Ease of Use
uKit provides an intuitive, well-structured interface. Most of the tabs and buttons are self-explanatory. The builder supports drag-and-drop editing, which means you’ll be able to add new elements and widgets to the page simply by dragging those onto the canvas.
uKit website builder has an intuitive and modern interface. Importantly, it lacks unnecessary features and pointless steps that would slow down the site-building process.
After you’ve signed up and chosen a design, you can create a temporary domain name or generate a random one. Next, you are taken through 3 simple steps: type in a website name, enter contact details, and links to social media accounts. Done!
The site builder has three working modes: Site pages, Builder, and Design. Let’s have a closer look at each of them.
Design: From here, you can change your website by choosing its color scheme and background. For the background, you can use a regular color scheme or an uploaded image. It’s worth mentioning that the design settings are quite succinct, which prevents a user from applying garrish incompatible color solutions.
From this section, you can also switch your current design to any other, enable the site version for the visually impaired, and activate animation for elements’ appearance.
Builder: As an editing method, a WYSIWYG editor and drag-and-drop builder are used. The combination of these two tools lets users perform basic changes to a website’s elements and blocks: you can add, delete, edit, and rearrange items with just one click of the mouse.
The result of the changes can be seen right on the spot.
Ucoz review offers a generous set of functional elements referred to as widgets. These can be added by simply dragging them onto the page; they include product Cards, Video, Google Search, Live Chat, Callback, Timer, AddThis Sidebar with popular social media buttons, Callback, Price List, Slider, News Widget, and many more.
You can also go for ready-to-use block sets tailored to the realization of a specific function: header/footer, about us, products, contact form, portfolio, testimonials, etc.
Pages: Here, user can perform a number of actions with pages: you can add new pages, delete existing ones, change their order in the menu, and duplicate them. From this place, you can also configure SEO settings by setting up a page’s and keywords. SEO-savvy users will also find it handy that they’ll be able to hide a page from indexing.
All the elements that you add onto the page can be edited in the nitty-gritty: change the elements’ layout within the blocks, choose from the visual formatting options, select the number and the view of elements to be displayed, set the background, etc.
Besides creating static pages, uKit lets you start a simple blog and integrate various dynamic widgets. To start a blog, switch to the Pages mode and when adding a new page, choose ‘News’ instead of ‘Page’.
When your blog is enabled, you can allow commenting by connecting a Disqus account, schedule a publication, add video and photos, set the number of posts per page, toggle the Read more button, choose whether to display the date of publication or not, among other options.
A nice bonus that differentiates uKit from competitors is that you can save yourself a trouble of manually uploading content to the Blog if you already run a Facebook page. In just 2 clicks, you can import up to 50 posts from your Facebook page’s feed.
Also, there’s an opportunity to add a callback button, price lists, ad banners, and AddThis sidebar allowing website visitors to share links to your pages over their social media accounts. On top of that, for some elements such as a Button, it’s possible to set up a pop-up window that will perform a function of an order form.
Excitingly, uKit has enabled the opportunity to promote websites built with their platform. On the Dashboard, you can get tips on how to optimize your website for search engines. Those new to site-building will definitely appreciate this kind of care.
uKit functionality appears to be quite appealing in its niche. It’s easy to master and allows the user to implement all the features needed for a successful business website.
Other widgets include SoundCloud, LiveChat, Instagram feed, Google Maps, email forms, and more.
Unlike other systems that let users get under the hood and make direct changes to the site’s code, uKit doesn’t explicitly provide this possibility. It’s main focus is non-techies. However, if you are a web designer or a developer who creates websites for clients, you will find much to like on the PRO plan.
It allows deep customization by offering HTML code integration and personalized color schemes.