Online Users Can Publish Free Websites in 1 Click with New Version of Wix

August 19, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Free website builder lets you create your own website without entering in a single line of code. Built with a powerful drag & drop interface, the web-top platform has revolutionized the industry of web design, enabling those with little to no technical background to publish stunning, fully customized Flash websites. This week, the company released a new version of its free online software, with several features designed to enhance the user experience. One such feature enables 1-step publishing.

Small businesses, entrepreneurs, photographers and musicians use Wix to promote themselves online with fully functional, highly personalized sites. Users can sign up for a free website at simply by choosing a username and entering an email address. Wix provides a ton of free web design elements to build a website, such as clip art, buttons, menu bars, widgets, social media icons, photo galleries and more. Adding your own pictures, text, music and video files requires nothing more than a click and a drag. There is also a wide variety of free web templates that users can browse through. Selecting a template and clicking "Edit" places it right inside the Wix interface, where it can be customized and made into a unique site.

Wix Founder & CEO, Avishai Avrahami, comments, "This latest version of Wix is making it easier for users to control the online presence of their companies and businesses. We're already impressed with how our current users have taken advantage of features in the new version and users new to Wix stand to benefit as well from the enhanced user-friendliness and customization options."

The new version of Wix lets users publish a website live to the internet in one simple click. When ready to publish, a user simply has to click a Publish button at the top of the Wix editor. One can them name the website if one hasn't already done so, and can also publish it to Facebook or Twitter effortlessly.

Other New Features

Aside from the streamlined publishing process, Wix has added the following new features to the free website builder:
- A new messages "inbox" icon at the top of the Wix editor, for announcements, news and tips
- Improved SEO settings with character counts make it easier to add title & description metadata
- Sleek reflection effects can be assigned to items like clip art, pictures, shapes and areas
- Personalized URL icons called "favicons" can be added to premium websites
- Videos on how to make a website accessed inside the editor

For a first-hand look at the new upgraded version of Wix with all of these features, sign up for a free website account and play around with the editor. Publish your own site for free under the Wix domain, or upgrade to a premium package for domain ownership.

About Wix was founded in 2006, and the company is headquartered in New York with offices in Tel Aviv. Mangrove Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and Benchmark Capital are Wix' investors.