Not all of us are capable of designing a rocking site for our web worker business. The large number of really dodgy-looking sites out there on the Web is living testament to that! SiteKreator offers hope to the non-designers among us with a cheap (free for the base version) way of getting a professional-looking, fully-branded site up and running without an insane level of time and money wasted.
SiteKreator’s four levels of subscription offer additional benefits for each step you climb. At the top, US$39.95/month level, you get the full benefit of:
- customizable design with configurable color schemes, banners and page elements
- image galleries
- forums and blogs with RSS
- customizable forms
- mailing lists
- member-only areas, and
- project collaboration
That’s quite a feature set. Especially considering that we’re talking about less than US$250/year.
The AJAX-driven editing tools offered by SiteKreator are intuitive and obvious once you get used to the interface.
All editing is fully contextual. You can see the contextual widget icons (small, color-coded squares) in the screenshot above. You can hover over any icon for access to a full range of controls relevant to that site element. Controls might be for additional menu elements, styles, or a full rich-text editor.
You get to see the benefit of your changes immediately in the “stage” version of your site. Once satisfied, you publish your changes to the live site and you’re away!
For a hosted and online application, SiteKreator is very feature rich. Everything you might want has been thought of. It’s a complete application and one that I would be happy to use if I needed a site but wasn’t equipped to develop it myself or pay for custom development.
And, in a great example of a vendor eating their own dog food, SiteKreator uses its own product to develop and host their site!