A website builder is an online tool that helps you create a site online without coding. It works on SaaS, Software as a Service method to enable you to create a website. You don’t have to be a computer geek that knows to code to build a fully functional website and create an online presence. While there are many website building platforms, we put a comparison of the two most popular ones. Read and find which is better in Wix vs Squarespace.
Wix has been around since 2006 and Squarespace has been on the internet since 2003. Both of them are reliable platforms to create a website. While Wix is a beginner-friendly website builder, Squarespace is a sophisticated one. Wix gives you artistic freedom while Squarespace gives you multiple options to choose from for your website.
On Wix, you could make a site over your breakfast, while on Squarespace you might need a little bit more time to get creative.
We decided to extensively use both the platforms to reach the following conclusion:
Wix: The Beginner-Friendly Website Builder
Ease of Use: The best part about Wix was that you could use it to build your website on your own. It is user-friendly and made for beginners. You don’t have to have expertise in website building for using Wix. It is a drag and drop website builder, that means that you just have to pick up anything that you like and put it in place and Wix will turn it into a feature.
Wix is pretty fun to use, that means that you don’t have to struggle to use the tools. It is a mix of creative freedom and technical tools to make a flawless website. Even if you don’t want to drag and drop your features you could use the Wix ADI i.e. Artificial Design Intelligence to make your website.
In-built App Store: You can’t find a template? Wix has an App market. In the app market, you can buy whatever features you want and use them according to your whims.
Wix Templates: You have over 510 templates to choose from for your website. They all turn out to be very professional and are fully functional on mobile too. On Wix, you could make a website for any profession. It doesn’t matter if you are a Dog-Walker, Baker, or a professional business holder. Wix has a plethora of tools to choose from and templates to use.
Wix Mobile editor: Wix was one of the first website builders that provided an in-built mobile optimization tool. You can use this to optimize your website to work smoothly on a mobile phone.
Squarespace: The Sophisticated Website Builder
Ease of Use: Squarespace is a little more technical and sophisticated website builder. It does not make usage easier for people. While it offers a lot of beautiful templates, making a website on Squarespace requires a lot of time and patience. To use Squarespace you might need a lot of brainstorming and technical knowledge. While Squarespace has the feature of drag and drop, it is more stringent and section-based.
Squarespace Templates: Squarespace has only 70 templates to offer. However, they sure are better than the 510+ templates Wix has to offer. While all the templates are free to use in the trial, you will have to make purchases to customize the features in the template.
Website Flexibility: Unlike Wix, Squarespace offers you the option of changing the template after the site goes live. You have about 60 refined templates to choose from for any industry that you like. Even though a square does not have an in-built app for features and template purchase, it has inbuilt editors and features for you.
Our final verdict is, Wix is a much easier website builder for beginners. The ease of usage, drag and drop option and in-app purchases make it our favorite website builder. It gives you freedom and leverage to create a website that you dreamt of. It is much cheaper and perfect for any household or professional purpose. You could tweak the templates and features as per your wish.