Wix is a do-it-yourself website builder. While this may seem to be in direct competition with Gainesville Web Design companies, they fill an important niche; mainly, those customers that cannot afford a professional website but still desire to have a nice looking design for their business. The templates are nicely made in most cases – some designs you could even qualify as stunning. For informational sites only, they are not a bad choice. But there are issues.
- There is no HTML or CSS customization… whatsoever. This means that you are stuck with the template you choose – no chance at adding any custom work.
- Changing templates. There is not an option (currrently) that allows you to switch themes. So if you want a new look for you website you have to start from scratch.
- The blog. The wix blog software has left a lot to be desired. Over simplistic and not at all SEO friendly.
- URLS. Many URLS are not SEO friendly. Wix does not employ a mod rewrite option.
All in all wix serves a useful purpose but they are seriously lagging in the SEO department. The custom builder has plenty of useful options however they just don’t compare with a professionally designed site. Still a great option for business owners on a tight budget.