Finally, a Web Builder for the Creatives
January 05, 2023

Finally, a Web Builder for the Creatives

Jay Turner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with WebWave

I'm so glad I recently discovered WebWave. It is an amazing
website-building platform geared toward designers and creators who enjoy the
simplicity of a WYSIWYG editor but with granular control over element
placement, layering, and properties. It’s also one of the few builders that
include an email address if you subscribe to their Pro plan, as well as provides
options for you to export a site and host it elsewhere. Blog and lightweight e-commerce
are also included.

While the template library is smallish, what is included
looks great. Since WebWave is more akin to Photoshop than Wix, the uninitiated should
take advantage of building their first few projects from templates to learn the
ins and outs. There is a learning curve with this system, but once you get the
hang of freehand design, the sky is the limit. It is immensely helpful that
WebWave is an established product, so you can count on finding answers in the
company’s robust knowledge base, very responsive tech support, and in their
active Facebook community.

Pros

  • Place elements anywhere on a page
  • Granular control of settings and animations using layers
  • Export your creations and host elsewhere if you choose

Cons

  • Site speed is a little sluggish
  • UI is initially overwhelming
  • User must manually adjust layout settings to achieve true responsive design
  • Ability to create more flexible websites has allowed me to pitch my design services to a higher caliber of client
  • Exporting websites allows my clients to host their site wherever they want
  • Significant time savings by no longer needing to search for static HTML templates as a starting point

Do you think WebWave delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with WebWave's feature set?

Yes

Did WebWave live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of WebWave go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy WebWave again?

Yes

The WYSIWYG web builder marketspace is saturated, but there
are not many solutions out there that eschew table-based design in favor of letting
creators build sites where anything goes wherever you want. You’ll likely want
to skip this product if you need a plug-and-play solution where everything is
automatically responsively. However, if you have an eye for design, love
creative control, and like to sweat the details until you have made the perfect
website, WebWave is a must buy.

Comments

  • Monika Buchelt | TrustRadius Reviewer
    Thank you for review! We agree about UI and page speed - improving these are one of our mains goals right now. We will inform about updates on our socials.

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