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:
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: