Wix Designer Blog

Graphic Designer & Website Designer Tips

As a website designer and graphic designer, I love sharing great tips and tools that make designing easier. As part of my website design services, I train clients on how to update their websites or to do their own SEO (search engine optimization), so I post many of these tips for my clients to train them how to use Wix and other tools to keep their website up-to-date. Keeping websites current is the best way to get found and to keep people coming back to your website. 

Check out all my Design & SEO tips and resources in my blog below:

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Wix Rollovers are here!

Update November 9, 2017: Yes, you heard me right, Wix has finally released the Hoverbox to all Wix editors! This means this fun tool is no longer available to Wix beta testers like me, it's now available in all Wix editors! Thank you so much Wix Wizards! This is an early Christmas present! I know all of my website design clients will love having some interactive rollover features to spice up their Wix websites. Wix's new tool, the Hoverbox, is a rollover button tool that allows you to include images that change upon rollover, and even animate with simple animation effects in the Wix editor, or you can embed video, animated gifs, or even sound for the rollover instance. As a Wix Designer, I

Adding Wix Blog Elements to your Website

Here's a Wix Website Design tip – Wix has a blog which is great to use to write content regularly to help boost your website's SEO and get people to start referencing and linking to your site. To become a SEO Hero, it's important to figure out what keywords you want to be found for, and then write a lot of original content about that topic often on your website. And, with Wix's blog, you can also incorporate your most recent blog posts on any of your pages on your website, including your homepage. See my screenshots below on where to find the "Add Blog Elements" tool in the Wix editor: You can also assign your Wix website's blog to be your homepage if desired, just click on the blog page you

SSL in Beta

I'm excited to report that my website, www.picklewix.com, is part of the SSL Beta test group – so you can now see that my website has a https:// URL. Kudos for Wix adding this feature, having SSL installed on your website helps with SEO, as Google and other search engines have announced that they will favor websites that are SSL encrypted. In 2014, Google representatives announced they would reward sites using HTTPS encryption with a boost in search results, resulting in better referral data, and a possible ranking boost. While Wix is still beta testing this feature, I expect it will be released to be utilized on all Wix websites soon. Thanks, Wix Wizards!!

Wix Designer Pro Support

Looking for a Wix Pro? While I do not work directly for Wix, I am a Wix Pro Designer and have designed numerous Wix websites for businesses for over 6 years. I've been a website designer for over 15 years, and have worked on lots of various platforms including Wordpress, Shopify, Joomla, Drupal and many others. Wix is by far my favorite for clients as it's easy to use, the design can be customized 100% on every page, and it works great on mobile and for SEO (search engine optimization). If you are looking for Professional Wix Designer with your Wix website, please reach out: Contact me today to get a free estimate on a Wix Website Design » ........... Looking to contact Wix directly for bill

Wix Designer Meetup on YouTube

I just posted my overview of the first-ever Wix Professional Design Community Online Meetup on YouTube, check it out here » Brett Haralson (in photo above) hosted the Meetup, and introduced some of Wix's Wizards who shared new features like the Hoverbox (an amazing custom/animated rollover feature), as well as a new Expert Accounts feature that will allow us Wix Web Designers to share concepts with Clients without the Wix branding, and more easily manage our websites, and have access to Priority Support that allows us to create priority tickets that get answered more quickly. Yes, yes... YES!! Additionally, they announced that they are going to have a Wix Ambassadors program, as well as they

SEO Resources

Want to become your own SEO Hero? Check out these great SEO Hero Resources here: www.wix-seo-expert.com/seo-hero-resources

Best Free Stock Image Websites

If you're looking for some good free stock photography for low-or-no-budget projects, here are some great resources: Free stock images: pexels.com pixabay.com unsplash.com raumrot.com gratisography.com frankenfotos.com Free Vector Graphics: freepik.com Make animated Gifs and post on Facebook: giphy.com Video Editing: magisto.com

Lightboxes available for Wix Websites!

As a Wix Web Designer, I often have clients who want to add a popup to their website. Well, good news – Wix has just added a new Lightbox feature so that you can have popups on your homepage! Here's a Wix popup example » Just don't overdo it, I'm not the hugest fan of popups as they block the site and kind of annoy me... but it is a great way to get a message front and center in front of your viewers!

SSL Coming to Wix

I have the inside scoop and it looks like Wix may be releasing the ability for Wix websites to have SSL applied to domains soon! At least, they appear to be testing SSL currently! That means that soon you can have a Wix website design with https:// in the domain, which means the page is secure. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. The Wix platform doesn't currently offer SSL, which means it's not good to take any information on forms on websites currently. But it's on it's way! YAY! Having a

Best Wix Websites

If you're looking for the best Wix websites, here are some of my recent Wix website designs that I've created recently: One of my favorite recent websites to design was for Anderson's La Costa Nursery, a garden shop in California – this website design turned out beautifully with all of the garden nursery's gorgeous photos. I would love to design more garden nursery websites, stay tuned for more to come! Best Wix Website Design for a Bar and Restaurant – Denver's Best Sports Bar, Blake Street Tavern: Print Production Company website design: I love designing Wix websites for environmentally-friendly businesses and organizations in the Solar Energy industry, the garden nursery or seed industry,

Wix Feature Releases

Just in case you're wondering what the Wix Wizards have been up to lately, here is a running list (month by month) of all the new features they've released so far. I am looking forward to December's feature release, I am hoping Wix fulfills some of my Wix Feature Request Wishes and adds SSL functionality, customizable receipt pages with details of order, full width YouTube/Vimeo videos, and a blog import feature (to import posts from existing clients over from other blog platforms, especially Wordpress). We'll see! Stay tuned here: http://www.wix.com/features/features-by-date

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