For the past three months I’ve been surveying the web for a web builder that would allow me to create a website for freelance photography and web-design without the newly risen compromises of overnight web building. Yes, the internet is teeming with code free web builders, but finding one that wouldn’t cost you the price of your next camera could be harder than you think. When I first laid a look on IM Creator, the first thought was “yet another fancy looking wysiwyg code emulator, that proves placid and limited after a bit of digging”. But fortunately, it proved to be a saviour. ? It is a wysiwyg builder indeed, and it works on the same principles, but it has everything that the competition lacks: it’s very thorough when it comes to template complexity and variety, with a lot of support features and included hosting, ease of use is maximal and most importantly, it’s free.
Once on their website you can start at once. Registering is not a must, you can go directly to choosing your template. The choices include a lot of domains from freelancing to real estate agents, photographers, musicians and so on. But what I like is the sub-specialized variety of each domain, with designs and colors for every possible taste. The next screen is for customizing – choosing background images and colors, font styles and sizes, widgets and links. Every element such as text, picture, video, gallery, slideshow, can be easily added from the top menu with a simple click and drag. All elements placed on the sheet, which is the site itself, can be interacted with and modifying the size is just as simple as dragging the boxes.
If you’re a novice and still not convinced, there is actually a support team made of professional designers and programmers who are available on an e-mail customer support service and respond in maximum 12 hours. Of course, this is only the case when the FAQ and forums are not enough. But before it comes to that, one can simply download the free PDF manual which surely answers all the questions. Don’t feel like reading? That’s ok too. The 60 seconds introduction video takes you on a quick tour and you can pick it up from there.
No doubt the cherry on top, which is somewhat unexpected considering the features and services included, is that it’s free. Quite unique among the current choices in the field, IM Creator is a builder that can be used by anyone, novice or expert, and sets a standard that the swift IT evolution will surely follow.