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With Weebly, There’s No Excuse For Ugly Websites

Today’s Killer Startup: Weebly

 

 

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Elevator Pitch:

Weebly is “the easiest way to make a website.”

 

Why It’s A Killer Startup:

As someone who spends more time than what is probably healthy looking and thinking about websites, I can tell you definitively that a lot of sites are just, well, really damn ugly. And hard to navigate. And make me want to bleed out of my eyes. And while I do want to cry on the regular while surfing the web, I can’t really blame you too much, ugly website owners, because I know firsthand just how hard it can be to create a beautiful website.

 

Which is why I’m so grateful for Weebly. Weebly helps people who aren’t designers create beautiful websites, blogs, and online stores. Since the site’s launch out of Y Combinator in 2007, they’ve gained more than 30 million users worldwide and currently power more than 2% of websites online — so clearly they’re nailing this whole “helping people make awesome websites” thing.

 

They’ve also just launched a really massive update, including something they’re calling Weebly Carbon, which lets users create, drag and drop edit, and manage their websites from any device. They also have a new App Center, more responsive themes, and a fabulous newly designed editor.

 

While all of that would be more than enough to qualify Weebly as a Killer Startup, here’s the icing on the cake: it’s also totally affordable. Weebly offers a free version, which not only gives you everything you need to build a high-quality site but also lets you host it for free. If you need a little more umph behind your site, they also offer a Starter, Pro, and Business package. The Business comes in at $25 per month and includes one year of a free domain for your fully integrated ecommerce site. That — $25 per month — is their most expensive option. Soooo… You can totally afford it.

 

So, guys? No more excuses for ugly websites. Head over to Weebly and get started building a site that won’t make this website reviewer’s eyes bleed.

 

Tweetable:

Your #startup website is ugly. Head over to @weebly and build something beautiful.

 

Photo Credits:

Weebly | Dubova/Shutterstock

Author : Emma McGowan

Emma is a proud native of Burlington, Vermont, who has lived in six different countries over the past two years. She's living and loving the global nomad life and writing about technology and startups everywhere she goes. Check out more of her writing about tech on (the more titillating stuff) KinkAndCode.. Follow her on Twitter @MissEmmaMcG.

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