|Wix is one of the most popular website builders today, and it’s not a surprise when you see the impressive site building capabilities and the beautiful templates that you can choose from. The company was founded in 2006, so they’ve been around for a while, starting out with flash templates and moving on to the more efficient and adaptable HTML5.|
|Wix offers a lot of templates to choose from and they are all very impressive. With the different styles, layouts, and colors available, finding a template that fits your brand is pretty easy. The site builder gives you full control over every aspect of your website. Everything is drag and drop, so you can customize, change or add anything you want. All of the templates on Wix are mobile-friendly, and while they are not responsive, so each template comes with a specific desktop and mobile templates. You can choose from 100’s of templates or start from scratch.|
Pros & Cons
|Beautiful templates – Wix templates set the standard, with a host of options for almost every type of industry or use-case.||All templates are mobile optimized – Changes the user makes need to be adjusted in the mobile view.|
|Unlimited design flexibility – Templates are endlessly customizable, so there’s no danger your site will end up looking like a million others!||Template can’t be switched – Spent days working on your site only to be struck by new inspiration? Well, you’ll have to start from the beginning, as there’s no way to automatically switch your site to a different template.|
|App Market – The Wix App Market is a game-changer. It gives you the power to add almost any type of site functionality you can imagine.|
|Ideal for – Wix is especially suitable for designers with or without a technical background. This is because no technical experience is required, but you also have the option to use advanced code capabilities if you choose. The design capability are unlimited – the downside to this is that someone without any design skills may find it hard to customize their website due to too much flexibility.|
Ease of Use
The Wix site builder is extremely intuitive and easy to use and even includes the standard “CTRL+Z” to undo recent actions. With Wix you simply click an item and drag it anywhere on the screen. You can also double-click items to edit them or hover over them to see menu buttons that you can click for customization options.
Each website is divided into different sections. The header and footer can be seen on all pages, and anything you drag there will also be visible on every page. You can drag the footer or header border line in order to make them smaller or bigger. If you move something outside of the content area, you’ll be notified, so don’t worry about that.
Because of the complete control when dragging items, it may be hard to align items exactly in the middle or next to each other. Make sure to pay attention to the gridlines that appear when an item you’re dragging is aligned with something.
The flexibility that Wix allows over individual design elements is great but it does make it more suitable for people with at least some designing skills.
Plans & Pricing
Wix’s extremely useful freemium business model allows you to get to grips with the platform’s functionality before upgrading to a paid subscription.
Connect Domain – $4.50/month
This includes 1 GB bandwidth, 500MB storage and allows you to connect your domain.
Combo – $8.50/month
For Personal Use
This includes 2GB bandwidth, 3GB storage, allows you to connect your domain, have a free domain, remove Wix ads, have a customized favicon and receive $75 ad vouchers.
Unlimited – $12.50/month (MOST POPULAR)
Entrepreneurs & Freelancers
This includes unlimited bandwidth, 10GB storage, allows you to connect your domain, gives you a free domain, remove Wix ads, have a customized favicon, receive $75 ad vouchers, receive a Form Builder App (worth $48) as well as a Site Booster App (worth $60).
eCommerce – $16.50/month
Best For Small Business
This includes unlimited bandwidth, 20GB storage, allows you to connect your domain, gives you a free domain, remove Wix ads, have a customized favicon, receive $75 ad vouchers, receive a Form Builder App (worth $48) as well as a Site Booster App (worth $60) and gives you an amazing online store.
VIP – $24.50/month
Everything And More
This includes unlimited bandwidth, 20GB storage, allows you to connect your domain, gives you a free domain, remove Wix ads, have a customized favicon, receive $75 ad vouchers, receive a Form Builder App (worth $48) as well as a Site Booster App (worth $60) and gives you an amazing online store, gives you 10 email campaigns per month as well as a professional site review.
The Final Word
Overall, Wix is an excellent site builder and its popularity is well-earned. For designers, it is like building a website in Photoshop, with complete control over every aspect of the site without complicated technical features. For those who want to code, they’ll have access to advanced code capabilities. The features available are extensive and the App Market makes it easy to find creative features like popups and forms that you can add to create a really professional-looking and functional site. If you follow the site templates, you’ll be sure to turn out with a stunning website.
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