About Webflow

Category: Web Design Software
Webflow is a visual web development platform that allows users to design, build, and launch completely custom websites without writing code. It’s ideal for designers and advanced users who want to create a site on their own but require more design freedom than traditional site builders.

Company: Webflow, Inc

Webflow is the first design and hosting platform built from the ground up for the mobile age. It allows the user to design, build, and launch responsive websites with a visual editor while writing semantic code. It is the only hosted service that allows designers to create websites that work on every device and push it to live production without the need for a developer.

In-Depth Analysis

0 Overall
Price 5.0
Performance 3.0
Ease Of Use 4.5
Features 5.0
Support 3.5

Pros

  • Freedom of Design
  • Great for Client Work
  • No Coding Necessary
  • Plenty of Integrations

Cons

  • Not Beginner-Friendly
  • No Live Phone Support

Webflow Comparisons

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Plans & Pricing

Webflow offers eight plans broken down between Site Plans and Workspaces. For sites that don’t need e-commerce, there are the Starter, Basic, CMS, and Business plans. For e-commerce sites, there are the Standard, Plus, and Advanced plans.

Workspaces are broken into Starter, Core, and Growth for in-house teams and Starter, Freelancer, and Agency for freelancers & agencies.

There is also an Enterprise Plan option that’s tailored to the specific needs of your business. This requires contacting the sale steam.

Webflow allows you to begin building up to two sites for free, but you’ll be limited by two pages per, 500 visitors per month, and no custom domain.

All plans are paid monthly or annually for a discount and have a 14-day free trial.

Starter
$0
/mo
  • webflow.io domain
  • 50 CMS items
  • 50 form submissions (lifetime)
  • 1 GB bandwidth
Basic
$18
/mo
14-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • Custom domain
  • 0 CMS items
  • 500 monthly form submissions
  • 50 GB bandwidth
CMS
$29
/mo
14-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • Everything in the Basic plan plus:
  • 2,000 CMS items
  • 1,000 monthly form submissions
  • 200 GB bandwidth
  • 3 Content editors
Business
$49
/mo
14-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • Everything in the CMS plan plus:
  • 10,000 CMS items
  • 2,500 monthly form submissions
  • 400 GB bandwidth
  • 10 Content editors

 

Performance

I used Webflow via 2 separate WiFi networks and had no issues with overall performance. The design functions updated quickly with little to no lag time. Adding, editing, changing, and saving components was near instantaneous.

Their Collaboration function allows for multiple users to work on the same project and includes an on-screen instant messenger. I did, however, experience a significant lag time during collaboration, and there seemed to be a general disconnect between the two parties.

Uniqueness

Webflow grants you complete design control and fills the space between DIY software like Wix and Squarespace, traditional content management systems (CMS) like WordPress, and actual front-end web development. Unlike any other website builder, Webflow guarantees an uptime of 99.9%—  if they don’t reach it, they have to refund you.

Ease of Use

Initial sign-up and setup are quick and easy. You can start from scratch with a white canvas, choose from a template — some are free, but most start at $19 or use a preset which gives you a very basic layout.

Sign Up

Although Webflow has an intuitive design interface, those with a decent level of technical knowledge will have an easier time. How-to videos are also directly available from within your editor, so you can watch them as you’re making changes to your site.

Templates and Themes

Webflow offers 100+ templates to choose from.

Drag & Drop Editor

The drag & drop editor is responsive and has a CMS feel to it by comparison to other web designers.

Editing Code

Customer Support

Webflow’s customer support team is available 24/7 through via chatbot. It does take some time to get to a live agent, and there are no phone support options at this time.

They also have a learning resource named Webflow University. This section contains a Couse Library, Lesson Library, FAQ, Blog, Forum, and Online Community.

Support Center

90% of inquiries are easily handled by their comprehensive support categories.

Email Support

I requested email support after being gently nudged through several support center categories. I received a clear reply a little over 10 hours from the time of my request.

Community

Webflow’s online community is a forum where users can connect with other creators, share ideas, give feedback and get the latest product updates. The community has over 75k members and offers multiple ways to get involved, from attending a live event to socializing within the platform.

24/7 Help & Support
24/7 Help & Support
Chatbot
Live Online Chat
Live Online Chat
Via the chatbot
Email
Email
Personalized emails Mon-Fri; within 48 business hours
Video Tutorials
Video Tutorials
Webflow University
FAQ
FAQ
Within Support section covering multiple topics
Blog
Blog
Covers a wide range of topics, from web design to top trends
Features & Functionality
Design Features

Webflow offers editing from the grassroots level and a responsive mobile-ready design. It also ensures user and business website security with fast website performance to interact with and retain customers.

It has a full suite of business solutions, a content management system, Image galleries & editing, marketing & SEO integrations, and analytics & reports.

While Webflow does have built-in blogging, stores, and event management already set up, you can use the Content Manager features to build a completely custom site.

Features
  • Pre-Built Templates
  • Mockup Templates
  • Customization Ability
  • Customized Branding
  • Drag and Drop Editor
  • Collaborative Editing
Content Features
Features
  • Media Management
  • Content/Media Library
  • Content Management System
  • Scheduling Tool
  • User Management
  • Rich Text Editor
Marketing Features
Features
  • E-Commerce
  • Hosting
  • Domain Name
  • Marketing Tools
  • SEO Tools
  • Site Analytics
Integrations & Addons
Features
  • Plug-ins/Widgets
  • Email Integration
  • WordPress Integration
  • Marketing Integration
  • Social Media Integration
Coding Features
Features
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • Syntax Highlighting
Verdict

While Webflow is easier to use with prior technical knowledge, it is worth learning. It’s a powerful tool that lets you create and host websites in a pinch without typing a single line of code. It has a wide range of site plans to fit any project and budget.

Lee Payton
Author: Lee Payton
Lee Payton is a Marine Corps veteran, private investigator, 501(c)(3) vice president, marketing director, and entrepreneur. During his government years, he worked at the White House, deployed following the 9/11 terror attacks, and rose through the ranks to several managerial positions. He founded four successful businesses in the private sector, including a private investigative agency, a non-profit organization to conduct human trafficking rescues, a medical concierge service, and a digital marketing agency. He specializes in the formation, marketing, and growth of new businesses.
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