The templates are stale, the free hosting is for the first month only, the free website comes with hefty support costs, etc. They all have their catches, ALL OF THEM. That being said, if you have some time, or already posses the skill sets, you can create some pretty decent looking stuff, full of SEO optimization, great looking layouts with all the bells and whistles you want, for almost next to nothing….if you have the time or the skills….
For years we have been exploring the many offerings available, developing solutions along the way, comparing ease of use, depth of options, etc. Here’s the conclusion…there is no ONE ANSWER, there is no BEST OF THE BEST, they all have positives and negatives, they all require different skill sets, they do different things, depending on your requirements. So as many different types of stores and organizations you see on the street, is the same complexity and variability you have with websites.
We will talk to you, understand your requirements, learn about your business, about your processes, and so on, we take all of this and put the most appropriate solution forward for your consideration. In many cases we will build your site on spec, that is, you tell us what you want, supply some graphics and text content, and lets us go. We will build a complete site, and in most cases, almost 98% of the time in our business, you will find the solution fits and with some minor tweaking and adjustments you can be ready to roll with very little time and effort on your part.