Design & Tools
The uKit editor is beautiful and complex enough to take care of your online needs.
The “pages” tab is where you’ll manage all sections of your website. Besides the standard options for managing pages, it lets you manage pop-ups. uKit has a few of those built-in, but you can also create them. That helps a lot with engaging visitors on your website.
You can also use the “pages” tab to add necessary pages, such as a 404 error message or your company’s confidentiality policy.
Technically, you can do that with any website builder by adding a new page and editing it into what you need. The difference is that ukit website builder gives you a template for that type of content, so it’s much easier to set up those boring but necessary pages.
The “widgets” tab lets you drag and drop premade elements and blocks. Though the blocks are well-made, there aren’t many of them. If you want to work with a website builder that has a lot of elements, read our Duda review. That said, Duda doesn’t have an unlimited library, either, so you get the bare minimum: text boxes, shapes, buttons and forms.
Besides those, you get cool integrations from the “widgets” tab. We’ve already talked about MailChimp forms, but you can also insert a Soundcloud media player, for example, which is great for an artist’s website.
The “design” tab lets you change colors and fonts. You can only choose from a few predetermined palettes in the free version. You can create style sets, too, but as long as you don’t upgrade to a paid version you’re limited visually.
Design takes a lot of work and fine retouches. As long as you can’t insert HTML color code, it’s hard to get the exact look that you have in mind.
The “preview” tab lets you view how your website displays on different screens. Mobile responsiveness is important for Google, so being able to edit for that is a great feature.
What’s also great is that uKit templates are responsive and optimized for mobile, which cuts your job in half. You can choose which elements display on what screens, too, so it’s easy to make an optimized website.
The editor also features backup and undo features. You can backtrack if you make a mistake in a session, and if you want to try something risky, such as changing the template, you can backup the website and get back to that version if anything goes wrong.
Since we mentioned templates, let’s talk about them. Besides being responsive, they’re beautiful. That’s true for most website builders, but the templates are optimized for niche and even language in uKit.