We had to convert the PDF newsletter IoBM
Highlights July 2012 to a website.
Our effort can be seen at IoBM Highlights
Please read on to see how we reached our
decisions, our discussion on various benefits
and disadvantages on wix, weebly, website
Ease of placement, objects can be placed
Objects can be easily animated
Similar elements are formatted the same way
throughout the website, e.g, if boxes are used ,
all of them will be same color
Fixed page size
Limited options of changing fonts, font once
selected for a particular element e.g heading will
be used through the site for that kind of
When you start from scratch, getting a
professional look takes lots of time.
WEEBLY - BENEFITS
Easy to use
Relatively quick to learn and use
Easier to get a professional looking website
Specific locations of objects, objects cannot
be dragged as required, instead have a fixed
distance from other objects.
Limited options of beautifying a webpage.
One can only play about with the text color
Limited options of changing text fonts
WEBSITE TEMPLATE - BENEFITS
Flexibility of use
Scripts can be added and removed as per
Desired look can be easily achieved
Editing components is easier
Everything is in the hands of the designer,
from colors to the choice of fonts.
WEBSITE TEMPLATE - DISADVANTAGES
Appropriate template is not always available.
If desired template is not available , template
needs to be made from scratch which is time
WIX WORK - PROBLEMS
• Horizontal menu bar,
does not really look like
a newsletter navigation
• All boxes become the
same color, and there
is no choice of
changing color for
• Since we started from
scratch, coming up with
a professional layout is
• Therefore we moved
our next option weebly.
OUR CHOICE - WEEBLY
Ease of use
Even though there is lesser flexibility with
colors and fonts, a professional outlook of
the newsletter can be maintained.
Page length increases when more content is
We needed a vertical menu bar instead of a
horizontal one, and weebly had better
options for that.
NEWSLETTER – OUR WAY