2019 December 9th
There's a huge selection when we talk about website builders now, some of them are better and some of them are worse. But when creating a website you want it to also be useful, not just look good.
Duda claims to offer a website builder on which you can speedily design a website that will both drive conversions and please the eye.
The Company serves all types of customers, from freelance web professionals and digital agencies to the largest hosting companies and SAAS platforms.
Well, that sounds both promising and interesting.
In my Duda review, I'll put this claim to the test.
Duda - First Glance
The first thing I noted about Duda when accessing the website is its simplicity. The Duda interface works extremely well, meaning that beginners can get to grips with its features rapidly.
I also found that the web design tools included were powerful and flexible, making it possible to build impressive websites in a short period of time with compromising design quality. The user-friendly nature of Duda is undoubtedly one of its strongest points.
Additionally, Duda has been one of the leaders in mobile space with its tool that made mobile versions of desktop websites. And it continues developing and improving mobile web apps.
Duda and its websites keep up with the times just about enough. The beautiful and trendy "full-screen splash" templates are very common here, making the creation of stunning websites really simple.
I'm impressed by the design in the desktop example. Editing on mobile in the first place can take some time to get used to, but once you do you can edit and create websites on the go.
The pages are responsive, so you won't have to do any serious customization here.
Duda pages seem to be absolutely unreal on the desktop, and mobile versions of those themes are slick and look great on mobile devices from the start.
As you can see in the example right here, the text is lined up well, every text element is sized that it would fit the screen and also be readable. Every element of the website is ready for mobile use.
Duda websites are design powerhouses on desktop.
One thing that I really liked was the fact that every theme here is already optimized for best loading speeds and uses the best Google practices for that.
You can expect your new website to load fast and deliver great visitor experiences no matter what website you create.
Pricing for Duda is fairly reasonable and flexible. The $14 entry-level account should be well within the price range of most clients, although like each of the prices displayed, that's only if you choose to be billed annually.
For monthly payments, the prices are 25% more expensive, meaning the monthly starting price is actually $19.
And for super-advanced users, Duda offers an Agency package at $74 per month but it is also possible to negotiate a custom account to suit the needs of your organization. With advanced features, developmental assistance and presumably much more, this could be a great option for some more complex projects.
But for now, let's just focus on those 3 plans you could buy right now, for your personal needs:
Duda Plans in More Detail
|Basic ($14/month)||Team ($22/month)||Agency ($74/month)|
|Admin||1||Team & Client Roles||Team & Client Roles|
|Number of Templates||36||36||36|
|Support||Email only||Email, chat, and phone||Email, chat, and phone (all priority)|
These plans seem to stagger quite well in terms of features offered. The only major downside for me is the lack of support options in the basic package.
Surely, you'd think that for $14 a month, I could get least get to talk to someone sometimes.
Now, it's time to touch the subject of performance. Here's how Duda did in terms of server response times:
With moderate speeds around the globe, Duda proves itself as a worthy global solution. It's not lightning-fast but does the job just about well enough.
Final Thoughts from My Duda Review
Duda had an overall good showing. Despite there being some hiccups - like the company discontinuing DudaMobile and here, issues with mobile websites - there are more good things than bad ones.
Namely, the desktop website templates are absolutely stunning. And response times are not amazing on any specific location - but on average, they're very neat.
Duda still has a lot of interesting stuff going on. And for business users, which would be getting advanced technical support, this might be a perfect option. For personal users, however, something like Wix or GoCentral will most likely prove to be a better value for money.
But what about you? If you tried Duda, please feel free to leave your own Duda reviews and experiences below. And if you're only snooping around and still haven't made up your mind, don't worry, there are plenty of other website builders in the market. Don't forget to check them out!
- Transparent pricing
- User-friendly builder
- Stable performance
- Photo editor is buggy
- Prices are 25% bigger if you pay monthly