.com

What’s the site about? This online store offers religious products combined with ‘exceptional customer service‘.

Website builderJimdo

What the owners say: “My experience with using Jimdo was quite pleasant. It’s pretty easy to use, it has a very intuitive User Interface with beautiful graphics. Even though, it’s not the most robust system in the world, it’s good enough for small business owners. It needs a few more years to cook, I believe.
In the beginning, I had doubts that the system is not going to do what i wanted it to do, because I didn’t see anyone using it to sell more than 50 items, but I was planning to have at least 1000 items. Anyway, over all I am pretty happy with the result.”

Country: USA

 

All things artsy: books and artists

The Gypsy Titmouse

The Gypsy Titmouse
Name: The Gypsy Titmouse (www.thegypsytitmouse.com)

What’s the site about? Jessica Sikora is “creating places for dreams to reside….”

Website builderWix.com

Country: USA

 

Candy Gourlay, author of ‘Tall Story’

tall story

Name: Tall Story  and Candy Gourlay (www.candygourlay.com)

What’s the site about? This wonderful website is all about Candy’s book, “Tall Story”.

Website builderJimdo

What Candy says: “I love the Jimdo interface – it’s so intuitive compared to the other CMS I’ve tried. I was looking for a CMS that even the most technophobic of clients could use. The SEO is very good too – you can optimize every page. Jimdo was so easy to use and to teach that I decided to make all my websites using it!”

Country: UK

 

Business

AFFILUC

affiluc

Name: AFFILUC (www.affiluc.com)

What’s the site about? This company specializes in video production for the music industry, business and weddings.

Website builderWeebly

A few words from Affi, the site’s creator: “Weebly is a straight-forward and easy-to-use web creation site that offers individuals the opportunity to build websites without the hassle of understanding web development languages. What I enjoy the most about working on Weebly is the option to turn simple features into creative tools.”

Country: UK

 

COMET ping pong

comet

Name: Comet Ping Pong (www.cometpingpong.com)

What’s the site about? The restaurant website shows us the delicious things on offer.

Website builderJimdo

Country: USA

 

Blogs

The Silver Bullet: American Football

silver bullet

Name: The Silver Bullet (www.osusilverbullet.com)

What’s the site about? A father and son keep readers updated on their favourite football team, the Buckeyes.

Website builderWeebly

Country: USA

 

The Grateful Life

The Grateful Life

Name: The Grateful Life (thegratefullife.weebly.com)

What’s the site about? Trish blogs about her life.

Website builderWeebly

Country: USA

 

Curiosities

Electorbikes

Electorbikes

Name: Electorbikes (www.elector.cz)

What’s the site about? Bikes & E-Bikes in vintage look.

Website builderWebnode

Country: Czech Republic

 

Charleston Face Painting

face painting

Name: Charleston Face Painting (www.charlestonfacepainting.com)

What’s the site about? Learn more about the art of face painting (and maybe even get yours painted, too).

Website builderJimdo

Country: USA

Do you have an interesting, beautiful or unusual website that you’ve created using a website builder? If so, drop me a line and you might be featured in our next gallery!

Robert

Written by Robert (171 posts)

Robert Brandl is the founder of WebsiteToolTester and he has been analyzing the market of website builders since 2009.

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