It’s WWW…Wednesday! Nocode
by Taylor Slattery | December 30, 2020
For those unfamiliar, No-code is a term that refers to development platforms that allow users to accomplish tasks like the creation of apps or websites, without requiring any coding knowledge. They’re part of a movement that’s pushing to democratize tools and allow those with ideas but without the know-how to take tangible steps towards building something of their own. While these tools are built on the premise of their users having no prior-coding knowledge, they do require a general familiarity with common consumer-level tools and working environments. Many employ drag and drop construction suites or borrow elements from other tools users are already familiar with.
Nocode is one such tool. Using a platform most users will recognize, the word editor, in this case, Google Docs, Nocode allows users to create fully functional websites. As society’s dependence on the internet continues to grow, both in business and education, it’s important we find ways to make the means of participation easier to include a greater number of people. By using something like a word editor, likely one of the first applications most will learn to use on a computer, Nocode opens the door to a wide range of users, granting a great deal of agency to those who might not otherwise feel comfortable taking on such a task. Whether you find the prospect of building a site intimidating, or simply require a no-frills experience, Nocode offers an easy way to get started and make your message seen.
Just because it’s easy to use doesn’t mean it’s simple, though. Nocode features the same level of functionality you might expect from any other site builder. Most importantly, Nocode is secure, both for creator and visitor. Nocode will never modify or delete your documents and can only access the Docs you’ve given them permission to. HTTPS and SSL are handled automatically on Nocode’s end so your visitors and their information will be safe as well. Nocode is available at 3 different price points with features like site-wide search, e-commerce, and custom domains available for a fee. For those just looking to test Nocode’s functionality or make a simple site for sharing information, you can get started for free right away.
Nocode’s simplicity makes it a great choice for a variety of applications like classroom updates or managing communications between a small team. Because it’s built on Google Docs, the ability to manage permissions makes working collaboratively a breeze. Simply share the documents like you normally would and now your team members can make changes to the site as well. If you’re looking for an approachable, easy to maintain site solution that even the least tech-savvy among us can handle, be sure to check out Nocode here.
Taylor is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Taylor is a graphic designer, illustrator, and Design Lead at Weirdsleep.