SimpleSite

Pros

No coding knowledge required

Cons

Out-dated editor, expensive service, poor template content and quantity.

Overall Score

8.1
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Summary

Summary

SimpleSite is clearly not one of the big dogs. The editor is outdated and there is little to no chance of the user getting the exact site they want which is why we rate it very low in our rankings. Yes, it is an extremely simple process, and there is no doubt that someone with no prior experience with website building will appreciate its simplicity but for those who want something more than a plain site with text and a background, it’s just not enough. We find it hard to see why 12 million users have tried it considering the other options available.

Value For Money

Value For Money

SimpleSite’s service begins free for the first 30 days, but costs a hefty £24.95 for the following quarters. This price is completely not warranted, of course to try it for free has no cost other than time, but we wouldn’t pay anything for use of the editor provided. The good points about their service is the free 40 pages which is way more than provided than other sites, but there is also the fact that which simple website needs more than 5 pages.

Editor

Editor

Possibly the most disappointing thing about the experience... SimpleSite do not necessarily have an editor but just an page which allows you to change what’s on the web page, the interface is not connected meaning that you cannot see real time effects of changes. This is extremely frustrating as it can take multiple times for a user to get a picture placement correct. It lacks features compared to every other alternative and would only appeal to a user seeking the most simple site possible.

Templates

Templates

Templates are basically non-existent on SimpleSite. The only options forcustomizability is to choose the header, the colors and background and the font, which is extensively lagging behind the current market standard. The options are littered with ‘Lorem Ipsum’ content which is very discouraging for the user, and could be used to give tips but instead the user faces a discourse of Latin jargon.

Additional Features

Additional Features

Features are lacking on SimpleSite’s editor, only the basic features like text, photos and videos are at the users disposal, with the most advanced being a ‘News’ feature which allows the user to post on a news blog straight to the site. Overall we weren’t very impressed at all with what SimpleSite had to offer.

Guides & Customer Service

Guides & Customer Service

Surprisingly, the help available on SimpleSite lived up to the industry standard,with the help and service page having links to Q&A, tips and tricks and an option to contact the company. With it being a previously popular service, you can find online many different blogs and articles with even more tips and help. However, we must say that the help is not available directly from the editor, which can escalate any existing annoyance.