Gather ‘round all you web designers, web developers, and everyone in between. You need to hear about Webflow and why you should use it to build your websites. Disclaimer: this blog is going to start out like those cheesy infomercials we all laugh at but just go with it.

Do you build websites for a living? Are you fed up with the backend of WordPress? Is Wix not quite offering what you need to get the job done? Well, look no further- Webflow is the tool for you!

Webflow is a website application where you can build responsive websites. Right now you may be thinking “Is that it? Stuff like that definitely already exists.” or even “That’s great but I already use a different website builder so thanks but no thanks.” What makes Webflow different is that everything to build your website can be done visually on the frontend which writes code in the process, without you having to learn to code. Yes, you read that right. You can make your website completely visually aka on the front end and what’s even crazier is that it will code for you as you do.

But wait, there’s more! The cherry on top is that it’s also drag and drop based. Also, you can write copy, change the sizing of elements, and move locations of things in real time without having to go to a backend or enter in some coding. If you’re a visual learner you should seriously consider using Webflow from now on.

Webflow is so cool and useful it’s a wonder some people haven’t heard about them until now. Their statement is “The power to design, build, and launch responsive websites visually, while writing clean, semantic code for you.” So if you are a coder you can still access the coding that’s going on as well. It’s like the Hannah Montana of web developing because you get the best of both worlds. Except it’s like Hannah Montana to the nth power because those worlds include coding, web graphic design, ux design, ui design, and search engine optimization.  

Not sold yet? Well if you visit their website they have a resources tab full of free stuff that you can utilize and learn about Webflow without paying for anything just yet. There are courses in what they call “Webflow university” that take you through web structure, elements, components, styling, layout, content, and more.

One video in and you’ll see what a lot of people have seen- other website services like this can’t do many of the things Webflow allows for. Clearly the guys that made Webflow have used some of their competitors services before and thought “I wish you could change the margins of this container while seeing it actually change size instead of going to the backend, changing the margins, going to preview it and see if it’s just right, then go back and change it again, then preview it again.” It’s a long thought but if you’ve built a website before, you’ve had that thought.

You can try Webflow for free on their website right now but after that ends you do need a subscription. It’s a safe bet though that after going through the free trial you’ll fall in love with Webflow and it will be well worth it after that to become a subscriber.

 

About the Author

Charliese West is a creative at Magicbird. She’s a missionary kid who grew up in southern Africa and is a proud couch potato TV binge-watcher.

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