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: $4.50 /mo
- Plans: Connect, Combo, Unlimited, Business, VIP
- Ave. response speed: 169.85ms / Uptime: 100% (source)
- PROS: Build from scratch, comprehensive support, 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 18 of the most awesome Wix websites examples, designed and built using the exact same tools that you have.
Read more: How to create your first Wix website
Food Websites Built With Wix
1. Xiao by Crustz
Xiao by Crustz is an excellent showcase of a simple, purpose-built website. Designed for a Malaysian boutique bakery, it demonstrates the hallmarks of a web property that supports the business in all the right ways; elements of localization in design, a straightforward navigation structure, and an integrated online shipping system.
Yantra uses stunning, high-quality media to provide every detail of the delicious morsels this website sells. These are showcased nicely with a full-page layout that further impresses visitors. Even the online ordering system comes designed menu-style, allowing you to get the restaurant experience from the comfort of home.
Puddin’ is a good example of a Wix website that nicely integrates with Square as a component for online orders. This combination leverages key advantages for each platform – Wix for quick design and development and Square for payments processing. The full-page design ensures vibrant images whet the appetites of any visitors.
Ecommerce Website Built With Wix
Izzy is perhaps the best example of a Wix eCommerce website done right in so many ways. The store sells a very niche product; beautifully designed caps for wheelchair wheels. As a whole, the website leverages every advantage Wix offers, from the overall design to a blog section and online store.
5. Coal and Canary
A basic white background sets the scene for hot pink and bright purple elements to stand out on the Coal and Canary Candle Company website. It makes full use of the elements available in the Wix editor, placing shopping cart icons, social media links, and call-to-action promotion codes.
Aka. work clothes augsburg doesn’t offer any particularly stunning design elements – that’s not why it’s listed here. Yet this site is a fantastic example of an online fashion store that’s a template for neatness. The organization of the layout shows just how clean an eCommerce store build with Wix can look.
Portfolio Websites Built With Wix
7. Linda Franzosi
When I first saw Lindo Franzosi’s portfolio site, I was stunned. As writers, we often focus on content that we forget how impactful proper design elements are. Yet knowing what should be on a portfolio website, Linda Franzosi included everything necessary, from every content element to a personal yet professional design.
8. French Knot Studios
French Knot Studios is the brainchild of Audrey Wagner King, an artist when it comes to anything wedding and event-related. It goes to show how easily Wix can benefit everyone outside the field of web design. Her artistic talents show themselves in a brilliant display of designer bliss on this stunning image-driven portfolio.
9. Animal Music
I love animals, and the animals who’ve gathered for Animal Music have outdone themselves. The website is little more than a complete collage of seamlessly joined thumbnails. Click on one of them, and a video will play. Animal Music takes full advantage of media for the perfect, rich-media-driven user experience.
10. Sonja Van Dülmen
Sonja van Dülmen has pieced together a rather impressive portfolio website with Wix. It makes remarkable use of font as a design element – something that few people have the vision to choose. The selection of animated images gives the site a fluid emotion that transcends almost all standard static websites.
Web Design Website Built With Wix
11. Brown Owl Creative
It’s challenging to find a website built by web designers that impress me since the bar is set extremely high. Yet Brown Owl Creative shows how even professionals can use Wix to push out highly effective websites quickly. The design knowledge binds well with Wix’s capabilities, resulting in something that simply works.
12. Ulster Studios
Ulster Studios is a design and marketing agency that’s in love with the Wix platform. They’ve built their stunning website with Wix and encourage their clients to embrace it as well. The platform gels well with the design concept since its ready-made tools and templates work alongside custom design elements; all web designers should note.
Photography Websites Built With Wix
13. Hilary O’Leary
When you hit a website, the head of an elephant in your face probably isn’t what many of us expect. Still, it makes a statement on Hilary O’Leary’s Wix website. The muted tusks are a nice way of softening the blow, but there’s no denying that photography websites built on Wix can be impressive when done the right way.
14. Thai Pham
Most photography websites tend to be full-page overblown designs. Yet Thai Pham has opted to keep things neater with nicely boxed visuals laid against a white background for maximum impact. Comfortably placed navigation menus add to the experience, and the overall design of this Wix site draws vital attention to the primary elements – the photos.
Nois7 is a photography website that doesn’t try to use Wix to reinvent the wheel. It’s a very obvious fluid template design mixed in with additional pages as needed. Yet, it is precisely what helps this website serve as a good use of the core skills of the owner mixed with the tools offered on Wix.
Personal Websites Built with Wix
16. Karlie Kloss
Supermodel, cover girl, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Those are the words that stand out most on the Wix website for Karlie Kloss. That combination of activities ensures a busy schedule, which is a great reason to be using Wix even though she has an interest in technology. The site is simply perfectly balanced in content.
17. Sergio Aguero
When you’re a public personality, the branding on your website needs to be a little special. Since the brand is essentially you, it should highlight everything you feel strongly about in a setting that matches visitor anticipation. Sergio’s managed to do that outstandingly well right from the front page of the site.
18. Samantha Lacey Johnson
The common theme for personal websites is the drawing of focus towards the personality, the imagery of an individual. If four front-page expressions of Samantha Lacey Johnson don’t impress that, you’re looking at the wrong details. The website offers a reasonably good layout that leverages the fluid design structure Wix is well-known to offer.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?