Our proposal to bring Midwest UX to Pittsburgh is almost ready to go live. Our design lead decided to give Wix a try to build our site. I’ve been doing some editing tonight, and I’m unimpressed. For one thing, it didn’t work in Safari, but that was the least of my issues. I realize it’s probably a great tool for someone that doesn’t know how to write HTML and CSS, but I found it extremely limiting and pound-your-head-on-the-desk frustrating to use. Unless you want to be tied to the specific designs they’ve made available, you have to “customize” your elements. When you do that, they no longer share their styles with any other objects, so if you have a list of buttons that have all be customized, and you decide you want them to be a different color, you have to change each one individually. I wouldn’t be surprised if there is some feature I don’t know about that lets you define styles, but if so, it isn’t obvious.
Sure, it makes it easy to add transitions, shadows, rounded corners, and to lay out a page, but you can have it. I’ll take my trusty text editor and a CSS file.