I think one of the most exciting #NoCode platform for designers is Webflow. This is genuinely changing the possibilities in web design. It’s not an over-simplified drag and drop editor. It’s waaaaay more sophisticated than that. There is a learning curve. But if you’ve cut your teeth on HTML / CSS you’ll find this second nature. If not, they have a ton of beginner level tutorials 👉🏾
Webflow solves a problem that frequently divides the two disciplines of design & development. How can I build an efficient, accessible, data driven site that doesn’t look like everyone else's? Or in other words, something more sophisticated than boxes stacked on top of each other?
One of the most credible things about Webflow?
It doesn’t feel like a flip it business. The founders were developers themselves. That’s huge. They’re dedicated to serving the design, agency and dev community. And have won respect and a loyal community from both sides.
E-commerce & CMS: easy to set up
Digital sales (perfect for designers selling products)
Offer discount codes on your customers
Fast hosting that can refreshingly scale up with your growth
Everything (like down to the pixel) can be customised. No more cookie cutter
Create cool experiences with stylish interactions
Under the bonnet access: add custom code and beyond with Zapier integration
You can wow your visitors with really nicely animated transitions. Give yourself (and ultimately your work) the best presentation. There’s sheer volume of average looking websites out there. Make your site share-worthy - seductive, subtle animations on scroll and neat hover triggers on links. Isn’t memorable all in the details?
You can build a simple Webflow site in a day as your starting point.
It shouldn’t be a surprise when you find a dev who understands your design. But often it is. As designers we can end up getting fed up (right through to burning a lot of cash) trying to get a dev on the same page as your creative vision.
I’ve become a Webflow affiliate - and ditched previous platforms because I feel Webflow has surpassed other competitors on value, features and scalability.
If you’re interested in getting a hosting account (you can try for free for as long as you want) - it’d be great if you can sign up via my affiliate button.
It doesn’t affect the end price for you - I just get a small % paid back. As a small business owner I really appreciate it.