Start-up Wix.com is breaking the barriers of web design by enabling those with limited to no technical experience to create Flash websites in just a few clicks.This is all thanks to the free website builder, a graphic-based drag & drop editor. Users can add items like text, images, navigation buttons and widgets to either a blank website, simply customize a free web template from Wix's extensive template gallery. The product caught on so fast that after releasing its beta version in June of 2008, Wix reached an international user-base of over 4 million users with free website accounts.
A pioneer in website creation, Wix is constantly seeking new ways to enhance the user experience and regularly releases new versions of the editor. New templates and template categories are added, and new design elements are injected into the website builder. Whether you're interested in freshening up an old site, or creating a brand new one with unique content, Wix has you covered.
In an unprecedented move, Wix is placing an open call on the web to photographers and artists who wish to see their work included in Wix' package of free website design. In a brand new "Community" category inside the editor's media section, Wix users can pick and choose images sent from graphic and media designers, photographers and artists all over the world.
Artists Community Manager at Wix, Eden Maiman, comments, "Many of our users are themselves professional photographers, designers and artists. In one of our latest searches for fresh content, a brilliant idea came to us. We had an untapped resource of new content right underneath our noses...our users!"
Credit is given to each contributor, through links in each work to the artist's own portfolio. Every time the artist's work is used for the creation of a Wix website, he or she receives an automatic plug. Michal Zacharzewski, a contributing Wix photographer, has work featured inside the new Classic Cars template at Wix (see sidebar).
Interested photographers and artists are invited to submit their portfolio URLs to eden[at]wix[dot]com, in order to join the Wix "Photo Pro" Community.
Wix.com was founded in 2006 and is located in New York, with offices in Tel Aviv. The company is funded by Benchmark Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners and Mangrove Capital Partners, and is located in New York with offices in Tel Aviv.
For more information, visit wix.com.