Reviews and expert opinion Carrd

Miri Colman
Miri Colman
Website Development Expert

I instantly liked the look of Carrd as soon as the homepage opened. There was something about it that made me feel like I was about to create something really hip and trendy. While Wix offers more features and functionality, there is something very reassuring about the simple, but stylish vibe that Carrd brings to the table.


Overview

Carrd is a website builder for fully responsive, one-page sites. It enables you to make a landing page for your business or yourself, in as little time and with as little energy as possible. The limited functionality on offer makes the builder really easy to use, and with a range of 75+ templates, you’ll almost certainly be able to find something that suits your style. If, however, you find you need some more, you can read all about the top website builders that we recommend.

Features and Ease of Use

When I review website builders I look for how easy the builder is to use, which features are

offered, and how competitively the packages are priced. Here’s how Carrd fared:

Ease of use. Carrd gets top marks for this. The user interface is clear and simple. Everything is clearly labeled, and there’s no terminology that your average Joe wouldn’t be able to understand. Editing text is easy, as is adding and moving content blocks and buttons. When you start building, there’s a really simple instruction overlay that teaches you all the basics:

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I liked the way Carrd explains how to use the interface

Templates. Not only is there a large number of templates to choose from, but the range of styles offered also impressed me. Whether you want to build a form to collect feedback from customers, create a portfolio site to showcase one large image, or just make a landing page or business card, Carrd has you covered.

Animations. Beyond moving and rearranging each content block, you can also animate the content, which brings a bit more sparkle and vivacity to your site. This is a great way to draw attention to the most important call to action on your page and to make the overall experience memorable.

Buttons galore. Carrd offers a complete icon library for buttons that you can add to your site. The list has over 100 options including the usual suspects like Facebook, Instagram, phone, and email, as well as Bitcoin, Canva, and even the option to link to a PDF document.

Pricing and Support

While Carrd’s most basic website building service is free, there are some limitations. Fortunately, Carrd offers a really cheap (like, under $20 cheap) yearly plan that includes a custom domain, the ability to add a PayPal button, and more storage so that you can add larger photos and videos.

Despite Carrd being so intuitive and easy to use, if you do find something challenging or get stuck mid-build, there’s a massive library of how-tos with step-by-step instructions for resolving most issues. And if that doesn’t work for you, then the customer support team is on the ball – they sent a reply to my query in about three hours:

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Carrd replied to me in under three hours, which was impressive!

Comparison

How does Carrd match up to the competition?



Wix Compare


4.9


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Squarespace Compare


4.8


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4.4


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3.0


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Bottom line on Carrd

Personally, I think it’s great. It didn’t make our list of top builders because there are other builders out there, like Wix, that are also free, but offer tons more features and functionality. But if you’re just looking for a pared-down, minimal input/maximum style single landing page builder, Carrd is definitely worth your consideration.

Pros

  • Clean user interface
  • Fast and easy to use
  • Stylish and trendy templates
  • Reasonably priced

Cons

  • Limited freedom to move content
  • Minimal e-commerce functionality

If you’d like to create a site that’s a bit more substantial and use a builder that offers you more features and customization, you should check out our list of the top website builders

Miri Colman
Miri Colman
Miri is an experienced content writer with a passion for technology. She is originally from London but loves to travel the world. She loves chocolate and reality TV. She does not drink tea or coffee, much to the horror of her nation.

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