The Future of Website Creation: Wix ADI
This post was last updated on April 25, 2021.
Wix ADI, or artificial design intelligence, is a platform that enables anyone to get a customized website in one go. Essentially, you feed the technology some information about what you want your website to include as well as some personal design preferences. Then in a matter of minutes, Wix ADI creates a site that is tailor-made to fit your needs.
Website creation that is accessible to everyone is crucial in today’s world since more and more people are looking to build websites for personal advancement, their businesses and even livelihood. One of Wix’s goals is to provide a versatile platform for building websites that caters to everyone at any level. For example, you can create a website from scratch, work with templates, or utilize Wix ADI. This article will dive into the details of working with ADI and explain exactly what it has to offer.
How to access Wix ADI
If you’re looking to get started with Wix ADI, go to wix.com and select “Get Started.” This will take you through a few questions to learn about the site you are looking to create and your level of experience. It will then prompt you to start building the site yourself with the Wix Editor, which requires some time and effort on your part, or to work with Wix ADI, which will build a site for you. If you select Wix ADI, the platform will ask about your site and design preferences in order to start creating your customized website. No matter which method you choose for creating a Wix website, you’ll always have the flexibility to edit and change your site as you see fit.
How Wix ADI works
As an AI website building platform, Wix ADI utilizes powerful tools to create a custom website for every user. As mentioned earlier, once you get started Wix will prompt you with a few short questions about your website goals. Based on your answer, it will ask you what tools you are looking to include on your site, such as adding a blog, a booking platform, an automatic chat box and much more.
Once you’ve selected the features you need on your site, ADI will ask you for some more personalized information, such as what you would like to name your website, if you have specific text or images that you would like to include, whether to add a logo and to connect your social media accounts. These bits of detail will help shape a site that feels truly yours.
Afterwards, Wix ADI will ask you about some of your design preferences. You’ll be asked to pick a color and font theme, based on which you’ll be given some potential homepage designs. At that point, you can scroll through the options and simply select the one that fits your style the best. You will also be provided options for your other webpages that you can choose from. These options will vary in design, but also in content and images. Each version will be different, but all will be tailored to your business, so you can decide what best suits your needs.
Once you have done all of this, you’ll have a ready-made site. At this point, you will be able to go to the ADI Editor and make any changes or additions. Alternatively, you can simply hit “publish” with the site that ADI has created for you and be live online instantly.
ADI Editor vs. general Wix Editor
With Wix ADI you can easily transition to the ADI Editor to further customize your site, but you can also move to the general Wix Editor. So you may be wondering what the difference between the two editors is. In short the ADI Editor functions within the ADI tool and is very straightforward. The Wix Editor has tons of customization capabilities and is great for anyone looking to make more extensive changes to their site.
To dive a little deeper, the ADI Editor enables you to customize text, font, colors, images and more. It also lets you add pages, elements or integrate apps to your site, giving you the possibility to customize your site without limit. The general Wix Editor does all of that and more. The Wix Editor enables you to have even more control over your site elements and pages as well as the look and feel by giving you many more customization options.
Generally, we would recommend that beginners and those looking to make small tweaks to their ADI sites, stick with the ADI Editor. It provides most of the customization tools you would need in a direct manner. If you have more experience, or are looking to really change up your site, we suggest trying out the Wix Editor. This will enable you to personalize your site as much as you wish.
Great ADI website examples
In order to help you get a feel for the types of websites that ADI produces, we’ve hand-picked some great ADI websites, listed below, along with explanations about what makes them special. As you think about creating your own website, you’ll want to draw some inspiration from these selected sites.
This business website strategically displays its beautiful guitar creations above the fold using a professional image slider, so that visitors get immersed in the experience from the get-go. The images give the site a visually appealing effect and help the visitor get a sense of what they can purchase straightaway. It also has a clear navigation menu that explains the various pages in an understandable way.
Tirox tattoo is a great example of a site that employs some outstanding Wix features. At the top you can spot a sleek logo that’s easily embedded into the menu. As you scroll down, you’ll also find that the business has a useful contact form, as well as a map widget to help customers reach them. These are must-have features for businesses, which can be easily added to Wix ADI sites.
This racing site gives you a feel for the brand right away with the use of a bold black and white video on the first fold. Videos not only engage visitors, but they also help inform them what the site is all about. As you scroll down the page, you’ll notice the use of parallax scrolling, which is a scrolling technique that makes the background move at a different speed than the text. Although these design features seem advanced, you can implement them, too, with Wix ADI.
This restaurant site is both beautiful and practical. It does a great job of providing the visitor with all the essential information directly on the homepage. The eatery shows you some of its top menu items, lets you book a table, explains how to get there and displays its business hours without you needing to click elsewhere. The site also employs the use of a chat box, powered by Ascend by Wix, in line with the best customer service practices today.
By Amanda Weiner
Content Optimization Specialist