Web Design 101 – 7/8
This series of lessons is part of our “Build a Better Site” course. Learn how to improve your Wix skills and your website. Enhance your website, grow your business!
In this video, we discuss using Wix templates. You don’t need to be a graphic or web designer to create an impressive website. Use this class as a resource to help guide you in your customization process, to make your website look and feel as good as it can. You’ll learn basic web design concepts and principles, to make the best design decisions for your site.
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All of these design principles, research and thought was poured into each and every Wix template…in the form of blood, sweat and tears. And magical stardust.
No but really, our templates are pretty magical:
They each go through an intense process, from inspiration to approval for release.
They are tested for usability and user-friendliness. And the Wix Studio marks a stamp of approval on each and every one.
The studio deposits a fresh batch of website templates pretty frequently – staying up to date with the latest trends in tech, design and functionality.
Many Wix templates automatically adapt to different devices and screen sizes, so visitors get the same website on mobile and desktop! [PAUSE]
Not to mention they’re free for you to take and customize – and are loaded with free elements like photos, icons, clip art, buttons, animation effects, galleries, video players and of course – apps!
It’s our mission to give OUR users nothing but the best, most competitive, most user-friendly web design. And we want YOU to take it, tweak it…and deliver it to your site visitors!
Some good tips for working with Wix’s website templates:
Keep your website visitor in mind before making changes to the layout and placement of the design elements on a template.
Before making any major design decisions, ask yourself: Is it user-friendly? Does it serve a purpose? Does it make sense with the overall look and feel of the site?
Save Early & Often! It’s that easy to design a website with Wix, you might get so excited playing with the Editor that you forget to save your work. Then you accidentally close your browser window. Don’t let this happen to you! Get in the practice of saving every few minutes.
Even a small change to a template can result in a totally new look. See how this template was transformed just by changing the background color and a bit of text?
If you’re stuck choosing a template – check out the Explore page for the latest and greatest websites built with Wix. You can see which template was used for each site! Discover the possibilities and get inspired by all the creative ways Wix users turn templates into totally unique, successful websites. You can find this gallery by visiting the Wix.com Explore page.