Webflow CMS (webflow.com)

6 years ago from , Project & Studiomanagement @yccpgroup + Freelance Front End Designer


  • Michael AleoMichael Aleo, 6 years ago

    From a business standpoint: We do a lot of WP work and what I like about WP is that it can't dissolve and disappear. At least not quickly. It would more likely be a years-long decline. Look at Expression Engine, which at best had stalled out for a while (and at worst has been slowly dying)—the writing was on the wall for a while.

    What happens if Webflow runs out of cash? This is a hosted solution, no? So suddenly the platform I talked my clients into is suddenly gone or going down in X days? I'm not betting my reputation or the ability for my clients to operate in the hands of a third party so easily.

    It wasn't until just recently that I started sending people with zero budget who reach out to us to Squarespace. I just don't trust third parties that much.

    21 points
    • Daniel SchutzsmithDaniel Schutzsmith, 6 years ago

      This is the EXACT issue I brought up to the creators of Webflow about two years again. At that time I was suggesting to rather create a WP plugin that could easily work with their interface but they mentioned even then about embarking on something else (which looks to be this new CMS) down the road.

      0 points
  • Ashraf AliAshraf Ali, 6 years ago

    Anyone got that Squarespace vibe meets developer friendliness?

    10 points
    • Matthew OrtegaMatthew Ortega, 6 years ago

      I just switched to Kirby, and I think for small sites I will never go back to wordpress. Check it out.

      0 points
  • Tom GantzerTom Gantzer, 6 years ago

    As someone who has just spent 3 months doing content strategy, design and code with the same goals in mind using Wordpress + REST API, I am so annoyed that I didn't wait a bit longer...

    10 points
  • Bruno BarrosBruno Barros, 6 years ago

    I've been using Webflow for a while, specially for small and quick promotional landing pages. Sometimes a client needs a landing page to be live in the next day. In these cases, Webflow is the way to go. Fast, easy and reliable.

    I'm curious to see how they'll handle this whole CMS thing, since it might be used for bigger websites. Maybe that's Webflow growing up... I just hope they don't increase their (already too high) prices.

    4 points
  • Joe Bell, 6 years ago

    Looks a lot like what https://bubble.is/ have been doing for a while now.

    3 points
  • Elvin van DalenElvin van Dalen, 6 years ago

    Any developers who can react on this? I'm not a developer so I'm wondering what you guys think about this?

    2 points
    • Alex ChanAlex Chan, 6 years ago

      I develop a lot in WordPress and I'm skeptical. What they're describing is the "holy grail" of CMSs.

      The landing page and video were really nice though.

      5 points
      • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, 6 years ago

        I have seen the demo and it amazing. I watched him recreate dribbble in our short meeting: uploading pics, displaying pictures, etc.

        Im SOOOOO looking forward to this.

        8 points
    • pjotr .pjotr ., 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

      It'll be completely dependent on how fast you can add new pieces of structured content. They have a decent set already but clients are unreasonable and want very custom features. Customizability is key. Because of this I think something like treeline.io is closer to reality.

      0 points
  • Martin HalikMartin Halik, 6 years ago

    I'm looking forward to this!!

    0 points
  • Roman HorokhovatskyyRoman Horokhovatskyy, 6 years ago

    I'm a designer but also developer and I think that in some way the Visual CMS is the future.

    0 points
  • Kushtrim XhaferiKushtrim Xhaferi, 6 years ago

    the funktionality seems to be amazing, but i'm not certain i want to get into this locked system. in our agency we use WP and therefore we are independent. we can hire every WP developer and use any hoster we like. the clint has no worries. if webflow would be an app, which you can install on your server, than i would pay a lot for. :)

    0 points
  • yasmeen ainy, 6 years ago

    Elements to the system gives rise to a property in this case is called self-organization and what self-organization does is it regulates the thing that's the essence of the system in this case this triangle becomes energy and information flow being defined as the movement across time energy redefine what we aim to find we’ve given examples a physicist would say that energies the capacity to do stuff sometimes works sometimes not so basically this becomes a triangle energy and information. http://www.x4facts.com/synagen-iq/

    -1 points