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freelance wix developer Matt Cici

WPS 003: The Power of Wix - The Advantages of Having Wix in Your Arsenal with Matt Cici

Hosted by Cathy Sirvatka

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SHOW NOTES

Have you ever considered using Wix as your website development tool?

Maybe you’ve thought Wix isn’t a viable tool for true professional web designers. Perhaps you’ve selected another CMS platform and you’re sticking with it because of the time, energy, blood, sweat and tears you’ve put into it to become proficient.

I get it. Up until 2010, I was still using Dreamweaver and creating HTML websites. Working with a CMS was a whole different animal, and I really didn’t understand the concept. I knew I had to make the switch but didn’t know which one to pick. At that time, the most talked about platforms were Joomla, Drupal and WordPress. I got a book called Joomla for Dummies and my goodness it was a thick book! I really stressed about my choice, and ultimately I picked WordPress and I’m so glad I did. It’s a big deal to consider learning a new platform either to replace your methods now, or to add to your toolkit.

Today there are a ton of CMS’s to consider especially if you’re just starting out in web design. If you’re like I was, trying to find the easiest platform to get started with, so you may be consider Wix.

Now there are certainly a lot of opinions out there about Wix. Some people love it and some hate it, but listen to these stats:

  • WordPress has the largest website market share of CMS websites at just over 64% globally.
  • Wix comes in at 3rd place after Shopify with just 3.7% of websites globally. And while that sounds like a really small number it equates to over 110 million websites worldwide.

Those statistics come from W3Techs.com.

Wix has been through many evolutions since it came out in 2006. It got carried a bad reputation for a long time because of its early years using the Flash editor.

But flash forward, they now use their own development tool called Editor X. This fairly new editor breaks down the walls developers and designers used to hit when trying to create sites. Enough so, that you may want to take a second look at it.

Today I’m talking with Matt Cici who is a web designer and Community Leader for Wix, with expertise in Editor X. He's designed programming and created curriculum for international film festivals and Apple's popular Today at Apple, educating millions in communities worldwide. Matt is using these same strategies to create A Creative Community for values-based entrepreneurs looking to start and grow their online business.

Matt Cici is a web designer and Community Leader for Wix, Editor X, and Velo. He's designed programming and created curriculum for international film festivals and Apple's popular Today at Apple, educating millions in communities worldwide. Matt is using these same strategies to create A Creative Community for values-based entrepreneurs looking to start and grow their online business.

LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
wix.com

SOCIALS
twitter.com/mattcici
linkedin.com/in/mattcici

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