By Jo Savill
Duda Is a unique website builder, automatically responsive for mobile usage, but a contender in website building in its own right. Import information from Facebook or a previous website, or start from scratch and build your new online presence the way you want it with Duda’s intuitive website builder, no added software necessary. Duda also offers a Pro solution. A professional site builder package, this offers resellers everything they need to increase their margins and improve their business.
A comprehensive list of widgets means that whether you are looking to attract a blog audience, new custom to your Ecommerce store, or manage a large brand effectively, you’ll find whatever you need. Duda are ahead of the game in customer focused web design, offering their unique InSite packages to pre-empt your visitors every need.
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Image optimization and in-built editor
Edit by device
Social media integration
Unique ‘InSite’ functionality
Custom domain and reliable hosting
Site backup and duplication options
Add widgets, maps, tools
Automatic analytics tracking and SEO
A website from Duda comes with reliable and fast hosting, and a custom domain name. You can even create site backups and store them to Amazon Cloud in case you need them in the future, or want to replicate the style for an additional site.
Like the best website builders, the website templates at Duda are professionally designed and are optimized across all devices including PCs, smartphones and tablets, without any extra steps involved. Most of these templates are not industry-specific but rather offer unique designs and color schemes adaptable to your specifications. The drag and drop editor allows you to easily build your own website with free stock images, text, maps and widgets, however you please. An image editor is included within the web builder for ease of use.
For the more tech-savvy user, access to the coding is available for added control over your website choices.
Ecommerce options across all devices are feature rich, and include tracking codes, various payment and shipping options, and the ability to sell e-goods.
User-friendly and intuitive, and with no sign up necessary to try it out, Duda is a hassle-free option for building a website for you or a client.
Get more from your website with Duda InSite. Choose from a comprehensive list of pre-made inSites or customize your own with unique features, and make your site adaptable by anticipating your visitors’ needs before they even arrive.
InSites change content dependent on time of day or year, visitor location, or their previous visits to your site. Glitter your website with special effects for seasonal holidays, or display an out of hours contact form so your customers know they are reaching you whatever the time of day. You can even ensure that repeat visitors aren’t greeted with the same old welcome message, or have visitors in the name vicinity access a "Click to Call" button from the home page. InSite is the way forward in responsive customer focused web design.
Once built, Analytics and excellent options in SEO management mean that you can begin attracting new visitors instantly.
If you’re a professional website builder or a designer, your best option is Duda Pro. You will be able to view your client dashboard, editor, website previews and login information under your own branding. Using InSite, you can customize your client’s sites to stand out from other web designers, without any need for complex design or intensive time commitment. Duda offers API access for a flexible testing environment, as well as editable source code so you can remove as much or as little as you want to create the perfect website for your clients. Instant content import functionality makes migrating your client’s sites a matter of one click.
Duda offers a free membership that allows you to create a site that is fully responsive across all devices. In addition, the site includes community support, a Duda domain and professional hosting, as well as a 30-day trial to InSite.
There are also paid plans to choose from – the Business + and Business + Ecommerce, which have additional features and cost $14.25 per month and $22.50 per month, respectively. The Business plans take away adverts, offer site backup and developer modes to customize your website. The Business + Ecommerce option allows you to place 100 products over unlimited categories on your online store, and use over 30 payment providers to draw in business, as well as powerful product reviews integrated with Facebook. If you still need more space, add up to 2500 products on your website for $36.75 per month. If you’re interested in the Duda Pro Reseller program, this starts at $249 per year, with discounts on every site you sell, and access to the same 30-day free trial.
Do bear in mind that these are all annual plans. Month-to-month options are available for a premium.
Duda Pricing Comparison
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*Prices last updated January 2018
There are a number of support options available at Duda. If you have the free membership then you only have access to the community support, but this is extensive with many categories to choose from and an easy to use search bar.
With an upgraded paid subscription, you will receive professional support, at first stage via email. There is no facility for live chat on the website, but they do invite you to contact them via social media.
If you are signed up as a reseller with DudaPro, you will have access to priority support as well as super-fast speed and hosting benefits.
Duda is an excellent site builder for both business and personal use, easy to use and with hundreds of extra tools for top-notch Ecommerce and marketing. They also offer a fantastic premium reseller program with discounts on pricing and extra hosting benefits. Where they really shine is the InSite feature, where websites can be customized with responsive customer content for each visitor.