It’s finally that time again – that time, when we can take a brand new website builder for a test drive :). Oxxy website builder has just launched its public beta. Will it bring anything new to the market? Read on to find out what makes this startup unique.
#1 Ease of Use
When it comes to the user interface, Oxxy is like most of its competition: it looks simple and approachable. Backed by a drag-and-drop editor, it gives users full control over the website look and operation.
Once you have decided on a template style that you like, the control panel comes up, where you can click on any element on the canvas, edit it, or even remove it. Adding an element (an image, gallery, menu, contact form etc.) to the page is as easy as clicking a button. It’s noteworthy that their style editor has a very feature-rich toolkit, but it’s cleverly structured to be easy enough that practically anyone can make the most out of it.
#2 Feature Set and Flexibility
Actually, compared to competing products, there’s nothing breathtaking about their feature set, except for the touch ready interface – Oxxy has full touch support for Chrome that allows users to edit (and even build from scratch) their websites on touch devices. This means you can start building a website on your computer, continue editing it on your smartphone (like I did), and then make some finishing touches right from your tablet.
Flexibility. Oxxy offers enough tools to build a decent personal/corporate website that will bridge the gap between your customers/followers and your product or personality. It comes equipped with an impressive Style toolkit. However, the builder will fall short of your expectations if you’re looking to build a complex website with user management or eCommerce capabilities. Oxxy is primarily designed to help people put up simple brochure-like sites.
Oxxy offers 10 fully customizable templates for those who need some inspiration and one blank template for those who prefer starting from scratch. Regardless of the chosen option, you’ll be able to create a personalized end product – every single website element is customizable.
#4 Customer Support
In addition to the phone and email support, Oxxy experts can be reached via livechat that is integrated directly into the editor. Besides, there is also an official knowledge base comprised of FAQ and Help Center sections. Most tutorials come with video guides. Below is their Getting Started video:
#5 Pricing Policy
Oxxy has a free ad-supported version that lets you see how the system works and feels, and three paid packages: Silver, Gold and Platinum. There are also yearly and monthly plans. Yearly plans come with free domains.
While it’s really impressive in terms of style and usability, it’s lacking in terms of flexibility. There’s no blogging capabilities, to say nothing of user management or HTML/CSS editor.
Oxxy Review: Conclusion
Obviously, Oxxy isn’t a product for those who look to build a complex website. It’s stylish and easy-to-use, but there’s still a lot of room for improvement. It definitely has the potential to be great, but at the moment it’s only good for creating simple websites that don’t require heavy functionality. If this is the case, test Oxxy yourself, it’s free :).