When the first iPhone made its mark on the world, Duda’s founders had an idea of how important mobile websites might become as a result. Founded in 2008, this company has specialized in, you guessed it, mobile websites.
However, Duda’s Responsive Website Builder, the product we are going to focus on in this review, is not primarily about mobile websites. Obviously, responsive websites are part of the deal, meaning your website visitors will see an optimized site whether they are looking at it on a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone. But Duda wants to be much more than just another website builder.
Not only is there a feature that will help you create multilingual website maker, there is also a unique website personalization tool (formerly called inSite). This enables you to send your visitors customized offers based, for example, on their browsing history or the city they live in.
All of this comes at a price, however – compared to their competitors, Duda’s Website Builder is not exactly cheap. Nevertheless, you can try it out risk free – there’s a 30-day trial period, which is completely free and comes with no strings attached.
Our overview will give you an idea of how the website builder did in general and whether it’s worth its price.
From our perspective, Duda is ideal for small and medium-sized website projects. The design templates are not only nice to look at, but anyone can customize them – even without programming skills. The only thing that we don’t like is that you cannot pick a different theme once you have made your initial choice. However, if you want more control than that, Duda has you covered: Just switch into “Developer Mode” and start experimenting!
The layout and visual style remind us of Weebly a lot. And, similar to Wix, you can add animations to, perhaps, breathe a bit of life into your site.
Duda’s Website Personalization Tool is especially interesting. It lets you customize your visitors’ user experience even further – you can show first-time visitors a welcome video, for example, or provide offers tailored specifically to visitors from certain cities. The possibilities are almost endless because you can create your own actions.
We do have to deduct some points for the shop. When compared to Shopify or Weebly, the prices are just a bit too high. An app store would have been nice as well – Weebly and Wix both have one. This makes adding new features much easier.
Where Duda truly shines is languages: it’s our top recommendation for multi-lingual websites. No other site builder makes it as easy (and SEO-friendly) to serve international visitors.