Welcome to my ultimate review of Blocs 4 website builder for 2022. Before we start, let me tell you that I have been using Blocs app for the past 7 years, starting from the version 1. I also have two online businesses built around Blocs:
Blocs Templates, a collection of high-quality premium templates for Blocs.
Blocs Master, a series of detailed video courses for Blocs.
That being said, I will keep this review unbiased, and I will honestly tell you what I don’t like or you might not like about working with Blocs. I will also clearly tell who should not even think about purchasing Blocs.
Blocs works perfectly on any modern Mac, including the new M1 and M1 Pro Macs with Apple Silicon. It often receives updates to stay fresh and up to date.
You can purhchase the Blocs 4 or 4 Plus with just one simple payment without any recurring fees. Once you buy it, it yours forever. I really hate subscriptions, and I have even made a video on my YouTube channel about my favorite Mac apps without subscription.
Being a standalone app for Mac without subscription means you can use the Blocs app to build as many websites as you want. I have built over 250 websites and templates starting from Blocs 1.0.
The only feature requiring the internet connection is Google Fonts, but if you are using local fonts (like I do for my websites), you can use the Blocs app fully offline.
When you master your web design skills with Blocs, you can make pretty much any type of front-end website design you want, all without writing a line of code.
If you like using WordPress CMS to manage the dynamic content of your website, you can build and export your Blocs website as a WordPress theme. Take a look at my wife’s blog to see how it will work and perform.
One of the things I really like about Blocs is that you can start building complex websites right out of the box, meaning that the built-in functionality you have in Blocs 4 is more than good enough to make pretty much any type of website. Just take a look at my templates to see what’s possible using only the built-in functions of Blocs.
At the same time, if you want to expand the functionality of Blocs app, you can take advantage of some of the advanced custom brics (add-ons) for Blocs, which you can find on Blocs.Store. I recommend to take a look at Volt CMS, which is my favorite CMS platform for Blocs.
Blocs is very flexible. You can start building websites from completely nothing, a white canvas, or you can open any of my Blocs templates, modify the content, and you will have a ready-to-publish website in just a few minutes.
If you don’t want to be locked into a Mac ecosystem, the Blocs app is not for you, because as of May 2022, macOS is the only operating system you can use to run Blocs. That being said, I have heard that later this year Blocs is coming to iPad.
Users of iWeb or RapidWeaver are often complaining about lack of built-in publishing functionality in Blocs. It is not a big deal for me, because I make websites for a living and have multiple FTP clients installed on my Mac, but I understand how some people would want to be able to use the single-click publishing.
When you are using Blocs app to built websites, you need to figure out and manually setup hosting, website security, domain, ftp client, and everything related to managing website files. Some people love the full control, but some people want more automation. With Blocs, it is all about manual control.
When comparing Blocs app with a subscription-based website development platform like Squarespace, the initial investment fee will be higher with Blocs, because you will have to purchase the app, domain, hosting, security, etc. All of these things are usually come included in the subscription fee (as it is the case with Squarespace).
But, you will have to pay the subscription fee every year for every website you build with a subscription-based website development platform, which is not the case with Blocs. The more websites you build, and the longer these websites stay online, the higher ROI you will get with Blocs.
If you only need one website, and you are not sure if this website will stay online longer than a year, then Blocs app is probably not for you. Otherwise, it is very simple, Blocs app is an absolutely must-have app for any website designer using Mac.Visit Blocs Website
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Eldar's work speaks for itself; his beautiful templates are well thought out and easy to use.
What sets Eldar apart from other developers is his amazing customer service, attention to detail and his genuinely positive way of interacting with his customers. He is prompt, reliable and thorough. 'Highly recommended' is an understatement!
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.
You won't regret this purchase.
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Eldar & Norm: GREAT TEAM
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.