We have all seen those Wix ads on YouTube. "You need a website. Why not do it yourself?" That's just one example. You know the ones I'm talking about, right? They're the kinds of ads that you see so often, you eventually become curious and see what all the hype is about. That's exactly what I did. As a longtime Squarespace customer, I finally bit the bullet and decided to give Wix a fair try.
But before I go into my initial impressions of Wix, I have one question for myself — "What took you so long?"
Really, what took me so long? I suppose you could say I have been biased to Squarespace for years now. I mean, I'm going on almost ten years. That's a long time to be committed to any kind of product or service.
So, let's talk about Wix and why it's been blowing my mind. There is so much I want to cover, but to save you time, I'm going to focus on the key features that I think most creators will find interesting. For more in-depth coverage of Wix, feel free to check out my walkthrough video below.
- ULTIMATE FLEXIBILITY - With hardly any limitations in place, Wix allows you to freely move text, images, etc. to any position on your website.
- FREE STOCK IMAGES - Wix offers thousands of free stock images (and videos) to use at your leisure. Similar stock media would normally cost a fortune once combined.
- BEAUTIFUL GALLERY LAYOUTS - I've always had a thing for galleries, which is why I am impressed by Wix's offering. From grid layouts to full-width galleries, you are sure to find something that will spruce up your website.
- VIDEO BACKGROUNDS - Utilizing video backgrounds on your website can be a great way to visually please visitors and entice them to stick around. Wix has a plethora of stylish videos to experiment with.
- FILE MANAGER - Wix makes keeping track of your files a breeze. Simply upload files that you would like to use on your website (such as images, videos and documents) and they'll be stored securely for access at any time.
- WIX APP MARKET - Yes, Wix has an entire market of free apps that can be added to your website. From social apps to business tools, this has to be one of my favorite aspects of Wix. The possibilities are endless.
- FREE DOMAIN NAME - This is common for most website editors/hosts, but I'm glad to see Wix is following the trend. Sign up for one year of service and you get a free domain name. Simple as that.
This is just the beginning of my Wix coverage, as I still have so much more to explore and share. However, if you have any specific feature requests that you would like more information on, please let me know in the comments.
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