What’s Wix.com ?

www.wix.com is a website creator which provides a simple drag & drop editor to create Flash and HTML websites, mobile sites and Facebook pages.

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How it works

  1. Customize the design
    Once you have selected a design template from the template gallery, you can customize every design element within the template. Both, the Flash and the HTML5 editor allow you pixel perfect control of your design. You can edit design elements directly within the editor and add new page parts such as menus and buttons.
  2. Insert content
    You can drag and drop new elements on your site and place text, photos, maps, music and video files on your site as you like.
  3. Animate your site
    WIX makes it easy to add effects and animations to your pages. Click on an element and add the effect or animation you like. 
Use animations sparingly and take a look at How to use multimedia on the web.
  4. Make it search engine friendly
    Flash-based websites are usually not search engine friendly. This is why WIX.com puts an HTML code behind your Flash website, so the search engine crawlers can read your content. You can manage the keywords, descriptions and meta-tags for the search engines in the editor.
  5. Publish your site
    You will get an URL Wix.com/username/documentname. You can change the document name and your username. To use your own domain name you will have to update to a premium account.

Who’s behind WIX.com

WIX.com is a small but growing start-up based in New York, San Francisco and Tel-Aviv. It was founded in 2006. The founders solved their own challenge with Wix.com. They wanted a way to create high quality Flash websites and other web content in a faster, easier and more search engine friendly way. In 2012 Wix introduced the HTML5 editor. www.wix.com offers its own wiki, online video tutorials and webinars.

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What features does Weebly.com offer for free?

See all features on www.weebly.com

With a pro account you can use video and music players, password protection, a custom footer message, embedded documents, increase the file upload to 100 MB, have 10 different websites and more.

Languages

The www.weebly.com website builder is available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese, Portuguese and Dutch.

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What’s Weebly.com?

www.weebly.com is one of the easiest website builders you will find on the web. It creates static websites and provides website creation simply by dragging and dropping elements on the site.

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How it works

  1. Customize the design
    You can choose from more than 70 design themes, customize them and adjust the header image on the website editor.
  2. Fill in the content
    You can add new elements such as titles, paragraphs, pictures, videos, music and audio, documents, maps and photo galleries simply by dragging & dropping new elements on your site.
  3. Publish your site
    You can create a free sub domain or register your own domain directly within www.weebly.com. It’s possible to configure an existing domain name that has been registered elsewhere. But it’s a complicated task to redirect an already existing domain name.

Who’s behind Weebly.com?

Weebly is a San Francisco, California based company that was founded in 2006 with the mission to help people put their information online quickly and easily. It has a big and active community with about 3 million people. www.weebly.com was one of the TIME’s 50 Best Websites of 2007 and their service is excellent.

www.weebly.com posts regular updates about what’s coming up and they let you test new features, if you are interested in them. The website editor is going to evolve, too. Weebly.com is developing new requested features without losing the focus on the simplicity of the application.

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How to build a website

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Everyone wants to have a website, but few people know how to actually make one.

Here is the good news: You will not have to learn HTML to create your website. Web developers all over the world have done a great job in recent years and have developed some easy to use web applications that allow non-techies to create websites without the need for any programming skills

The website editors listed below are all free to use and run off the Internet. They don’t need to be downloaded. Simply sign up, choose a design template and personalize the layout. Insert your content such as text and images and place them by dragging and dropping. The website builders are also all-in-one solutions allowing you to add a blog and social networks.

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