Top 10 Code-Free Tools for Web Development in 2019
Opinionposted by Gaurav Belani April 15, 2019 Gaurav Belani
Building a website is meant to help your business grow. If you have to set aside a team of engineers just to code and deploy the website, spending precious time and human resources just to build and maintain the website, that seems to defy the purpose. Those are the hours you could instead spend in growing your business if you used an advanced code-free web development platform. It could help you get your site up and running in no time, with little to no coding experience.
Thankfully for us non-geeky business people out there, there are plenty of code-free tools available that make web design and development a much simpler task. Not only can you launch immaculately-designed websites with custom layouts and content, but these tools also help create intricate microinteractions, animations, and even deploy deep learning and AI elements into your website.
Let’s take a look at some of the hottest no-code-needed web design and development tools for 2019 that are perfect for all kinds of brands, from e-commerce to app startups, private portfolios, content management systems, design studios, and practically any business that needs a website.
Webflow enables you to get a rich, professional-quality website up and running in no time. It offers complete control over design, helping you create fully customized webpages that look great and work smoothly. At the core of Webflow are hundreds of customizable, professionally designed templates. With such a wide range of choices, you can be sure to find one that perfectly complements your brand.
Websites designed by Webflow offer enterprise-grade features including high uptime, superfast loading speeds, robust support for heavy traffic. There are also plenty of SEO tools, SSL certificates, HTTP/2 compliant infrastructure. Webflow boasts an impressive clientele including the likes of NASA, Adobe, and MTV.
Webydo is widely loved for its user-centricity and versatility. Their aim was to create a code-free program where the designers don’t need to rely on developers to watch their vision come alive. Designers get to take matters into their own hands and design with their creativity running free, while Webydo handles all the coding in the background. It is more than just a drag-and-drop site builder, it is a particularly well-endowed blank canvas which allows yo tou complete design freedom. If the idea of a blank canvas feels a tad overwhelming to you, they have some really remarkable themes and basic wireframes to get you started.
So when you’re ready to begin designing, you can either pick a theme that best fits your branding and try different customizations, or you can upload your own image assets, design your own headers and CTA’s, create custom breakpoints and do your own parallax animation. Webydo just lets you take your imagination and run with it, while providing you the tools to make the vision come true. There are paid as well as free plugins for increased functionality, and you can even let Webydo handle the hosting so you don’t have to go to a third party. Thanks to its Google Cloud integration, you get fast loading time ensuring a slick website that looks fantastic and works like a pro. Some features like parallax animation, in-browser editor and white label branding make Webydo a delightful experience.
Qordoba is an advanced content intelligence platform with special powers like Content AI, emotion detection technology and SmartSuggest that collectively help Qordoba serve a dual purpose. It helps engineers be free from the responsibility of writing copy and managing content, as well as it makes sure that your website is always enriched with high quality user-facing content that is error free, SEO optimized and full of value. So your engineers can steer clear of copywriting burden and yet, your site features professional grade content. Qordoba’s cloud-based content management system seamlessly integrates messaging and feedback tools allowing effective communication and collaboration. So for businesses that understand just how pivotal content is to rewarding customer experiences, Qordoba offers a smart solution.
Appcues helps brands create customized product tours that your customers won’t be inclined to skip. If you have a nuanced product and wish to help your new customers find their way around it, product tours are the most effective onboarding tool as opposed to tutorials and guides. Appcues helps you create refreshingly beautiful and remarkably insightful customer experiences and onboarding flows without any coding skills being required. It is cloud-based, easy to set up and scalable.
With artificial intelligence, deep learning and neural networks finding a place in everyday lives, integrating them in your website to better understand your customers has become completely commonplace. Uber’s Ludwig is a code-free deep learning toolkit based on TensorFlow. It allows you to easily train and deploy deep learning models on your website or app without any coding language. To make such an advanced technology so easily accessible to anyone is certainly no short of a miracle.
A few years ago, you’d need an advanced degree in machine learning and artificial intelligence to even understand what deep learning is. But Ludwig lets you easily integrate deep learning in your website and train datasets by simply providing a CSV file that contains training data.
In the age of instant customer support becoming a necessity, every website could do with a good chatbot. Chatamo helps you create a truly intelligent voice and chat bots that ensure that your customers have someone to answer their questions any time of the day or night. The natural language processing and auto-prediction of Chatamo is remarkable and it can create bots in over a 100different languages. To add to it, Chatamo has amazing AI capabilities that can help you improve customer experiences based on their interaction with your chatbot. It can be easily integrated with all major messaging apps like Facebook, Alexa or Google Home.
There is a world of difference between a generic chatbot and a truly responsive, smart and intuitive chatbot that can understand problems and provide intelligible human-like answers to customer questions. Chatamo helps you do just that, and that too with no programming skills required.
Here’s an interesting one – the IBM Watson tone analyzer can analyze texts like messages, tweets and online reviews to detect if they are happy, sad or angry. So by integrating the Watson Tone Analyzer with your website or app, you can conduct social listening and tune in to the non-textual feedback you need to improve customer experiences. Setting up the Watson Tone Analyzer is easy and requires no coding skills and the community is huge, providing ample support. The tone analyzer can detect emotions not just through typed words but also emoticons and slang. It has a high accuracy and exhibits a lot of developer friendly features. It has SDKs for every major platform including Android, Java, Node, Python, Ruby, Swift and others.
Zeroqode is the ultimate tool for a codeless future that serves everyone from founders to designers and developers, helping them create delightful web experience with no coding skills required. Built with tools like Bubble, Zapier and Typeform, Zeroqode lets you build web and mobile apps with ease and flexibility. The templates are rich with functionality and design and are perfect to get a quick start. You can get your MVP up and running in a matter of days and can easily add and modify features anytime you like.
Creating a website is an important step, but the real journey of providing a great customer experience to each customer has only just begun. Google Optimize is a great tool to help you personalize your customer experiences. It uses Google Analytics to create detailed customer profiles with information about what they like and don’t like. With that information, it allows you to send out personalized messages, offers and targeted communication as well as tailor made solutions for individual customers. Google’s advanced statistical modeling and sophisticated targeting tools ensure a curated experience resulting in high engagement and retention on your website.
Zapier brings to you the power of automation without any coding skills required. From automating email marketing campaigns to pulling data from your HubSpot CRM to integrate it with your Active Campaign and email drips, Zapier gets it all done without the added cost or the complexity of coding. All the technical heavy lifting is done in the background while all you experience is a smooth interface that produces quick results. It lets you easily consolidate workflows into a single app and minimize clutter in your process. Easy automation for busy people – sorted.
So there you have it – some of the hottest code free tools for 2019 that help you accomplish a wide range of highly nuanced and advanced tasks that earlier required some pro-level coding skills but are now possible with no coding experience. From designing and developing high quality, beautiful websites and apps, to integrating deep learning, chatbots and tone analyzers in those website, these tools have it all covered. Making your brands smart, high-tech and customer centric was never so easy.
About the Author:
Gaurav Belani is a senior SEO and content marketing analyst at Growfusely, a content marketing agency that specializes in data-driven SEO. He has more than seven years of experience in digital marketing and loves to read and write about education technology, AI, machine learning, data science, and other emerging technologies. In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies and listening to music. Connect with him on Linkedin and Twitter @belanigaurav.