Web design standards are always evolving, and with it, the tools we use to create websites are changing as well. Not so long ago, only people with a technical background were able to make genuinely complex and beautiful websites, but these days anybody can create a site.
In this post, I want to share with you my review of Blocs for Mac - the tool which I believe can give you the freedom to make any type of website design, without forcing you to learn how to code.
I have used many web design tools, and I am a fan of Squarespace, but when it comes to creating a specific website I have in my mind, my hands are always reaching for Blocs.
Do you remember the Santa picture created using Microsoft Paint? It looks fantastic, but it was made using the simplest of tools. Creations like this prove that the best tool for a job is not the most feature-packed one, it is the one you master. Blocs is a tool like this for me when it comes to web design.
Blocs 3 has a simple user interface with a couple of sidebars and not too many visible options, but if you learn what each of these options does, you can produce a truly unique and beautiful website without knowing how to code.
The biggest downside of Blocs is that it is only available for Mac. Another disadvantage is the lack of built-in CMS. If you are not familiar with CMS, it stands for Content Management System, which basically allows you to edit and manage the content on your website via any web browser.
Blocs does support some CMS platforms like Pulse CMS, but these are still limited compared to feature-rich solutions like Wordpress. So, if you want to continually update your website without opening the Blocs app on your Mac, you should probably look the other way.
If you use a Mac and don't care so much about being able to edit your website from a web browser, let me tell you why you might love Blocs.
First of all, you don’t need to know how to code to make a great website in Blocs. And I am not saying that knowing code is a bad thing because if you do, you can use it to your advantage. But, it is not necessary, and I love it. When I am making a website, I just want to concentrate on design and feel of my site, and Blocs allows me to do precisely that.
I also like that the websites you build in Blocs will look great on all devices. Even just out of the box, Blocs 3 produces responsive sites, but if you can spend a bit time adjusting some small details, you can make your website look amazing on all devices.
The third thing I love about Blocs is that it is a native application I can install on my Mac and use it anytime I want. Blocs is very fast and not resource-hungry, which makes it feel right at home on my MacBook.
Being a simple tool, Blocs is not very difficult to master. Like with anything, you have to invest time and effort into learning how things work, but after you get over the frustration of using a new tool, you will appreciate how intuitive Blocs is.
And, if you want to speed up your learning process with Blocs, I recommend to check out the Blocs Master, the project I have created to help people master web design with Blocs.
There is also a great community of Blocs users always happy to help each other, so if you need help, there are people to help you.
Blocs is just a few years old, and it has a phenomenal potential to grow. From what I have learned, the team behind Blocs is doing a fantastic job to keep the focus on important stuff, making Blocs more capable with each update without overcomplicating its user experience.
Last, but not least, Blocs is not expensive compared to other web design tools on the market. You can start using it for free, and when you are ready to purchase the full version, it has a relatively low price, which you pay once and then you can make as many websites as you want.
Set up a secure hosting account and just purchase a new domain for each new website you build with Blocs, that’s all.
Plus, even though there are some excellent 3rd party extensions, you don't need to invest into plugins or stacks, because you can build almost any type of website using just core features of Blocs.
There is no perfect tool for web design, but if you have a Mac and you want to build websites without knowing how to code, I highly recommend to take a look at Blocs.
If you have any questions about Blocs or web design in general, please let me know, and I will always do my best to help you.
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Eldar's work speaks for itself; his beautiful templates are well thought out and easy to use.
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If you have web development needs, consulting Eldar is a wise investment.
I took the plunge with Blocs about a year ago and just love it. I like many asked a few idiot questions when I started, but the real solution to my true understanding of this software masterpiece was Eldar Gezalov!
This wonderful guy has created a series of videos (many free) which cover every aspect of Blocs in simple to understand examples. The basic set is free and you can sign up to his masterclass for a few quid.
I promise he’s not paying me to write this, but I like many are indebted to him for the hours he has spent helping others.
I’m not one to usually write testimonials or complaints, but in the case of Eldar Gezalov, I’m making an exception. Not for any other reason than that the products he offers in his templates, and more importantly the support he offers in his training videos and personal assistance, are truly remarkable.
I was moving from another platform that we had used for years and it was no longer supported. I came across BLOCS and then went looking for templates to assist as I’m far from a website designer. I purchased Eldar Gezalov’s templates package after first trying a free sample and then decided to go for the Bloc Masters training. That was a great decision!
With his recommendation, I chose an appropriate template that would best satisfy our needs and within 6 weeks had built two major websites. And I have very little experience in web design. My sites at umassdcatholics.com and stmarysdartmouth.org are examples of what a novice can accomplish with the help and training by Eldar. Trust me, you can save thousands of dollars by doing it yourself!
Eldar was always ready to answer questions. He’s amazingly supportive. I can’t say I’ve never received such great support. And his training videos are set up in such a way, that when you come across something new or want to try something different, you only need to watch a short video on that particular topic – and not scan through a long training video to find the answer or solution.
If you are looking for a great website builder software, I would heartily recommend BLOCS, but more importantly, the products and training of Eldar Gezalov. https://blocsmaster.com or https://eldargezalov.com
I’m happy to recommend him to you and answer any questions you may have about his products and services.
The best website to learn how to use Blocs. Eldar cares to help you if you have problems with the templates. If you subscribe you will not regret it. It includes a large number of sample templates. 100% recommended
These templates are the best Blocs templates available. They are also optimized for mobile so they will look great on your mobile devices. These quality templates will speed up your design and get your website up and running.
I used the Blocs website program to build my new website a couple of months ago. I found the tutorials easy to follow, and it was fun and looks professional.
When I got stuck, I emailed Eldar with questions, and he was so helpful in guiding me through the information. I appreciated his help, and highly recommend the Blocs Master for all your website needs.
Do you want to learn all the features within Blocs 3? Each month Eldar updates Mastering Blocs 3 with concise videos that show how to use Blocs. Watching these videos shows how every element works.
You'll learn how to master each feature and how classes can take your design to the next level. I find the course organization is a valuable resource, I can go back and watch any videos if I need a refresher on using anything in Blocs 3. This is the ultimate one-stop resource for Blocs 3.
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Great service and superb templates and tutorials!
Eldar’s Tutorial and Templates are off the charts!I’m use them often when I get stuck or want to re-learn some really cool things.
I’m waiting patently for more more of his tutorial to be released. Without his assistance I would be struggling getting to know necessary steps.I highly recommend any of his tutorials or templates.
You will be making one of the best decision to help you move forward and design eye catching parallaxing responsive website using Blocs.
I absolutely enjoy working with blocs, it is powerful and effective in the creation of websites, but that’s not all that blocs can do!
If you pay attention to Eldar’s templates, you will learn how to manipulate the code without having to know everything about the code.
Spending more time creating and less time scratching your head!
Espero que el traductor funcione correctamente y te pueda hacer llegar mi agradecimiento por la muy alguna calidad de tus tutoriales gratis.
Realmente, no se me ocurre que más podrías compartir con nosotros tus seguidores: todo perfecto, todo bien cuidado, todo muy útil.
Como fanático de Blocs desde que lo descubrí, gracias desde Paraguay.
The best place to learn virtually all there is to know about Blocs for beginners. And what better teacher than Eldar himself who spares nothing to make sure you are on the right track from step one through to intermediate.
Having finished the Blocs 3 tutorials there is still plenty I don’t know and I’m looking forward to more to come in the future to make up for what I don’t already know. And there is plenty of that.
Furthermore, having purchased the set you also have the oppurtunity to rework any of the tutorials which you may have forgotten as time goes by. Great work Eldar. Keep them rolling please. All your hard work for the Blocs community is very very much appreciated. One happy Eldar Bloc’s fan.
I've been searching for a high-quality Mac based website creation solution for years. Thanks to Eldar, the search has ended. *****
I templates di Eldar sono ben costruiti e offrono molti spunti anche tecnici. Grazie
As a furniture company owner with no knowledge of code, I design and publish my own website. I've been using Blocs since V1.xx after Freeway, and have figured out most of the site creation myself. So I was unsure if I needed these tutorial videos. Having taken the plunge, as I worked my way through the lessons I realised both how much more flexible Blocs can be and how much I never knew.
My recommendation? If you make this purchase you won't regret it. It will turn into a reference library you will revisit over again with clear, short 'watch and learn' videos on call.
Thanks Eldar, keep up the good work and keep Blocs rocking.
Eldar explains every detail of Blocs in a well-structured and calm way.
Also his templates are beautiful and a great starting point for tiny or large projects. Cheers
Since I switched from Joomla to Blocs I was so happy to find Blocs Templates and the amazing service and support from Eldar. This made the switch so much better. Thanks.