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Initially I did not like the Weebly editor at all, but when I heard about the new ugprade, I decided to try it out and make this site. The new upgrad includes:
- Brand new templates that look like Squarespace sites with hero images and ghost buttons
- Lots of cool app plug-ins (forums, polls, surveys, live chat, e-commerce)
- Full mobile capabilities. not only are sites mobile responsive, Weebly's iPad editor is fantastic). This is something that Strikingly, Wix or Squarespace do not have at the moment.
- Dashboard lets you track traffic, unique visitors, page visits, blog comments and even sales numbers
- Enhanced e-commerce capabilities (Stripe, Paypal, Shippio)
The suite of third-party apps is very impressive - I've incorporated some of them on this site to test them out (e.g. the Forum, the HTML based comments form). This can be a good thing or a bad thing - part of why Strikingly and Squarespace sites lookso good is because they don't allow some of these third party apps on their site, protecting the aesthetics of the site.
The editor has some bugs (elements get misaligned when you publish), social share buttons have to be individually added and configured on every single page ( this is really quite silly - please fix it); you have to manually add in open graph and Twitter card data (unlike Tumblr sites) and not all elements can be edited (e.g. I can't change the colour of the button - Squarespace's style editor is much better).
But this might just become my favourite WYSIWYG website builder!
Took me 1 day to build this and another day to tweak.
Over to you! What do you think?