is a free,
responsive design, mobile friendly sitebuilder that is built on
Bootstrap 3 and 4. There's no need to set breakpoints, Mobirise does it
all for you, automatically, which is really nice. Having to set your own
breakpoints can be tedious and to my experience does not always
function as it should.
Drag and Drop
Touted as a drag and drop builder, but the only things that can be
dragged onto a page are the blocks and can only be controlled
vertically. Which means there is no precise placements of elements such
as in other sitebuilders. With that said, beautiful modern looking sites
can be built with ease.
Although the initial download is free,
there are many themes, blocks and extensions you can buy. Most of the
themes are around $40, but the free version comes with one theme, which
in many cases has plenty of useful stuff to build a site.
Some of the many blocks available are: sliders, galleries with lightbox, images and videos, pricing tables, forms, Google maps, social blocks and footers.
What's nice about Mobirise is the inline editing feature. That is the text and all other editing is done in your actual design, so you know exactly how things will look as you go. Some of the other sitebuilders I've used bring up a separate text/word editor making it difficult to design as you go. I think of this as designing your site in 'real time'.
Many sitebuilders claim this and to an extent they are but Mobirise truly lives up to that claim.
Originally published on 12-3-2018