Recently Wix introduced a new platform for creating websites - Editor X. The main distinctive feature of Editor X is the ability to create fully responsive website design. The very feature all Wix designers were looking forward patiently for a long time.
What is Responsive Web Design (RWD)?
Briefly, responsive web design means that a website can adapt to any screen size and deliver the best experience to users, whether they’re on their desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
Responsive web design works through Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), using various settings to serve different style properties depending on the screen size, orientation, resolution and other characteristics of the user’s device. Whether viewed on a 27-inch iMac or from the screen of mobile phone, the websites will be configured for the user’s optimal viewing pleasure.
With the responsive web design approach, all images, fonts, and other HTML elements will be scaled appropriately, maximising whatever screen size the user has, while so called adaptive design stays the same for every single device.
Wix vs. Editor X
With standard Wix platform, we only have two breakpoints options: desktop and mobile. Only individual elements of the editor are responsive and their width is dynamically adjusted to the size of the device. In Editor X the website grid and any site element are proportionally increased or decreased depending on the height and width of the screen according to predefined values.
Now, when you want to create a website on wix you need to choose what editor you want to use.
Though both, Regular Wix and Editor X are drag-and-drop platforms, Editor X is not as easy to use. A designer requires a lot of experience with the platform, good knowledge of UX and mathematics (yes, a pixel perfect site requires pixel perfect calculations).
The cost of annual premium plans for Editor is much higher, but the result is definitely worth it.
In addition to responsiveness, Editor X boasts other special effects and interactive features that cannot be implemented in the standard Wix. We tried them all 🏆👍
I was the lucky Wix designer who could have a personal training provided by the Editor X developers and designers. As agency we did not start creating sites using the new editor immediately, because the platform had some bugs (as in any new product) and lacked some functionality too. Now, when I am confident in the platform and myself, we are ready to create websites of a completely new level
Check out our first work in the new Editor for a premium product www.thegranola.com.au
The website was nominated for the "Site of the day" by Awwwards.
If you also want to learn how to build websites with Editor X, you can do it at the Editor X Academy
Despite the fact that both editors have completely different logic behind website building, they also have a lot in common: applications, plugins, CRM and all additional products for online business management. The editor interface itself is also almost the same as the regular Wix. But most importantly, these two editors are united by their constant improvement. Editor X, like Wix, is updated daily and supplemented with new applications and features.