Like Squarespace, Wix is another “all-in-one” building platform that provides all the basic editing tools, templates, apps and more to build yourself a professional-looking website. Speaking of templates, Wix boasts over 500 of them! And they’re all completely customizable to your needs.
Wix’s editor employs an intuitive, user-friendly “drag and drop” style tool that lets you place photos, copy and multimedia precisely where you want it within your chosen template.
And if you want to get a taste of what life might be like if the robots take over, you can let Wix use its “Artificial Design Intelligence” AI to design your whole website in minutes. That’s beginner-friendliness to the max!
Another very cool key feature is Wix’s robust, built-in app ecosystem that offers an easy way to add additional functionality, like payment processing, email marketing tools and more to your site.
Price-wise, Wix offers solid bang for your hard-earned buck by bundling in a generous number of features without anxiety inducing monthly fees. For entrepreneurs and freelancers looking to launch a site, the “unlimited” plan gets you up and running for $17.50 CAD/ month.
In terms of core audience, Wix typically caters its templates and designs to small businesses and service providers, restaurants, artists and musicians.
So, what are the drawbacks? Probably the biggest is that there’s no way to transfer your Wix website to another platform if you ever change your mind or outgrow Wix. Once you sign on, you’re basically there for life—so to speak!
As well—while Wix’s “drag and drop” editing is great for beginners and those pressed for time…seasoned web builders might find Wix a little too limited on the customization front. You also can’t add in any other third-party plugins or apps beyond what’s provided in the Wix app store.
For the full deets on building your website with Wix, check out our guide!