I'm looking for recommendations of site-building tools. My organization serves nonprofits and I often get asked what tools they could use to make a simple 'about us' website of their own pretty simply. This by definition implies free/cheap hosted services that require little code, preferably no code. I'm guessing some of you have reccomendations you also make when approached by clients with too-small budgets.
There's a lot of noise out there if you search for these tools, but who has time to wade through them all? Advice would be appreciated, especially when some blogging platforms have been workable choices for simple NP sites. I know of the following tools that one or another person has recommended and I was wondering if any of you could make further suggestions or if you had any thoughts on these:
- Drupal Gardens -Hosted Drupal, the apt first choice for our community. Open source and can be downloaded and hosted/changed elsewhere, so allows for plenty of future growth. Not the simplest option option, but possibly the most powerful? Almost certainly the one that allows for the most growth, but possibly an irrelevant point given the simplicity of the need. Also, not the easiest to use.
- Wordpress - One of the most popular, and open source and can be downloaded and hosted/changed elsewhere, so allows for future growth, but limited because it's a blog CMS.
- Weebly - Super easy, but not sure it's good for much more than simple sites.
- Wix - Super easy, but not sure it's good for much more than simple sites.
- Web - Yet another simple site builder
- Google's Blogger - not open and maybe too bloggy.
- Google's Sites - not open, but seems workable.
Thoughts? Recommendations? Any other apps out there that create open solutions that can be downloaded and moved?
Thanks for your time.