Wix Helps Teach Online Users How to Make a Website with Quick Video Tutorials
July 14, 2010 (MMD Newswire) -- The barrier to entry in the web design industry is declining rapidly. Consumers no longer need to seek out professional help or expertise in order to take their career to new heights with a freshly-made, personalized website. Free online software is now available, designed specifically to take all the hassle out of web design. Industry leader Wix.com is releasing a series of short video tutorials, making it even easier for the typical online user to produce high quality, fully unique websites.
With a graphic-based online platform, Wix is available to anyone with an e-mail address and a wish to make a website. The software is made up of two basic components: a web editing platform, and a gallery of free website templates. Users can start a website from scratch, or customize one of the templates, adding their own text, uploading photos, widgets, and a rich variety of other applications and customizable features.
Wix is expanding the "How To" section of its site offerings, to include a Video Center with tutorials demonstrating how to make a website. Users can watch clips on How to Add Links to Your Website, How to Create a Website with a Menu, and many other essential topics in website creation. Each video is about two minutes long, and enables the viewer to see first-hand what it's like to navigate every aspect of site building.
CEO & Founder of Wix, Avishai Abrahami explained: "The idea behind Wix is to provide every single online user with the ability to design a unique, personalized website. The videos make it easy for people to visualize exactly what to do, every step of the way."
The videos are also available in French, Spanish, Italian and German. The translated videos, as well as Wix' entire online support center cater to the extensive foreign community of Wix users, designing and operating customized websites around the world. There are plans to continue the translation effort, and ultimately offer the free website builder itself in different languages.
Next week, the company is planning to unleash a series of live Webinars, providing users with the ultimate experience for product demonstration and support. Wix staff members will use the website builder in front of a live online audience, and will show how to build a site from scratch, customize a free Flash website template, promote a Wix website, and more.
Wix is funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, Mangrove Capital Partners and Benchmark Capital. With headquarters in New York and offices in Tel Aviv, Wix was created in 2006.