…Here’s Why I Decided to Skip Buying Mobirise During The Last Shopping Holiday Period!
A look at Mobirise 4.4.1 (+)
As much as I love the way it works – I can‘t help but feel it will betray me at crucial moment…
As its name suggests, Mobirise helps you create a great looking responsive website fast. So why would I be slightly hesitant in making a purchase you might ask?
Now, it’s not to say that Mobirise is riddled with bugs, in fact, I think it’s pretty good for quickly building one-page websites, such as landing and squeeze pages. You can even read my thoughts on the software in a previous post right here.
However, the problem is, it can sometimes misbehave and produce some really weird results – which can be very scary for clients, and especially if you, as the designer does not write code. Fortunately, there is normally a fix. However, this is not something you’d want to chance using, especially if you are producing website design for a finicky client.
Granted, Mobirise isn’t terribly expensive as far as website builders go. However, with other options available – you don’t want to buy a ‘bag of trouble’ or something broken.
Fortunately, their support team are on the case and are keen to learn more from existing Mobirise users. You can check out the Mobirise forum for an idea of some of the quibbles users are having with the app.
So, what is it that makes Mobirise so great in my opinion?
Well, to start with, it’s darn right easy to use and besides the basic features, it has a sufficient number of add-ons that will allow you to produce almost any type of landing page or website you can think of…and the options just keep growing.
If you are concerned about displaying issues on different devices, i.e. smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop – no worries. Mobirise conveniently allows you to switch from different ‘editing views’ to see what the end user will see once you go live on the internet.
The Drag-and-drop Content Block Simplicity
Okay, so the following is a breakdown of how simple it is to start a new site using Mobirise (with version 4.5)
1.After launching the app, name and create your site. You will see a blank page (like the one shown below). Now, click start to access the content blocks available. Typically, you can start with a menu option…
2.After launching the app, name and create your site. You will see a blank page (like the one shown below). Now, click start to access the content blocks available. Typically, you may start with or without a menu option…
3.Check how your pages will look on different devices…
4. Finally, preview in your browser or publish to your local drive or FTP.
Mobirise provides a number of different add-ons or bundled packages which will allow you to integrate with social media, collect subscribers, add your own code and much more. You can download and try Mobirise for free, before upgrading to a package that suits your needs.