What tool should I use to build my website?

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There are many tools such as WordPress and Squarespace. However, my tool of choice has to be NationBuilder Why?

  • By combining a website platform, a customer relations management (CRM) system (which pulls in information from social media) with a bulk email tool you are free to get on with the job in hand;
  • While not necessarily the cheapest it is certainly not the most expensive;
  • There are lots of suppliers who can build you a site and help you make the most of it - including yours truly;
  • Via the APIs NationBuilder has there are an increasing number of apps that you can plug into it to make it even more useful for you http://nationbuilder.com/apps

Looking for other tools?

As with any discipline or activity, tools are not the only part of a successful digital plan, but they are an important part. Thankfully recent years have seen an explosion of free, cheap and sometimes not so cheap tools which let anyone with a credit card access the sort of capabilities which 10 to 15 years ago would have been only available to the big players, with their rooms of developers. In this set of blog posts I have gone through my list of go to tools

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