Holy Cow! I never even knew a concept like this existed! I LOVE the preview site option and not having to pay until the client buys, I love having one dashboard to manage all my client's sites, I love the simplicity and ease of use, and I love being able to rebrand it and have my clients log in and update their own content.
My life has changed recently such that I don't have as much time to spend on my business, so I'm looking for time-saving shortcuts wherever I can find them.
So anyhow, the only things I don't love about Weebly is the price ($7.95 to $24.95 per month PER SITE), and I am looking for something with more customizable templates. Plus client billing would also be very convenient. Though I have to admit that I haven't fully dug into Weebly yet, so they may have those options available.
Anyhow, so ever since I've been Googling like crazy, and I found out that their are a bunch of programs like this. I see that Weebly has gotten their pricing structure from Adobe's Business Catalyst. I took a look at that but there are no templates that I can see. Though coincidentally I have downloaded and have been playing with their Muse software and now I can see how they would go together very well.
Listen, I know all about WordPress...in fact that's all I use and have mastered it. But every time I turn around, there is a new theme, update, or plugin to consider, and it has ended up complicating my life instead of simplifying it. Also, I want to be able to offer lower prices to my clients...if they want a custom WordPress theme, they have to be willing to pay me extra for it.
I have been a happy HostGator customer for a long time, so I wondered if HostGator had anything like this already available via cPanel. It looks like HostGator is about to come out with BaseKit (Create a website | Creating a website is easy with BaseKit) but when I called Customer Service this morning, they still don't have an exact start date.