During the setup stage you can use a free subdomain, and connect a custom domain later when you’re ready to publish your site.
At the outset, a free third-level domain name like 7r9f77543.urest.org is assigned to your website. It’s good enough when you are only starting with your site and want to test the system, but it needs to be changed if you make a decision to carry on with your site and develop it professionally.
From the first day, you can connect your custom domain or purchase one through your Dashboard. It will take you only a couple of clicks and about 15 minutes for a domain to be connected.
Websites created with ukit website builder are SEO-friendly too. First of all, each page can be edited to add meta tags. Next, connecting your Google Analytics account will let you track the statistics of the site traffic and make adjustments to your promotion strategy.
To help you better understand your site audience, uKit has recently released the extended statistics allowing you to quickly learn who your website visitors are, where they’re coming from, and what they are viewing on your website. The nice thing about this new feature is that all these essential data about your site traffic are available directly from your site’s Dashboard.
uKit goes even further and allows setting up “goals” to measure how often your site visitors fulfill specific actions, e.g. placing an order or submitting a contact information form. One more important thing is tagging your business. Adding your organization to Google Maps will add value in the eyes of search engines as well as visitors. All in all, everything is set for SEO.
uKit offers a library of free templates designed with small business in mind. uKit templates are all responsive, and you can preview each template in three modes – tablet, mobile, and desktop.
Make sure you choose the right template from the start, since in the future it can be difficult to change the template in any meaningful way – uKit only allows for slight design customizations. This approach helps avoid many frustrating scenarios and web design mishaps such as mismatched fonts and awkward color combinations.
The first thing that catches the eye is a wide range and quality designs, divided into 35 categories; in all, uKit offers over 250 responsive design choices. Each can be customized the way you want it. Rearrange, create and delete the blocks, change images in the slider, experiment with colors of the elements, menu items, and more.
To simplify the development process, it’s advisable to choose a design from your business category: photography, construction, legal services, logistics & transportation, travel, business & finance, education (recently updated design category), etc. That way, you will straight away be provided with the needed structure and preset industry-specific content.
Allow 10-20 minutes to edit the latter and half of the website is finished. Additionally, tweak the background, colors, and, if needed, the default block’s layout. This is the easiest way to work with uKit.
If you build a website, fill it with content, and then at a certain point decide to change its look and feel, you can easily switch to another design at any time. And whatever design you switch to, all of your previously added content will be preserved. This is handy because even if you change from a construction design to a photographer’s website, nothing will crumble.
uKit has an advantage when it comes to design responsiveness — all designs are optimized for a multi-device experience and can automatically adapt themselves to any screen size, be it mobile, tablet, or a laptop. A sandwich menu looks great on any screen while the blocks flexibly change their sizes. Well done, uKit!