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AMA: Vlad and Sergie Magdalin, co-founders of Webflow

almost 4 years ago from , Co-founder / CEO @ Webflow

Hi all!

We're Vlad and Sergie, two of the founders of Webflow. We started the company way back in 2004 with just the two of us designing and building websites for small businesses in our spare time, and many years later (in 2013) decided to start building what you see today.

This is our first AMA ever, so throw anything at us. Want to know how both of us immigrated to the US as refugees in '91? Or how Vlad managed to snag the webflow.com domain by utilizing the art of annoying emails? Or how Sergie is able to discover the best spearfishing spots in California? Or how we've both lasted so long without being exposed as Russian spies?

(Fair warning: the answer to most of the above may or may not be "Bribery.")

Or perhaps you're interested in where we see the future of web design heading, or what we're cooking up next at Webflow (spoiler: flexbox!) -- anything is on the table.

So let's have some fun - ask us anything*! :)


*Except for what Bill whispered to Scarlet at the end of Lost in Translation - we know, but we can't tell you ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

49 comments

  • Kuanysh BayandinovKuanysh Bayandinov, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    Hey Sergie, Vlad!

    First of all, thank you for doing this! I’ve been recommending Webflow to anyone looking to get into design and development as many get overwhelmed starting out in markup and code on the very first day.

    Finding rewardable profession is hard with current economy (especially in the place I’m from), but design and code have always allowed for better results considering meritocracy of the industry. Webflow has allowed several of my childhood friends to start with web-design almost effortlessly which resulted in creative activity and financial reward. Thank you for that.

    My questions:

    • What can you recommend to guys who just got into their 20s and want to continue grinding with design and software development considering they live in post-USSR countries like Kazakhstan?

    • When one should focus on her own product rather than working for someone to build theirs?

    • What would you do to attract youngsters to focus on our industry considering small city population (< 1m)?


    Спасибо за ваше время и внимание ребят!

    6 points
    • Vlad Magdalin, over 3 years ago

      Hey Kuanysh,

      Thanks for the kind words, and the great questions!

      What can you recommend to guys who just got into their 20s and want to continue grinding with design and software … in post-USSR countries?

      My biggest recommendation would be to make full use of the incredible advantages freelancers have today in connecting with clients all over the world (as opposed to even 10 years ago). Not only are there many more ways to build your personal brand in online communities (Dribbble, GitHub, Behance, etc), but also the infrastructure for finding clients and getting paid (Upwork, Payoneer, etc) has gotten much better.

      We have tons of freelancers working in ex-USSR countries that do work for clients worldwide (sometimes at USA-level rates) because they were able to find that first big client, who recommended them to others, and so on. In my personal experience, I’ve seen that freelancers who put in the effort to find business clients in more developed countries to be more satisfied with their job - because you can take on fewer clients yet get paid more than if you were to find a lot of price-sensitive clients locally.

      When one should focus on her own product rather than working for someone to build theirs?

      TLDR: When you have external validation that what you’re building is needed in the market.

      This is a really nuanced and deeply personal decision. Building a product from scratch is hard, especially once you decide to quit your job and do it full time. In my personal experience, it’s been easily 100 times harder than I imagined when we first decided to work on Webflow (as a product).

      For me, the decision to work on my own product was doubly complicated because I have two young kids (and my wife stays at home with them full time, so my family had only my income to depend on). We saved up enough money to be to work without my salary for 3 months, imagining all these idealized scenarios where we would raise a bunch of money via Kickstarter and get thousands of users. But of course when none of that materialized and I was borrowing money to stay afloat many months later - you come to realize quickly that there are real advantages to working for someone else and having them worry about things like payroll and health insurance.

      At the end of the day, though, if you have a vision for a particular product, there is nothing stopping you from working on it at least part-time. I know of so many founders who were able to build something while working for someone else, post a prototype on Hacker News or Product Hunt, and only after they received serious validation for their idea consider pursuing that project or product full time. So I would definitely recommend this tapered approach, because it takes a significant amount of risk off the table - but it will require some long nights and weekends :)

      What would you do to attract youngsters to focus on our industry considering small city population (< 1m)?

      Hmm, I’m not sure - I don’t have much experience in organizing people locally, but I would look into platforms like Meetup.com to get started. Also, at Webflow we’ve had a lot of success in reaching out to teachers/professors of new media courses at high schools and universities and connecting to students through them. Many students are hungry to learn, but they become truly passionate about honing a skill when they can experience the power of creating something with their own hands and having that creating solve some sort of problem.

      2 points
  • Sadok Cervantes, almost 4 years ago

    Hey Vlad, always nice to talk to you. Saw your talk about how every creative in other professions have the advantage of manipulating the medium, except for us web designers. That's a good point, HOWEVER, consider this:

    When you create a 3D or 2D movie/animation, you can manipulate the medium directly because you'll spend time rendering it so every computer/device can see it as you created it. Now, this is important, because NO MATTER the device, the movie will ALWAYS play as you intended it to. The video codecs are universal, standard.

    With webpages is different, because the rendering happens on the viewer's computer, in real time!! That's crazy! And as such, there's always gonna be problems because the browsers are not standard, they are not universal, and thus, requite hand-coding to optimize the results as much as possible.

    I think as web designers, the only way we could manipulate the medium directly is when a brower-homogenization happens... and I don't see that happening soon.

    What do you think? Talk to you later! :)

    -Sadok.

    3 points
    • Vlad Magdalin, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

      Hey Sadok, you're right - the web has the incredibly hard property of having to respond to a wide range of screens / resolutions / capabilities. That makes creating for this medium much harder (hence why we have to write code now to deal with all the browser differences), but to me that means it's even more important to create good visual tools around it.

      Browser are becoming much more standardized than in the first 20 years of the web (see things like Acid3 compliance), and internally at Webflow we've gone from seeing 10%+ of support requests say things like "this looks different in Browser X" in 2013 to < 1% today. Part of that is because Webflow itself normalizes cross-browser behavior in many cases. For example, one user can report a browser inconsistency, which we fix or polyfill centrally, and everyone else benefits from never having to run into that issue again. Whereas if you were writing code by hand, you would have to know how to research and fix each and every one of those issues yourself.

      Also, websites don't need to look the same on every browser, and I think the concept of progressive enhancement is a powerful one. I think it's wonderful that websites built 25 years ago can still be rendered on today's browsers, and many sites built today can be read by 10+ year old browsers (even if they don't look exactly like the designer intended). That's a powerful advantage of the web that other distribution platforms (e.g. mobile apps) can't quite match.

      But again, you're right - the web has a ton of challenges that still need to be abstracted and solved. But that doesn't mean we should give up and stop trying :)

      1 point
  • Brent Cartier, over 3 years ago

    I'm wondering if there are any plans to have 'global' symbols tat could be used across projects - custom prebuilt components. I'm also curious about multi-language features, especially in terms of the CMS. Thanks!

    2 points
    • Vlad Magdalin, over 3 years ago

      Hey Brent, yes! We're already working on the technical infrastructure to make this happen, and the entire team is really excited about the potential that this will unlock. The way we're thinking about it now, you would created a "site" that would essentially be your design system -- it would contain global styles and components, almost like your own mini custom Bootstrap. Then, when creating a new actual website, you would have the ability to choose a template/styleguide/system that acts as the base of that new site that you will build on top of. One of the harder parts in designing this has been thinking through all the edge cases - e.g. you wouldn't want a background color change for a Button component on Site A to affect Site B unintentionally, so there are quite a few things we still have to think through to make this happen.

      We're also working on cross-project copy/paste, which will make it easy to reuse components in a lightweight way between different projects.

      3 points
      • T. F., over 3 years ago

        Generating auto style guides for projects, please .. or maybe even let us define our styles within a global style guide by altering the colors and shapes of a standard page that contains all components :)

        2 points
  • Rafael M, over 3 years ago

    Is Webflow targeting the market of platforms like SquareSpace? Sure it takes more deeper understanding of web design with Webflow, but the pay off is great.

    2 points
    • Sergie MagdalinSergie Magdalin, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

      Hey Rafael, great question. There are Squarespace users out there that crave more customization and naturally gravitate to Webflow. In general though we've been focusing on building powerful tools for web designers so that has left the usual SS user out of the mix. But recently we got into the CMS space which means we've had to start thinking about web designer's clients, who would get lost in Webflow's UI as well. We imagine developing out our CMS Page Editor and making it more accessible to our first time users. Over time we'll be competing with these "easy" website builders more and more I imagine.

      1 point
  • J D, over 3 years ago

    Hey Vlad and Sergie!

    Great product by the way, never thought that making a site would be as simple as designing it.

    Are one of you guys single? Why are you bald? Any future plans to expand into another city?

    Thanks JD

    2 points
    • Sergie MagdalinSergie Magdalin, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

      My dad was bald so I didn't have a choice (ಥ﹏ಥ) .... haha. We plan on sticking around in San Francisco but we have been thinking about opening an office in Hawaii. ;)

      4 points
  • Kris KimKris Kim, over 3 years ago

    Great to see you guys in designernews. I loved Webflow and it helped me quickly build something tangible without messing with code, my biggest gripe has been that I couldn't figure out how I should charge client for hosting. Do you have any plan to have pricing structure for the ones who work for client? How would you recommend to go about billing them for hosting?

    2 points
    • Vlad Magdalin, over 3 years ago

      Hey Kris, we definitely feel your pain and have something that's going into beta soon that will make billing your clients really easy. Shoot me an email to vlad@webflow.com if you want to be part of the first batch of beta users - we'd love to hear your feedback on it!

      2 points
      • Kris KimKris Kim, over 3 years ago

        Sounds great! Will definitely shoot you one. Looking forward to seeing what you guys are up to.

        0 points
  • Rafael M, almost 4 years ago

    I really like Webflow, and I always have been surprised how my fellow designers don’t know anything about it. I just would like to share some thoughts about Webflow. I watched the video “The Future of Web Design Is Not Code, Vlad Magdalin”. I think many people see Webflow as a solution like Wix or SquareSpace: just another platform to create websites. But unless you start to dig in, you can’t see what’s better. But a few questions remain to me unanswered. I am an illustrator and AD motion graphics designer for over 20 years. I don’t really build websites for clients. But here are some questions that I can’t figure out about Webflow: -How secure and solid is the hosting system of Webflow? -Why is there not a 24/7 phone customer services available? -How strong is the company? Are they funded by large ventures? Is Webflow going to be around next year? My understanding is that Webflow is a small company with great talents. Great potential, but I am a little worried to use it as not knowing where the future will be. I secretly wish Adobe or a large company would offer you guys lots of money and conquer new markets!

    2 points
    • , almost 4 years ago

      Thanks for the great questions, Rafael!

      But unless you start to dig in, you can’t see what’s better.

      Yeah, we need to do a better job of making it more clear that we’re way more than your run-of-the-mill template-based website builder. Webflow is more like an empowering technology that helps turn non-developers into frontend developers (in a smaller way now, but eventually more holistically) and that’s harder to explain then “hey, you can build websites with it!” :\

      How secure and solid is the hosting system of Webflow?

      Very solid, and I would wager that it’s significantly more secure than your typical cheap shared hosting provider because it’s fully managed by the Webflow team. We utilize state-of-the-art services like Amazon AWS and Fastly to make sure that sites are served quickly across the globe, and we’ve had many (many!) websites hit major traffic spikes via Reddit, TechCrunch, Hacker News, etc without as much as a hiccup.

      Why is there not a 24/7 phone customer services available?

      This is something we’re considering, but it’s really expensive to provide this level of service at our stage of the company unfortunately :\ We hope to be able to offer phone support at some point.

      How strong is the company? Are they funded by large ventures?

      Webflow was funded by YCombinator and several prominent investors in 2013, and we have since built a sustainable and nearly profitable business with most of the invested funds still being in the bank (effectively as insurance for a rainy day).

      The majority of startups end up blowing through their invested funds in the hopes that they can raise more and more with every year, but a lot of times that leads to unsustainable spending that forces a shutdown or sale of the company. We’re building Webflow to be around decades from now, because we’ve only built maybe 5% of what we ultimately envision creating for the web :)

      Is Webflow going to be around next year?

      Yes, we’re not going anywhere!

      I secretly wish Adobe or a large company would offer you guys lots of money and conquer new markets!

      Based on historical precedent, this is dangerous territory and might not have the effect you want. Almost every single company that has been acquired (especially by Adobe) ends up discontinuing or severely neglecting their product. For us, we want to stay independent so that we push our vision forward without a set of suits in a board room deciding our fate every quarter based on short-term metrics :\

      Great potential, but I am a little worried to use it as not knowing where the future will be.

      This is a totally valid concern, and as we keep improving Webflow and as the community keeps growing, this will become much less of a worry.

      2 points
      • Rafael M, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

        Thank you for taking time to respond! I should have used another example than Adobe! I'm a 3D user of Modo from Luxology who sold to The Foundry, that would be a better example! You should have someone who help your communication from outside maybe, because sometimes it's hard to distance yourself from "the obvious"! Reading that you have helped websites like Reddit, TechCrunch, etc is really valuable.

        1 point
  • Julian ShapiroJulian Shapiro, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    Hey Sergie and Vlad,

    Big fan of the product. I got a chance to use it last year. If you projected forward 10 years, what would the ideal Webflow of 2026 be?

    2 points
    • Vlad Magdalin, over 3 years ago

      Hey Julian! Assuming that all goes to plan, our secret plans to develop self-driving cars would have come to fruition by then :)

      But in all seriousness, it's hard to predict that far out. For example, responsive web design was only a thing ~5 years ago, and it's the main Webflow even exists as a product. So for the time being we're really focused on solving as many of the immediate problems that we see in web design today that help people get real work done.

      One thing I can say with really high confidence though - the majority of professional websites that will be built in 2026 (assuming were not all permanently plugged in to the OculusNet by then) will be created in visual software - not code - and hopefully Webflow will make a significant contribution in making that change happen.

      6 points
  • Alex Nichol, over 3 years ago

    Hey Sergie, Vlad,

    Webflow has been growing a lot of the past year. Have have you been managing the growth of the company (both the user base and the amount of staff) ?

    Are you willing to share any stories or advice about any major hurtles you have had to overcome with managing a growing company?

    2 points
    • Vlad Magdalin, over 3 years ago

      Have have you been managing the growth of the company (both the user base and the amount of staff)?

      We've had steady growth over the last 2 years, so we had the luxury of scaling our team and processes at a deliberate (read: not hair-on-fire) pace. We are a team of 20 now, and that has grown almost linearly as we’ve had more people become customers. A big part of that is our focus on creating a long-term sustainable company, so we only bring on new team members as the business grows - that has made it easier to adjust the way we work incrementally and organically.

      Are you willing to share any stories or advice about any major hurdles you have had to overcome with managing a growing company?

      Ha, I can probably write an entire book on this (more the stories, probably not so much good advice yet), so a comment here probably won’t suffice. We’re incredibly lucky that we were able to build a product that really resonated with a lot of folks, and when you have have a passionate community of users you build up a strong sense of accountability to them. That in turn helps you hire really bright and passionate people, so the challenge becomes more along the lines of maintaining a great culture with both of those elements. We’re still a relatively puny company, so we have a lot more to experience and learn before we can give advice to others :)

      3 points
  • T. F., almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

    Hey Vlad & Sergie,

    First off: webflow is a great (prototyping) tool & your support is very speedy. I say (prototyping) because in general though it lacks a bit of granular control over the system without messing up the D&D interface. Hint: this could be a chance for a custom plug-in system.

    Now the big question: Is native multi-lingual support coming any time soon ?

    I ask this because you have a big international audience of designers that absolutely must present their websites in more than one language. And I think with your excellent CMS system already in place, it would only take minimal effort to build in this much requested multi-lingual support feature.

    Here's a quick example. Mock-up time: (right-click: "open image in a new tab")

    LanguagesLanguages

    For entries where there isn't a translation yet, you could just "ghost" (e.g show) the "original text" to avoid a broken page. Best would be to even notify the user before publishing that there is a translation missing when trying to publish e.g.

    "This page has not yet been translated. Sure to upload About (German) with the untranslated text from About (English) ?"

    1 point
    • Sergie MagdalinSergie Magdalin, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

      Hey TF, good question! You’re totally right that we have designers all around the world using Webflow and building multi-language sites. It’s a bummer that in the CMS’ current state you have to hack some collections together or integrate with another service to support multiple languages. So we’ve been brainstorming some ideal flows for adding multi-language content for static and dynamic pages. It involves some heavy infrastructure changes which is why it will take a bit longer for us to implement. We're doing some heavy restructuring right now to prepare for some big upcoming features.

      I do like the idea of creating different variants of the collection item like you’ve shown in the mockups. But I think it has to start at a higher level and allow the designer to specify URLs and other settings for their targeted locales. A lot of it is up in the air though. Thanks for the suggestion!

      1 point
      • T. F., almost 4 years ago

        Thanks Sergie for letting us know that you and your team are actively working on the multi-language feature. Certainly, you know the backend infrastructure of your platform better than anyone else here, however I would just advise you not to think too complex. For example, yes unique urls are important, but for convenience are probably best if auto-generated, like e.g.: domain.com/en/page-or-article-title-in-current-language. (the url could still be changed in the actual article interface on demand)

        Any thoughts for a module 3rd party plug-in system ? Actually, would love to make my expand/collapsable module (which isn't build on top of "drop-down" and doesn't collapse when clicked outside of the container) available for other users of the platform.

        1 point
        • Sergie MagdalinSergie Magdalin, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

          however I would just advise you not to think too complex

          Easier said than done. :D We're always considering whether it makes more sense to push a quick fix or invest in a long-term solution with the limited time/resources we have. That's one of the challenges of product development. Localization is one of those things we have to build from the ground up because it touches so many parts of the experience.

          Any thoughts for a module 3rd party plug-in system?

          We're thinking about it :)

          3 points
  • Rafael M, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

    Could Webflow be used for building apps for IOS or Android? I have no idea what is under the hood of Webflow. Is it a stretch? A few years ago I was interested about this product to create apps http://kwiksher.com which share a similar philosophy as Webflow, but didn't do it for me.

    0 points
    • Sergie MagdalinSergie Magdalin, almost 4 years ago

      Webflow was designed to design/build websites. We would need to design a unique interface for mobile app development. There are just too many differences (code, layout paradigms, touch interactions, etc). Building for web and mobile might get easier with technologies like React Native, but I think they would still require separate UI's.

      1 point
      • Rafael M, almost 4 years ago

        About "interactive screens" like the ones found in museum? Simple interactions with videos, HTML 5 animations?

        0 points
  • Andrey Chernyavsky, over 3 years ago

    Hey guys!

    Dont have questions, but have story: About a year ago, i somehow managed to drop on your website, and at that point i wanted to make designs more like webflow-way, but didn't have money. So, i've ended up, creating for one or two nights, almost fully working localhost mirror of webflow, that in result could export pages. :)

    It was almost like im on paid plan. That's it, i think

    0 points
  • Tom WoodTom Wood, over 3 years ago

    Great of you to both do an AMA - I use Webflow on a daily basis, and it's really allowed for some beautiful exploration. The fact that you regularly update it is also a dream; new features and a killer forum (thanks for being very present Sergie!) help make this an incredible product.

    So a great big personal thanks from me.

    But what I want to know.. what do your offices look like? Can you share a photo?

    0 points
    • Sergie MagdalinSergie Magdalin, over 3 years ago

      Nooice! It's awesome to see our users being so active in the community. :) As for our office... actually it's kind of a mess right now since we're moving into a bigger space. Ask again in a couple months when we're settled.

      0 points
    • Vlad Magdalin, over 3 years ago

      Hey Thomas, thanks for the kind words! There's a tiny peek at part of our office in this intro video on Skillshare - we're hoping to have more of our new office up on our website sometime soon.

      0 points
  • Sim SkrebeSim Skrebe, over 3 years ago

    Hi Vlad & Sergie. Do you consider hiring UX interns this summer? If yes, would you sponsor students from EU? I'm currently doing Masters in HCI and love what you guys have achieved.

    0 points
    • Vlad Magdalin, over 3 years ago

      Hey Simonas, yeah we would absolutely consider it. We've already had two interns from Europe, so let's chat - can you send us more info (and ideally a portfolio) to vlad@ and sergie@ webflow.com? Thanks!

      0 points
  • Eli SchiffEli Schiff, over 3 years ago

    Are you considering adding Markdown support?

    0 points
    • Vlad Magdalin, over 3 years ago

      Hey Eli, thanks for the question. Yes! We're considering adding a Markdown element (and corresponding CMS field) to live alongside our existing Rich Text element.

      0 points
  • Koen Spaansen, almost 4 years ago

    Nice that you guys do this! It was a choise... getting my 10 dollar milkshake, or reading the answers live! It was a damn good milkshake!

    0 points
  • Jaron SaturninoJaron Saturnino, almost 4 years ago

    I love Webflow - my firm relies solely on it, so we're exceptionally grateful. However, I've been worrying about the consequences of our over-reliance on Webflow, because our team (I and two other graphic design based individuals) don't feel the need to learn how to code, especially now that Webflow CMS covers 99% of what our clients want from us. (But I must say, they really enjoy it!)

    I have two questions: 1. What is our team missing if our web design knowledge is solely based in Webflow? 2. What should I encourage my team to learn beyond Webflow?

    0 points
    • , almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

      Thanks for the kind words, Jaron!

      What is our team missing if our web design knowledge is solely based in Webflow?

      There are a few things that Webflow still doesn’t have that are widely available if you’re writing code by hand in web design, but we’re actively working on adding them soon. For example, flexbox is a great new way to build layouts, but it’s hard to learn even for seasoned developers (I’ve been writing code for 15 years, and I still have to go look up CSS flex syntax all the time) - so we’ll be introducing a visual flexbox layout builder soon to get to parity with what’s available in CSS.

      Also, we haven’t yet released a way to create responsive websites in a mobile-first approach (where you create the phone design/content first, then work your way up progressively enhancing along the way), but we’ll be adding that option as well.

      There’s also a lot of flexibility you have if you’re using raw code or something like Wordpress plugins to extend beyond standard functionality and components, but rest assured that we’ll have a plugin ecosystem as well :)

      In short, if we do our job right, then the web design industry will undergo a similar transformation as the desktop publishing industry. People used to feel like they were missing out on “bleeding edge” publishing if they were using QuarkXPress because Quark didn’t support certain things that you could do manually on paper (or via custom PostScript code), but once the software matured enough - the entire industry switched over. These days, you won’t find many people doing print layouts manually (which used to be the norm) - everyone uses software like inDesign to get the job done.

      The other thing about Webflow is that we don’t reinvent the wheel - it’s just a layer above HTML/CSS/JavaScript that helps you work with those technologies. Adding a class in Webflow is directly equivalent to adding a “class” attribute in an HTML and adding a selector in a CSS file, so it’s not like we’re creating a proprietary output medium (ala Flash). It’s just a glorified DevTools or Web Inspector, with lots of sugar on top. And you’re learning the concepts behind how the web works (e.g. relative layout, the box model, etc) just by using Webflow.

      So if you’re already at 99% of what your clients need, you’re in a great spot. We’ll get to that other 1% soon enough!

      What should I encourage my team to learn beyond Webflow?

      Oh, so many things! E.g. I’m learning Spanish right now ;) Though I assume you mean in the sphere of web design, in which case I would say the most important thing is solving a problem for your clients - which might mean that you might have to learn some really bleeding edge CSS features (e.g. CSS filters) so that you can offer your clients a unique/fresh website experience. There are so many things to learn in web development though, that even I’m overwhelmed at where to start :\

      3 points
  • Clifford Menezes, over 3 years ago

    I would like the option to attend a 1/2 or full day workflow camp to ask specific questions directly to workflow experts and learn some best in class techniques for creating websites using workflow. It is a great product and I enjoy using it but have not found all the answers online.

    Thanks for creating Webflow

    0 points
    • Sergie MagdalinSergie Magdalin, over 3 years ago

      Thanks for the suggestion Clifford. Education is so important for getting the most out of Webflow. We're always thinking about what type of resources would have the highest ROI for our users. We currently offer small 1-hr weekly workshops because they have higher attendance. We plan on experimenting with longer workshops as demand increases. Soon we'll be restructuring our help center (help.webflow.com) to provide different types of education including General Docs, Video Tutorials, and Courses. My hope is that the courses we'll be creating will get you to "Webflow super expert" status.

      0 points
  • Mansoor Safi, almost 4 years ago

    you guys are doig something amazing. When you would add e-comerce and CRM features

    0 points
    • Sergie MagdalinSergie Magdalin, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

      We're releasing a feature soon that will allow you to integrate your dynamic content with Shopify. A full-fledge e-commerce solution is something we want to tackle as well.

      1 point
  • craig liming, over 3 years ago

    Sergei and Vlad, I have been building sites for about 15 years using dreamweaver and have a pretty good grasp of HTML, CSS, and Javascript. The great thing about DW is that you could look at code view and find the source of a problem that may present itself. Oftentimes I could just switch to code view, find the suspect area, adjust here and there, and problem solved.

    Not so with webflow. While that interface is great and seemingly magical if you have no background in code; if you do, it is frustrating to have simple things (links that do not link) not work that are often easily fixed (file paths) by inspecting and adjusting the code.Other than videos that show how to build, there is little to assist troubleshooting other than the member forum which is not real support.

    As a user, and to assist in cases such as this, I suggest that on hover js tooltips might be much more extensive, or link to a page that has a more in-depth explanation as to how the features work. A simple flow chart or a "white page" to flesh out the manner in which the interface works. The option of code view would help those that have some background in the inner workings of a site.

    Flexbox is not intuitive or easy to understand and is a great example of a feature that needs extensive tooltips, a flow chart, or white page. Great feature, but without adequate documentation, questionable in use.

    Good product that could be great, but in my estimation lacks sufficient information and support. I do believe this (webflow) is the future of web design. I am old school. I think calculators are time savers and great, but feel better when able to understand how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.

    0 points