Wix - A Review
Jan 1, 2016
This is a quick & simple review of the free hosted web-based website builder Wix as used to build the website - Wix - A Review.
Wix is a free hosted web-based drag and drop website builder that is built for graphic designers. Below is an account of my personal experience with the WIX web-based website builder when making a simple example website.
Wix is a popular and fairly simple-to-use drag-and-drop free hosted web-based website builder. What makes it different from Weebly however is Wix has enabled a drag and drop of anything anywhere with pixle perfect positioning. In other words, even in using a prebuilt theme, you are not stuck inside of a redefined box with predefined layouts. However, like any theme (as well as the web-based website builder), there is a learning curve to figuring out how to make what you want look good - particularly avoiding undue space below the footer. (Just my personal experience). Bottom line - even with a builder like Wix, there is always a learning curve to the quirks of the builder as well as the theme chosen.
Templates - In this case blank theme was chosen so that I could make it exactly how I want. The result? Something clean, simple, elegant - typical of what is to be expected of a website today. However, there are many quality templates available to get you started.
The downside to using a free hosted web-based website builder is that from an optimization standpoint for page speed, capabilities are limited. Case in point - even though the site can be connected to Google Webmaster Tools (not Google Analytics and unless pay for an upgrade), server optimization is difficult via htaccess file. Page specific Titles, keywords, and descriptions are however available. This is a good start.
The upside is it is free hosted, and can be managed via the web. However the downside to this is that you're stuck with the host as it cannot be moved to another without rebuilding it. Another plus is that Wix can double as a blogging platform, it is easy to make blog posts, which is good for seo, that can be shared with Facebook, which is also good for seo. For an added fee, you can connect your Wix website to a custom domain name or add other available bells and whistles. Support is always available. Resources: First Steps & Learn to use Wix.
Depending on your needs (including maintenance) as well as budget, I can most likely build for you a custom website that can look almost exactly like your favorite Wix template but is more technically sound in terms of on-page seo and html errors. Either I can maintain the website for you or show you how to via my affordable desktop software. You can read the full review here for more info on this tool. Contact me for more information.
Bob The Website Builder