To compare the best website builders on ease of use, templates, customer service, and value for money, we tried to build the same site on each platform. Check out the results here.
BlinkWeb is a free website building platform that was first launched in 2008. The idea was to create an easy-to-use platform that would bridge the gap between tech-savvy individuals and their less code-savvy counterparts, enabling anybody to create a good-looking, fully-functional website. The result was a fairly straightforward drag-and-drop builder with marketing tools and the ability to work on your website even while offline.
BlinkWeb offers a small selection of templates users can choose from to begin customizing their sites. While fairly limited, the website builder does include a custom HTML widget, so users can add in their own bits of code if they’d like extra functionality on their websites. From the website builder itself, you can include contact forms, Google Maps, guest books, or Google AdSense advertisements – and of course, custom HTML code for anything else. It’s also clear that BlinkWeb was designed with Internet Marketers in mind: amongst their templates is the “Sales Letter,” which makes setting up a sales page fairly effortless.
BlinkWeb offers free usage, but users on the free plan are limited to a subdomain on BlinkWeb. To have their own top-level domains, they need to purchase BlinkWeb’s hosting plan, which includes a free domain in the package.
Before you make a decision, read my colleague’s comparison of the best website builders to make sure you’re not missing out on better alternatives.