50 Web Publishing Apps

Website wix.com


A hosted service for creating Flash sites, Wix couples an unfortunately antiquated admin UI with an all-Flash platform. The result is a CMS several years out of fashion, and more of a handicap than an innovation.

Option to create mobile-compatible sites
Broad selection of default templates
Flash designs are somewhat search-engine-friendly and accessible
Option to create mobile sites
Sites are entirely in Flash
No third-party template option
Switching templates completely is a tedious process
Few options to integrate with popular external services
Relatively limited storage and bandwidth on most plans
No export capability
Domain purchase through the service is currently limited
Admin runs on a non-secure server (no SSL)
Basic plan is free, ad-supported
Paid plans start at $4.95 per month