Why Should Your Website Be Created In Webflow?
Meet the Space Alternative to WordPress. Webflow is referred to as a next-generation tool for creating modern websites.
From this article, you will learn what Webflow is and why it may be the best solution when choosing a system for your new website.
You will also learn our perspective on why we are increasingly working with this very system.
Webflow is described as a next-generation tool for creating modern websites and managing their content. It is gaining popularity around the world and is an extremely interesting alternative to WordPress.
Webflow gives virtually unlimited possibilities in terms of design. We are able to implement truly cosmic projects in much less time than before.
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The first and probably the most important advantage is that there is no need to update the software and its extensions, which translates into a huge saving of time and… stress.
In the case of WordPress, the update process is crucial, as it allows you to maintain the relative security of your site. On the other hand, there is a danger that after the update our site will malfunction or stop functioning at all.
Such situations are common, making updates a hassle even for those with a good knowledge of WordPress.
Webflow, on the other hand, fully relieves us of the responsibility for such operational activities, allowing us to use the gained time much more productively.
Webflow sites are based on one of the more powerful and reliable servers – AWS (Amazon Web Services) – which is used by, among others: Netflix, Facebook, Twitch, LinkedIn, BBC, ESPN. So we can say with a high degree of certainty that if our site is based on Amazon’s servers, we can rest easy.
Webflow frees us not only from the need to take care of site security and updates, but also from everything related to server management. All we have to do is hook up our domain and we don’t have to worry about anything else.
Webflow is actually a visual code editor, which to us, designers and web-developers, makes our work much faster, because we don’t have to write code by hand. As a result, we’re able to quickly build sites that are of very high quality, yet easy for the customer to use.
Both WordPress and Webflow are very well suited for achieving high search engine rankings. However, it should be noted that Google is paying more and more attention to page load time and code quality. Currently, these are factors that directly affect a site’s position in search results.
The administration panel in WordPress can overwhelm with the number of options and affect the overall culture of the site.
Of course, it can be adapted in a certain way, hiding the functions that are unnecessary for us, but we have the irresistible impression that Webflow has done better in this regard, as the panel is more intuitive and clearer for the client.
WordPress is an open-source system, which means that anyone can write their code and share it with other users.
This type of approach has meant that in the WordPress repository we currently find more than 55,000 plugins created by developers from all over the world.
So there is a very high probability that we will find a plugin that will extend our site with the desired functionality.
Webflow, on the other hand, is a SaaS (Software as a Service) solution and the development of the entire platform takes place “behind closed doors.
” This results in the fact that fairly basic functionalities, such as user accounts and paid content, are still unavailable.
Webflow also leaves much to be desired in the context of e-commerce and, in our opinion, is currently only applicable to small and simple stores.
Webflow’s capabilities can be expanded by integrating with other SaaS solutions, which patch up some of the shortcomings.
These can include, among others: Memberstack (paid content, user login), Foxy (e-commerce), Circle (social sites). However, it should be noted that the number of available integrations is quite limited
The cost of Webflow hosting is significantly higher than standard hosting for websites.
Good-quality hosting for a standard site can cost around £100 per year. Prices for Webflow start at about PLN 50 per month (Basic Plan), although it is usually necessary to purchase a higher plan at PLN 70 per month (CMS Plan). In addition, you will need to purchase email support space.
It depends on several other factors, for example, what is the monthly cost of a specialist who takes care of the correct operation and updates of WordPress.
In the case of Webflow, a specialist is needed only when you need to add additional elements to the site, change its structure or add some functionality.
WordPress also comes with licenses for paid plugins, which are unlikely to be avoided for a high-quality site.
These are things that can be easily recalculated, knowing the requirements of the project. It may turn out that maintaining a site built on Webflow is not at all more expensive than one created on WordPress. There is still the question of the reliability of the site, the server and how much your peace of mind is worth 🙂
Webflow is for people/companies who aim for the highest quality and reliability of the site. Webflow will work perfectly for marketing sites, portfolios, blogs, company websites or news portals.
The main areas for which we do not currently recommend Webflow are e-commerce and sites that require user login and paid content.
However, we know that Webflow is betting on development in the mentioned areas, so we look forward to seeing the results of their work.
Webflow has won our hearts because it allows us to work more efficiently and with virtually no limitations when it comes to design.
By creating pages in Webflow, we can spend less time on typical operational work and focus on those tasks that bring real value to the client.
Instead of asking ourselves whether the site works and whether all the plugins work together, we can think about how to further improve the site’s performance so that it can do its job better.
We still believe that WordPress is irreplaceable in many areas at the moment. On the other hand, we are convinced that tools like Webflow are the future of the Internet and slowly the hegemon will give way to them. We quietly hope for that.
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