Good Start for Website Design
February 27, 2019

Good Start for Website Design

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Wix

We use Wix when it comes to having students create websites, teacher blogs/doc logs, students digital portfolios, etc. It is often part of a choice that teachers share with their students when they have an assignment/creative task and are looking for a program to design a website. I have found that teachers across all subjects and departments and across our district have utilized Wix in one way or another. Website design in general, or having students create sites in which they share their information with a wider audience is a great skill that they need to practice and Wix helps with this.
  • Easy drag and drop features let users create an engaging website with ease.
  • Professional layouts and designs take the guesswork out of the creation and allow more time to be spent on the content.
  • The ability to add features/integrations like a store, feedback or comment options, and more interactive tools can go a long way in personalizing the site.
  • Even though drag and drop makes things easier, at times there is difficulty getting things to fit where and how you want. Maybe have a way for the item be influenced by other features around it to make it fit better?
  • The templates are great for students to get started, but more options and maybe some more modern designs (ex WordPress/Squarespace) would be nice.
  • A better data and analytics feature. WordPress nails this and I wish other website programs would do something similar.
  • Wix has helped us get students creating and sharing content online while being able to gear their focus to a wider audience.
  • Students have been able to learn the basics of web design. Something they can use later to build their own personal brand.
  • With creating and promoting online content and tools, our district has seen a decrease in paper use, which saves the district a lot of money over the course of the year.
Overall, I think Wix works particularly well. Wix is very similar to Weebly in the look, feel, and editor. However, WordPress, although harder to get up and running, offers more to the advanced users a variety of analytics and data features that are useful when promoting and learning the nuances of website management.
Wix is perfect when being used with students who need to create an online project, website, portfolio, or use this as part of a bigger project around a social media campaign. I have found that when given the choice of using various website programs, students often flock to Wix or Weebly. The drag and drop builder/editor is something they appreciate or feel more comfortable with, especially for those students who aren't as tech savvy or website design literate. However, those students who are more advanced or are looking for something more will probably do well with a program like WordPress or Squarespace.

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