I am creating a digital magazine for entrepreneurs. As I am creating content, the first stage is having the website where there will be other content and also where visitors are going to be downloading the digital mag from. The problem is I am not much technical to full create a website through coding and however much I have some HTML/CSS knowledge, I don't have the time to start leaning more programming in order to do this since I am soaked up in the content creation. I can't afford a developer right now. Do you think using WIX.COM for starters could be a better idea?
Wix won't be able to deliver exactly what you need. if it's for "entrepreneurs" then you need something better. You can send me a direct message to talk more about it. Cheers!
I'm not a real developer by any means, but I've put together a few websites for different businesses. I may be misinterpreting your question, but what's the alternative you are considering to WIX?
I've worked with WIX and it's a fine tool. In terms of simple but customizable websites it's pretty strong. That being said, have you looked at wordpress? That might offer an even simpler solution for you.
Regardless of your solution, there will eventually be SOME level of technical involvement required I imagine, be it by you or a developer, but if you just want to throw up a site and then link to a pdf people can download, WIX should be fine.
if it is enough for just the mvp to gain traction
To answer you question: Wix.com is a great tool if what you are trying to build is a website with a few pages and "download the mag" functionalities. For that and other common features, you won't go wrong with Wix.
You can't afford a developer - I don't think you can put it like that IF you don't know how much it costs.
For example, for a very few hundred bucks, you can get a developer build you a nice magazine website using wordpress and a custom professional/responsive template.
I would go with option number 2 (wordpress with ready-made template) and if you do so as well, let me know. I will find you that person.
Don't do Wix, if you want to be respected. Free versions of Wix sites are notorious for slapping their own branding everywhere, and charging an unnecessary high fee to not only remove that branding, but add more pages, more content, more images, etc. If you absolutely must use a hosting platform, instead of paying for your own hosting and paying someone else to design the site (or paying for at least a one-click install theme), I'd suggest just putting everything on Medium, as it has the potential to reach a wider audience on there.
may be yes! Because real working experience is best experience to learn about any matter!
wix.com could be a good choice. So could WordPress, or any of the other platforms. I'd check them all out and see where you find the best template to start from.
The important thing is that you get your own domain. You don't want to be trapped any one service because your URL is myapp.wix.com.
You might also want to check out https://www.superdesk.org/. It may be overkill. (I have no association.)
I have used websites like wix.com a lot, but I've also tried Weebly and Wordpress. Wix.com and Weebly.com are good for starters, with a drag and drop design. Wordpress is slightly more difficult and takes a while to work. I'd say to go with weebly.com since its easy to use, you don't have to code anything, and its a lot faster than wix websites.
I'll recommend trying both Wix and Godaddy's GOcentral. From my experience and opinion, I found wix to have more website edit options, whereas gocentral is easier use.
Best of Luck.
Wix.com is no doubt a good option but there are some other good options also that you can consider like: