Summary

Pinegrow

reviewed by Malte Schwenker

21/10/2017

The Good:

Once you adjusted to the layout, it's easy to navigate. Quick results. Changes are made very fast with a wide range of results. Very intuitive

The Bad:

Takes some getting used to. Price is rather high

The Bottomline:

The "Pinegrow Web Editor" takes a little bit of getting used to, like almost every other program, but you get results quickly, it's very handy and changes are made with a wide range of results that really let's you play with your website and gives you not only a good idea of how it is going to look, but does a lot of the work for you aswell.

Overall Rating:

4

Specifications

The official website of the tool is

https://pinegrow.com/

The tool is made by

Mohammed Al-Juboori "https://twitter.com/MhdAljuboori" Emmanuel Arnoud "https://twitter.com/earnoud" Yvonne Lib "https://www.pinterest.de/YvonneLIB/" Matjaž Trontelj "https://www.linkedin.com/in/matjaztrontelj"

You can find the official doccumentation on:

http://docs.pinegrow.com/

Is there a user forum/ bug tracker/ issue tracker and if so where?

http://forum.pinegrow.com/

I reviewed version Google Web Designer Beta 1.9.0 of the Software

The interface:



  • what is it : application
  • what is it for ? website making and posting
  • this tool functions : both
  • this tool is available for : ALL
  • this tool is : Free Beer
  • does this tool have a paid version available? yes
  • Review

    The user interface:

    The program is very easy to grasp. The different functions are categorized in a way that makes sense and it's easy to navigate in general. It just takes a short while to get used to, but you get to results very quickly and a lot of it becomes self explanatory.

    Tutorials / Instructions:

  • useful / helpful : 5
  • clear : 5
  • quick and easy to understand : 4

    What notable things do other users say about this tool? (either good or bad!)

    https://www.g2crowd.com/products/pinegrow-web-editor/reviews Phillipe C. What do you like best? As a web developer, I can say that this is a wonderful tool to reduce the time required to build an HTML+CSS website, since you can build everything visually, without (sometimes) even looking at the code. Also, the Wordpress integration is very great, helping a developer create templates very fast. It also comes with an option called "Bootstrap Blocks", that are pre-loaded pieces of code that save you a lot of time, specially when it comes to mockups (for production sites you might prefer to code your own styles). They have video tutorials available that can help you get used to the program. What do you dislike? Some might say that the price is not too high, but considering the benefits, I would highly recommend it. Even when the interface might seem familiar, it takes some time to get used to all the options available. Recommendations to others considering the product Even when it is a WYSIWYG tool, it is highly recommended to know a great deal of HTML and CSS before using it, since you need to understand the different options that you will be using. Also, remember to watch the video tutorials available. They will save you a lot of time while learning the tool. What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized? The main benefit I've found using Pinegrow, is that I can reduce development time considerably, specially when it comes to build a Wordpress template (assuming you've paid for that option). Marcel A. What do you like best? As a web programmer, this tools helps me a lot in creating web design. I love how they design the control panel. Its simple and elegant, all the buttons were clear and descriptive, the main space is big and i really love that they make the background black, instead of white. They also provide an integration with other JS framework, like Bootstrap, Angular JS, or Foundation. Its really an all-in-one web design tools for me. What do you dislike? They don't have a free-permanent package !, and the price cannot be called as cheap also. I think they can provide at least a free trial (So far i didn't see the free trial button). Nowadays, there is a lot of free but powerful web design tools also, i think Pinegrow can also provide a free package with limited services. Recommendations to others considering the product Having a lot of issue with client in making a website ?, Use this software to create an early prototype to be shown to client. This will reduce the knowledge gap between you and client, thus will make your client trust your profesionality. What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized? Pinegrow helps me to create a mock-up website easily and fast. This tools help me in doing my job, so i can make an early prototype to be shown to my client. This result in reducing misunderstanding between me, as a web programmer, and the client. If the programmer and the client were on same page, development of website can be easier, since there would be minimal revision or correction from client. So basically, Pinegrow helps me to do my job easily and helps to increase trust of my client.

    Testing the tool (learning by doing – trial and error)

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    What would/could a designer use this tool for?

    This is a very handy tool to just shift around elements of your website. Especially for designer who might not be web developers or lack some skills in that regard. It's very visual and you get immediate results.

    Depending on what kind of free this tool is, how “free” is this tool really?

    It's serves it's purpose well. It's limited in that regard, but you still get a lot of outcomes.

    Please add any additional comments below:

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    *As an official reviewer for the Great Free Graphic Software Review I confirm I have filled in the above review at the best of my abilities, with care, patience and without prior prejudice, so help me Tux.*

    Malte Schwenker, 21/10/2017

  • Interface

    Testing the tool

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