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Packed with features and thoughtfully designed. Themes are
contemporary and beautiful. Highly recommended.

  • Monthly Price
    $5 – $60
  • Free Version
    No
  • Avg Support Time
    2hr 39min
  • Billing Practices
    Good
  • Last Updated
    April 5 2016

User Experience

Steve Jobs often told a story about how his father (a carpenter) always made sure to put the same amount of care into the back of a cabinet as the front. This attention to detail is where Jobs would say he learned the importance of craftsmanship. This story reminds me of Hostt. Everything in Hostt is polished. Nothing ever feels half-baked. Simply put, Hostt crafts the back of cabinets.

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Content Blocks make up pages and footers. There’s a huge amount of blocks to choose from— all of which are polished and fully featured. There’s even a handy search that lets you drill down quickly and find the block you’re looking for. Handy.

content-blocks

The Menu block is a great example of the care and polish Hostt puts into blocks. To use it Hostt invented a simple markup language (sounds more intimidating than it is) that lets you design stylish menus. It’s an elegant solution to a hard problem.

menu

A great example of how Hostt pays attention to details is with cropping images. Oftentimes photo galleries need to crop images to present them in a perfect grid. Most website builders crop the images automatically— but Hostt gives you the option of setting a focal point on photos to crop around. It’s a small, easy to use feature that can really bring photo galleries to life.

focal-point

Features

Hostt has the best blog of any website builder I’ve seen. Hands down. It supports a long list of blog features: tagging, categories, drafts, comments (with powerful moderation features), Disqus integration, customizable urls and more. And to top it all off the post editor is beautiful. Show Screenshot

Hostt has the best blog of any website builder I’ve seen. Hands down. It supports a long list of blog features: tagging, categories, drafts, comments (with powerful moderation features), Disqus integration, customizable urls and more. And to top it all off the post editor is beautiful. Show Screenshot

Hostt has the best blog of any website builder I’ve seen. Hands down. It supports a long list of blog features: tagging, categories, drafts, comments (with powerful moderation features), Disqus integration, customizable urls and more. And to top it all off the post editor is beautiful. Show Screenshot

Hostt has the best blog of any website builder I’ve seen. Hands down. It supports a long list of blog features: tagging, categories, drafts, comments (with powerful moderation features), Disqus integration, customizable urls and more. And to top it all off the post editor is beautiful. Show Screenshot

Themes

All themes work are responsive and work wonderfully on tablets and mobile devises. This is worth emphasizing because sometimes other website builders will have responsive themes that don’t work for things like photo galleries but not Hostt.

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Hostt’s style editor is the best style editor I’ve seen in any website builder. It’s really intuitive and lets you make an impressive amount of style changes— fonts, border colors, heading sizes, banner sizes, padding, navigation and more.

style-editor

Hostt has always had excellent themes. Each theme is sleek and minimal. They are designed for big photos and strong typography. (And there are no cheesy small business templates.)

example-theme

Good Billing Practices

I was able to pay and cancel my Hostt account with ease.

Customer Support

2hr 39min

Average customer support reply time.
(Industry average is 16 hours 32 minutes.)

Email Support

Hostt provides email support
(but not phone support).

Yola Sites

Packed with features and thoughtfully designed. Themes are
contemporary and beautiful. Highly recommended.


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Rudy

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