Here we will discuss one of the most popular website builders available online namely WIX (www.wix.com, more specifically we will look into a certain extension of WIX released in the public as Wix Code. Before we jump into what makes Wix Code so important let us take a moment to look into WIX and what makes it better than other modern day Content Management Systems (Website builders). Wix basically allows any novice to create a professional website with only prerequisites being a computer with an internet connection. Wix provides its users with both development tools and web hosting for free (There’s a premium ad-free version too if you really want to go professional).
With WIX all it takes is to create an account on Wix.com and click a number of buttons, and if that sounds too overwhelming to you remember that WIX walks you through all those steps with its user friendly interface.
WIX is by the most user-friendly Web Development tool that you can get your hands on for free. With WIX, there’s no need to download anything, or host your Web site content and database, if you’re looking for creating solution for your website. You just head on to WIX.COM and create a free account there. Your website is literally a few clicks away. If you consider WIX vis-a-vis other modern day Website Builders or Content Management Systems (i.e WordPress, Drupal, Joomla), it wins hands down.
Wix Code is the much needed extension to Wix from designer’s perspective. Wix provided everything that you’d need to create your own personal website. However, being so user-friendly, and having every template pre-packaged obviously comes with it’s own price. Since Wix is geared towards the naive everyday user, it restricts the user from going behind the scenes. This lack of freedom and restriction would be frowned upon by professional developers who prefer tweaking their products insteading of ‘clicking’ their way through the development process. Developers and Designers who would want to customize their Websites and Web Applications have long complained about this.
It’s a bird…..It’s a Plane….It’s Wix Code. Wix Code is the development centric extension to WIX. Simply put Wix Code allows ‘people who know what they are doing’ do it in the most efficient way giving them more control over the platform. This allows the Web Designers to leverage the visual components of WIX-EDITOR while having more control over their creation making the development of professional and robust Web Applications just a trick of hand. Some notable Wix Code features include a built-in database to manage your content, dynamic pages (we will go the details in just a moment), and repeating layouts populated with database content to create dynamic websites. Wix Code provides developers with an open playground on the back-end while the design features the stunning state of the art visuals WIX already provides. For a developer, Wix Code provides the best of both worlds.
Wix Code has changed the world of Web Designing with a surprise. The best part about this is that everything -design, hosting, application framework- is already included letting designers direct their attention towards that which truly matters. Wix Code provides many features, following are just a few prominent ones:
Collecting User Input – User uploaded data puts the dynamics in all modern websites. This data might be collected from the user by a number of ways. Creating forms, review sections, and other data-collecting-means is just a few clicks away with Wix-Code. This data gets stored in Wix in-built database from where it can be reused and deployed anywhere in your web Application. Data collection has never been this easy!
Dynamic Pages – By far the most important feature of Wix-Code is the freedom and ease it provides with creating dynamic pages where YOU get to decide to the type of data you want to put in any individual page of the created design. Each page will have it’s own custom URL and UNIQUE content that it pulls from the Wix Database.
Putting it modestly, Wix Code has put Wix on par with mainstream CMS eliminating the ‘not enough freedom’ rants Wix previously had to hear from the developer community. The best part is if you get stuck somewhere you can always visit the friendly Wix online community or head to hundreds of tutorials freely available on the Web. Wix Code is future of Web Development, redefined.