Mobirise

Mobirise 5.2

Free
Design responsive websites without needing to write any code.
4.1  (13 votes)
5.2 (See all)

Mobirise is intended for web development and has the peculiarity of allowing you to build sites without ever needing to deal with any code. Likewise, it lets you create beautiful webpages even if your graphic design skills are poor. The application’s interface reflects the intention of making it accessible for any kind of user. Luckily, it comes with excellent help documentation.

Good news is that you do not need to start from scratch as Mobirise offers various free templates and themes. Another distinguishing feature is the use of blocks, which you can easily drag to a given region of the page. Also, there is an extensive collection of more than 2500 such blocks. This way, your page can include practically anything you need, like headers, menus, galleries, images, videos and maps. But that is not all, each block has a menu that lets you personalize it.

Mobirise provides the advantage of supporting the creation of responsive websites. That is why it is good that it also lets you preview your work as it would look on various types of devices, including not only desktop browsers but also tablets and smartphones. Finally, when you are done editing, it is possible to publish the site to not only a local folder but also Mobirise servers, an FTP site and GitHub. Fortunately, it is quite easy to update a site because it gives you the possibility to upload changes only.

To conclude, Mobirise is definitely not among the most powerful website builders around. In this regard, your sites may look too similar, which you can overcome by using additional tools to edit code. Yet, it is probably the best choice if your coding and design skills are not so good. All it requires is a little intuition to start using it, even if you do not have much experience. Luckily, it is free to use; still, some extensions need to be paid for.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Builds responsive websites
  • Allows previewing your work
  • Publishes to various types of locations
  • Huge collection of blocks
  • Customizable blocks

Cons

  • Not among the most powerful website builders
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