Wix.com is an easy to use website builder with hundreds of templates and simple features to help you make your own website. We used Wix to develop our own website, and the outcome so far has been great.
Here are some of the features in Wix we learned how to use to make our website the best it could be:
The ‘+’ tool is essential to adding any feature to a website. In our case, it allowed us to add in text and images to each page of our site, as well as more intricate elements such as buttons and interactivity. Without the add tool, we wouldn’t have had a website! The feature was easy to use, with a large drop down menu of all the items you can add to your site clearly marked. The tool has provided us with endless options on typeface, colours, shapes and images which were vital to branding and finding something that would fit our taste and conventions.
In our group, colour is everything to making the perfect product. Our whole brand relies on colour to make sense, so ensuring that we could play around with colour in our website was very important to us. Luckily, the colour picker was a great helping hand! The colour picker allowed for us to continue our theme of luminous shades contrasting with dark background, through simply selecting colours from their palette. The site colours provided were all quite dull and boring, however the colour picker gave us the option to create our own colour palette of whatever we wanted, which was simple and easily accessible. We created our own palette of pinks, greens, yellows and blues to ensure everything was just how we wanted it to be.
Every aspect of the website is important to keep up our brand. This means that there was definitely no exception when it came to picking fonts. We couldn’t just have a dull, overused font for our site, we needed to find something that was more fun, more ‘us’. Luckily, the font picker was there to save the day! This easy to use tool allowed for us to try out a variety of fonts until we found the one we liked the most, ‘Lulo clean’. The typeface gave the website a very clean cut, modern look, without being too much or too little. This tool allowed for continuity throughout our work, and made our site look more aesthetically pleasing.
Overall, many new skills have been learned through the process of creating the website, and the builder itself was something that can be picked up quite quickly and easily. Conventional elements have been reinforced through the creation of the website as it has come together. The skills learned through the website builder can be applied to anything in the future, should I want to start up my own blog or business, and I am glad to have learned how to use each feature so that if further improvements need to be made to the site, this can be done quickly and easily.