Websites with all the trimmings(concept, design & programming) and the trimmings(strategy, videography, graphic design) are our daily bread. However, there are also the discussions about the how a website should be built. What tools, what methods and so on...
In the last many years, Wordpress has led people to think that a website is a piece of cake. On the first few metres, apart from design, that was certainly true for a short time. But how does it do in the medium term and why are many afraid of using classics like Drupal or contemporary approaches like headless CMS in combination with Vue, for example? It may still be the internet operating system, but: for the right reasons?
In our search for a solution, we ended up with Webflow. A service that offers all the advantages of Wordpress, for example, without having to live with its disadvantages: countless plug-ins, updates, complications, etc. But it is more than just another website construction kit.
39% of all websites on the Internet use WordPress. While it may be a familiar platform, there are better solutions out there for creating websites. In this article, we’ll dive deep into the differences between WordPress and Webflow.
How Webflow works
Frontend - sleek and responsive
Backend - limited but effective
Webflow offers CMS functionalities and an eCommerce service to varying degrees. Not everything is possible here, but this is often a good thing in order not to get bogged down unnecessarily in special cases. A clean export of data from the CMS is also possible at any time.
Reasons to choose Webflow
Web design becomes one fluid process
There’s no longer a disconnect between visual design and coding. For years, the visual process of web design is often separate from the actual building of the site. As a web designer, you would create wireframes, mock-up the UI, and handoff assets to a developer. Then you would have to deal with the back and forth, making sure the developer executes on your design vision. But with Webflow, it doesn’t have to be a divided process. You can now design and build a website within one tool.
Design with clean code
Create beautiful and complex interactions
With Webflow you can easily preview and adjust layouts for a wide array of modern devices. Just click on any of the break points to see how your design transitions from desktop to tablet to mobile and so forth.
User-friendly CMS interface
Webflow offers a simple on-page editing interface with a minimal dashboard UI. While the WordPress dashboard offers a wide array of options, most are irrelevant for your clients. Instead, Webflow shows you only what you need.
Webflow gives you quick and easy access to all the on-page SEO settings you need. For CMS content, meta titles and descriptions are automatically created based on fields you create and define. All Webflow websites receive free SSL. Check out this case study to learn how a digital agency increased its organic traffic by switching from WordPress to Webflow.
Complete control in design customisation
In conclusion, Webflow emerges as a superior choice over WordPress and many other web development platforms, offering a seamless blend of design and functionality. With clean code, responsive design, and comprehensive customisation, Webflow empowers users to create visually stunning websites with ease. Say goodbye to the complexities of WordPress and embrace the streamlined and innovative approach of Webflow for a truly dynamic web design experience.
Frequently asked questions
Why choose Webflow over WordPress?
Webflow combines design and functionality seamlessly, providing a superior web design experience compared to WordPress.
What sets Webflow apart in terms of code quality?
Can Webflow handle complex interactions and animations?
How does Webflow ensure responsive design?
Webflow enables easy preview and adjustment of layouts for various devices, ensuring a responsive design from desktop to tablet to mobile.
Is Webflow's CMS user-friendly for content management?
Absolutely, Webflow offers a simple on-page editing interface with a minimal dashboard UI, providing only the relevant options for efficient content management.
What about SEO in Webflow compared to WordPress?
Webflow provides quick access to on-page SEO settings, including easy implementation of meta titles and descriptions for CMS content, contributing to enhanced SEO.
How does Webflow offer control in design customisation?
Can Webflow be considered a replacement for WordPress for small to medium-sized websites?
Yes, Webflow offers all the advantages of WordPress without the associated drawbacks like countless plugins, updates, and complications, making it an ideal choice for smaller websites.
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