HubSpot Website Builder vs web development with code: which one suits you best?

HubSpot website builder vs web development with code

Not so handy with code, but still want to build a well-converting website? It’s certainly possible! HubSpot's CMS offers an intuitive website builder that allows you to build a website without technical skills

But even if you do have code skills, HubSpot’s CMS Hub is suitable for you. You can read exactly how this works in this blog.


The drag-and-drop HubSpot Website Builder

Want to get started with CMS Hub to create a successful website? Then you will first need to choose a theme within HubSpot's database or have a developer develop a theme with matching modules. The theme you choose determines the look and feel of your website, gives you different page templates to get started with and gives you different module options to choose from.

After this, you can get started to fully customize your pages using the drag-and-drop functionality of the HubSpot Website Builder. With this builder, you don't need any knowledge of code, but simply drag and drop modules from the editor onto your page. So you see the result of your choices before the page goes live. 

Want to change the order of modules afterwards? That is no problem either. Simply drag your module to the desired place on the page. This is why HubSpot calls their editor the WYSIWG editor: What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get! The HubSpot Website Builder allows you to build your website pages completely customized, without any code.

Complete unburdening

In addition to the WYSIWYG editor within the HubSpot Website Builder and the themes you can choose from, the HubSpot CMS offers you even more peace of mind. For example, you can add your own custom domain name to the CMS for free in just a few steps, and the hosting is also completely taken care of. 

The HubSpot CMS service also includes free server management and web monitoring. You don't even need to think about security: HubSpot offers automatic 24/7 security and threat detection, Secure Socket Layer (SSL), Web Application Firewall (WAF) and a dedicated security team.

Code skills? Create custom themes and modules!

Now you probably think that if you do have know-how of code, you can't get by with CMS Hub. Nothing could be further from the truth. 

Whereas users without technical knowledge are relieved with predefined themes and modules, a developer can set up themes and modules by themselves in a fully customized way. This way, you create a website that truly meets your wishes and needs, just as you can with any other CMS. 

Within the HubSpot Website Builder editor, you also have the ability to see the code of the modules and, if necessary, make changes to the code on a specific page if a modified version of the module serves your user better.

So, do you have knowledge of code and do the default themes not offer you what you need? Then this fully custom website route suits you best.

Getting started with HubSpot's CMS

One of the organizations that has successfully deployed HubSpot's CMS is Contiweb. Download the case study here and find out how Contiweb worked with Vet Digital to create their website.