A website builder is an interface that enables you to create web pages. It is usually hosted by a company or web host and you login to access it. They differ from standalone builders in many ways. Builders have less advanced capabilities, will work mostly online, have simplified GUI interface and will output their content to the web. They serve as the primary means through which beginners will create their web pages and then publish them online. They especially remove all the troubles novices have with the generation of web content and publishing.
Figure 5. An online site builder interface.
Builders allow the creation of simple yet functional websites. They are made for people who lack html, coding or programming language. You will work in a WYSIWYG environment and publish same.
Builders are flexible in management. You can edit your files or delete them easily. You simply log into the web interface and undertake these tasks. You will find it easy to edit your pictures, remove certain portions of text you don’t want and even change your font size and color.
The builder provided by the web host is one too you will find indispensable when it comes to website creation. They feature prebuilt templates that match specific themes, so if you are creating a website about a hobby, for example, coin collecting, there is most often a matching format. Again, you are never left wondering what to do next, because the wizard simplifies the building process by providing you with step-by-step guide as to what to do next. The best part is you do not have to upload all files to any server. You write, you publish. The builder works with your hosting account and domain name so your content is published right from your account.
Builders minimize the incidence of mistakes that newbies make with web design. The system has been designed so that once you commit an error, the wizard will prompt you or ask for correction, assuring you that the final output to the web will be something that is of standard.
If you are looking for a professional way to publish content, you may have to choose a builder. The builder will also enable you publish your content without much hassle. You type your text, click Publish and you are done.