Wix.com Launches HTML5 to Its Free Website Builder Platform
NEW YORK, NY, Mar 26, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Wix.com, the free do-it-yourself publishing platform that lets you create, design and customize your own beautiful website without any coding knowledge or skills, today unveiled its new HTML5-based website builder. Compatible across the web, HTML5 is quickly turning into the preferred platform of millions of website and mobile developers around the world. Wix' adoption of HTML5 highlights the company's commitment to provide its 20 million user base with the most advanced tools and technology available.
Mobile web browsing and consumption is growing to an all-time high.
Currently more than one billion people receive web content through mobile browsers and the launch of HTML5 by Wix provides users with an effortless one-stop destination for launching their website on desktop, mobile devices and tablets. More social than its predecessors, HTML5 loads website pages faster, allows for more interactivity like video and audio embedding, animation, charts and fully customizable content in text input, search and geolocation.
"The web is a highly dynamic sphere where business opportunities are endless. As new technologies are introduced and internet consumption evolves, Wix was able to build a HTML5 product that uses the full capabilities of current web browsers," said Avishai Abrahami, Wix' CEO and Co-founder. "With our new HTML5 product, we empower our users with the ability to create content that they want and infuse their personality into their online presence, while maintaining the same easy-to-use, high quality and visually stunning aspect users have grown accustomed to with Wix.com." Synonymous with Flash products since its launch in 2008, the new HTML5 product launch grants the Wix user an even greater freedom to create ultra-modern and user-friendly websites that best cater to their needs. Whether it's a small business, design, photography, corporate, personal website or something else; through a high powered, easy-to-use drag and drop platform, Wix' HTML5 website builder provides users with limitless design flexibility without compromising functionality. Pulled from years of experience, feedback from millions of its users and technological advancements in the website builder space, Wix' new HTML5 product is a completely new offering.
With a million new users joining Wix every month, the company provides a cost-effective and user friendly solution to anyone in need of a web presence.
To learn more about Wix.com and their new HTML5 offering, visit www.wix.com.
About Wix.com Wix.com (www.wix.com) offers cutting-edge web technology that enables online users to customize websites regardless of technical skill or previous knowledge. Built on a freemium business model, Wix earns its profit through premium upgrades that allow users to connect their sites to their own domains, eCommerce capabilities and more advanced features.
Founded in 2006 by brothers Avishai and Nadav Abrahami and Giora (Gig) Kaplan, Wix.com set out to revolutionize the web by providing everyone the ability to easily create beautiful websites for free and without the need to code. Wix is backed by investors Insight Venture Partners, DAG Ventures, Mangrove Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and Benchmark Capital. Wix headquarters are in Tel Aviv, with offices in San Francisco, New York and Dnepropetrovsk.