Any of you ever tried Wix.com ?

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Any of you ever tried Wix.com ?

www.wix.com You can create a free website. A free flash one as well. I just googled something that I can "display" my photos so that I can give my site out to people and see if I can get some practice. I'm just playing around right now but it looks nice so far. Smile Just thought I'd let ya'll know. I didn't really feel like buying anything yet so I am glad there is something out there that is free so I can show off my pictures so far even though they are just of my kids, kwim? Hopefully that will change in the future Wink I am not giving up!

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Never heard of it! yay for finding something free thats nice too! I have a webs.com site and Ive been pretty happy with it overall. Lots of storage! Do you mind sharing your site when you get it done?

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oh of course i'm going to share it! Smile its not gonna be much but heck its a free flash site and i am satisfied with it so far! Biggrin

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I just learned of this site today when i saw my friend is building a site on it! I hope it stays free! Smile Let us know what you think!

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I've dabbled with it, but never set anything up. Definitely let us see what you get when you're done setting yours up!

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the only downfall about it is the bandwidth DH said... ill have to finish it and test it out first. I dont think i'll be done with it for awhile though. lol Maybe a couple weeks or so. Smile

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I'm ressurecting yet another old thread lol....I just came across wix.com via an ad at Facebook and was wondering if it's any good and if it's trustworthy....you know how it is with FB ads heheh....so did anyone from this thread stick with wix.com with good results?

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I made a wix site with my old point and shoot photos. It works well for fun, but I wouldn't use it for business
http://www.wix.com/erussell/photos-by-ejrussell

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I saw your site a little bit ago when I searched this forum for "website host"! Smile I like your site! totally amazing that you used a p&s for those portraits!

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Beth, what template did you start with? I didn't see too many I liked, and the one I'm currently editing is too cluttered. I know I can edit/customize, but I'm going to start all over and I want a simple layout like yours....

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Just thought I'd share the site that I started creating at Wix. It was fairly easy to learn how to use and I like the result so far...except that you can't seem to make sub-galleries inside a gallery page. That's the only thing I don't like so far. I want to have sub-menus within my nature gallery but I can't.

http://www.wix.com/AmyTaracido/AmyTaracidoPhotography2

I'll probably pick a different photo for the main background, so that it doesn't seem like a completely nature-photo website...because I also have my portrait stuff there.

Edited to add: I changed the background pic from a butterfly to a daylily.

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Looks good. I like the layout!

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Thanks Beth!

Thanks Beth!

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Here is my website. I am going to add more pictures later. I got a maternity shoot tommorrow!

Let me know what ya'll think!

http://www.wix.com/nicholecoleman/photography

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Oh Nichole I like your layout! On your "About Me" page it says you have "one song" instead of "one son" Smile but it looks great!

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Thanks! My sister told me about that. I will get online later and fix it!

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I liked your contact form so I added one to mine too....and I changed my "logo" (homepage title and icon) .... I liked that little sun icon they had.....seems to fit right with my varied type of content I think.

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I liked yours too Nichole! Now I have a question, is mine waaaay to pix heavy with all the different galleries?

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No, personally I like having galleries separated out; makes it a lot less cumbersome than having one enormous gallery containing EVERYTHING. In fact I wanted to have my nature gallery broken down into different subcategories (like I have it on my other websites) but it won't let me do that.

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Loida, can we see your site yet? Biggrin
I just changed my main background from a photo to a wood-textured bg....I love it so much better because the nice grayish wood shows off the colors of the photos so nicely...and it's not as "busy" as having a photo behind my photo galleries.

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honestly...i'm not even done with mine yet :oops: I might finish it now though. DH discouraged me big time from continuing with it. Sad he does that a lot though...discouraging me from things. Eh...whole other issue that we've already talked about. Anyway....i don't care... i'm gonna go have a look see what i have done... probably nothing lol

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Awww sorry, why would he do that about your website? Sad you don't have to answer if I'm being too nosey....

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eh its ok you're not being nosey. See back then I had the idea that I was going to be putting up flyers around here that I am offering free services for photograhy so that I can improve my skills. I'd be giving them a cd with just a few images and a link to where they could order prints. Well, I had just found wix.com and saw that it was a flash making site, and I started making my own site with just a few pictures of my kids since that is all I have right now right. Smile Well, DH said something like "well you know you get a certain amount of bandwidth each month and you might run out really fast unless you start paying or use our computer upstairs as a server"... I was like ??? He said something along those lines. Then he pretty much just got all technical with me and I asked him if he seriously thought I'd get that many hits in just a month and he said he didn't know but maybe especially if I put it on other websites for others to click on. Just the way he said everything really discouraged me so I never finished it. He has done this several times about other things as well and I brought it up to him once and he honestly had no idea he was even doing it to me. Men! :rolleyes:

oh and btw.. I am not doing the flyer thing anymore. We are moving next summer (to the USA) because I honestly think living here is getting a bit bad for my own mental health. Let's just say I feel like a bug that could be squished at any moment by the locals. It's not bad or anything but I never really used to feel this way before.

anyway!! Smile

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Sorry about your troubles Sad it sounds like he was worrying too much unnecessarily about the bandwidth...I actually don't recall seeing anything about a bandwidth limit on wix.com. I have other websites where they do impose limits so I do know what he's referring to, but I don't see it on Wix. Maybe he was just saying that in place of some other reason he didn't want your site up? That's none of my business though.

Have you lived in Norway all your life?

Well I wish you the best no matter what! Smile

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ah gosh no! i think if i lived here all my life i'd be more accustomed to everything around me and being in the USA would be weird Blum 3 I am from Colorado. Been living here for 5 years now, 6 if you count the off and on year before (2004). Eh my DH just thinks differently than I do. Who knows why he mentioned the bandwidth stuff. He thinks like that. Lol drives me nuts sometimes but then sometimes it is a good thing. Like our moving for example. Thinking far ahead in the future. What we plan to do. That's a good thing. Smile

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btw I think your site looks great! Smile love that wood background. I'll have to mess with mine soon I think. Wink