DIVI vs Oxygen – The Best Builder for Budding Web Designers

There are many builders for use with WordPress, including Elementor, Beaver Builder, DIVI, Oxygen and more. These builders allow web designers to create websites faster with less hand-coding. But which one is best for a budding a web designer? Today we’ll compare DIVI and Oxygen, in terms of ease-of-use, interface, content types, advanced features, and effectiveness.

Ease of Use

Oxygen is very easy to use, even compared to DIVI. It features an intuitive sidebar, with easy to navigate sections and conveniently organized advanced option for each module, section and div.

Contrast to DIVI’s sidebar, which uses fewer organized sections for design elements and places design elements less intuitively within them. This makes it more difficult to locate the advanced options you want, compared to the ease of using Oxygen.

Content Types

In terms of content types, DIVI has the leg up over Oxygen. While Oxygen has a lot of options for customizing its content types, it does lack some basic content types like accordions, flip boxes, image comparison/before-after sliders, and data tables. Oxygen also has fewer options for plug-ins to add new modules.

However, Oxygen does boast a better menu module than DIVI, plus an icons module. It also has better support for custom CSS and JavaScript to hand-code your own modules. Otherwise, Oxygen contains the basic modules you absolutely need, like Google Maps, image sliders, toggle boxes, pricing boxes, galleries, videos and text.

Advanced Features

Oxygen and DIVI both feature a bevy of advanced filters, animations, background options and more. DIVI’s options can even be expanded with free plugins, but Oxygen includes many advanced features built-in, surpassing even the wealth of options provided by DIVI.

The Verdict

As you can see, both Oxygen and DIVI include a host of features, content types and decent interfaces. DIVI has the lead in content types, while DIVI has more options and a better interface – for the most part. Both can be used to create effective websites, but which is more effective for new designers?

As much as I love the options and interface of Oxygen, I have to give that distinction to DIVI. Though it’s not as customizable, it requires less work to get a basic website up-and-running for designers who aren’t used to hand-coding. So go ahead and download DIVI.

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