Wix

Pros

HTML 5 website builder, large brand, editor is pretty simple to use.

Cons

No email service, not many simple templates, we found some spelling mistakes on templates

Overall Score

9.9
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Summary

Summary

Wix is the website builder brand that we’ve all heard of, but does it live up to it’s notoriety? Sort of, from our experience using the web building service Wix has lots of widgets and addons which can be good if you are a little more technical. Thier builder is sound as you would expect. Support can also be fast and reliable. Wix is a good safe bet but not necessarily the best on offer as other builders have advanced alot also.

Value For Money

Value For Money

Wix offer premium plans which start at $9.25/month going upto $19/month for eCommerce. Wix also offer a domain only plan where users can buy a domain from them, this is $4.08/month only downside here is that you still get ads shown on your website. Wix do a free option which means you get a wix domain ie http://yourname.wix.com/sitename this has advertising on it and you have to upgrade to remove.

Editor

Editor

I found Wix’s editor to be simple, helpful and, relative to others I’ve used, a good option. The mobile view/preview is useful to see how your site looks on mobiles, which is very important nowadays, as most of those accessing your site from a mobile will not return if it is not easy to navigate and compute. The introduction is quite slow as it shows you around the editor and takes it’s time whilst doing it, which I found to be an annoyance.

Templates

Templates

Wix comes with plently templates for the user to choose from and customize. In my opinion I found the templates to be very bare, with not many boxes to edit, which for a blogger would not be ideal. One rather disappointing point regarding the templates was the glaring spelling mistakes, not very encouraging. Overall, the design of the templates were very clean and simple but for me a bit of fine tuning from the Wix team regarding text boxes and some rather embarrassing spelling mistakes, would do the site a world of good and would rank higher on our site.

Additional Features

Additional Features

When it comes to features Wix takes the biscuit, 2 extremely beneficial features being the animations and the SEO report process, both enhanced my experience for the better and I found it to make the experience a much more wholesome one. Overall, there are too many good features I could mention in the small amount of characters I have, you can visit their website to see all the different features which I what I would recommend.

Guides & Customer Service

Guides & Customer Service

Wix are very good at helping out customers, their Twitter team is available to help around the clock if the on site help is not adequate, however, the on site help is not easy to find, it took me a good 5 minutes to work out how I could access help, which just contributed to the frustration. As Wix is so popular, there is a whole community of those who are on line to help, this may take much longer than the twitter option for example but still, existing questions and answers should suffice if you are in a pickle.