Choosing the right website builder is very important, no matter what kind of website you want to create. And website builders nowadays are so well developed that anyone with even minimal knowledge of computers, can be able to use them.
Website builders are more affordable than hiring a professional web designer. You can opt for online or offline website builders, depending on your preferences and skills.
Online builders are more popular among the less tech-savvy. They are very user-friendly, include the hosting and maintenance, are flexible and come with customer support.
If you are skilled in HTML, CSS and so on, you can also opt for an offline site builder, because it offers more freedom of creation than cloud-based builders. On the other hand though, with offline builders you also have to take care of hosting, maintenance, so you’ll end up paying more money.
Is Duda a good website builder to consider?
Duda was developed by a company based in California. The builder was created in 2010, initially as a mobile website builder.
Duda is now a popular online builder and it offers 3 plans to choose from: Basic, Team, Agency.
How much does it cost?
Duda works based on a monthly subscription. You can opt between monthly or annual billing for each of their plans.
Basic - $19/month
Team - $29/month
Agency - $99/month
Basic - $14/month
Team - $22/month
Agency - $74/month
You can also benefit from the 30-day free trial, which includes all the features in the Team plan.
What are the features included with Duda?
The features available vary from plan to plan.
Features included with the Basic plan:
- 1 website
- Online store with up to 10 products
- Email support
- Site hosted on AWS
- HTTPS encryption
- Multi-language websites
Features included with the Team plan:
- All the features in the Basic plan
- Phone and live chat support in addition to email support
- Your brand and your logo on every part of the platform
- Team and client management tools
- White label stats and analytics
Features included with the Agency plan:
- All the features included with the other 2 plans
- Priority support through phone, live chat and email
- 8 websites included
- Extensible widget builder and robust API
- Website export (You can download a zip file with all the images, files, etc. for each individual website)
Duda has an easy to use drag-and-drop editor and you create your website using widget-based modules. If you are skilled in HTML and CSS you can also work in the Developer Mode.
Another useful tool is the multi-language feature which allows you to translate the website in over 50 languages.
Duda lets you choose between several categories: business, events, restaurants and more. You can add more products in case the ones included with your plan are not enough for you. The price for them is $7,25/month for 100 more products and $19.25/month for 2,500 products.
Duda doesn’t have any bandwidth or storage restrictions.
In terms of payment options, Duda offers over 30 payment options: PayPal, Stripe and many others.
One important thing to mention is the complexity of the design editor: there are more than 50 fonts to choose from, customization options for the buttons, header and so on.
There are around 80 templates you can choose from, all customizable and mobile responsive. The templates are divided into several categories, from business, events, to travel, online store and more.
There are also SEO features available, such as image alternate text, social media integration, customizable metadata and others.
Duda offers a lot of widgets such as contact forms (MailChimp, Constant Contact integration), maps, click to call, etc. There is social media integration as well.
This website builder is also great for blogs. You can add images and videos, a comment section and so on.
You’ve also got Undo and Redo buttons.
Customer support differs from plan to plan. The most affordable plan only includes email support, while the other two also offer phone and live chat support. Moreover, if you sign up for their most expensive plan, you also get priority support.
All in all, Duda is a pretty complex website builder, affordable and user-friendly.