FANTASTIC free website building tool

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NotAChocolateRaisin Fri 16-Nov-12 18:29:30

Check it out: Only took 2 hours!

Have spent months and months agonising over trying to build a website and have wasted so much money on them in the past;
1&1, Godaddy etc etc

Last night I gave up and just tried to do a quick, freebie website and stumbled across

It's amazing! All of the icons are drag and drop and it looks so professional! It's completely free and links it to your host (if you have bought a domain) or hosts it for you!

The only thing you have is a bar at the bottom advertising Weebly and for a (reasonable) fee you can have that off!

Thought i'd share my discovery so no one else has to struggle like I did for a decent website!

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NotAChocolateRaisin Fri 16-Nov-12 18:30:32

PS. I know its minimal but that was my choice - you can have something much more complex

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aroomofherown Fri 16-Nov-12 20:30:08

Your products are just beautiful!

Nice website, only took you 2 hours?! Congratulations smile

The only thing is that when you click on a link, the page changes below the main picture, which is a bit confusing at first because I expected it to jump to the new page.

I'm having a hugely unsuccessful play with WordPress tonight but my business is actually a website, so not sure if I should get it done professionally (and I don't have a host yet so not sure if I can make my own, proper newbie I am!)

AgentProvocateur Fri 16-Nov-12 20:39:22

I'm interested in using the same software if it was easy, but your site doesn't appear to be working - there's nothing under "hair slides" "crown" or "hair combs" and your booking tab says you've not configured it. I'm only telling you to be constructive, not negative. smile

NotAChocolateRaisin Fri 16-Nov-12 20:51:34

hi, i havent done all the pages yet

good heads up about the page header. Just sorted that out.

It really is very simple to use and you can do all sorts on it - blog, forum, polls, sales etc

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aroomofherown Fri 16-Nov-12 20:53:21

That looks better!

NotAChocolateRaisin Fri 16-Nov-12 20:53:29

agentprovocateur sorry, those pages are misleading - there is nothing there because i hadnt done them yet! my error not the software!

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aroomofherown Fri 16-Nov-12 21:20:27

I just did a lovely little one and pressed "save" and it reverted back to the original template. Twice. confused

I think I have a lot to learn about this web thingy.

AgentProvocateur Fri 16-Nov-12 21:41:42

Ah, OK. That explains it. I'll bookmark it and give it a bash sometime then. smile

Ifancyanewname Fri 16-Nov-12 23:59:15

Do you think it would be suitable for a website actually selling stuff? As in an actual shop?

NotAChocolateRaisin Sat 17-Nov-12 08:38:42

Definitely. That's what I'm doing with mine.
There are plenty of different options for products - you drag and drop your preferred format (big picture, large description etc) and it has an "add to cart" button. Using PayPal, it adds everything to a cart and then the customer checkouts with PayPal (linked to your PayPal account)

This bit is completely new - PayPal have only just launched the Cart option. Before you had to pay for each item individually - and is fantastic because the equivalent in independent web design is £3-4000 worth.

I've done it for a few of my products; I just haven't had time to finish and "publish" yet

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Ifancyanewname Sat 17-Nov-12 21:07:34

Can I just ask how you bought your domain name?

NotAChocolateRaisin Sat 17-Nov-12 21:58:17

On - weebly can be connected to quite easily

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NotAChocolateRaisin Sun 18-Nov-12 00:18:01

Ifancyanewname - I've added products to the website now so it has a store section. Have a look and see whether if it is the kind of online shop that you would instal for yourself

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Ifancyanewname Sun 18-Nov-12 11:27:27

Excellet, thank you Notachoc, that would be fine for me to begin with certainly. I dont really want to pay a monthly amount before I'm even making any money!! Your website looks lovely, and your products are gorgeous!

NotAChocolateRaisin Sun 18-Nov-12 14:16:30

Thank you smile

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ethelb Mon 19-Nov-12 21:20:38

Cheers. Been looking for a simple tool like this.

Ifancyanewname Tue 27-Nov-12 08:17:33

ok, i have done the majority of my website now using this, a few things i need to tweek but i am really impressed how a technophobe like me could even manage it! am i allowed to show you to see what you think?

Ifancyanewname Tue 27-Nov-12 08:18:16

i'll stick it up anyway, i could do with a bit of feedback. its

goralka Tue 27-Nov-12 08:25:58

thanks for that notachocolateraisin, it is very useful, and your site looks good.
No criticism, but have you thought about asking someone else to read through your text for tiny errors?

goralka Tue 27-Nov-12 08:26:38

I mean this link

NotAChocolateRaisin Tue 27-Nov-12 20:00:59

Yeah, need it proof reading - thanks for the link.

Looking good, newname! Glad you found it easy to use

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Julierose Sat 01-Dec-12 22:59:13

Really like your websites, fantastic considering you did it yourselves. I'm also starting up an online retail business and have discovered for free sites. They're really good so far and the support is fantastic. My site's still being built, but once live I'll pop back over and share :-)
Best of luck with your enterprises!!

k2togm1 Wed 30-Jan-13 13:46:36

I'm using moon fruit too, a bit more versatile than weebly. Not sure it'll be so easy to transfer domain though as its super easy in weebly!

Rachtoteach Tue 12-Feb-13 15:27:59

Your site looks great OP.

Just be aware that Moonfruit sites do not look good on tablets etc as they are not compatible. Something I think Moonfruit should have sorted out ages ago - also their customer support is hideous.

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