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Are you a designer or enjoy Photoshop? Then you’ll love Webflow. Webflow is your go to tool for no code makers, designers, devs who want to build a web page without actually having to code it. 

But if I were to be honest, I would not recommend Webflow if you’re just starting out looking to make and launch your first no code side project. Not because it is a bad product. Because the learning curve is high. The purpose of actually shipping a product is to get it out into the wild as soon as possible. My recommendation is to use something that is a simpler version of whatever you are thinking of by using a less powerful tool for the job. Those examples can be found back on the main home page where I talk about Carrd.

However, depending on your complexity of build, there are some fantastic resources and templates and how to’s to get started that will help you be successful.

This page is set up to help connect you with Makers that have been successful using it. If new to no-code, it would not be my recommendation to start out using Webflow.

I would use Webflow once your idea or side project is more validated by actual users or revenue. Because then you can afford to sink time into the product as you’ve validated your concept and you might then be ready for a more robust tool.

Check out the complete review for Carrd.co, Sheet2site, Table2site if you are looking to get started fast with a low on-boarding ramp to using a web page enables you to have the basic ability of a database without having to code a database.

Below are some of the best no code actual applications created by some insanely talented Makers who launched using Webflow as part of the side project stack

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Pros and Cons of Webflow

Positives

  • The best way to create a complex static web page - meaning you can auto import lists from a spreadsheet that uploads to Webflow and auto populates a new object in your web page
  • Similar to Adobe Photoshop
  • Allows you to export the code
  • Easy to plug into Zapier and connect to other applications

Negatives

  • Steep learning curve
  • Found it difficult to connect a list of information and update automatically and then dynamically display the updated list on the webpage
  • If you are first time Maker this is not the product for you
  • Connecting lists is overly complex process and confusing
  • Changing the design takes time
  • Expensive - lack of customer service care for the base tier in pricing
  • Community page for help that is outdated and difficult to follow
  • No wiki for step by step instructions - does have video
  • Lacking in some basic capabilities like no dynamic filtering

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Webflow Courses and Tutorials

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Membership site with Webflow

Corey Haines shows how to make a membership site with Webflow and complete with other no-code tools. Showcasing his product Swipe Files

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Marketplace site with Webflow

Connor Finlayson shows how to make a marketplace site with Webflow

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Webflow Crash Course

Webflow basic course

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Makers and Their Products Using Webflow

Use this list of Makers to find project inspiration and see what they used to make something without using code.

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dani

Web App

What advantage will this stack give you? “Bell used a point-and-click tool called Webflow to build her site and a client-management tool to let customers order services. Airtable, an online spreadsheet, let her store details about each job. And she glued many of these pieces together by cleverly using Zapier, a service that uses if-then logic to let one online app trigger another. (Whenever Bell creates a new task for one of her contractors, for example, Zapier automatically generates a Google doc for it, then pings her on Slack when the work is done.) Nineteen months later, her company—Scribly.io—had around 23 clients and was doing $25,000 a month in recurring business.” source: https://www.wired.com/story/new-startup-no-code-no-problem/

Side Project Stack

seth fannin no code

Web App

What advantage will this stack give you? Quickly standup a site that lists restaurants. 

Side Project Stack

Antoine

Web App with membership 

What advantage will this stack give you? Antoine uses Mailchimp to deliver updates to the membership driven community.

Side Project Stack

isaac_madeiros

Web App – Notifications

What advantage will this stack give you? Isaac built a membership app for sending text messages to your audience.

Side Project Stack

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alex

Job Board

What advantage will this stack give you? When you see trends of professionally designed landing pages like Channel Stack by Alexander you can see how using Webflow can be an advantage to use their already built templates to standing up an insanely slick front end in no time. There again is the power of no-code. Obviously you can get professional looking templates with other website builders, but what advantage you get using Webflow is turning your website into a web application.

Side Project Stack

connor

Job Board

What advantage will this stack give you? This stack allows you to quickly put together a job board and still have customization in design. 

Side Project Stack

hey marketers a no-code job board

Job Board

What advantage will this stack give you? This stack enables you to have the flexibility to build a customized web page through Webflow but also a dynamic filtering job board within the page. 

Side Project Stack

no code maker whit

Web App 

What advantage will this stack give you? Recommended stack to quickly build an eCommerce solution that may be unique to a standard online store.

Side Project Stack

no code maker noah brinker

eCommerce

What advantage will this stack give you? Automate when users add new product to your site and have more freedom to do a custom design. 

Side Project Stack

weirdowizard

Web App

What advantage will this stack give you? Upon initially launching Darshan did all the updates to the cms manually through Webflow. This allows you to do a couple of things. Quality control, becasue every entry is manually entered. Why spend the time figuring out how to automate something if at the beginning the value of your product is quality? 

Side Project Stack

ben tossell No code maker

Membership Site

What advantage will this stack give you? This stack enables you to have the flexibility to build a customized membership site with any design needed on the front end and ability to provide customized content.

Side Project Stack

sonoraspace

Web App

What advantage will this stack give you? This stack allows good flexability on custom front end design for the website while also enabling integration with a back end system to hold user submitted information to display back dynamically into the webpage. 

Side Project Stack

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"In Their Words" No Code Maker Commentary and Reviews

Use this list of Makers to find project inspiration and see what they used to make something without using code.

no code maker whit

Whit’s project is a random pizza service that sends pizza to your house.

+ Take some time to actually learn how to use it. Webflow University. Wish I could build more application style websites. It is cumbersome to learn but maybe it should be.

+  I have tried others but none allow me integrations, clone-ability, and customization of Webflow (At least for me)

Make it easier to make site into a mobile app.

Side Project Stack

hey marketers a no-code job board

Corey’s project is an online job board for marketers. 

+ Corey used Webflow as a template for the front end of the web app and used Webflow CMS to organize the data to display into the front web page. (Notes are translated from interview.)

+ Corey credits Webflow university and Makerpad tutorials helping him set up the Webflow CMS to integrate with the form submission for the new job postings from Typeform to the backend of Webflow called Webflow CMS. (Notes are translated from interview.) 

Side Project Stack

kp maker of cuppa

+ Terrific visual development platform. It is super early stage for many people in the mainstream but will become a blockbuster product soon. It is very similar to Adobe Photoshop in terms of its wide reaching capabilities.

+ I used the Webflow standard email signup form. Kept it simple but it worked well for v1.

Has a bit of a learning curve just like Photoshop. I believe there are areas where you can simplify the product itself to make it beginner-friendly. I am afraid that is still going to keep many people from returning after giving it a shot. But the serious ones who really want to learn do come back and the time/energy investment is definitely worth it.

Side Project Stack