When inspiration hits, it’s tempting to jump headfirst into a new project. After all, you’ve got an incredible idea for a product or service and you’re feeling totally energized to get it up and running.
The first step? Getting the website built.
No problem, you think, there are plenty of options out there.
A few hours later and you’ve been round all the houses. You’ve considered hiring a web designer or developer, but the cost is a touch too high. You’ve looked at drag-and-drop builders like Squarespace or Wix, but you feel constrained by their technological limits. You’ve turned to Wordpress to solve your problem, but there’s a steep learning curve to take on.
It’s a frustrating experience.
And, at this point you might just give up. But there’s one platform you haven’t considered: Webflow. It may appear at first glance to be a simple drag-and-drop builder, but it’s got some serious horsepower under the hood.
Originally launched in 2013, Webflow sets itself apart from other web builders by bringing together the best of all worlds:
Put it all together and you’ve got the recipe for a new breed of website builder, allowing you to build something amazing without writing a single line of code. In fact, such platforms have led to a new digital movement known as no-code. And Webflow, by all accounts, is a pioneer.
Webflow is fast becoming the platform of choice for designers, developers, and entrepreneurs alike. Here’s why:
Imagine if you were able to design a website in Photoshop and have a developer code it for you in real time, so it looked (and felt) just the way you wanted. This is exactly what Webflow offers — you don’t need to be, or hire, a developer to create a beautiful online experience.
The CMS, or Content Management System, is the backbone of any website — especially those that publish a lot of content. Traditionally, WordPress has been the go-to CMS for many, but this still involves a lot of technical back-end work, such as installing plugins and so on. With Webflow, all content management is done in the visual editor: just write, publish, and go.
Hosting is another hurdle for other web builders to overcome. Not only is finding the right host a minefield, you also need to worry about server updates, PHP versioning, and more. With Webflow, all of this is handled for you. It’s literally set and forget, saving you time for more important things.
Webflow is seamlessly integrated with other third-party platforms and services.
With other web builders, if a feature isn’t built-in, you aren’t getting it. Either that, or you’ll need to spend hours trawling through a list of plugin reviews to find the right one. With Webflow, that’s all in the past — simply pick an integration, paste a code snippet into a text box, then just drag and drop. It really is that simple.
Here are a just a few examples of Webflow’s third-party integrations:
If you’re feeling inspired to give Webflow a spin for your next project, getting started couldn’t be easier.
With Webflow University, you have a fully comprehensive training course at the tip of your fingers — and all for free. From tips for freelancers to a step-by-step guide to take your business online, you’ll find a bottomless resource for beginner web design.
And don’t forget: once you’ve become a veritable Webflow wizard, the Blackcreek team will be here to help you define and grow your brand in all-new directions. Ready to get started?