Many people connected to the Internet only have a smartphone, with no personal computer. While some libraries and internet cafés offer free PC access, it’s easier when you have access to the tools you need at any time. If you’re looking to start a website, the services we’re going to talk about here have fully functional mobile web apps that allow you to build, publish, and edit your site completely from your phone.
The good part about doing it all online is that your work is saved with the service you use, so if you need to make more detailed changes at a public computer you can log into your account and continue working.
GoDaddy’s website builder works straight from their website. They have many themes available—which you are free to edit every part of—and have previews for the mobile and desktop versions of the site. Don’t expect complete customization or an exceptional mobile experience, but it’s fairly easy to make your site look how you want with some tweaking.
You can edit each element to change the style, add new sections to each page, and set up multiple pages with a menubar at the top.
They even have a fairly basic blog solution for easily updating content, which can be put on a separate page.
WordPress is the king of online blogs, perfect for sites that need regularly updated content, and they also have a mobile editor. The default theme is basic and clean but can be customized or replaced with any other WordPress theme. Managing pages is easy, and the post editor is pretty featured for a mobile app.
Publishing your site is easy, too; we had a basic blog set up and running in less than ten minutes.
They offer basic free hosting and a free .wordpress.com domain. The free site will be WordPress branded. Paying for a plan removes that branding and gets you a premium domain.
Weebly’s mobile editor uses a native app that you can download from the App or Google Play Store, meaning you can edit your website while you’re offline and then publish the changes when you get back online. They focus on eCommerce, and are free for basic sites, but require you to pay monthly if you want to sell products on your website.
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