Beoordeeld op 3-4-2019
A promising alternative to Wordpress
Opmerkingen: After using Webflow for some projects I can say that is the best match for: Small to medium-sized projects brochure-ware like or content-driven where your clients want to edit the content themselves, the editor interface is quite good and you can limit what the editor can edit so you won't end up with a broken page and your clients won't be worried about breaking it either.
Pluspunten: Webflow editor simply rocks, some website builders and over simplistic and as I developer I feel chained of it's developers choices. Others are way too messy, unnecesarily complicated. Somehow Webflow has found the way to integrate an easy to use, clear and powerful editor with a powerful and fast hosting. Overall I love that I don't need to worry about the sites speed or Security (a big thing if you are a Wordpress developer, for example). Developing on Webflow feels way easier and to the point experience, no plugins to update, no broken pages or "Oh, the cart stopped working last night", no xss vulnerabilities to attend and the list goes on. I also love that they included a CMS feature, that it's where most of their competitors lose against Webflow. Symbols are also really cool, saving up a lot of time! Last is great that you can restrict what the editor can or can't change! Why should a blog writer be able to change the site layout?
Minpunten: The e-commerce feature is a bit raw yet, for example, you can't add an "Add to cart" button out of the single product view, for some use cases that would add an extra click to the interaction. Consider simple elements like different tickets for an event that you already explained, taking a user to a single view makes no sense there. Also the e-commerce plan is expensive, in my opinion. For that price, I could use Shopify for example. The pricing plans sometimes feel a bit complicated to understand, maybe renaming Account plans for Freelancer or Reseller plans could help.
Beoordeeld op 10-6-2019
Why Webflow is one of the best tools for fast web prototyping and landing pages
Opmerkingen: Webflow allows you to move really fast. It has lots of things predefined for you, it has great tutorials to learn from and great customer support. For me, it is definitely the number one choice for web prototyping because I can build a great responsive website in hours and share the link with somebody else.
Webflow can be used for both prototyping and production ready websites.
One of the greatest features of Webflow is its responsiveness: the UI adapts almost seamless to different screen sizes. Modifications on one screen size are spread across all different sizes.
It has this great feature that allows you to reuse UI components across the entire project just by setting the same name for the components. UI components can also have multiple names and inherit multiple behaviors from different components.
The code is totally transparent to the user: the user works just with visual elements and Webflow generates code in the back. It is a great tool for prototyping web pages: you can have your project published for free on a subdomain of Webflow just by clicking a button. It has a wide variety of predefined themes you can choose from. It is great for landing pages: it has lots of SEO features built right into it if you decided to host your website on their servers.
It is hard to collaborate as a team on a shared project.
Copying and sharing work between different projects is sometimes painful.
The price of hosting the website is relatively high comparing to the industry standard, but you can always opt in to export the code and host it somewhere else.
Beoordeeld op 24-5-2019
A quick way to create clean code.
Opmerkingen: Webflow helps me to quickly create the frontend of websites graphically without coding, shows all the changes in real time, with its css and js drivers, can create animations quickly and very professional styles, is a excellent tool to make scalable projects, gives total freedom over the code, also its hosting has a great performance, includes the ssl certificate its integrated cms is quite easy to use.
Pluspunten: Webflow is a web application that facilitates the creation of the frontend design of websites, what I like most about webflow is that it allows me to manage html css and js graphically, besides that the imported code is very clean, as if it was created through code, it does not add lines or unnecessary code, in addition you can also add half querys to ensure the responsive development of the page without coding, since it has in its graphic editor the possibility of modifying the design for smartphones and tablets, in the landscape and portrait position, another thing that I really like is that I do not need any installation to start using it, besides it is easily integrated with tools like google analytics.
Minpunten: Graphically you can not access to modify nested selectors, so it is always necessary to include a class, or otherwise add the css code manually, this is a problem for users of the free layer, since it does not allow them to download The code is also somewhat complex to use its line of learning is steep.
Beoordeeld op 18-1-2018
Webflow is a web designer's holy grail
Opmerkingen: My web design company can afford to support smaller businesses and non-profits, because our overhead is MUCH lower, now that we don't need to hire a development team.
Minpunten: I wish Webflow had the functionality for native e-commerce. Multiple languages, native forums, and chat functionality would also be nice. While you can integrate all of these features from external plug-ins, it would make the development process much smoother if these functions were native.
Beoordeeld op 6-10-2018
The best thing since sliced bread
Opmerkingen: In a nutshell, Webflow allows us to build an amazing website in days instead of weeks. Devs love it because they can move fast, designers love it because the end result is just like the design, and the clients love it because it's really easy for them to make quick edits.
Pluspunten: Simply put, Webflow is a UI over HTML and CSS. That means that anything you can build in HTML/CSS, you can build in Webflow ten times easier. We used to allocate weeks to building websites, involve multiple devs and spent a sizeable amount of time fixing cross-browser compatibility issues. Since we've started using Webflow, the turnaround time for projects decreased considerably and the devs love building websites (which wasn't happening before). Besides building the front-end, Webflow features a powerful CMS that allows you to visually edit the contents directly in the website - a feature that clients love, alongside the point-and-click content editing. Webflow is easy to learn (you need a good HTML/CSS understanding, though), incredibly easy to create mind-blowing animations and runs buttery smooth on any browser, anywhere in the world (they're using AWS infrastructure after all).
Minpunten: Webflow doesn't yet have an e-commerce CMS - it is still to be launched, even though it was announced some time ago.
Beoordeeld op 20-3-2019
Bells & Whistles, but worried about backend functionality
Opmerkingen: I used this to see if I could use it in my freelance work. What I'm finding is that most of my freelance work is for clients who have contracted Devs or a Dev team established and so the biggest feature of Webflow of being able to publish sites directly from design kind of falls through the cracks. With that, I've run into a few snags with actual Devs saying tat even though the CSS and code is valid, that it sometimes does not set up for flowing functionality on the backend when we change the website or add other things. Overall, it's nice to be able to produce simple website and landing pages straight from your code. I don't know anyone who won't like that, but past that, I don't think the ability to go from design to code really is that much of an advantage. With that, the overall Design features aren't a "Wow!" factor enough to have me switch over from my other design tools. Not a bad effort in the design world and would use again given the right circumstance.
Pluspunten: Design to code ability really is what makes all the hype here. The UI is set up similarly to other design tools, so the ability to onboard quickly is there. Being able to have assets and elements export ready is nice.
Minpunten: Not as robust in prototyping as I would like, but it's fair enough. Biggest concern for me is that there's no real check to see how the backend of your UI is flowing what you set up on the front end. You REALLY need to have working knowledge of coding to understand that your site will not break. It can look good, but may not function exactly the way you had set up.
Beoordeeld op 16-3-2019
Great for designers with base knowledge of HTML/CSS
Opmerkingen: I used Webflow to create my personal portfolio site. It took a while get it setup right and learn the quirks and terminology that doesn't 1 to 1 map to HTML & CSS. In the end, I was able to go from a high fidelity website mock-up and build it in a modular way for all my different case studies. If you have the time and patience to learn it, it's a powerful tool for designers to bring their designs to life.
Pluspunten: Webflow has allowed me to create a custom portfolio site of my own design without having to restricted to templates or having to dig through code to make small customizations. For people with a basic understanding of HTML & CSS structure and principles, it definitely creates an environment to plug and play without having to actually structure code and deploy it yourself.
Minpunten: The CMS functions are much to binding for my taste. I wish there was the capability to customize the CMS output a bit more, but today it's limited to locked fields and forms. Also, because you can start from scratch, it can be easy to build things in a way that will make it harder for you later on. There's definitely a learning curve, but in the end I've been much happier with the outputs than other website creation services.
Beoordeeld op 9-4-2019
Absolute game changer!
I've been a Webflow user for a few years now and I absolutely love it!
As digital designer I've had my share of designing websites, and having them implemented by other developers, and let's face it, most of the times the outcome just isn't what you expect.
Webflow totally changed the way I work nowadays. I can design websites and build them from scratch, add really cool and smooth animations, work on mobile versions and deploy in such a short time. And I'm actually happy and proud of the end result!
The level of customisation Webflow allows without any coding knowledge is amazing, though you can do quite a lot more if you can code a bit.
When working on more complex development projects, with a lot of back-end work, I use webflow to build the front-end and send it over to the back-end developers, and so far it has proved to be a really smooth collaboration.
Minpunten: Webflow hosting can get a bit pricey, particularly if you project needs the CMS features. Not every client can see the value of a more expensive hosting, but the ones that do are happy with their choice
Beoordeeld op 18-1-2019
Great for non-developers to make websites!
Opmerkingen: I really like Webflow and I would recommend it to any small business that wants to have a website, it has more options and flexibility than WordPress, Wix and Squarespace. The CMS (blog) content can be a little confusing to set up at first, but all the video introductions really help wrap your mind around how to do everything.
Pluspunten: I like how WebFlow does all the coding for me, I don't have to worry about it at all. I can play around with different designs fairly easily without the hassle of actually writing code.
Minpunten: Finding resources to fix something that has gone wrong is fairly technical. There's definitely a learning curve, but once you get through that there's a lot of power in webflow.
Beoordeeld op 23-2-2019
Webflow makes the hard simple!
Pluspunten: Once in a while there is a software package that changes the game, Webflow is that software. This is not a typical glowing review, this is the review I would want to if I was searching for a website building beast of a program.
Minpunten: I HATE the way they priced this service. It is SO expensive.
Beoordeeld op 14-6-2018
Pluspunten: It is hard to pick what I like most because there is so much to love. Amazing customer support and strong community. I am a strong front-end developer and don't feel like their platform dumbs-down what I know. So much flexibility, speed with the built-in hosting, always releasing features that their community has requested, really helpful at sharing work-arounds.
Minpunten: There are a few current limitations like no built-in pagination that have slowed down my development and I've had to implement clunky work-arounds, but the pros completely outweigh the cons.
Beoordeeld op 5-6-2018
Front End Development just made so much easier
Opmerkingen: Great software to design static webpage and with CMS you can even create dynamic pages in seconds.
Pluspunten: I have tried a few modern web design software and Webflow is absolutely the best. It follows the latest HTML5 and CSS3 guideline so the code is clean. It's so easy to set up Flexbox and it provides some basic common elements such as sliders, nav bars but still customizable. Web animation is also made so much easier. The best thing is the CMS. It's pretty much an alternative of Wordpress but so much more easier and flexible.
Minpunten: I love all the feature Webflow provided but the only thing I can't justify is the pricing for hosting. When another web hosting company provides the same service for a month and Webflow is dollar. It's hard to sell it to my clients.
Beoordeeld op 6-11-2018
A webpage generator done right
Opmerkingen: Webflow is great, is so good that sometimes when doing projects using the tool feels like cheating. The speed on development that it provides, plus the independence of execution makes this a great tool for workplaces where the workforce might not be so big to design and execute projects fast.
Pluspunten: Webflow is basically photoshop in steroids to put it in a way. The tool is easy to use and only demands little to none web development basic knowledge, the biggest plus is that the code produced by the tool is clean and not full of clutter as other similar tools.
Minpunten: Not much. The only thing is that since is a fairly new tool, some of the functionality you might be looking for or that can only be achieved by custom development might not be available.
Beoordeeld op 12-1-2019
Great tool for web
Opmerkingen: Set of web pages by production or quality. WebFlow allows both options. In a matter of satisfied customers it allowed us to achieve great milestones. Fantastic tool
We liked WebFlow for its ease in creating rich websites of high quality and nice interfaces. From the application we can do almost everything in relation to the creation and maintenance of our websites for customers.
It is a great advantage to be able to build from scratch with this powerful tool. You have different options to customize, enrich, expand and share your website. You can even rent a server for hosting. They take care of all that.
In a more advanced way, you can create campaigns from WebFlow promoted by your website, you can create large and powerful (eye-catching) ads that take the web to another world in terms of viewing and downloading content. Websites with WebFlow are professional and elegant.
Difficult to handle in certain aspects, when the administrative panel and the guided tour in the application are brief, ease of use is achieved in a long time.
However, once you learned to chew on the panel, the rest is pure imagination and creation.
Beoordeeld op 12-10-2018
The most powerful WYSIWYG website builder available
Opmerkingen: I was surprised at the power at my disposal, particularly adding content and managing styles but was even more impressed at the UI/UX of the editor. I wouldn't call it easy to use exactly but I would call it rewarding.
Pluspunten: Of all the what-you-see-is-what-you-get website builders available (such as Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, et. al.) most of them are aimed at amateurs not really anyone with any sort of extensive web design or development background. Webflow is different in that respect and in all aspects of the user experience, from the way style sheets are exposed, displayed, and edited to the extensive hosting options. I personally like this; there's a lot of power there; but it may be intimidating for non-pros. For instance, CSS grid functionality was just added. That's great! But how many non-pros know what that is. The interface is awesome. I figured out it pretty quickly unlike some of the other supposedly easy-to-use services. Looking at you Squarespace. CMS functionality is powerful. As the marketing blurb says: Adding new content is as easy as filling out a form. You can also add content directly to a live page. That's pretty cool.
Minpunten: Hosting options are kind of confusing. Simplify them, please.
Beoordeeld op 26-1-2017
Webflow is my top choice for designing websites
Opmerkingen: I run a graphic and web design studio and when I found out about Webflow, I was a bit skeptical. However, after using Webflow for a number of client projects, I have very few complaints. In fact, it's my go-to solution for tackling client web design jobs. Webflow offers an incredible amount of functionality in a fairly intuitive interface. If you are familiar with Adobe CC software, Webflow will feel fairly familiar. As a designer, my coding skills are limited, and Webflow has allowed me to cut developers out of my process, which lowers the cost for clients, as well as lowers my production cost. It's not a web-building platform like Squarespace, Wix, Weebly, or IMCreator. It's a platform that essentially allows designers to write code in a visual way. I also appreciate that the Webflow team seems committed to improving the platform, as it rolls out new updates very regularly. In addition, there's a fairly solid collection of video tutorials that are pretty useful. I do find that, at times, I hit stumbling blocks with Webflow's functionality and limitations, though with their frequent improvements I'm hopeful that many of these challenges will be resolved.
Beoordeeld op 27-6-2017
Easy to use for the average professional
Pluspunten: Intuitive editing interface that comes with web components and widgets that are easy to use out of the box and/or can be customized to your liking. Love that you can publish the site immediately.
Minpunten: Needs a built-in content management system in order to be considered an all-in-one web publishing platform.
Beoordeeld op 26-10-2018
Opmerkingen: UI designers are making use of Webflow to be more instrumental in creating sites. This frees up developers for other work, and for any particularly bespoke or complex elements, our developers can work with the exported code from Webflow. Several sites created with Webflow now live and looking great.
Pluspunten: Brings a new world of possibilities to our agency - gives designers with UI knowledge the power to build quickly and easily from their designs. Super powerful tool, looks good, works great. Decent value for the options it gives us. Very responsive customer support too.
Minpunten: Nothing that has cropped up yet - we are a couple of months into usage, so possible we will see something, but so far so good.
Beoordeeld op 18-1-2018
Webflow is amazing! Completely changed how we ship marketing pages
Opmerkingen: Completely changed the way we ship content and marketing landing pages. Eliminated a huge burden from our small engineering team. I would recommend it to any company I talk to.
Pluspunten: Flexibility - Once we switched over to webflow, I was able to ship new content pages in just a couple hours and make changes on my own without bothering engineering. Running marketing experiments with a small engineering team became so much easier.
Minpunten: Ease of use - It can be a bit challenging to get over the learning curve, but I love that it's much closer to actual development than something like Squarespace.
Beoordeeld op 22-5-2017
Bad customer support behind an awesome platform!!
Almost like photoshop, there is no limit for front-end.
Webflow charged me for the total subscription which I am not aware of since I was trying to learn the platform/editor/designer and then I was going to start my website design business.
I did not publish any website, I only tried to understand the system and try to get some help with it. When you need some help with technical stuff and ask for help their first response is ''please create a detailed post to the Community Forum — our entire staff fields submissions throughout the day!'' You have to follow the guidelines on our Statement of Support page when submitting an inquiry!! Afterwards, I did explain my situation that I wasn't aware what was going on, I am a victim of the technology and I'd like to believe that I ethically have a right to claim a refund under such an inconvenient situation. But the answer was "I can give you a one-time courtesy refund for the last 30 days of service." I would expect a more understanding approach from such a big industry leading web compony and offer me the full refund since I haven't published any website!
Beoordeeld op 30-8-2018
Pluspunten: Easy to design UI/UX for web, mobile and tabs within one application. No need to write HTML and CSS. The course lessons are very helpful. Great features like Multi-language, animations and content management system support within one tool.
Minpunten: The tool takes time to understand on initial stage. Pre made templates can be made for effective. Webflow is little pricy for themes.
Beoordeeld op 6-3-2018
Great alternative to Wordpress!
Opmerkingen: Great for putting up landing pages for testing new business ideas. Great placeholder for someone that wants a website but doesn't know how to code or have the funds to pay an agency.
Pluspunten: Webflow is much better than Wordpress in that it lets you to create advanced website features and interactions without needing to know how to code or procure and install various plugins.
Minpunten: The learning curve for Webflow is much higher than a Wordpress or Wix alternative. I really wish I was able to move items within containers uses a "dragging" function instead of the Adobe Illustrator-esque UI.
Beoordeeld op 2-4-2019
Bridge Between Designers and Programmers
Opmerkingen: It has been great to hear programmers ask me for more work because they liked my design AND my code. They were able to run with it. Webflow made that possible for me, whereas everything I used before was a headache for limited design possibilities but easy to understand software vs. really complex software that I couldn't get my head around but technically could do what I wanted...if I could figure it out or get someone else involved. I like that I can do this myself and hand it over to others as a service and they have exactly what they need from me.
Pluspunten: What I design in Webflow EASILY translates for programmers, and what I see someone else has built, I can breakdown and replicate in Webflow. I've never seen something that enables me as a designer more than Webflow. The fact that the code is usable by programmers is unimaginable for me with a software like this that operates the way a designer can use it.
Minpunten: Like everything, it has a learning curve, but if you invest a few hours into learning from someone else using the software the same way you want to, you'll have an easier time learning it. Webflow has their own resources, but I find that supplementing their onboarding and how-to material with something external can expedite your learning process. Then make sure you do a few practice projects to really get the hang of it.
Beoordeeld op 16-11-2018
Switched from WP, never looking back!
Pluspunten: Webflow is a great interface for both editors and designers. We used a designer to custom code our site and setting it up in Webflow made it very easy to transfer over to me. Webflow also has an EXTENSIVE learning academy which will undoubtedly answer any questions you have about the product!
Minpunten: If you're not a web designer, the design features are difficult to use, but I believe this is specific to a custom code site.