Most of the sites I build use a combination of WordPress, the Astra theme and the Brizy page builder. It goes without saying that WordPress is fundamental to the project. Astra is a popular theme that can be used for a multitude of jobs. Brizy is quite new – it’s still in development. Like most page builders it offers an efficient way to expand the design potential of the theme. And of course, because I use WordPress, it is possible to expand the functionality of the site with extra software.
Brizy, however, brings more than page building. It also has a cloud builder which allows websites to be developed using the Brizy software outside of the WordPress ecosystem. Is this a good thing? If you are looking for a quick and inexpensive route to a website the answer is probably yes. You can have a site up and running in a short space of time without having to pay for hosting or a domain name. You can do this for free with the basic tools that Brizy provides. I have a lifetime license for Brizy pro which adds another layer of sophistication.
Anyone looking for a website for the long term would probably be better off with WordPress. The range of software available, the blogging capabilities and the possibilities for e-commerce are all in its favour. It’s also great for SEO. But things will change. Services like Brizy Cloud will expand and will develop greater capabilities. For now it is certainly ready for things like landing pages, events pages or personal resumes.
I am already experimenting with Brizy Cloud. I’m not sure yet where this will go. However if anyone wants a basic website on Brizy Cloud please get in touch. There would be a fee for set-up equivalent to three monthly payments – around £90 in total for up to three pages. After that, depending on the size of the site, there would be a modest monthly fee which you would be able to cancel at any time.
In the near future I will build a few sample sites on the Cloud so that clients can get an idea of the capabilities of Brizy.