RocketCake

RocketCake 3.4

Free
Creates responsive websites without requiring to write any code.

RocketCake is intended for creating your own websites, even if you do not know how to write a line of code. Good news is that it supports developing responsive websites, which means that they will adapt to the screen sizes of different devices, like computers, smartphones and tablets. It also comes with excellent help documentation to answer any question.

If you are a beginner or if you do not mind sacrificing originality for the sake of saving some time and effort, it is a good idea to start from any of the website templates available. There are templates for various business areas and styles; however, the range of choices is not as wide as those offered by other similar applications.

The tool comes with a WYSIWYG editor in which you just need to drag and drop the different elements to the indented position. Most of the screen area is devoted to previewing the pages. Luckily, it is possible to open various pages on different tabs simultaneously. There is also a left-side panel that allows browsing the pages in your project.

Likewise, there is a panel on the right from which you can grab different elements. Fortunately, there you will find most of what is required to create a good-looking functional website. The list is long and includes containers, buttons, images, navigation menus, image galleries, image slideshows, tables, audio, video, floating text and webforms. As said, you just need to drag them to the desired area of the page being edited.

Even though the editor is WYSIWYG, the tool also allows previewing your site on a web browser. Regrettably, it does not automatically synchronize what you see on the browser with any changes you make in the editor, which is why you need to refresh the page to update any changes. Once you are ready, it is possible to publish your site directly to the Internet thanks to its built-in FTP client.

All in all, RocketCake definitely is not as sophisticated as other applications of its kind; however, this is compensated with a great deal of usability. In this regard, the product is equally useful for beginners and advanced users. Luckily, the Standard version is distributed for free and allows creating an unlimited number of websites. Still, it does not supports inserting custom CSS, HTML, JavaScript or PHP code. So, if you want to avoid these limitations, you will need to purchase its Pro version instead.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Creates responsive websites
  • Supports inserting a wide range of elements
  • No need to write code
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • Built-in FTP client

Cons

  • Does not supports inserting custom CSS, HTML, JavaScript or PHP code
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