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Google Search AI results - Wordpress vs Wix:

WordPress is the most popular web development tool according to GoDaddy, but Wix is frequently rated at the top of recomendations:
WordPress and Wix are both website building platforms, but they differ in their core design, purpose, and ease of use:

A website builder with a drag-and-drop interface that's easy to use and good for beginners. Wix is hosted, so it handles maintenance and security for you, but it's less flexible than WordPress. Wix is better for creating a simple, aesthetic website quickly.

A content management system (CMS) that's self-hosted and open-source, so it's more flexible and customizable than Wix, but it requires some technical skills. WordPress is better for those who want a more tailored website experience.

Other differences:

WordPress.org is free to use, but you need to pay for hosting, a domain name, and any additional themes or plug-ins. WordPress.com offers free and paid plans, but it isn't open source. Wix offers a more all-inclusive approach with its website builder and hosting services.

Wix makes it easier to create an eCommerce store than WordPress, but WordPress provides more eCommerce features through plugins.

Most SEO professionals think WordPress is better for SEO, but others believe SEO results are platform-independent.

Wix doesn't offer mobile-specific apps or plugins, but WordPress does.

Elegant Themes - Key differences

Website Builder Expert -
Wix – Best for its all-encompassing website features
WordPress – Best for complete creative control

Omnisend - Feature-by-feature comparison

2016 notes:

Simple static web pages were documents using HTML (HyperText Markup Language) to do formatting, text size, styles, lists, tables, graphics, audio and links to other web pages.

In the late 90's web-aware languages like like Java and Javascript became popular.
They allowed dynamic web pages.

Things like CGI (Common Gateway Interface) and AJAX allowed web pages to communicate with back end servers.

Three things all web developers should know.
  • HTML to define the content of web pages
  • CSS to specify the layout of web pages
  • JavaScript to program the behavior of web pages
Development tools:
New tools to help in web development.

Bootstrap · The most popular HTML, CSS, and JS library-took kit. A framework with prebuilt components, and powerful plugins built on jQuery.
Sass (Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets) and JavaScript files

W3.CSS Home

960 Grid System a HTML/CSS framework.

Sass (Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets) - A preprocessor scripting language that is interpreted or compiled into Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

Javascript for javascript tools.
What Are The Best Frontend Development Tools? CareerFoundry 2018

Server Languages:
PHP, a higher level interpreted language, is the preferred language for dynamic web pages, but ruby and python are popular also.
See CGI (Common Gateway Interface) in examples
PHP vs Python vs Ruby
Python vs. PHP: Choosing your next project's language Python vs PHP - Techworld

REST (REpresentational State Transfer) is a phrase coined by Roy Fielding in his dissertation Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures. It is an attempt to describe the undocumented architectural design principles behind the Web.

See Representational State Transfer | peej.co.uk


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