Wix Makes Big Comeback With Free HTML5 Website Creator
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Wix, free flash website creator, has been the bane of my existence since forever; just check out the comments on this post. But not since they launched their free HTML5 website creator! I have to admit, it’s pretty sexy (well, as sexy as website editors go).
Previously, to build a website on Wix, it took you a much longer time than necessary because flash elements in websites take too long to load. In addition to that, these sites don’t render well in some browsers and won’t load at all on most mobile devices. It got to a point where I couldn’t believe they were still in existence and that people were still wasting their days away building sites on Wix.
HTML5 on the other hand, is a dream come true. Its main aim has been to improve the language with support for the latest multimedia while keeping it easily readable by humans and consistently understood by computers and devices, i.e. phones, tablets, etc. I won’t get into the technical details about HTML5 (partially because I can’t, I know zilch about coding) but I can give you some examples of the awesome websites created with HTML5.
Now imagine this. You have the power to create websites with these capabilities – for free! After browsing through the templates they have provided and going through the motions of building and adding elements, I must say there is much improvement. Faster loading times, easier to navigate and much more intuitive are just a few that I noted.
Of course, Wix isn’t the perfect solution if you want a larger, custom built website with all the great features and functionality that a web design and development firm like Creative Engine can produce (wink, wink). But if you just want a quick website that looks good without the frills and have no need for the blogging capabilities that are almost mandatory with website builders like WordPress and Blogger, then Wix seems like a pretty good choice.
Note: Wix allows you to build the site and host through their domain (e.g. www.yourwebsitename.wix.com) for free but they offer packages to upgrade to remove ads, use your own domain and other premium features.
Have you checked out Wix in the past? What did you think about it then? How do you feel about it now?