When I built my first website in the late 1990s, it only happened after weeks of studying HTML. I also had to know FTP, Linux commands, and plenty of other geeky stuff. While the world of web pages has gotten quite a bit easier, I never thought I'd be building a new one in less time than it takes to brew a cup of coffee. That's the beauty of Universe
Creating a web page used to be for the truly geeky among us, taking a lot of time and technical know-how. Now, you can build a great web page right from your iPhone, in less time than it takes to brew a cup of coffee.
The new Magic Builder feature in Universe might be its best yet. You walk through the process step-by-step, and you're only slowed down by your own typing speed.
Universe lets you choose what type of page you want to build, how you want it to look, and what you want it to say. Then it's just a matter of choosing your domain name and tapping Publish. It's really that quick and easy.
You'll have a great-looking page with ways for people to get in touch with you. It links up to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and many more. All you need to know is your username on those services, and Universe handles the rest.
The pages created are responsive, which means they look great no matter how you view them. While I think the created pages definitely look better on an iPhone than a computer's web browser, they still have a great appearance on the bigger screen.
You can easily incorporate your own images and selfies in your page, too. If it's on your iPhone or in your iCloud Photo Library, Universe is able to access it and use it.
Once you're done, you can choose a free domain or one of the custom names, like a .com or .org site. Those cost varying amounts per month, but can be worth it when you think about the presence such sites give you.
For anybody who wants a web page that looks good, is easy to maintain, and doesn't require a ton of knowledge and software
Once you've got your page published, you needn't be done with it. You can always edit it later, just as easily as you created it. The tools are simple to use, making it a matter of just tapping and typing.
I really enjoy the variety within the app, which is surprising. While Universe isn't a full-fledged web design utility, it does provide an amazing service for those who just want a good-looking presence on the world wide web.
It's easy to add to and take away from your page, and even easier to share it with others when you're ready to make the big reveal.
I love the Magic Builder feature, but I got even happier when I started exploring the templates included for those who want more control. There are some gorgeous designs there, allowing you to create a web page that's customized to you with ease.
If you aren't the template type, you'll be happy to know you can even start off from a blank slate. Then, you choose all of the parts of your page one at a time. You'll pick your background, what type of font you want to use, and even which icons to include.
Universe offers a terrific service to those who don't want to devote a lot of time and energy into building up their web presence. Whether you're looking for a personal or a business page, there are plenty of options to choose from. Once you're ready to publish, you can go with a free website from Universe or have it your way, and choose your own .com, .org, or almost any other domain name.
When the time comes to create your own web page, Universe might be the way to go. It works quickly, produces great results, and the pages look just as good on a computer or tablet as on your iPhone.
Create your own website in 60 seconds or less
If it sounds too good to be true, it all depends on how fast you can type. However, that's pretty close to how long it takes to generate a great, albeit simple, web page with Universe.
Keep your page fresh by editing it
Just because you've published, that doesn't mean it's the end of the road and you're locked in. Universe has great editing controls to let you revise your design when you want to.
Share your page
You can even share your new web page from within Universe, using the Share Sheet extensions
If the Magic Builder isn't your thing, Universe also includes some good-looking templates you can use to build your web page. You can even start off from a blank slate, if that's your thing.