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Webflow, the best website development tool for designers, in my opinion.

Many moons ago, sometime after Al Gore invented the internet, I started making websites using Adobe PageMill. Most web designers these days have no idea what that is. Many of the users called it the "PageMaker" for the World Wide Web. PageMaker was a popular page layout design tool that most graphic designers used, for those that do not know.

WYSIWYG era

Many other programs have come and gone with time. Some are still around like Adobe Dreamweaver, which I still use a lot for specific situations. About 2 years ago, I discovered Webflow. I began using it to design websites and quickly fell in love with it. As a matter of fact, this blog and my company's website was created in Webflow. It is literally the best tool out there for designers that want to be more efficient and more productive by saving tons of time creating web projects. I mean, designers that are familiar with HTML and CSS.

Benefits

Benefits of using Webflow on your next project:

  1. Drag-and-Drop components
  2. Flexibility to create and customize your our styles
  3. CMS capability (has to be hosted by Webflow)
  4. Static sites can be exported to be hosted with your hosting of choice
  5. Responsive design
  6. Ability to use a subdomain to present to your clients or just for testing purposes
  7. Easy custom code and third-party integration
  8. Simple to use SEO capability
  9. Templates available (free and for purchase)
  10. And others...

Webflow could be used by anyone, however, I recommend that you at least are familiar with HTML/CSS basics so you can understand how to customize your styles and layouts.

A lot of people confuse Webflow with other prototyping tools. Though you can use it for that but is not intended to do so. It is a full-fledged website design and development tool. You could create fully-customized CMS websites like blogs or e-commerce or dynamic sites with interactions or anything in between.

Conclusion

With my experience in web design and using many of the available tools throughout the years, it was about time that something like this had to be created. My favorite thing about using Webflow is, the time I save creating websites for my clients. Time is very valuable. Do you agree?

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