Submitted by Elton Vinson on Mon, 11/10/2014 - 16:02
I was recently tasked with building a website using the Wix platform. As you probably know, I'm a Drupal die hard. For better or for worse I always default to Drupal. It's what I know, it's more than sufficient for most jobs, and I've built a whole methodology around working with Drupal, so why re-invent the wheel. I'm sure the feeling is the same for those who use Wordpress or other Content Management Systems and programming languages. But, this client seemed to know what she wanted and had already come up with a shortlist of platforms she wanted her website built on. The list was Jimbo, GoDaddy's Website Builder and Wix. She asked which one I thought was the best and would be willing to work with. Not to get into details on why I thought the others wouldn't work, I recommended Wix. Wix, like many platforms, I find to be restrictive when compared with the back end customization I'm able to do with Drupal or straight up PHP and HTML, but what they are great at, is visual design. It's all drag and drop with generated HTML5 code, so I was able to produce a couple prototypes fairly quick.