so wicks is it a website builder you should use it's definitely a website builder I am sure you have heard of because wick seems to advertise more than anyone else I know on the planet you may have even seen an ad for Wix before this video that's how much they advertise but is Wix any good is it a website builder you should use I'm gonna answer that question in this video and I'm gonna tell you what I think of Wix and whether it's worth using i'm tim from realwebsitehints.com and it's my mission to help you find the best and easiest ways of building great-looking websites if you're interested in getting Wix definitely check out the link down below that link helps to support this channel and it helps to support all the reviews that I create and the free tutorials that I make so I definitely thank you guys for your support so let's go ahead and dive in and check out Wix and see what's up with this website building platform because what I've been doing is testing out different website builders trying to figure out what the best website builder is and what is the best website builder for different situations so we want to find out what my top recommended website builders are definitely check out the link at the top of this video and down in the description below I've got my video that shows the best website building tools and the best website building platforms one of the first things that I really do like about Wix is all of the templates that they have and how good they look I mean I think that if you're just looking for website inspiration in general definitely looking at the templates that Wix offers is a great place to get some inspiration this here is the portfolio page that I created with Wix pretty good looking pretty basic I actually think if I wanted to I could have gone a lot farther with the design on this using Wix on Wix offers some amazing design tools the Wix editor is basically like a page design software it's you know somewhat similar to like Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator it gives you a lot of control to place things exactly where you want them on your website and I think that can be really good for desktop website design like what we're saying right here and which also does create a mobile version of your website the great thing about Wix is that you have a lot of control over setting up and designing and making sure that the mobile version of your website looks just as good as the desktop version that's something I really like it's something that other website builders don't offer either there's zero control over what the mobile version looks like it's just Auto generated for you using responsive design or there's not enough control over it so as we go farther into looking this you know the portfolio options for a Wix website I think are you know really fantastic there's a lot of different layouts for portfolio pages these portfolio pages the gallery images are responsive so they work well on both mobile and desktop and we definitely offer some of the most options when it comes to gallery page designs so if you're looking for to build a portfolio website I've definitely consider looking at Wix just because there's so much you can do and if you're a design minded person we excuse you a lot of control over to the design I love having all these different layouts available on the gallery pages I think that's really cool and you know designing sort of any kind of pages any kind of layouts that you want Wix is definitely really good for that and if you're one of those people that hates responsive design because you know your images move around on desktop depending on the size of the window and things like that and you can't get things to pinpoint exactly where you want to Wix does allow you to do that and I think the fact that you know Wix gives you that control for desktop layout and then also very good control over the mobile layout I think that that's you know a great feature and a great option for people who are really sticklers in design so here's the second website that I created with Wix just a very simple restaurant website and one of the things they notice about Wix is that they offer a lot of different tools for various different kinds of businesses I think that that's one of the strengths of Wix is all of the different apps that they offer that you can add to your website some of the apps that I found that you know might be useful for different businesses are if you want to offer us a subscription service there's an app for that on Wix that allows you to get those reoccurring payments you can sell prints or photos online digital prints have it sent out to do prints mugs canvases so if you're a photographer and you're looking to sell your photographs you can just add that right to your Wix website I think that's fantastic if you're interested in building calculators to help people figure out thing there's a calculator builder on there and there's all sorts of different tools for restaurants there's a reservation tool there's an online ordering tool there's special menu functionality that you can add to your website and you can even add an online store to Wix and I haven't taken a deep dive into Wix for an online store but I think that it's probably something you could use for definitely for a limited number of products maybe more right now I like Shopify the best for creating an extensive online store and you can check out my review of Shopify I've actually used it to build an online store before but I think that you know if you really want design control and if you don't have that many tools to sell Wix could be a good option for selling online so what does it like designing pages with Wix well you get a lot of control as I said before to design your pages just the way you want them which doesn't have exactly page sections they call them strips and they do work a little bit different than typical page sections that you might find on other website builders because one of the problems that I actually was the strips they're pretty easy to add you just go over here to add strips and then let's just add a basic strip like this testimonial one here it's going to add it into the bottom of your site and then you can you know sort of drag it like this or you can resize it like this and I think that's one of the things that I had it's sort of an issue with is when you drag it it's actually making extra space behind your website which you might want to do if you have like a really cool website background anyone reveal that as people are moving through but I found it was way too easy when adding a new strip to either overlap it or wind up having a small gap that you didn't intend to and getting rid of that gap can be kind of frustrating and I think that's kind of the thing with the Wix builder is it's has a lot of tools a lot of design control but because of that it's also gonna take you a little bit longer to build your website but you do get that sort of like fine-tuned control over everything on your website one of things that I do like about Wix is the global controls that you get over colors and text the one thing is that I didn't find that there was an easy place to just go and say like okay right now I just want to set up the global text and global colors for my website kind of have to dive into one of the elements to make those adjustments but for example if I click on this text here I click Edit text if I change any of these attributes of the text if I change you know the font type if I make it bold or italicize or I change the color I can click to save theme and then every time this paragraph one text type comes up or at anytime I add this paragraph one text type it's automatically in a default to those settings I had but you still also have the ability to change you know the paragraph look for just this one section or even just one word and I think that's a great level of control some of the other website builders I've looked at you've one change the color of just one word to emphasize any kind of add a look but with Wix you've got full control over pretty much all the design and the same thing with with the colors of your website on there is a color palette sort of a default color palette and I found that the easiest way to get there is to go to one of your strips click on it click change strip background and then click color and then here we've got the sort of default colors that I've already changed for this website but if you click on change here you've got different color palettes that they're suggesting for you and then you can also manually change them by pushing these buttons down here I just think that getting those types of things set up getting your fonts set up and the colors that you want them to be getting general colors for your website set up you can definitely save you a lot of time in design one of the other things that I think makes Wix a little bit slower for designing your website is that you know to be nicely if I wanted to add another text block down below this if there's just a little plus icon and I can automatically grab that but every time you want to add a new piece of content to your page you need to use this plus Add button and then you've got all of these different options of the type of content that you can add you can add text images gallery etc but to do it you need to select text it's like the kind of text you want and then drag it over your website position it where you want it to be etc so it's a little bit time-consuming but I think that that's kind of part of the trade-off of having all this control that you have where are the things that I do like about Wix is that when you do add a strip to your site you've got all these different pre-made designs sort of help you get started just like that you can add it and then you can modify it to fit your needs and I think that having those pre-made sections like that can really help you speed up in the design of your website one of things I also like about Wix is that if you're building a website that has a lot of content on it a lot of images you get a lot of control over the media that you're added to your website so for example I go over here and I click on image my uploads there are all sorts of different ways that I can manage the media that I've uploaded I can add folders I can create boards I can remove things there's also the option to add images from Shutterstock or media from Wix or unsplash which is a free resource for royalty free images that you can add to your website there's definitely a lot of choices there and I also like the fact that you know when you're building a Wix website you've got vector art that you can add your website that's included logos and badges that you can add sort of all sorts of things that just make it really easy for you to add interesting elements to your website I also got a chance to check out the tech support offered by Wix and I was actually pretty impressed by it I don't know whether it was the time of day or what but when you dive in and you figure out how to actually contact a Wix tech support person they actually just give you a phone call and you talk about it over the phone and when I contacted tech support on the support agent was able to help me out they were able to over the phone walk me through exactly what I needed to do to resolve my issue and not only did it result my issue but it also showed me in the future how I can handle it myself I think that for easy-to-use website builders having great customer service like that that you can get ahold of and you can actually talk to a person either by a chat or on the phone it's definitely really helpful to helping you get your website up and running quickly as possible which also does offer some pretty good blogging functionality for an easy-to-use website builder like this so far I haven't found anything as good as WordPress for doing a blog so if blogging is a really important part of the website you want to make I really think that WordPress seems to be where it where you need to go but if blogging is something that's important to your website but not something that's you know the thing that your website is all about I think actually Wix offers some pretty good options their actual category pages so when you create a new category it actually creates a new page that you can link to there's several different layout options for how your blog feed is gonna display and then you do have some control over how your blog pages are gonna display and how your single blog posts are gonna display and I think that's a really good feature I also like the blog post editor it's fairly easy to use it's easy to add text it's easy to add images there's not a lot of control you can have you can't go crazy with the design on your blog pages but I think that's you know not necessarily a bad thing if you keep the design of your blog post simple so I definitely think that blogging is an important part of your business um Wix is not bad for that it's it's actually an OK blogging platform just as long as blogging isn't your main function for your website so what are my final thoughts on Wix is it a website builder that you should use well I definitely think first of all you should check out my top recommended website builders and see if one of those is better for your needs but I do think that if you're the kind of person who really likes a lot of control over the design and layout of your website Wix is a good option it has a ton of control over the design and look of your pages particularly for desktop but it also does a pretty good job of giving you control over to the mobile look of your website and that's really important to have that good mobile experience if you're looking to build a website as quickly and easily as possible I definitely think that there's some better options out there you don't get anywhere near the design control but you can get a website up and running really quick for example Jimdo is one of the website builders that i've tried recently that makes it ridiculously fast and easy to build a website but you don't really have that much design control but I did really like the style and look that it creates for websites and if you do like this sort of page design first style website builder I'm gonna put a video out that's going to talk about some of the different page design first website builders kind of like Wix that are alternative to Wix I also think that Wix is a really good option for adding different functionality or website I mean WordPress is probably the best routing functionality but with WordPress they're a little bit on your own it's really up to you to make sure everything works right with Wix they've got a great customer support and I'm sure they'll be happy to help you out getting some of that added functionality working on your website should you have any problems it's something I really think what's it good for but if you've had a chance to use Wix tell me about it in the description below do you like it is it something that was too frustrating for you to use or just in general what was your experience using Wix and for more tutorials and website building reviews definitely be sure to check out my website realwebsitehints.com and some of the other videos on my youtube channel thanks for watching and I'll see you guys in the next video .
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