I taught myself to code at the tender age of 12 and since then, have spent the better part of my adult life writing HTML and CSS for a living. Code has been the sole source of many a sleepless night and sees me tearing my hair out on a regular basis, so imagine my relief when I discovered Webydo’s web design platform, a code-free solution to my stress.
Webydo addresses the ever-growing need for a more streamlined design process by completely eliminating code altogether. Aimed at professional web and graphic designers, the platform is a breath of fresh air in an industry dominated by a complicated computer language and can cut the time spent designing a website in half, resulting in a higher turnover. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
Webydo is a web design company aimed at helping creative professionals. Jaded by the slow and cumbersome task of coding website after website, founders Shmulik Grizim and Tzvika Steinmetz developed a code-free alternative to traditional design software that is not only time-saving, but flexible, too.
Boasting an intuitive interface with an integrated content and design management system, Webydo’s platform uses WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) technology to produce a pixel-perfect website that is both responsive and unique. Due to the ability to white label each website, as well as work alongside and bill a client via the content management system, the platform is an all-in-one solution for design professionals looking to maximize their output while still offering a high standard of work.
Not content with developing a revolutionary design platform, Webydo has gone one step further and recently released their pixel-accurate code-free Parallax Scrolling Animator, currently in closed-beta. For the uninitiated, parallax is a scrolling technique used to convey an illusion of 3D depth that has been adopted by multinational corporations such as Oakley and Puma with great success. You can register with Webydo for a limited time to gain exclusive access to the Animator, but hurry — spaces are limited with invitations running out thick and fast!
Short Learning Curve
When you first enter Webydo, you are presented with the option of creating a website from scratch or selecting a ready-made design. Whichever you choose, you will be happy to hear that Webydo’s professional design studio has a short learning curve for the experienced designer and you will be up and running in no time, making it the ideal solution for designers with a busy schedule.
Instead of tapping away on a computer keyboard, every element within your design is placed using a drag and drop gesture which can then be rearranged and edited at will. Working alongside a client is easier than ever before due to the ability to lock each element to preserve your design, allowing the client to modify only the bare minimum needed to keep the website up-to-date.
Although the code for each website is generated automatically, you can rest assured that it is of a high standard and has been tested thoroughly, leaving you with one less thing to worry about when creating your design.
Building a basic website with Webydo is free of charge and comes complete with a Webydo sub-domain. If, however, you would like more control over your work then you can upgrade your account at any time to one of four reasonably priced premium packages or a bespoke plan to suit your needs. Pro, for example, comes complete with unlimited storage, domain hosting, white label capabilities and so forth, while Team, a package aimed at professional design teams, enables you to insert code into your creation, bill your client via the content management system and receive professional training by the experts at Webydo.
One area for improvement regarding pricing would be the option to pay monthly rather than just annually. Paying monthly would allow designers to spread the cost over an entire year instead of stumping up a large sum of money upfront — something that will surely appeal to new business owners with limited funding.
Suggest a Feature
Webydo encourages its growing 95,000-designer’s community to work alongside the company by suggesting new and exciting features via the Participate page of the Webydo website. Each user has the opportunity to vote for the feature they would most like to see and Webydo will not only listen to your suggestion, but implement it, too, should it prove popular within the community.
Take the aforementioned Parallax Scrolling Animator, for example. Webydo created the Animator to keep up with demand and thus far, it has exploded in popularity with the first 2,000 invitations snapped up in just over an hour. It is clear to see that the company is well aware of how important it is to stay above the fold in terms of design trends and because of this, strive to always deliver the latest features to its users as soon as humanly possible.
Webydo is making a name for itself within the industry as a pioneer in code-free website design and has changed the way professional designers work for the better.
This Article is sponsored by Webydo’s community of professional designers.