I have been planning to completely overhaul my website for a while, but other things have taken precedence.
A couple of months ago, I received an email from the hosting company I've been using since around 2010 saying they were shutting down at the end of May and customer websites would be deleted.
So I started looking elsewhere.
I had a few requirements:
Hosting must not cost more than £10 per month
Have a wide choice of customisable templates
Be fast and easy to use
Offer its own highly-customisable audio player
I first looked at Squarespace as it's probably the most well-known. But two things immediately turned me off: Squarespace is too expensive and doesn't offer its own, customisable audio player. Instead, it only offered embedded Soundcloud players which cannot be customised without paying Soundcloud a few quid every month and they are slow to load on external websites.
I was initially sceptical about using Wix because I remember the days when it specialised in slow, badly-designed Flash-based websites which were plastered in adverts.
Fortunately, things have changed significantly at Wix. While I find its design platform to be relatively slow and overly complicated, on the whole Wix fulfils all my requirements.
I designed this website over a few weeks and it w