SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 11, 2012) - The leading HTML5 web-publishing platform Wix.com now offers its powerful website builder in Japanese, the company announced today. Wix, www.Wix.com, which provides anyone with the ability to create professional HTML5 websites without any coding or web design experience sees huge business potential in the technologically savvy Japanese Market. Wix is already multilingual "friendly" and currently supports 8 other languages including Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Polish, Russian, Italian and English.
Japanese language users can now easily design and publish their own Wix HTML5 website through the drag & drop builder that makes Wix a favorite among the more than 28 million users worldwide. Everything from customizing layouts and adding advanced web design elements to adding pages and publishing the site is done with intuitive, Japanese-based prompts.
"This is the perfect way to begin a new year, and a whole new direction for the Wix Community. Japan is an intriguing market, characterized by technological innovation and a mass of early adopters who understand the power of the web and the huge potential it has to boost their businesses," said Avishai Abrahami, Wix Founder & CEO. "By offering our advanced technology and user friendly interface in their native language, we're removing the language barrier preventing many from creating a professional web presence for their businesses, products and services."
The Wix platform also includes a new app market enabling the integration of third party applications to the Wix website builder. This enables the company to best cater to the needs of website owners across all business categories. The apps, requiring no downloads or technical knowledge, are tailored to flawlessly fit into Wix websites and further enhance their functionality offering an almost limitless set of features. Developers looking to grow their user base by getting exposure to Wix' huge following are invited to submit their apps to the Wix App Market. To learn more about developer opportunities, visit dev.wix.com.
In addition to Wix' website builder being available in Japanese, Wix also underwent great efforts in translating its massive support knowledge base offering thousands of tutorials on design, publishing and promotion of users' Wix websites. Additionally, the company has hired and trained Japanese Support specialists who will offer users 24/7 online and email support to help them address any questions they may have when using Wix.
Wix in Japanese can be visited from Wix.com's home page through the drop down menu at the top right. For more about the Japanese announcement in Japanese see, http://www.value-press.com/pressrelease/105007
Wix offers cutting-edge web technology that enables online users to customize websites regardless of technical skill or previous knowledge. Built on a freemium business model, Wix earns its profit through premium upgrades that allow users to connect their sites to their own domains, remove Wix ads and other features.
Founded in 2006 by brothers Avishai and Nadav Abrahami and Giora (Gig) Kaplan, Wix.com set out to revolutionize the web by providing everyone the ability to easily create beautiful websites for free and without the need to code. Wix is backed by investors Insight Venture Partners, DAG Ventures, Mangrove Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and Benchmark Capital. Wix headquarters are in Tel Aviv, with offices in San Francisco, New York and Dnepropetrovsk. For more information, please visit http://www.Wix.com.