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Jul 19, 2020
Webflow is a front-end web development tool, allowing designers to create promotional websites without having to write a single line of code. It fills the gap between traditional site builders like Wix, classical content management systems (CMS) as WordPress, and coding by hand. Webflow is aimed for designers with some technical knowledge, requires skill and creativity to start working with.
After building various promotional websites with Webflow, we have listed its advantages and divided them into three: design, development, and CMS.
Webflow for Design
For designers, building a site with Webflow enables creative freedom. They don’t have to use templates or work with a static artboard (as in Sketch or Photoshop) but can design and implement actual graphic elements within sites instantly.
Webflow includes a huge variety of possibilities for layouts, interactions and CSS animations. It has a big showcase and libraries of ready-to-use buttons and other elements such as typography and forms. This reduces the need to consult a developer about the design’ implementation or worry about its execution (forget about Pixel Perfect), and expedites the creation process of a site.
Webflow for Development
Webflow allows to build fully responsive sites in a smart way, and easily make them compatible with various devices and screen resolutions. It uses HTML/CSS rules for responsiveness when each device gets a different style rule, what enables a swift adaptation of elements to different sizes of screens.
Webflow for Content Management (CMS)
Webflow has a simple content management panel that lets clients to operate and edit textual and image content within their sites. The CMS features allow to create controllable elements such as blog, lists and articles, and to manage them under the “admin”.
It’s important to note that alongside the benefits and convenience of Webflow, we use it mainly for the purpose of creating promotional websites. Webflow doesn't allow creating user logics, as required when using databases and logins. It also doesn't offer official support for implementing embedded HTML, which might cause future problems and bugs.
We recommend using Webflow for the purpose of creating “simple” websites and to not implement additional features that don’t appear in its tool-box.