It has been over twenty years since social media has become a part of my life. With guidance from a cousin, I learned to write basic html code while she helped me build my first website.
Moving on with a vision, of something more than my ability was capable of, we out sourced to build what we call our mother ship site. It was soon into this relationship that we realized we had made a mistake. We were given the ability to change out text and some pictures, but we had no control over the overall look. Each time we needed to add a page or make a change to the presentation of the site, we required their expertise. Why? Because they had written the guts of the program in various forms of coding along with some trial and error of their own. The final straw came when they decided to close up shop. Giving us control over a site that still only gives us access to minimal changes and a definite need to either find someone to decipher their code or re-do the site in its entirety.
In my research, I had stumbled across Weebly. It was one of the platforms endorsed by our web host and it looked to be fairly easy to navigate. It was on my radar for upgrades to our websites when the use of the program came to me through another project I was working on. Perhaps our experience will help others to decide a website or blog program.
A. I didn’t. Using the Basic level, it was built for me as part of my publishing package for Moon Rising. The publisher asked me questions about what pages I would like and made suggestions. They did the rest and then turned its complete control over to me.
Q. What did you think of the result of the website the publisher had built for you?
A. Truthfully, I didn’t like the look at all. But knew I was going to be able to make changes once I got comfortable with the program.
Q. Did you find it easy to use?
A. Yes. It’s a drag and drop system. Put in what you need/want. Take out what you don’t.
Q. Did it do everything you wanted it to?
A. That depends on what you mean by everything. There are several levels of the program. Basic is just that, basic. No access to adding videos, audio or store. If these are not important to you, then the Basic is the way to go.
Q. Was Weebly easy to learn?
A. I think it is. The Basic level is a good opportunity to cut your teeth on website or blog building.
Q. Are you still using the Basic level?
A. No. I now use the Business level.
Q. Why did you change from the Basic to the Business level?
A. The Basic level had given me a good training ground for the Weebly program, but I needed to expand on the vision for the website and the Business level was the next choice to fulfill that vision.
Q. Would you recommend Weebly to others looking to start a Blog, Website, Business?
A. Absolutely! It has all the capabilities needed to sell your product, blog about the things that are important to you and build your dream.
Author, Photographer, Lover of Life