So far I have looked at examples of great websites from Squarespace and Weebly, but now I am going to look at the best wix websites out there so I can decide which one I would want to learn about from head to toe.
This website, http://www.wix.com/blog/2014/04/websites-you-can-learn-from/ talks about the 10 best websites that are made by wix that I can learn from.
The site divides the best wix sites based on their purpose. This includes shops, artwork, portfolios, gifs, resumes, videos, social media etc.
This shop sells accessories, from handmade bags to lightweight wallets. The designer appears to be doing it just right with a powerful product display that really highlights the quality and uniqueness of their designs. What I really think stands out on this site is their navigation bar. It really emphasizes the tone their going for, even though it can be hard to read (figure 1).
(figure 1) Source: https://www.efidolcini.com/
What I dislike about this page is the gif that is behind a textbox of faint words (figure 2).
(figure 2) source: https://www.efidolcini.com/
Not only is it difficult to read, but the sparkles in the background make it too distracting to even try.
This is my favorite wix site so far. It is a single-paged site, making it easy to navigate because of it’s purpose. It is strictly an online portfolio, which she cleverly designed to make her personality pop on the page. It starts with a grid layout, consisting of 3 columns with different pages of her work in each row. After scrolling past this, you get to her “about me” and then her “get in touch” section. This is clean and perfect for a portfolio because the first information is her work, making it easier for people who visit to see her skills right away. However, it does look a little too crafty because of the colors she uses (figure 3).
(figure 3) source: http://www.kellyjonesdesign.co.uk/
I think if I were to use a wix site, I wouldn’t want it to look too much like a wix site, which she doesn’t play off well here in the example because of her font choice as well as colors.