Hey, you know who this is? Yeah, that's right... Hal in Philly. Hal Aaron. You're listening to Easy When You Know Hal!
Well, it seems like I’m actually embarrassed to be saying this. It seems like I really went off on Wix in a previous episode when I did an episode where I was comparing Weebly, with Wix, as well as Squarespace.
I was basing my opinion on my own experience. Friends of mine had asked me to look at their websites that they built on Wix. And every time I looked at their websites, it just was not configured properly. The text would be big and small and pictures would be out of place and everything was kind of just out of place. So I just figured Wix was not ready for mobile phones. If you look at a Wix website on the monitor of a regular computer like an iMac, or desktop monitor, regular monitor, they look fine. But every time i checked out a Wix website on a mobile phone, it was all out of whack.
But it turns out that it's not Wix. Wix actually has a great interface for building websites that look GREAT on mobile devices without affecting the way it looks on your computer. So you can actually build two separate websites and the thing is, I have Weebly. Most of my sites are on Weebly. And so, I just based it on my own experience that every time I built a website on Weebly, it already looks great on mobile, but I didn't experience that with my friends Wix websites.
It turned out that there is a fix, and they look fantastic on mobile devices when you build a Wix website for the mobile phones. So I have to apologize. I apologize to Wix for assuming that there was no way to fix this. And as a matter of fact, I have a friend who was complaining that he had a Weebly site that didn't look right on his phone.
So apparently, you need to go into your editing mode on Weebly and Wix to make sure it's set for mobile. There's like, a checkbox.
What I did was, I decided to give Wix the benefit of the doubt. I built a website on Wix to see if happened to me too. Well, sure enough, it did. But then a friend of mine clued me in that there is an editor dedicated for mobile devices. So I looked into it. In fact, I went on YouTube and watched a couple tutorials about how to build mobile friendly web sites with Wix and I successfully built one.
So, again, I apologize to Wix. You guys do a great job. Your web sites are fantastic. But there is one caveat.
Although Wix does have many more themes, and options, Weebly is pretty pretty close. The thing I do like about Weebly over and above Wix, is every time you make a change on Wix when you're editing your website, you have to wait while it processes the information. Weebly is much more intuitive and much faster. So it's almost like working in MIcrosoft PowerPoint. You kind of move something and it moves and it just it and it looks the way you expect it to look almost immediately. With Wix, you make a change and then you have to kind of stare at the screen wallet does its thing. So, for me atleast, it took a lot longer in WIX.
Is it worth the wait? You have to decide. I'm not going to tell you what you should think about Wix or Weebly at this point, they're both good.However, if you open a Weebly account, through my link, I will make a small commission which will help me in maintaining easy when you know how, and I also have another podcast so it will be helping maintain my my little podcast Empire. This is a lot of work by the way, putting out a podcast every day or once a week. So show the love Get yourself a Weebly website. So go to www.spreaker.com that's SPR EA ke er spreaker.com slash user dash halon Philly slash Wix dash revisited firstname.lastname@example.org slash user slash halon Philly slash wicks dash revisited. And there'll be a link there with my Weebly code. If you get yourself a free Weebly website, and eventually at some point upgrade to the pro version that will credit me for giving you the heads up. So thank you for listening again, wicks, I'm so sorry. I did not. I, you know what, I should have done what I did first, I opened an account with Wix I built my own website, tried it out for myself. And you know what, that's how it should be done. Just don't jump to conclusions until you try something for yourself and see what's up because it's Easy When You Know Hal!