We’ve seen a lot of site design tools that take the need for programming skills out of the picture: Synthasite, Weebly, Jimdo and Google Page Creator. All have limitations, ranging from ease of use to business models (some of them require fees, ads and/or links back to the service). And none of them allow for easy creation of Flash-based content.
Israel-based Wix.com is a new entrant that is entering into private beta now. It claims to allow users to create Flash-based websites without any programing skills, and publish those sites anywhere on the web. The output can also be widgetized and published on social networks.
We have not been able to test the service directly yet. But a source that did see it called it “awesome.” And if it helps people build flexible, useful Flash applications without any programming skills, someone here in California just may pick them up sooner or later.
Sign up on their home page for the private beta.