My Webs website builder adventure of the day involves adding text to pages.
How easy and intuitive was it? What things are kind of lousy about the tool? Check out the video or read my review below.
Things that went well
- Copying and pasting text
Webs website builder had no problem interpreting the text that I pasted into the pages I was creating, unlike some other editors that get a little moody.
- Creating Titles and Text Areas
The only thing that threw me just a tiny bit was how the editor behaved as I reached the end of the page, but I figured it out very quickly.
Webs website builder is intuitive enough that I could just go to town working on the content without having to watch a tutorial.
Things I found not so great or downright bad
- The not-so-great thing was how slow the Webs website editor loads when switching from page to page. When I am working on a site, I need to be able to switch between pages very quickly and this editor had problems keeping up with me. I am working from a connection that is directly wired into my computer and it is generally super fast, so I blame the editor. If I were creating many pages (over five), I would find this editor maddening just because of the slow load time while working from page to page.
- The downright bad feature? I couldn’t find a way to make my text boxes appear on more than one page. I have content I want to show in the sidebar of each page. I don’t want to copy and paste the content from page to page. Webs website editor wouldn’t let me make something globally visible and I couldn’t copy the entire text box and paste on a new page, either. I had to copy the text, go to the next page, drag a text box into the sidebar, and paste in the text. No bueno. You can see how time consuming this is by watching the video.
This was a 50% positive experience. It was super easy to figure out how to drag a title or text element onto the page and pasting was just as easy, but the things that were bad are a deal breaker in my book if you are going to have more than a five-page site or if you want everything consistent from page to page or if you work like I do, switching between pages a lot (which I wouldn’t do as much of if I could share elements from page to page).