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Webflow or Sketch (with Marketch)

3 months ago from , Co-Founder & CEO of @byndapp. Designer at heart.

Hey everyone,

I have a question: whats your experience with Webflow?

Right now I am designing with Sketch and exporting it to Marketch. Our dev has a hard time, as stuff like margins or paddings, are not defined. Would you recommend switching to Webflow?

22 comments

  • Ryan Hicks, 3 months ago

    Try zeplin or invision.

    5 points
  • iterati designiterati design, 3 months ago

    Zeplin, InVision, Marvel Handoff or Google Gallery

    2 points
  • Dan WilkinsonDan Wilkinson, 3 months ago

    https://marklyapp.com/

    A cheaper option if you don't want the subscription costs of Zeplin/InVision.

    2 points
  • Richard SisonRichard Sison, 3 months ago

    If you're already using Sketch and need to work out the handover process, Zeplin is my tool of choice over Invision's Inspect. I just feel it's a simpler, easier interface.

    I also find it's easier for developers to navigate as Zeplin has fewer artboards uploaded. Invision is a prototyping environment for us so it has a lot of wireframes and concepts which don't make it to Zeplin.

    Though if you're after an offline solution, Marketch hasn't been updated in ages. I much prefer Sketch Measure in a pinch if I'm having terrible connection.

    0 points
  • Jan Wennesland, 3 months ago

    Webflow is more a developer tool for designers. It’s recommended to design in Sketch first, then move to Webflow. Great for prototyping and smaller sites.

    0 points
    • , 3 months ago

      That was my question. If I design it in Sketch whats the reason for Webflow? Its double the amount it work.

      0 points
      • Stefan Lechleitner, 3 months ago

        Webflow is more like a visual development tool. You are not as flexible and fast with designing your page in Sketch first, but your result will be a real page :) It is super intuitive and I highly recommend Webflow to designers which want to create a real webpage without coding. So it makes sense to use Sketch first for a screendesign, because you are faster and flexible, you can try out more ideas. When you have finished your design you should go to Webflow and start rebuilding your design, like a developer would to it with your designs.

        0 points
      • Kyle Y, 3 months ago

        Well, Webflow would let your build your site instead of just designing it. If you're in a job where you hand off your mocks to developers you could instead hand off code and your developers will love you. If you can establish what class names you should use, they might be able to use your CSS without having to rewrite it.

        0 points
  • Hideyuki Matsuo, 3 months ago

    Sketch Measure is recommended for Inspect. And also Sketch-FlowExporter is recommended for prototyping. Both are free and offline.

    0 points
  • Nathaniel PeralesNathaniel Perales, 3 months ago

    Webflow is insanely good. Highly highly recommend.

    0 points
  • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, 3 months ago

    Love it, use it all the time. Got most of clients on it.

    0 points
  • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, 3 months ago

    Webflow is good if you plan to use the front end code as is or build out your site on their platform.

    If not I'd recommend Zeplin zeplin.io

    0 points
  • Kemie GuaidaKemie Guaida, 3 months ago

    Another option, free for the moment is Google Gallery:: lets you upload through the material design plugin for Sketch, lets dev inspect to see measurements & specs.

    0 points
  • Kyle Y, 3 months ago

    Webflow has been amazing, but can be expensive if you choose to host with them, need multiple projects or need CMS elements. I love sketch and InVision Studio, but having the freedom to build your design is incredible.

    0 points