Earlier this year, I went on a mission to test out all the drag and drop website builders (e.g, Wix, Weebly, Strikingly, Squarespace, Webflow, Wordpress and Tumblr). That's how the debbiediscovers name came about, in order to create free versions of each site, you had to use your username as a subdodmain and I thought it would be cute if it sounded like I had discovered the website builder, hence:
Check out my portfolio here.
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:
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?
This is a simple blog to track my fundraising activities and to keep family, friends and supporters updated on my progress.