(The Hosting News) – Expert in helping small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) to thrive and grow in the early stages with effective and profitable web strategies, Fasthosts has launched a new and free Website Builder, designed to enable anyone to build a professional website, quickly and easily.
Available with any web hosting package from Fasthosts, the Website Builder is based upon a drag-and-drop user interface designed to make it simple for non-technical managers to create an effective business website. The Website Builder comes with a complete customisation option for colour schemes, font styles, images, slideshows and embedded video feeds, as well as a mobile site editor to ensure that the website is accessible and easily navigable from a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet computer.
With 200 fully-customisable templates, business owners can get away from the identikit website builders of years gone by and create something unique to their business.
“Even today, having a well designed, navigable and professional-looking website for your SMB is crucial when it comes to projecting a quality brand and representing your company to the global consumer market,” said Simon Yeoman, General Manager of Fasthosts. “We asked 100 SMBs earlier this year where most of their sales leads originate, and almost a quarter (22 per cent) said that it was from their website. That’s in an age when social media and mobile is experiencing phenomenal growth, and the value of a good website is still very high.
“According to Lloyds, over a third of small UK firms are not even online, despite those that are reporting saved time, more customers and better customer service. Not every small business is able to afford tens of thousands of pounds to hire a website design agency. But there’s no need to, when anybody – without any technical or coding knowledge – can design a great website from scratch, and not pay a penny to do so. With the hosting and Website Builder included, anyone can launch a 100 per cent secure online business quickly and easily,” added Yeoman.
Using Website Builder also makes it straightforward to link social media pages and feeds, such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+, as well as fully-functioning secure ecommerce templates to enable businesses to trade with customers online and take PayPal payments. Google Maps, Google Analytics and contact forms are all included with Website Builder as standard, and for the more technically minded, there is the option to use CSS and HTML5 coding if required.
Details of Fasthosts’ range of web hosting packages for businesses can be found at the website, and every subscription will receive free access to the web browser-based design tool Website Builder.
Fasthosts will also be exhibiting at IP Expo 2013, on 16th and 17th October, at Earls Court, London, where visitors to stand E39 will get a first look at the Website Builder. Simon Yeoman is also available for press briefings at the show. To schedule a meeting, please visit the stand or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please visit: http://www.fasthosts.co.uk/