Stunning site maker Wix now open to all

Make pages with Wix.

Josh Lowensohn Former Senior Writer
Josh Lowensohn joined CNET in 2006 and now covers Apple. Before that, Josh wrote about everything from new Web start-ups, to remote-controlled robots that watch your house. Prior to joining CNET, Josh covered breaking video game news, as well as reviewing game software. His current console favorite is the Xbox 360.
Josh Lowensohn
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Web site maker Wix opened up to everyone earlier today. What the site offers over some traditional tools is SEO optimization that somehow works despite the very flashy pages you end up with. All of these pages are created with an editor that gives you some really gorgeous results as long as you're willing to work within the constraints of the templates, or dig into the tools provided. One of them being a MySpace editor that will let you create very dynamic page elements with no coding knowledge required.

Wix's core product goes far beyond MySpace though, and is a surprisingly advanced site creator. There are templates for artists and musicians or simple start pages for people to put up their resumes---the kind of things you find on competing sites like Jimdo, SynthaSite, and Weebly. The idea is that anyone can build a page and push it live with just a click if they're proficient with something like Microsoft PowerPoint.

However, one thing I found to be missing is an undo button, meaning if you accidentally delete a page element (or an entire page) you have to go re-create it from scratch. This can be a total show stopper if you're working on something important, and should really be in every workflow-based Web application these days.

Like Blogger in its old days Wix has an explore section that's worth checking out. Here you can see what others have created with the tool then copy over the code to place it wherever you want. Missing however is the edit option, so hopefully you like what you see.

You can see a demo of the site creator after the break.

Making sites in Wix is easy peezy as long as you've worked with something like PowerPoint before. CNET Networks