Let’s compare the development of the mobile phone industry and social media to that of website building platforms, or another developer platform. We will be shocked to find that almost all are developing considerably.
Except for website building platforms. Those are often still operating by decade old standards. In spite of receiving several major facelifts the basic architecture, the essence of the system remained substantially unchanged.
This provides a challenge not only in terms of usability, but data security as well. For instance, why are there more than 10 million attacks (on critical days these numbers can reach 30 million) and 3 to 5 million brute force complex attacks on sites using WordPress?
One reason is, because the admins username can be read by anybody and the administration path for every such site is the same, until somebody provides additional security separately.
Social Media is slowly being built on blockchains, but it primarily works in clouds. If one wishes, a single API can be used to connect with independent software. Furthermore, you can check your Facebook from an Android SmartTV, while somebody puts the newest app together on a graphic interface.
What are freelance site builders doing in the meantime? They move modules here and there into the template assigned positions on a surface known for ten plus years. Why do they have to do this? Because most sitebuilder platforms were created in the early 2000s, more than 10 years ago, and are based on the same principle of template-based architecture.
This amount of time however, hasn’t even been enough for standardization in the case of these platforms. With third party plugins, freelancers need to pore over separate documentation, to figure out what unique solution the developers came up with in that particular case, when changing the factory settings. Or even better: what kind of shortcode should be used to receive extra features that could not be found even in the custom setting options.
It’s an astounding fact that there are currently close to 2 billion websites in the world.
In 2017 seven hundred million new websites were created — this is the same as 70% of all existing websites in 2016. Practically 1332 websites were born a minute in every hour of every day of 2017. The majority of these were created on platforms so old, that they could almost get a drivers license if they were human.
The reason this is absurd, is because the mobile phone industry and Social Media have gone through huge developments. While website-building only went through minimal, surface level changes. It’s as if its development stopped at push-button phones, forums and CDs.
But while the mobile phone industry is already boasting with flip phones and twisting screens, with the top models already qualify as computers, and while more and more people are saving their data in the cloud, what are freelance website builders condemned to?
To move around modules in a template based architecture!
Why isn’t there any development in this field, if in every other field that is useful and important to us there is huge development?
We think the time for innovation has long come. This is why we created Brixify.
Let’s just think it through. How long have we been working with permanently obsolete platforms?
WordPress: Debuted in 2003, 15 years ago, the same time as LinkedIn. This is when Mark Zuckerberg started Facemash, the project preceding Facebook, during his studies at Harvard. Nokia enjoyed its heyday during 2003.
Squarespace: Also born 15 years ago, just like WordPress. This is when Google took a great step on the path to AI development by purchasing Pyra Labs, which helped improve content relevancy. Elon Musk’s great idea, PayPal forever changed online trading in 2003, by introducing Merchant Services, which made it possible for online traders to use PayPal to pay on their own website, not just on Ebay.
Wix: Emerged on the market 12 years ago, in 2006, when Flickr and Facebook were already around for two years and Google bought YouTube for a record breaking amount of 1.65 billion dollars. This is when Reddit became a concept and Twitter also entered the scene.
Weebly: 12 years old like Wix. Color screens and Symbian OS was as common as watching a 4K resolution live stream of an electric sports car being rocketed towards Mars on our tablet through a 4G network.
Jimdo: We’ve been able to work with this one for 11 years, ever since it entered the scene in 2007, back when Apple was revolutionizing the mobile phone market with the first iPhone. The Facebook Platform also opened its gates to outside developers.
Duda: The youngest of all, has been meeting our needs for „only” 9 years. 2009 was a good year. Pinterest arrived at the finals stages of its development and Gmail began its journey to conquer the world.
Astounding, right? However, if you are a freelance sitebuilder when you start your computer tomorrow, you will almost certainly work with one of the website builder platforms mentioned above.
We know how fast technology is developing, while website building still relies on a 15 year old technical solution.
Brixify however, brings you the future. It’s high time
It’s long overdue for the rule of the obsolete and compromising solutions of website building to end! It’s time for a new surface to emerge, one that more closely resembles people’s current thinking and is simple to use!
When we started working on Brixify this was our envisioned goal. We broke ties with fossilized solutions. If you too no longer want to write texts on a push-button phone, or place fixed modules in positions determined by templates, then Brixify was made just for you!
With Brixify you can seize all the pros, while all the cons disappear. Forget templates. Think in elements! Building with bigger and smaller Bricks you can create practically any kind of unique site. Thanks to the graphic interface this is as easy as designing with building blocks.
Tailored to modern needs and potential, Brixify provides the exact freedom that freelance web developers, web gurus, and even the average users could only dream of a few years ago.
Brixify however, is real. Simplify with Brixify.
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