The Future of Web Design?


There are very few businesses out there today who do not have a website in one form or another and it is crucial that the design and content are right for your company, but, this can be a complicated and expensive business. Any software that comes along which might make this job less arduous and costly is always welcomed and one that is already shaping the future of web design is called PageCloud.

What is PageCloud?

PageCloud is described as a web design software program for complete novices that provides a WYSWYG (What You See is What You Get) editor to create a range of different designs. The company was founded by Craig Fitzpatrick who believes that HTML and CSS coders shouldn’t be the only people who are able to create websites.

He, with a team of seven, have created this software with the aim of allowing even the most inexperienced person to create a website – website design for dummies, to use another popular idea. The idea would be that ‘marketing people’ would be allowed to edit websites rather than just relying on ‘tech people’ to create it. The software first showcased on TechCrunch 2015 and quickly received good reports. Early backers include Tobias Luke of Shopify and Sarah Imbach, former Chief of Staff at LinkedIn.

What does it do?

To start with PageCloud may seem a little like other simplified web content systems such as Wix. There are pre-built templates with elements to add to them and fonts to choose. Then the differences come in because the software allows users to take elements from any page and drop it into the software. This means users can copy a font, a layout or even take a design straight from Photoshop to the website.

As the website states, you can start with anything – Photoshop, content, a website design of even an idea. With Photoshop you can copy and paste layers while content such as spreadsheets, widgets, images and even charts can be incorporated straight into the design.

The software also allows users to create dedicated page versions for mobile users, allowing their site to increase its mobile friendly rankings. Added to this is the fully SEO friendly nature of PageCloud, helping with those search engine rankings.

For those who already have a website, there is even the ability to bring your favourite widgets to PageCloud as it is compatible with the top 3rd party widgets. The company guarantee a worry-free process that is fully hosted, avoiding concerns about reliability and crashes.


PageCloud offers a great balance between all the gadgets that can make a website a little better with a simple interface that a complete learner can easily come to terms with. The ability to import an existing website, existing content or even fonts that you love from all over the web, mean it offers a higher level of personalisation than most of its competitors. It also offers a monthly payment plan that means for the small business, there isn’t a single payment to be made but rather a series of small monthly amounts that won’t break the bank.

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