Building Websites with Wix

Codecademy Team
Get a jump start in web development by learning how to use Wix and its built-in editor along with its dedicated online development platform.

Websites are for Everyone

Creating a website has never been easier. Previously, making a presentable website meant learning HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The whole process could take weeks, months, or even years before creating a website that you’re truly proud of and willing to share. Now, with Wix this entire process is simplified and extremely accessible — it works for anyone, whether you’re starting from scratch or you’ve already made many websites before.

In this course, you’ll learn how straightforward it can be to create a website from start to finish Wix’s built-in editor. If you want to learn more and dive into the writing code that makes your website even more flexible and responsive, stick around to learn about Wix’s advanced web development platform - Velo.

What is Wix?

Wix is a web platform that gives you the freedom to create, design, manage, and develop your website exactly the way you want it. You start by selecting a template from hundreds of designer crafted templates:

Images of templates to choose from on

Then it’s all a matter of using Wix’s Editor to click, drag, drop, and stylize that template into your very own website.

With Wix, you can create a blog, advertise your business, make an online store, optimize your website for mobile devices, and so much more!

Advanced Web Applications

For anyone who wants to create even more powerful and robust web applications, Wix also has you covered. With Velo by Wix, you have so many tools right out of the box to skip the setup and go straight into development.

Wix has an online Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that lets you write JavaScript immediately. You also have access to hundreds of premade and stylized elements that you can exercise more control over. Additionally, Velo provides an easy means of setting up and maintaining a database for your web app needs. All these features, and more, make the overall process much more streamlined and saves you an enormous amount of time!

Abstract Velo demo

Using Wix

So, if you want to create a website or a web application, you’ve come to the right place at the right time.

Use this course to grasp the basics of the Wix Editor and then journey with us to learn the fundamentals of JavaScript to spin up a web application with Velo. Click “Next” to start building a web presence that you can be proud of.