Moonfruit Review: Editor (4 stars)
A Great Editor with Lots of Image and Text Tools
The best part about Moonfruit is the editor. It's incredibly easy to use and gives you lots of editing options as well as a great image upload and editing system. There's no HTML editor though for people who want to make fine touches through code.
What You See is Truly What You Get
It's easy to switch between editing and viewing your site. In view mode you see your site as it would be on the Internet. You can test your site to see if your links and tools work correctly.
In edit mode you click on the text or object you want to edit and a box pops up with all your options. Everything's done right on the page.
Versatile Editor with Options Galore
MoonFruit gives you lots of text and image tools to play with that are flexible to use. This editor will give you no trouble getting the text and images where you want them on the page.
All the basic editing options are available for text (i.e. bold, italics, bullets, underlining etc.) as you'd see in most builders.There are also cool text and image effects that are similar to Power Point. Images can be cropped into different shapes. You can also make the images fly, fade in, zoom out, and more. The text effects are just as neat (fade in, flash on, slide in etc.). It's options like these that make Moonfruit fun to use. Just don't overuse them on a page; visitors can quickly become annoyed by animation overload.
You can also drag and resize objects and text boxes. This is a great feature, letting you lay out pages any way you want and make images any size.
You can also create different types of links easily. You can link any text, image or button to a URL, an email, a file, another page or to PayPal.
Awesome Image Upload and Editing System
Uploading your own images is easy; you can even upload a bunch of images at once. You can rotate them, change their brightness, add a link, and even attach Alt tags (text displayed when the image can't be). All this is done by clicking on the image and using the pop-up editor.
Upload All Your Images At Once
No HTML Editor
Moonfruit uses a what-you-see-is-what-you-get (aka WYSIWYG) editor that's designed in flash. Basically you point, click and edit. There's no HTML editor in this builder but you can upload files created in HTML as a download link. That's a bit too much work if you want an editor in which you can easily switch between WYSIWYG and HTML.
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