Gaurav Chugh .

What are the disadvantages of using website development options like Wix vs getting a website built from scratch?

The purpose of the website is solely to act as a supplementary marketing tool, creating awareness among key customers etc. (No payments/personalised accounts /purchasing or selling on the website)

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Himanshu 

Wix is a very slow cms, better go with WordPress.

Tirupati Rao

Wix is expensive you need to buy for each and every add on you add like contact form, new email addresses, chatbot, domain and website separately ... Wordpress is best cms. Or can go to HTML

Gaurav Chugh

And if we compare ease of use?
I've just cursory glanced at the wix ui and seems pretty easy.
For someone with little to no knowledge of web design, which would you recommend?

Tirupati Rao

In Wordpress you can install elementor which makes more easier in content and design both... wix will cost you around 8000 to 11000 per year... in Wordpress domain and server will cost you around 2000 to 3500 per year

Sumit Saha

I have used both and wix is definitely way more cheaper and easy than WordPress. And looking at your requirements I feel wix should suffice. All you have to pay is Rs. 29 pm/annually and pay for domain, then you are all set!
For reference visit this website I built on wix:
https://www.valiantlifesciences.com

P.s. It's a new website so if you visit, please explore a bit and then close the page. If you open and then simply exit then it hurts the page ranking🙏🙏🙏

Hope this helps!

AMiT Thakrar

It all depends on how much control you want and what's your long term plans. Wordpress will give you all kind of flexibility and it's not difficult to manage. You can do various experimentation without worrying about its feasibility or not. You can have your own design. There's bigger upfront investment and less ongoing expenses.In both cases you will have to be ready with sitemap (pages you want) and associated content.Wix is good - if you want to be live for small duration and just check the response. You'll end up having more of a common template design. You have limited flexibility since wix will not give you access to codes. Add-ons will increase your ongoing costs since most add-ons are paid.Call is yours..

Gaurav Chugh

hhttps://utstechstoreonline.wixsite.com/home

This is my attempt. Still a work in progress

Sumit Saha

great skeleton for the website👍
Few pointers:
Create a separate 'About us' page and elaborate your usp, your team and offerings, since about us is the first thing they want to check in a new website.
Website looks bland in colours, use contrasting colours for header and footer.
Use png for logo also try to keep a theme of the website same as or complimenting logo colours.
The website should look impressive when it gets done👍

Abhishek Tripathi

Personal experience. Wix>WPThe only drawback is that you cannot directly download a backup/copy of your website on wix.

Gaurav Chugh

so if i build it on wix and wish to move platforms later, i will have to start from scratch?

Abhishek Tripathi

Not really, you can download your website using website downloaders available online, just that the downloaded copy is only 70% similar to yours.

But you'd not want to move it, unless you are looking to do a huge upgrade, in which case you would be hiring devs and they will be starting from scratch anyway.

Gaurav Chugh

According to one of the people above, the addons and all are very expensive. What is not covered in this cost?

Abhishek Tripathi

I read that, and I would say Wix is not expensive at all. I had my whole website up and ready for ₹840/year (email integrated, chatbot, 5 pages, contact form etc).Based on your needs, I would strongly recommend Wix. Anyone recommending WP is basically trying to sell you their services, and people recommending Wix are the ones who have personally used it, as there are barely any Wix experts in India (Coz you don't need one for basic websites).

Gaurav Chugh

I dont think that the people above are trying to sell me something tho. Maybe their requirements were different and more complex than mine.Wix is pretty use to use.

https://utstechstoreonline.wixsite.com/home

This is what I've made as of now. Any ideas to make it load faster?
Other than reducing the media elements?

Abhishek Tripathi

I am not talking about poeple who have commented on this post, I am talking about where the recommendation comes from. And I have nothing against people generating leads here, it is pretty much fair game.

Use simple fonts, lean, clean images. Even after you use all the hacks to reduce loading time, it will still be not very fast because wix/WP preload some unnecessary contents.

Unfortunately that is a trade off here, on the bright side your seo score will be 100%

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