No Code Wiki: Webflow Review
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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’m not a fan of 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 product learning curve is very steep. 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.
I’ve used Webflow to try and create my second no code side project. I failed and wasted over 2 weeks trying to create simple tasks like sort a dynamic list in real time. But I don’t want to scare you, that doesn’t mean you will too. I do feel my obligation to set the expectations before you try the tool so you have an idea of what you are getting into.
This page is set up to help connect you with Makers that have been successful using it. However, I’ll warn you I would never recommend starting 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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+ 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.
+ 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.