Creating a website of your own can be hard. Especially if you’re not the creative type. Thankfully, website builders such as Wix provides a suite of templates that you can use to create some pretty spectacular web designs.
If you’re an absolute beginner when it comes to designing a website, don’t worry! Wix has hundreds of beautiful templates to choose from and with a little work. It will have your website looking super slick and professional.
What does Wix offer?
- Pricing from: $8.50 /mo
- Plans: Connect, Combo, Unlimited, eCommerce, VIP
- Our speed test: A / Uptime test: 99.96%
- PRO: Build from scratch, excellent web editor.
Of course, if it’s inspiration you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered! This post follows on from my previous Weebly websites post.
We’ve rounded up 10 of the most awesome Wix websites examples, designed and built using the exact same tools that you have.
Note: We have a popular guide on how to use Wix, find out more to create your first Wix Website.
Food Websites Built With Wix
1. Seven Grams Caffe
Making use of a widescreen one-page site, Seven Grams Caffé tantalizes visitors with their homemade baked goods and artisanal coffee in a single mouthwatering photo.
Using a simple and elegant web design, Seven Grams Caffé puts their food in the forefront with the testimonials, social media prompts, contacts, and image galleries located a few scrolls below.
This Kuala Lumpur-based patisserie knows how to tackle your tastebud with their website's design. As soon as you load the page, you’ll be greeted with a picture of their shop and their lineup of mouth-watering pastries on display.
With a website layout that’s simple and clean, visitors can easily access their gallery, contact information, list of pastries, and more with a streamlined menu at the top.
Ecommerce Website Built With Wix
MAAPILIM offers handcrafted men’s grooming products that are minimalist and elegant. Their website store echoes the same philosophy using a simple image that displays their products and a single “Shop Now” button that prompts visitors to check out their inventory.
The clean design and pop up menu means that visitors can easily find their way around the site with little-to-no hassle.
Portfolio Websites Built With Wix
4. Linda Franzosi
If you’re looking to build a resume-like site or showcase your portfolio, Linda Franzosi site shows how you can craft a beautiful and professional site using Wix’s templates and tools.
Using a parallax layout, visitors can look through her skills and competencies, the clients she worked with, and even her portfolio. The site also showcases her talent in content management and visual design with a layout that’s visually attractive while still easy to navigate.
5. French Knot Studios
French Knot Studios knows how to grab your attention with its clever use of color and a slideshow filled with stunning images. The boutique event planner, wedding design and styling studio strategically placed the social buttons at top of the site so that visitors can check out their Instagram and Pinterest page at a single click.
Even their portfolio page is structured in a way that gives out details about the photos underneath its thumbnail.
6. Animal Music
One of the more impressive portfolio sites, Animal Music goes all out in striking designs with the entire homepage used as one big showcase for their big portfolio pieces.
With barely any text around, visitors are bombarded with videos, images and more, creating a website that's truly unique to their brand. They’ve even made sure to stick the social media buttons on the sides so that people can follow their page at any time.
7. Liam Rinat
Plenty of designers have been using Wix’s template to create some pretty stunning and beautiful pages. Add Liam Rinat to the list with a very uniquely designed personal site that’s befitting of a “Visual Storyteller”.
With only three buttons for navigation, people can choose to either check out his portfolio, contact him, or return to the homepage. The minimal buttons mean that the site’s focus is solely on Rinat and nothing else.
8. Sonja Van Duelmen
Sonja Van Duelmen uses her site to make a statement and that statement is: I’m an Art Director. Her entire site is just one big portfolio page that showcases her brilliant work using the various template styles of grid, Ajax, masonry, carousels, and sliders.
The clever web design and effective use of the parallax effect make it seems like the site has more depth and space than it appears.
Web Design Website Built With Wix
9. Brown Owl Creative
Brown Owl Creative shows what you can do with Wix in the hands of awesome designers. The full-screen site shows off the web design agency’s flair for creative using designs that are inspired by retro fonts and buttons.
They even added an extra detail of the mouse icon changing to a Windows 98-like pointer when you hover over a clickable section.
Photography Websites Built With Wix
10. Hilary O’Leary
A photographer based in South Africa, Hilary O’Leary takes full advantage of Wix’s template designs to create a stunning website that shows off her equally stunning pictures of the African wildlife.
Using the parallax scrolling effect, she manages to capture her visitor’s attention with simple (yet beautiful) designs along with her powerful images of the African wildlife.
11. Thai Pham
A lot of designers tend to go overboard with their website design but Thai Pham goes the complete opposite by using a simple Wix Pro Gallery to create his website. He cleverly puts the emphasis on his photographs which shows off his ability to capture beautiful moments.
Again, this shows that in hands of good creatives, you can create stunning websites on Wix with the simplest design.
Personal Websites Built with Wix
12. Karlie Kloss
You’ve seen Karlie Kloss promoting Wix a lot and it easy to see why. Her website is a great example of how powerful the templates and tools that Wix has to offer.
Designed entirely by Kloss, the site highlights all the important details with her latest work featured on the homepage along with her social media buttons, projects and campaigns, and her Kode with Klossy initiative.
13. Sergio Aguero
The official website of Manchester City champ, Sergio “Kun” Aguero is equally remarkable as his soccer skills. Using a stunning Wix template, Aguero’s website gives his fans all the information they need about the soccer superstar, which includes his story, stats and social media presence.
Plus, his website is also viewable in two languages, English or his native Espanŏl. That way, his fans from Argentina and across the world can read up on his preparations for the World Cup or the Champions League
Working With Wix Templates
One important thing to take note of when you are using the Wix template is that you can't change a new template for a Wix site you have created. Once you have chosen a template and added content to it, you can't change to another template.
If you want to use a different template, you have to create a new site with the new template. After the new site is created, you need to transfer your plan and domain to the newly created site. If your domain name is registered with 3rd party domain registrars, you have to make sure the DNS record is updated correctly to the new site.
Frequently Asked Questions on Wix Websites
What websites use Wix?
Wix powers all sorts of websites around the world ranging from professional portfolios like Karlie Kloss to business sites like Real Graphene USA. Wix is the second most popular website builder in the world by market share, with users managing over 300,000 domains.
How much does Wix cost?
Prices for Wix range from $4.50/mo to $24.50/mo for standard websites. eCommerce sites cost more and range from a low of $17/mo to $35/mo. Custom plans are also available on request.
Learn more about Wix plans and pricing.
What are the disadvantages of Wix?
Depending on your needs, Wix plans can get pretty expensive over time and you are mainly limited to supporting resources only from within the Wix ecosystem. Wix also doesn't allow the export of websites, so transferring to another host will be difficult should you decide to move in the future.
Is Wix better than WordPress?
Wix is a website builder and WordPress is a Content Management System. Wix is easier to use, but does not have the long term potential of WordPress.
Does Wix own your content?
Wix doesn't own your content but because of its proprietary design, it doesn't allow users to export their websites.
These are just a few of the thousands of amazing and professionally crafted Wix websites in the wild. The insane amount of designs and templates that’s available at Wix means that no two sites will be the same.
If you’re feeling inspired by the amazing web designs, why not start making it your own today?