More than 1 million HTML5 websites have been added to the ’Net thanks to DIY Web publishing platform Wix.com.
This number is huge, especially considering that Wix launched its HTML5 website builder in late March 2012. The platform includes 170 website templates that cater to a variety of industries and doesn’t require users to have knowledge of coding skills in order to leverage the platform.
"Until now, HTML5 was a buzzword to describe the 'future' of the web. With Wix' 1 millionth HTML5 site built this month, it's clear that individuals and small businesses have decided it is the present and where the web is destined," says Avishai Abrahami, CEO of Wix.com. "No longer in the dark or stuck with having to outsource, the Wix HTML5 platform answers a wide market need. We provide our users with the hammer and tools to build their online real estate, and we're working 24/7 to deliver an HTML5 website builder with unmatched features flexibility and customization."
According to analytics from websites that have been created through the Wix platform, 92 percent of Wix users prefer to customize website templates rather than create a site from scratch. However, stats show that U.S. and Brazilian users are the ones who are customizing the templates to fit their specific needs the most – by adding design features, optimizing their SEO settings, embedding external add-ons and social elements to create content-rich websites.
The Wix HTML5 editor is still in beta, and has already seen a series of feature improvements, with other major product announcements expected in the coming weeks.