Small Business Consultant,
Olive Branch Business Solutions
Business Development | Marketing Strategy | Web Development
Of course I'm going to suggest WordPress and running your own site, owning everything, and being in complete control with no limitations, but I understand that's more than some people can or want to handle especially now that there are what seem to be simpler options. (man, that wasn't passive aggressive at all ).
I sent a buddy over to Squarespace about a year ago and with no skills or understanding of anything he managed to put something together for his dads new business. Yes, it's limited compared to what I'm used to, but I could see how if he had any copy writing skills and some decent images how he could have made something solid there. It's not bad. Of course he doesn't have any of those skills, so the site doesn't present that well and looks like it is DIY.
If all you need is something with basic functionality it's a good option. Again, copy writing and images are what makes or breaks how much professionalism you're going to get out of any site builder. Unfortunately there's no way to drag and drop that.
But again, some people just don't want to fiddle with all of that and I understand.
It depends...I like to use word-press for blogging. Word-press give full customization and has a wide range of plugins.
For eCommerce i use Wix. It's fast and easy with great seo benifits. You can use wix for free and pay for upgrades later.
Wordpress is best in my opinion. It might seem difficult to use at first but its actually pretty simple to use. Plus if you cant figure something out the answer is always a click away, GOOGLE!!!
It depends on the scale of your site and the purpose of usage. Here, Magento, Prestashop, Shopify, Wordpress or BigCommerce are most popular one. You may concern these and choose the one which is suitable for you.
I use Wordpress as a content management system. Although it can be a pain to do specific customizations in, it's great for blog or article based websites and has a ton of plugins to make life easier. It also ranks really well in Google, if you have a good SEO template.
For custom work, I use Frontpage. I have Dreamweaver as well, but I just find Frontpage easier to work with for my needs.
Update: SquareSpace is the best for an online service.