Insert your tagline

The tagline is a part of your website and should use the same font family as the header or text on your website. Don’t use the logo’s font.
Place the tagline right below, above or next to the logo.

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Change the colours in your Wix theme

On Wix.com you can easily change the colour of every design element:

  1. Open your template and click on the element you want to change.
  2. Choose “Color” on the Menu.
  3. Replace the existing hex code with the hex code of your preferred colour. You can also change the text colour here but we will do this later when I have introduced you to the typography specials on the web.

Change colours on wix with the colour menu

If you want to change the background colour for a single page:

  1. Click on the background menu on the left navigation bar.
  2. Choose “site”.
  3. Replace the existing site background colour.

Change background colour in the background meno on the left navigation bar.

It’s also possible to change the background of the entire website:

  1. Click on the background menu on the left navigation bar..
  2. Choose “master page”.
  3. Select a background colour and texture or upload your own background image.

Change the background of the entire website.

It didn’t work?
Visit the Wix Support Center

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Which tool offers the best themes?

Weebly.com

http://www.weebly.com offers over 100 themes with the following design options:

  • Different page layouts (landing page, large header, small header, no header).
  • Change fonts for site title, paragraph titles, paragraph text and links.
  • Custom header image, multiple header images and the possibility to add text to the header image. Each page can have it’s own header image.
  • Site title with custom logo upload.
  • There’s also the possibility to fully customize the theme by editing the HTML and CSS code.

Explore the free Weebly themes

Wix.com

http://www.wix.com offers a wide range of free available HTML and Flash themes. You can customize the themes by drag and drop and edit almost every single design element on the website without knowing CSS.
It’s also possible to have a blank template if you want to crate your website from scratch.
Wix offers also a directory of professional Wix designers.

Explore the Wix themes

WordPress.com

http://www.wordpress.com offers over 200 free available themes. The design options depend on the theme you choose. Use the Search and Filter option in the Theme Showcase to find out which theme offers the features and styles you need.

Many themes allow the following customisation options:

  • Change the background and modify the colour scheme.
  • Upload a custom header image. If you want to upload a custom logo you will need to put it in the header image.
  • Add widgets to your site’s sidebars.
  • Custom menus to customise the site’s navigation.
  • If you want to change more design elements or use different fonts you will need to purchase the Custom Design Upgrade. This upgrade only makes sense if you know CSS.

Explore the free available WordPress.com themes

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Choose a tool

Features and prices are from September 2012.
There may be errors and omissions.

Tool Weebly.com Wix.com WordPress.com
Ideal for Information website Animation website (HTML5 and Flash) Blog
Contact form x x x
Google Maps x x x
With custom HTML code from Google Maps
Calendar Tool x
With custom HTML code from Google Calendar
x
Google Event Calendar App
x
Calendar widget or custom HTML code from Google Calendar
Photo gallery x x
You can upload your own images or choose one of the Wix gallery. There’s also a Flickr gallery app
x
Slideshow gallery
x x x
Audio Player x
Pro account necessary
x
SoundCloud App
x
Insert an audio shortcode to an already existing audio file (.mp3, .m4a, .ogg, .wav) somewhere on the internet or upload your own audio files with a Space Upgrade starting from $20.
Upload videos x
Pro account necessary
x
VideoPress upgrade for $60 necessary.
Embed videos from a third party video stream x
YouTube
x
YouTube and Vimeo
x
YouTube, Vimeo, Hulu, Flickr, DailyMotion, Viddler, Blip.tv, TED Talks, Videolog
Upload Flash x x
Flash App

SWF is not supported
Embedded Documents x
Embed .doc, .pdf, .xls, .ppt files (via Scribd) with pro account
x
Documents from script.com , Google Docs and Excel on Microsoft SkyDrive
RSS Feed (Reader) x x
HTML AddOn
x
RSS Widget
Forum x
Tal.ki
x
With custom HTML code
Online Poll x
PollDaddy
x
With custom HTML code
x
PollDaddy
Survey x
With custom HTML code
x
With custom HTML code
Chat x
With custom HTML code
x
RumbleTalk App
Jabber XMPP Network can be used with Psi, iChat, Pidgin, Adium. A chat can not be embedded in the blog.
Social Media
x
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, RSS
x
Facebook, Twitter, Google +1, LinkedIn, YouTube, Tumblr, Blogger, Vimeo, Flickr, RSS
x
Sharing buttons: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, Pinterest, Digg, Stumbleupon, Reddit, LinkedIn, Press This, Email, Print
GoogleAdsense x
Advertisement is not allowed
E-Commerce x
Google Checkout or PayPal shopping chart
x
PayPal button and Donate button. Pro account necessary for shopping chart
x
PayPal Donate button
Online Bookings x
BookFresh
Blog x
The HTML5 editor doesn’t support blogs
x
Customized HTML Code (iFrame)
x x It’s not possible to embed external HTML code on your posts but you can use customized Code for the Widgets.
Password Protection Pro account necessary Not the entire blog, but posts can be public, password protected or private
Website statistic x
Own website statistic.
Google Analytics is also possible
Pro account necessary Own blog statistic.
Image editor x x x
Basic editing options (crop, rotate, flip, resize)
Download the entire site
x
as .zip
x
as .xml
Search engine optimization x Title, site description and keywords No keywords and site description. But the tags, categories and the words in the content are relevant for search engines. You can use Google Webmaster Tools.
Domain registration x
.com, .net, .org domains for $39.95 a year
x
.com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .co.uk. domains for $27.90 a year
x
.com, .net, .org domains for $18 a year
.me domain for $25 a year
Use your own domain Pro account necessary Pro account necessary Upgrade for $13 a year necessary
Storage Unlimited, but each uploaded file can be no more than 5MB in size Not specified, but not more than 500 MB. 3 GB
You can buy more space starting with $20
Personalize design template x x x
For total personalization a custom design upgrade for $30 a year is necessary.
Remove all advertisements (also in the footer) Pro account necessary. Pro account necessary. For $30 a year.
Mobile Sites x x x
Pro account $47.88 a year $194.04 a year
(+125$ voucher)
No pro account but you pay for premium features.

x = yes
– = no

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