A lot of people ask me what I use to design websites? Wix , Wordpress, Squarespace (or on any other platform), and my answer is ; what do you need your website to do for you? Are you selling product or do you simply need to let people know who you are and what you are all about. Each platform does something different , my personal favourite is WIX, it just ticks most boxes for the small business owners out there and you can maintain it yourself if need be.
Offers a high degree of control in designing your website.
If you want a Website that is fully customizable, a blank canvas, with editing tools that were created with the average user in mind and not specifically for professional web designers or developers. This means that yes you can edit your own website, i can show you how. After the website is complete you can go on and change a photo, update some text, change a price in your store etc. Sounds good right?
Requires some technical knowledge to use.
Flexible content management system, but requires some technical knowledge to be able to set up the site. If your blogging then the sky is the limit with Wordpress.
Curated with smart well-designed defaults.
Squarespace offers themes with a definite look and feel, clean and curated, allowing you to move content blocks up and down the pages but there is a limit, making it a very structured website builder. If your a restaurant or want to showcase your photography or you just want to Blog then this is the website builder for you.
Shopify is the best ecommerce website builder available, it's just not meant to create general purpose websites like Wix and Squarespace