(Gawkwire.com) – Wix is introducing a new source of free website design to its users. The work of emerging photographers, artists and designers all over the world can be found inside a brand new section of the Wix media center. This new batch of photos arrived inside Wix in response to several calls for action the company placed on the web. Wix emerges as a hub of creative energy, and users are exposed to a ton of fresh, eye-catching media.
If you have yet to experience Wix, it is a free website builder accessed through the internet that enables users to build Flash websites from scratch. An extensive library of free Flash templates is also offered by Wix, which users can customize using the builder, adding their own images, text, media, widgets and more. All of this is achieved through a graphic drag & drop interface,
Now, Wix is taking it a step further, by featuring donated work by designers, artists and photographers right inside the editor. Eye-catching images collected from artistic sources all over the web have found a home at Wix, where they can be dragged and dropped onto user sites. The featured work can be added to Wix websites from a special new "Community" tab inside the media center of the free website builder. Some of the contributors’ work was even included inside Wix’s latest batch of website templates, released just last week.
Featured photographer Michal Zacharzewski has his work included in the new Classic Cars template at Wix.com (see sidebar).
Artists Community Manager at Wix, Eden Maimen, comments, "Many of our users are themselves professional photographers, designers and artists. In one of our latest searches for fresh content, a brilliant idea came to us. We had an untapped resource of new content right underneath our noses – our users!"
Credit is given to each contributor through links in each work to the artist’s own portfolio or professional website.
Photographers and designers are invited to submit portfolios to Wix for the chance to become a Wix "Photo Pro", and have media content featured. Interested artists should send their portfolio URLs to eden[atwix[dotcom.
This is an exciting opportunity for everyone involved; Wix users gain access to a rich variety of content, and the "Photo Pros" gain a huge boost in online traffic to their professional websites and portfolios.
Says Maimen, "It’s a total win-win!"
Wix is funded by Benchmark Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners and Mangrove Capital Partners, and is located in New York with offices in Tel Aviv. View the full offering of Community media inside the web editor by clicking on Media > Pics > Community.