(WINNERS!)Interview with Wix.com & A Giveaway for two readers

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My friends over at Wix.com wanted to give you readers a great giveaway, so here is an Interview with Wix.com & A Giveaway for Two Readers.  After reading this interview, you’ll learn more about Wix.com and how you can use their free website builder to build a Flash website for free. Wix.com kindly took the time to answer some of my questions, so please read the interview and also, read the details about the giveaway below which is giving away 2 premium accounts for a total of $99 each but here two lucky winners will get it for FREE on Wix.com.

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1.) We would like to welcome you to UnderWorld Magazines. Please introduce Wix.com and tell us the idea that started this company?

Wix is a free online tool that lets you create your own website without the need to code. Wix.com was started in 2006, as a solution for people all over the web to produce brilliant, high quality websites.

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2.) What makes wix.com better then all the companies out there that lets their users create Flash websites?

Wix gives designers – newbies and pros – the freedom to create beautiful, rich content. Also – all Flash websites built with Wix are search engine friendly (thanks to special files that render the Flash as HTML). Site visitors see beautiful, high quality Flash web design. Search engines see fully readable HTML code. Our users see their sites at the top of Google.

3.) Can you please tell us how Wix.com is different then just creating your own flash website from a flash software?

Wix is drag & drop. You can add and customize items with Wix faster than you would be able to if you were coding from the bottom up. Plus there’s a ton of free web design found at Wix that you can use in your own site. Clip art, photos, icons, widgets…you name it. Build a site with your own content, or just use Wix’ for free.

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4.) Can you please tell us how the Wix.com helps the design community?

Wix users learn from each other, and from the Wix Team of designers. Tips and tricks are constantly offered via the various social platforms at Wix, including three active blogs, forums, Twitter and Facebook channels, and more. There is even a Wix WishList for users to submit and rank Wix-related wishes.

The Wix Community is actually a thriving collection of artists, designers, marketing pros, photographers, writers and tons of other creative professionals, who communicate regularly across Wix’ many social platforms. The Wix Arena even offers the chance for freelance designers to get hired on projects from users, directly via the Wix site, with absolutely no sign-up fee.

Last but not least: If you live in NY or anywhere in the area, check out the Wix Lounge located right in Manhattan! a free design space right in the heart of Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Free Wi-Fi, free cappuccinos, and free work space in which to schedule appointments with clients, or get involved in projects with fellow designers.

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5.) How does Wix.com work and can everyone use it If they don’t know Flash?

At the heart of Wix is an intuitive, drag & drop editor tool that lets users build a website from scratch. This is known as the “Wix editor”, or the website builder, and it is completely 100% free. It has a graphic interface that makes the editing process a breeze. Users can add and customize design elements to build a blank website from scratch, OR customize one of Wix’ gorgeous (and free!) Flash web templates. Each template is fully compatible with the Wix editor – so you can customize a template to make it your own.

Each free website created with Wix has its own unique URL under the Wix domain. You can change this URL anytime you like (besides the wix.com) part – and even upgrade to a premium package to gain full domain ownership.

6.) Could you pick 5 of your favorite websites created in Wix.com software? Why are they your favorites of all the websites?

That’s a tough one. Only 5? We are constantly stunned by the creativity of our users. Here are some of the latest sites we’ve seen that we especially loved:

Maggie Cook Knitwear

Maggie Cook Knitwear – maggiecook.co.uk

The soft yet funky design elements on this site perfectly suit the products sold here. We love the original composition and creative use of clip art and photo galleries on Maggie Cook’s site.

social nature company

The Social Media Companysocialnaturecompany.com

The animated background and eye-catching clip art gives this site a bold, Flash-y appeal. Clickable icons point to relevant sections of info. This site offers a lot of information, and makes it easy (and fun) to digest.

Luisa Martinez

Luisa Martinez Photography -wix.com/luisa152/Luisa-Martinez

We love this site for its minimalist design and eye-catching photos. The artist chose to have her work stand out as the focus of her website, and achieved this beautifully.

weston3d4d

Weston Diagnosticsweston3d4d.com

The color scheme presents a peaceful and comfortable atmosphere, perfect for an ultrasound provider. This site has a gallery of ultrasound images, and a video library, enabling expecting parents to witness just what is offered here. A perfect example of customized web design made to match a particular aesthetic.

Friends Like Us – friendslikeus.org

Another very user-friendly site thanks to clear menu buttons, page divisions and helpful links. The web design has a cheery, child-like appeal, yet also projects a sense of professionalism and clarity. As with all non-profits, having an attention-grabbing (and retaining) website is of extreme importance.

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7.) We would like to take this time to thank you for answering our questions. I think our readers are very interested in what you do. Do you have a final thought for them?

If you haven’t already done so – take 2 minutes to sign up for a free website account at Wix. There isn’t even anything to download, and there’s no e-mail confirmation to wait for (because we hate that!) Play around with the editor, and watch your creativity soar to new levels.

Contest Info: Two lucky readers will winner premium accounts on Wix.com read on to see what you will win.

Wix’s Combo plan – $99 benefit for free.

The premium Combo package gives you the following features:

  • a possibility to use your own domain (instead of a domain that starts with wix.com/your website’s name.
  • Wix ads free – removes the Wix ads from your site’s footer and sidebar.
  • Remove Wix logo – removes the wix logo from your site including favicon and loader.
  • Google Analytics – Google Analytics is a powerful tool for analyzing traffic to your Wix website. You can track site visitors, where they come from, how long they stay, what keywords they use to find your site and more.
  • 1GB storage – Increasing your storage space will enable you to upload large files and high-resolution content with ease.
  • 1GB Bandwidth – Increasing your bandwidth will allow more data to be transmitted at a faster and smoother speed.
  • Premium support.
  • 125$ voucher – $75 Google AdWords voucher + $50 Facebook voucher + free domain coupon + tips on how to use your vouchers & info on connecting your Wix site.

Congratulations to:

Krishna wins one Account

Breana wins one Account

You would be contacted soon with the details.

I used a random number generator at Random.org to pick the winners. I want to thank everyone that left a comment and also retweeted this post. Thanks to Wix.com for sponsoring this contest..

there will be more giveaways in the future so don’t go to far. If you want to learn a little more about Wix.com visit their website @ Wix.com

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My name is Julio A Rivera, I'm a Creative Director/Web Designer from New York City and I'm the Founder of Underworld Magazines also Mydesign7.com. I'm happy to share some of the web best resources and give you Inspiration. Follow me on Twitter @mydesign7
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  • http:/pablolarah.cl/ Pablo Lara H

    http://twitter.com/pablolarah/status/20223258769

    I would love to try the site.
    Thank you!

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  • http://artatm.com Rocky

    Love the site a lot, especially the templates for photographers!!!

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  • http://www.imageno.nl Edwin van der Veer

    Hi Guys

    Great article !
    The reason I would like a premium membership to Wix is, that I’ve been playing with quite a few cms’es. Drupal, Joomla, WordPress (current cms), but none are so ease to start with as Wix. I’ve tried editing in Wix and I must admit that it works like a charm. The only draw back is the fact that for me it is quite expensive for a one year’s subscription. That is what’s keeping me back from going for the premium package. So, how about it guys ? ;)

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  • Alex Hampton

    amazing giveaway I will love to try building a flash website. thanks for the interview.

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  • Richard

    Why I want to win?

    ANSWER: Why not! Looks like I (or any winner) could do a lot with a premium account. I am retweeting from @gliq

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  • http://www.designbyarm.com designbyarm

    Hope me win this to create art in Wix present to the world.

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  • http://www.krishnasolanki.co.uk/ Krishna

    Sounds like a great prize!! :)

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  • gooch

    great interview & great prize. thanks for sharing.

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  • http://www.shaecacciola.blogspot.con shaaye

    @wix is the easiest and most creative way to design a site and decorate one you already have. Completely worth paying for, but you can’t beat the potential of free!

    Twitter: @shaaye

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  • http://www.krop.com/ariarsyadi/ Ari Arsyadi

    Awesome one! This will be a worth place to hold my portfolios and can’t wait to try it so I can spread the news.

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Arilontong/status/20358850819

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  • http://smicustomcabinets.com Breana

    Just started using this site and LOVE it. WIll be upgrading..

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  • http://www.flashcomponentstemplates.com LGLab

    Pretty interesting, thanks.

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