Wix: a very dynamic website creator for us coding dummies!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated November 21, 2018

Wix: a very dynamic website creator for us coding dummies!

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Wix

Wix is being used by me to promote my freelancing art/design business. It displays my personal projects as well as client projects I’ve completed. It solves the problem of providing an accessible platform for potential clients to look at the design services I have to offer.
  • Image hosting: seriously love that if you upload a reasonably sized image, it loads in a snap
  • Ease of design: I can design a website from the ground up pretty quickly just with a few clicks
  • Great templates: if you’re not very design-oriented, there are great defaults to get you started with to help develop ideas of your own.
  • No coding necessary: you don’t need to code to create a great looking site.
  • I think if I had to see something different, it would be increased control of certain aspects of the templates
  • Ability to add your own font file would be nice, as having to conform to a small library of fonts doesn’t help when I need uniformity for my brand
  • Better mobile support for certain design functions: some designs I pick just don’t look that great on mobile such as a carousel design to flip through images. It looks clunky.
  • The ability to change the design formats on mobile separately from desktop to ensure a nice flowing site would be immensely helpful
  • I’ve had the opportunity to freelance a considerable amount of times thanks to having an accessible and attractive Wix site
  • I’ve relied quite heavily on Wix to communicate my work to potential clients; without it, it would have been considerably harder to push my portfolio
  • Purchasing a Wix domain is very important to remove the unsightly banner ad at the top of your page, which may affect the overall aesthetic of the site and affect the perception of clients, as it has done for me.
Wix just has a better repertoire of templates, default design formats for displaying images and video, and a wider control over what I can tweak to make the site truly my own. I love Wix’s simple to grasp user interface and speed with which it works to upload my images. It also contains just more options in templates and plug-ins in my opinion.
Content Author / Administrator
Wix is perfect for your small or freelancing business to display your product. It has the ability for multiple pages, image, and video hosting, as well as linking to other pages from images, to name a few. I wouldn’t recommend it for totally unique websites as there isn’t complete control over the design aspect, so any advanced designs you’re better off getting someone to code it for you from the ground up.

Wix Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
10
Code quality / cleanliness
9
Admin section
8
Page templates
8
Library of website themes
7
Mobile optimization / responsive design
4
Form generator
10
SEO support
7
Availability / breadth of extensions
7
Community / comment management
Not Rated
API
10
Internationalization / multi-language
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
Not Rated

Using Wix

It is overall easy to use, even if it lacks some aesthetic.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Uploading photos to my portfolio
  • Saving my progress
  • Making quick site edits
  • Sometimes uploading video is clunky
  • Layers can get muddled
  • Increased editing power for individual items in a group of elements
Yes - It is very limited compared to the regular desktop editor. Formatting is rather unappealing sometimes.