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Marcus LouisonCourses Plus Student 49 Points
Wix and other website-making websites..
Is it still necessary to learn CSS, HTML and Java etc when websites like "Wix" offer "easy" website startup solutions? Should Web Developers and Designers be concerned by the emergence of these sites?
jerry bremser3,941 Points
it makes it easier, but sites like these and even Wordpress, allow you to apply a theme and customize it on your own. so most themes can be used as a "base" or a "foundation" for your ideas. also, if youre interested in creating a theme that can be used by thousands, you can code one from scratch. i suggest checking out the "wordpress" tracks in treehouse. i had the same questions and they were all answered.
It is funny that you should ask this as I found myself asking the exact same question a fair few months back on this forum when I was first learning learning some more about the web.
Do not worry about any of this sites! These sites have a tiny effect on web development and design on the whole so it is not worth worrying about them at all. If you have ever used one of these "quick website creation" sites before you will realise that they are often very limited and if they aren't then the user won't have the knowledge to edit the HTML/CSS anyway and just find a proper web developer.
Sites like Wix are good for people who just want a basic template-based site up and running quickly but anything beyond that really and a hiring a web developer is the best path to go down.