Austin-based web publishing company SpaceCraft is a forerunner in a new breed of premium CMS platforms offering cutting-edge technology in an easy-to-use format at an affordable price. There are loads of people out there who want to host your website for the price of a couple of lattes, but they’ll do you about as much good. SpaceCraft provides everything you need to create, manage and host your small business website and it also has a great human element, offering live support. SpaceCraft has put their finger on the gaps in the web publishing industry, which is notoriously cold when it comes to customer support.
I first ran across SpaceCraft in February 2012, right before they launched, and was impressed right off the bat. Their clean interface and other features of their platform are truly forward-thinking; for instance, the websites published by SpaceCraft are responsive, meaning they seamlessly scale to smartphones and tablets, as well as PCs. I could tell they had thought of everything and really wanted to bring the creme de la creme of technology to the little guy. Since then they’ve rolled out even more impressive features that are targeted at helping small business owners who have zero web development experience build a website that looks appealing across all devices, is easy to update and has SEO integrated in a way that Google likes. I’m looking forward to keeping an eye on them as they continue to tweak and build. They’re definitely the ones to watch.
Some unique features of SpaceCraft, in brief
- Responsive design (your website works seamlessly across multiple devices without compromising any design elements or dropping content)
- Built-in SEO
- Live customer support (you can always talk to a real person–and it’s free)
- No coding required
- Cloud-based hosting
- If you’re in the Austin area, they also hold free 3-hour workshops every two weeks: http://gospacecraft.com/workshops