Thanks to its many customizable templates of various colors, to its pictures rich library, and to its modular pre-built mobile pages, Wix mobile allows anyone to build a beautiful and customized mobile website without any help from professional designers.
Delivered as a Software as a Service, Wix mobile doesn’t require either third party hosting nor software investment. It is available live on the web and can be handled by users from any web browser.
Our review on Wix mobile website builder
Wix mobile enjoys the ease-of-use of templates based mobile website builder and the flexibility in design customization associated with modules based mobile page builder (i.e. Any page is made of many separate modules). The software suits perfectly the need of business owner who wants to build, without any help from professional developer, generic but partially customized mobile website (business showcase, restaurant, real estate company, etc.).
Despite this, Wix mobile doesn’t go as far as some of its competitors in terms of design customizability (for example, it is impossible to change separately styles of a particular button). Surely, the tool meets the needs of the majority of business owner who wants above and over all to present their activities and products on mobile but it is less recommended for truly customized projects. The same goes for content rich mobile website (blog, news, large product catalog, etc.) as the builder lacks navigability optimizer such as categorization features or Next/Back button.
Concerning the pictures library, Wix mobile compares favorably to its competitors. Thus, although most of its prebuilt templates are pretty similar in terms of functionalities, the various pictures that come with them (as background) make each template unique and beautiful.
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|Real Estate Flyer||School Poster||Car Dealer Flyer||Restaurant Menu||School Poster|
: Great for business showcase mobisites, Easy content management (Content adding and design customization are completely separated), Beautiful mobile templates, Many pictures backgrounded templates, Free pictures library, One click template change (without data loss)
: Limited design customizability, Less appropriate for contents rich mobile website (blog, large catalog, …)
Available mobile features & Modules
Text, Images&Text, Contact list (Click to Call, Click to text, Email, Location, Any link), Link list (Facebook, Linkedin, Blogger, YouTube, Flickr, Skype, Myspace, Vimeo, Delicious), Gallery, Photo
Tutorial on wix mobile
- If you want to use prebuilt templates:
You may create a mobile website on Wix mobile by following the guided wizard bellow:
You should at first select your template among those available in the library. Once the template is set, Wix mobile prompts you to customize your mobile home page by changing titles and the order of your navigation menu or by adding new menu lines.
Next, you are prompted to customize contents of each page of the template page by filling out corresponding form, you will have, among other, to edit the About page ,the Event page and the Contact page contents. You will need as well to customize Product pages by adding product descriptions and inserting illustrative pictures.
If necessary, you may add some more prebuilt pages to the loaded template. Several types of page are available depending on your area of activity. Some pages are dedicated to photo gallery while others are for restaurants or social networking and so on.
Whether they came from a template or they were inserted separately, prebuilt pages contain already pictures and texts relevant to their purposes. Nevertheless, you can modify or delete these ready-made contents and you can as well add your own texts or pictures.
- If you want to customize more than contents:
Whether it is brought by template or it is added manually. Any page of a Wix mobile based mobisite is made various modules packed together. Functionality may vary from one module to another, some modules are used for instance as Text container or both Image & Text container while other are used as Image Galleries, and so on.
Mobile page may differ from each other in terms of modules amount, modules order, or modules’ contents. However, the principle remains the same as far as contents management is concerned. Actually, each page come with a single form whose fields are automatically generated from page’s constituting modules. Then, to customize page’s contents, you simply need to fill out the corresponding personalization form by adding your texts, photos or links without worrying about contents organization or design.
Conversely, regardless of contents, you can also focus only on design and layout by deleting or moving (drag & drop) existing modules or by adding new ones.
You can at any time customize colors, background or headers of your mobile website without losing any contents by using the Edit Design button. To speed things up, you may even load a new complete template rather than settling for mere colors and pictures changing.