SnapPages, A simple yet powerful application to create beautiful websites

SnapPagesAustin-based SnapPages got it right. They have built a web-based tool that helps anyone create beautiful websites, without a single line of code. Their service is just what many small businesses need since in many cases, hiring a developer and a designer is just not at their reach.

SnapPages is not only for businesses, they also offer a plan for Web Designers and Developers. If you are a Web Designer or Developer SnapPages can set you up with a Developer Account which lets you build and manage all your client’s websites from one location.

These are the different accounts they offer

  • Personal: Free
  • Pro: $8 p/month
  • Developer: $30 p/month

With each one of the accounts you get a photo gallery, public calendars, contact forms, personal subdomain and customizable themes.

The Personal/Free account is limited to 5 pages and 1GB of storage while the Pro and Developer accounts offer you unlimited pages and up to 10GB of storage. These accounts also offer premium themes, 3D photo galleries, custom branding, analytics integration, SEO settings and JavaScript snippets. The Developer account allows you multiple accounts, full CSS control, one-click logins, volume discounts, project management tools and yes, it also offers you an invoice creator.

SnapPages screen shotIt is a great tool for businesses or web designers to create and manage their websites, the interface is very intuitive, you can get a functional and professional looking website in a matter of minutes.

SnapPages has some well-known and well-funded competitors such as Squarespace and Weebly. Both of these competitors have had great exposure and are well-known by a lot of people. Both of those services offer similar features and I have personally use them both. One of SnapPages’ advantage is that it really makes it incredibly easy to create great looking sites.

SnapPages’ founder and CEO Steve Testone founded SnapPages back in 2007 and publicly launched at a TechCrunch50 event in 2008, it currently employs two workers and has about 65,000 users.

What do you think? Have you used their services, or any of the other companies (Weebly/Squarespace)?