Wix Review 2014

Wix ReviewWebsites can be difficult to build, but everyone needs an interactive and fun site. We have reviewed a popular website builder that is new on the scene. Wix has not been around as long as many other website builders, but they are easy to use. If you look at any of the website examples that Wix shows, you will see that they look professional.

Wix is not hard to use, and is perfect for many different entrepreneurs. They have layouts for musicians, photographers, writers, and many other small businesses. It can handle a large number of photos and offers both a paid version and a free version.

So, what did we do to make sure we knew exactly how this website could benefit you? We created a dummy site. This website builder offers many functions that can make your site customized to your needs. They do require a little bit of education and training, but after using their help function, I was able to make a unique site.

It is not surprising that Wix, only seven years old, has just fewer than 30 million registered users. In addition to that, roughly 30,000 users join Wix daily. It is effortless to build a site and gives you the ultimate freedom in design. That is exactly what the CEO and Founder, Avishai Abrahami had in mind.

Wix Review 2014
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“Wix is already a powerful design and promotional tool that users worldwide are using to build successful and marketable websites. Building a website should be as effortless as everything else the web now offers, and Wix is about giving you’re the freedom to design the website you want with great looking results. It’s your personality, with a professional quality.” – Avishai Abrahami

What I like about Wix

There are so many pros to selecting Wix that it is hard to choose the top reasons you should take the risk with this company. However, I was able to find three areas that every website builder needs to have while putting together this Wix Review. They are professional templates, drag and drop, and support.

Wix impressed me greatly with their offerings of nearly 300 professional templates. Even more impressive, they even allow you to create your own design. They display a lot of creativity with their template designs. Most top what I have seen through many other design companies.

With a Drag and Drop interface, you can select functions and place them where you want them to go. You will see immediately how it looks. There is a small learning curve when using this Drag and Drop; however, it does not take long to understand.

Finally, with a technical site, having support is vital. The best part of Wix is their support features. You can find them everywhere and they address the exact need you have. I found it most useful to use the help feature in the section I was working on for answers that are more accurate.

What I dislike about Wix

Just like every product, Wix does have its downside. If you choose not to pay for the service, you will have ads. The ads are not subtle either. They are everywhere, on the sides and bottoms of your pages.

Be prepared to try several different templates before committing to one. That is because I found that once you select a template, you could not change your mind. This can be extremely frustrating; especially if you like to have the freedom to change the way your website looks on a whim.

Finally, I learned that if you want a site that can handle e-commerce, Wix is not the builder to go with. They do not have the tools that can handle a store that can notify customers, figure in shipping and taxes, and even handle the accounts receivable/accounts payable.

So, now that you know my basic review, let me dive into the in depth review. Wix is a website builder that offers a hybrid between static web pages and dynamic web pages. It is extremely interactive, but templates cannot change. It is important to have an interactive website because you want to attract clients and keep the traffic on your site.

True Ease of Use

I was not lying earlier that Wix is easy to use. The style of the website builder is a WYSIWYG, which stands for What You See Is What You Get. You do not have to guess what the page will look like when you are finished, and you do not have to fear coding problems.

It should take you no more than 30 minutes to become familiar with the site and how to use it. Then you should be able to create a simple site in another 30 to 40 minutes. The biggest suggestion I have is take your time and look at all of the different functions. It is completely overwhelming to start with, but if you allow yourself that 30 minutes in the beginning, your site will look better and you will have less stress in building.

Template Options

The templates Wix uses are HTML5, which is ideal because most people want an SEO site. HTML5 is SEO friendly and compatible with most mobile devices. They have enough pre-made templates to choose from that making your own is not necessary; however, you can create your own. Here is where I have problems with the pre-made templates. You cannot edit the templates to make them your own because you cannot access the coding. I prefer to have the ability to tweak something to make it completely my own.

Mobile Sites

I was completely impressed with the mobile site builder that Wix offers users. You have the ability to build a second site that is mobile and has the flexibility to be viewed on your desktop as one version and on your phone as another. You can have a setting on your mobile site that displays a phone receiver and when selected, your phone rings.

App Market

When you hear the word app market, you are probably like me and immediately think of games, books, and other things you find on mobile devices. Wix is a website builder that has an App market that allows you to find things to put into your website. These applications will expand your site, making it better than the competition in many ways. The apps are installed with a single click.

SEO Compatibility

As I stated earlier in the Wix Review, Wix uses templates made with HTML5, which is ideal for SEO usage. Search Engines prefer to search code and rank a site based on what the site offers. When you use an HTML5 site, there is nothing else you have to do to entice a crawler to check out your site.

Wix review on Price

As I stated earlier, Wix offers their site for free, but they do have subscription plans as well. If you have tried out the free level for a while and like it like I have, then you may want to look at one of their four packages. You have forever to decide, so research your decision, but know you will have access to many more features.

Each of their plans comes with a 14 day, risk free, trial to help relieve the stress of worrying if upgrading was the right decision.

Recommendation

Overall, I think this website builder is one of the best available. The support offered is great for beginners and the number of templates available is amazing. If you somehow cannot find one you like, you can always make your own.

Financially, it will allow a business to reach the online community without costing the owner anything. The only real reason ever to upgrade is to get rid of the obvious advertisements on the page.

I, for the most part, really like Wix and recommend it to those who want a simple, yet professional, website builder. It is free to start so there is no risk involved,

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