so I want to fess up I made a bad recommendation a while back ago a friend of mine asked me what would be the flat-out easiest way to build a website something that wouldn't require too much set up and would be easy and intuitive to use I normally recommend that people build their websites with wordpress wordpress is flexible powerful and with the right tools it's easy to build a great website but there is a learning curve to wordpress so if the quickest and easiest way for her to get started building her website i suggested that she try one of the all-in-one website platforms like Squarespace or wix I've seen the ads for both of them and they seem like they're both easy to use Quick Start website building platforms I assumed they were both about the same well I was wrong so to my friend I have to say I apologize for all of you watching this video hopefully this will help you decide which platform is right for you i'm tim from real website hints dot com and it's my mission to help you find the best and easiest ways of building websites i focus on helping you find the tools that will allow you to build great websites all that having a no code I support my tests and my free tutorials through sponsored links i've included a sponsored link to the Wix platform and a standard link to the squarespace platform in this video so let's get started by looking at wix vs Squarespace both companies have amazing looking website examples and you can choose from any one of those examples as the starting place for building your website one thing that I've noticed from all the testing that had done with website building tools is that great-looking examples don't tell you much the truth is that what really matters is how easy it is for you to build your site you want to grow your business reach out to your community or keep in touch with your following the bottom line is will you be able to get your site up and running quickly we'll be able to build your site with a minimum amount of stress and frustration so let's start by looking at how page editing works with these two website builders after selecting a template with Wix getting started editing your site is very easy to adjust the text you just click on it and then push the edit text button special text menu pops up and then you can just start typing or you can highlight the text and it's just the settings like size color and font to add a new text area of your site you choose the plus icon on the left of the window and select text you are then given a ton of visual options to choose from what kind of tech need like to add the process for adding any other page element is just the same just click on the plus icon on the left and choose what kind of content you want to add to your page intuitive and easy the squarespace it's not as obvious the temple is that I chose is what they call a banner area this is an image area at the top of each page where you can add text clicking on the text in the banner area doesn't feel anything I looked around on the page to find a way of changing the text and then I found at the bottom of the banner area there's a button that says settings that pulls up a Settings box inside that box is a field labeled description and that has the sample text in it I change the text to what I wanted it to be I noticed that there was no way of changing the size or color of the text that seems to be dictated by the template that I had chosen bold text displays as a large font size and italics text or standard text displays a smaller and always I talent that's great if you want that section to have those exact styling options if you want something different I guess throughout a look now let's look at how we create a new section with our page most things and wix are really easy if you just click on the part that you want to adjust and change it or drag it around and move it to where you want it the one thing that isn't super obvious with Wix it's how to add a new section to your page to add a new section you click on the plus icon on the left hand tool bar and then select new strip you can then choose what type of background you want to that strip including a video backgrounds fancy then adding content is as easy as choosing the plus icon again and then adding content like text or an image with squarespace there aren't really different page sections to add more content you first click on the edit page button then move your mouse around until the little bubbles appear on the left hand side of the content you can then click on the bubble to add content either above or below when you click on it you get a choice of the kind of content that you want to add I do like this method of adding new content I think it does save you a bit of time rather than using a menu area like Wix does stuff all the content in Squarespace is always added either below or above it took me a while to figure out how to at content next to other content I actually had to read the instructions on this it's pretty simple with you but it's just not intuitive dad content next to other content you start by adding new content below and then dragging that new content next to the existing content on your page you can then resize the width of either piece of content simple but not intuitive with squarespace you can't always move text you can only do it if the texts have been adding clicking on a bubble that's on the far left it's confusing and i'm not sure why some text areas are different from others so which is better for helping you design the page that you want getting inspired by a template is nice it's great to have a nice-looking starting place to build your website but for me a template should be just that a starting place and an inspiration with Wix that's exactly what you get a page that has been built as an example you then modifies at that page and make it your own all the templates and Wix start out the same a designer use the Wix builder to create the page just like you can with Wix you have the freedom of changing any part of the design you can add background so that sections that you want you can add and style buttons the way that you want them and you've all sorts of text styling options it's really easy Squarespace is a different story the template that you choose is very limiting the one that I chose only had one color option for all the buttons across the entire website I can choose what color I wanted that button to be but you can only have one button color for the whole website the template that i chose also does not allow you to have different backgrounds for different sections it seems that some templates do allow you to choose page backgrounds but that page background will generally be the same across your entire website so the templates with squarespace are very restrictive so we're giving designers you want wix is the clear winner so what about adding additional functionality to your site both platforms allow you to have an online store and add a restaurant menu to your site that seems to be about where the similarities end Wix seems to offer way more additional functionality which offers an app market that allows you to add all sorts of functions to your website some of them are free some of them are paid but the number of options you have seems really promising for adding additional functionality to your website which is a clear winner as far as additional functionality so what's the bottom line if you want to quickly and easily build a website and you're looking for an all-in-one web page solution Wix is a clear winner between these two which offers a lot more flexibility and a much more intuitive interface looks like a word processor combined with an easy-to-use page design software which also allows a ton of add-on that will I add all sorts of great functionality to your site to build a basic site Wix includes everything that you need the Wix platform is unified so you don't have to worry about choosing hosting or which template includes which features all the templates have the same starting place with Wix exactly the same design capabilities and features the downside wicks is that it's a closed system you can't change the hosting companies if you want to and if which decides to remove or change a feature you're stuck with their decision to avoid these downsides you'd have to go with a slightly more complicated website solutions like WordPress if you're looking for an all in one easy to use an intuitive website solution Wix have got a lot going for it it's actually on my list of top recommended ways to build a website. 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Wix vs Squarespace. Which website builder is easier for building and designing a website quickly? I had a chance to test both squarespace and wix. You can make great looking websites with either website builder but I found one of them to be more flexible and easier to use. Watch the video for my opinion on these two website builders.
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