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Wix.com Launches Beautiful Websites Now Available in HTML5Do-It-Yourself Website Builder Wix.com Brings HTML5 to All: No Coding Know-How Needed to Easily Create Stunning Cross-Platform Compatible Websites (March 26, 2012)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/26/12 -- Wix.com, the free do-it-yourself website builder that lets you create and customize your own spectacular Web presence, today unveiled a new website builder which supports HTML5. The fifth generation of the internet's foundation language, HTML5 allows everyone the ability to access the web from desktop, mobile devices and tablets.
With its simple drag and drop interface and hundreds of customizable templates, Wix now lets anyone who wants to easily create and deploy an online presence choose a product that's right for them. While Wix' classic Flash-based platform offers advantages for PC users, the new HTML5 product allows for website, tablet, Facebook fan page or mobile-friendly web design available on any device. Both solutions maintain Wix' core value of making a professional website accessible to all while removing the need for any coding or design skills.
"Wix has made it fast and extremely easy to give my family's business an online presence with a professional look and feel. It's as though I paid thousands to have a professional design firm put up a site for me," said Steven Rasovsky of Lenka's Fresh Snacks, a granola bar producer in central Pennsylvania. "In reality, I did it myself for next to nothing, and I enjoy all the functionality, blog, and search engine optimization benefits sites designed by professionals get, without the complexity or cost."
Currently, more than one billion people receive their web content on mobile browsers while on the go. With Wix' HTML5 website builder, users can expect constant accessibility to their site, which addresses the market demand to reach and respond to the broadest audience possible at all times and across multiple devices. In addition to being a one-stop shop for creating beautiful cross-platform compatible websites, Wix' new HTML5 product offers heightened social capabilities, faster loading time, improved interactivity and a more simple integration of external tools and widgets than its predecessors.
"The web, mobile and tablet channels are highly dynamic spaces where opportunities to connect with mass audiences are endless and people shouldn't be left out of that wave because they cannot write website code. With Wix, our HTML5 product offers unlimited opportunity to those who want the most beautiful HTML5 websites without all the technical headaches," said Avishai Abrahami, Wix' CEO and Co-founder. "Building a website should be as effortless as everything else the web now offers, and Wix is about giving you the freedom to design the website you want with great looking results. It's your personality, with a professional quality."
Based on a combination of Wix' experience and the feedback received from their 20 million users, the HTML5 product maintains the same easy-to-use, high quality and visually stunning results people have grown accustomed to with Wix.com. Wix users will have the option to choose between creating a Flash website or a HTML5 site.
To learn more about Wix.com and their new HTML5 offering, visit www.wix.com.
Wix.com (www.wix.com) offers cutting-edge web technology that enables online users to create websites regardless of technical skill or previous knowledge. Built on a freemium business model, Wix earns its profit through premium upgrades that allow users to connect their sites to their own domains, eCommerce capabilities and more advanced features.
Founded in 2006 by brothers Avishai and Nadav Abrahami and Giora (Gig) Kaplan, Wix.com set out to revolutionize the web by providing everyone the ability to easily create beautiful websites for free and without the need to code. Wix is backed by investors Insight Venture Partners, DAG Ventures, Mangrove Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and Benchmark Capital. Wix headquarters are in Tel Aviv, with offices in San Francisco, New York and Dnepropetrovsk.
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