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Snappages: Best to avoid
- Excellent editor: Snappages offers an excellent, very intuitive drag and drop editor.
- Support: Enthusiastic, well-meaning support is offered.
- Solid for scaling: Snappages is a solid web builder when it comes to increasingly scaling your business.
- Editor’s tip: New features added on a regular basis, but further customization options needed
- Limited template choice: Only 12 templates are offered.
- Theme choice restricted: Only 21 templates available to choose from.
- Price plan differential: Minimal differential in terms of what you get for your money in the 2 price plans offered.
Introduction: What is Snap pages all about?
We have all heard of the big boys in the website building arena, but that does not mean the lesser publicised web building platforms should be completely ignored.
Overview: Snap pages is an underrated, snappy website builder.
Snap pages fits into this category as an easy to use drag and drop site builder.
Read on to learn more about this cloud hosting website builder in our honest Snappages review.
Ease of use:
Snap Pages is a drag and drop website builder that comes with enticing page sections and is user friendly.
As drag and drop builders go, this Snappages review found navigation and ease of use quite straightforward once although you do need to grasp the concept that different sections are referred to as ‘blocks’. The editor is generally intuitive, quick and contains a prominent text editor.
Features and Flexibility:
There is a 14-day free trial available for those who wish to use Snap pages and anyone who has experience of content management systems (CMS) will find a fair bit in common when manipulating data using the builder.
You will not have one unified interface; the navigation will be via a ‘dashboard’ and as such, pages will be edited using the page editor.
With only 21 templates you will find the choice very much lower than other major website builders offer, but those that are available are attractive.
Once you select a template you will then build additional pages by stacking each of your sections atop one another. These sections hold such things as text, images, text and forms, which, as mentioned are termed as ‘blocks’ by Snap pages.
One thing you need to be aware of (this is particularly relevant to inexperience users) relates to the photo editor gallery. Our Snappages review and testing shows a lack of options in this respect. You will find that there is no thumbnail grid and no way in which to reduce spacing between sections. If you have such issues there is the potential that your website will look cluttered rather than cultured! Seek advice from support if this problem affects you.
Another downside comes in terms of ecommerce options. There is no eCommerce function built in to Snap pages, although you can incorporate 3rd party solutions to ensure any online store requirements are met.
When it comes to integrating 3rd party services (Examples: PayPal, Shopify and MailChimp) this process is quite straightforward and will allow you to build a web store which is fully functional.
For those into blogging there is also a built-in blogging tool that can easily be accessed and it is possible to schedule posts. Getting into the habit of producing regular blog articles is a proven way to keep your visitor interested and increase the chances they will return time and again to your site.
SEO and Mobility:
At best, our Snappages review would deem the platforms SEO capabilities as average. Whichever of the subscription package you chose, they both allow for the use of several SEO tools. This includes adding meta-tags to your different web pages, but our Snappages review must state that other builders out there offer far more comprehensive built-in SEO features.
If you do plump for the more expensive ‘Advanced’ account you will get built-in monitoring tools and can integrate Google Analytics.
As for mobile responsiveness, the good news is that all available Snap pages themes are fully mobile responsive and when viewed from any mobile device your site is attractively presented. Those visitors viewing from mobile devices will see consolidated content through longer pages. This approach makes reading the information you have presented far easier.
Support and Resources:
Our Snappages review sees the support offered as average. To get maximum out of this support it is necessary to go for the higher of the two subscription packages.
It should be said that when you do get the attention of the support team, they are responsive and will assist with any issues encountered.
Due to the importance you should place on support and resources regardless of the web building platform you decide on, our Snappages review recommends that you consider the 14-day free trial in order to ascertain the type of support you can expect to receive.
You should not get bogged down by complexities when considering pricing. As you will see, our Snap pages review shows the platform offers just 2 plans.
These are their Basic plan and the Advanced plan.
Costs below are quoted for those paying monthly and the discounted cost if you pay the annual amount as a once off payment.
Conclusion and Recommendations:
Our Snappages review must conclude that from a positive point of view the drag and drop editor is very good.
What is it best used for?
The builder requires very little technical knowledge to get you started and coding is not required (although coding knowledge will enhance your experience) but we would like to see far stronger customisation and themes before we recommend it amongst our top web building platforms.
While there will undoubtedly be interest in the above offers, those who are still unsure as to whether this pricing plan structure will fit their immediate and future needs, it is recommended that you also review other Website builder platforms to achieve a comprehensive understanding of what is out there.
But we must point out that there are better website builder deals available from the likes of Wix, Squarespace and Weebly and Shopify The latter is particularly strong if you are looking for an extremely flexible e-commerce platform from which to sell.
While the builder offers a reasonable choice for those looking to build a website that is straightforward and personalised our honest Snappages review assessment is that there are better choices out there.
The final thing we would say, is that with a 14-day free trial Snap pages is certainly worth a runout to allow you to match its features and usability against your needs.
That’s all for now:
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