May 16, 2014

Webflow – Build a Responsive Website

Website builders that utilize pre-fab templates are a dime a dozen, however Webflow stands out from its competitors by taking a more custom approach. The drag-and-drop website creation application allows its users to design completely original, production-ready websites with no coding required.

Webflow has developed a method that enables you to drag-and-drop your way to an entirely new website. Rather than mocking your site up in an application like Photoshop, Webflow encourages you to make your design decisions within its web-based platform. Control every detail of your design, from selecting multiple backgrounds and type styles, to adding transitions and unique border styles. You can even customize your design for viewing on desktops, tablets, and smartphones. When you’re done designing your site, hand the reins over to Webflow. The application will automatically generate code based on your designs.

Although Webflow does enable you to hand off the code it generates to a developer for custom programming changes, the application encourages users to publish their sites to its hosting platform. It also gives people the option to set up their own custom domains.

Practical Uses:

  • Create a website to promote your new coffee shop
  • Make a website that looks just like what you imagined
  • Ensure that your website will look great on mobile phone screens
  • Add custom forms to your business site

Insider Tips:

  • Add custom code to any head tag or body tag
  • Export your website from Webflow
  • Edit common SEO elements on your website using Webflow’s tools

What we liked:

  • Users can quickly build and publish their websites using a single tool
  • The HTML and CSS generated by Webflow is production-ready
  • Designers can sell their templates through Webflow
  • Website designs can be customized for any device

What we didn’t like:

  • Users with Micro plans doesn’t have access to site transfer or exporting tools
  • Templates in the Template Marketplace must be purchased separately from a monthly plan


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2013
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Mountain View, California
  • Founded by: Vlad, Magdalin, Sergie Magdalin, and Bryant Chou
  • Web site:


  • Micro plan is $16 per month
  • Personal plan is $20 per month
  • Professional plan is $42 per month
  • Team plan starts at $84 per month

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