How I Started a Little Fling With Webflow

Stop Using Wordpress
November 29, 2023

I've always been a bit of a doubter. You know, the kind of person who needs people to swear up and down before I'll believe something. This skepticism isn't limited to just life; it extends to my work in web development and design too. Everyone's chanting the WordPress mantra – WordPress this, WordPress that. Sure, I've joined in the chorus, because let's be real, it's a darn good content management system (CMS)! But, oh well, in the summer of 2021, I started a little fling with Webflow. I know, I'm a bit of a traitor. But Webflow just had that special something that made me break up with WordPress.

Here's why I fell head over heels for Webflow:

  1. Complete Freedom:Templates are cool if you're not tech-savvy, but that's not my story. I love unique, out-of-the-box layouts and designs. WordPress sometimes felt like a straitjacket, needing bits of code here and there to make things truly custom. Webflow, though, lets me replicate my XD or Figma prototype almost effortlessly. If I want to code, I can, but it's awesome that with Webflow, I can build anything from scratch without touching code!
  2. Clean Code:Webflow's clean code is like a neat and tidy house for Google and other search engines. Great for SEO and easy to edit. The clean and organised format does wonders for website performance.
  3. Plugin-Free Dependence:Everyone raves about plugins – and rightfully so. But let's face it, they're also a bit of a headache. Constant updates, watching out for glitches – it's tiring. Webflow takes a plugin-less approach. No worries about updates or add-ons messing with your site. If you still want extra features, Webflow lets you connect apps without the hassle.
  4. Saved Some Bucks:Webflow throws in its hosting with its pricing. No need to stress over third-party providers that might not fit your needs or might cost you more. Plus, the free-use option until you're ready to publish is a nice touch. And those yearly subscriptions? They're a wallet-saver!
  5. Blog Integration Made Easy:Creating blog collections and designing templates is a breeze on Webflow. Connecting your blog takes just a couple of clicks. Adding new entries? The development and design are practically done for you!

Despite feeling a bit guilty about my Webflow affair, I can't deny I've found a new partner in crime. Still, I appreciate all the good times WordPress gave me. Webflow is the future, no doubt. And hey, if you're already a WordPress pro, picking up Webflow won't be too tricky!