Is there any good alternative to webflow?
over 4 years ago from Carlos Px, carlospx.com
over 4 years ago from Carlos Px, carlospx.com
Nope. Webflow is pretty great
Yep. Maybe not feature for feature but similar.
I keep reading this as hardon.
Ya, I did as well. Took me a while to find the link because of that very reason haha.
I mean, for what? For creating a low-fi prototype, which you could certainly do in Webflow… sure. For creating a functional, performant, pixel-perfect, responsive site backed by a CMS (and soon with eComm capabilities) without having to write code… nope, not that I've seen. Webflow is bananas.
You'd have to be way more specific. As far as one tool that does everything Webflow does, nope.
But there are others tools that do PARTS of what Webflow does. Pinegrow comes to mind.
I use both. Nothing seems to be as fast as Webflow, nor is anything remotely close to Interactions 2.0. Webflow is pretty far ahead of anyone else.
Where Pinegrow is stronger is touching code directly, the components feature is much more like what designers think of components (as opposed to symbols).
Hi! Actually there is. And much powerful in some areas, like data filtering, pagination, multi language support, user filtering, user sorts, custom breakpoints, reusable modules, content blocks for a rich CMS experience. and ....
not only creates responsive websites but also designs and deploys native apps for iOS and Android.
It's called Bondlayer > https://www.bondlayer.com (I'm the CTO)
It's under the radar because so far we only worked with enterprise customers (like Vodafone and other large companies), that's why we focused on all the hard stuff first ( that I mentioned above ), but we do plan to open to a broader audience really soon. We are now improving the UX of the tool to make it easy for beginners. to use this advanced features.
GrapesJS - open source tool very similar to Webflow. Not quite as refined, although in some ways more powerful. --> https://grapedrop.com/
https://readymag.com/ This one is inditical to WebFlow
Webflow is the answer. Why are you looking for alternatives? What is not working for you?
PS: You'll be hearing a lot from this later: http://shift.studio/
CMS locked behind a subscription which is horrendous for handing off the site to a client, applying styles is very time consuming, I want my sites to scale but webflow is not made for that.
Yes! Webflow. Saying a good alternative is implying that Webflow is not good and I would love to hear any argument that could prove that.
Readymag for sure, just look at this: https://readymag.com/explore/ For some reason, 90% of websites made in Webflow are identical, typical "bootstrap syndrome". Also, Blocs https://blocsapp.com/ is doing great (but it's also "Bootstrapy":)).
We've been using Oxygen builder for WordPress lately and honestly, I don't plan to do another corporate/marketing website any other way. What used to take us 60 days before in regards to the design and build-out, now takes us 1/3 of that time to launch a website.
How it’s better from other page builders for Wordpress? Is it possible to take a pretty complex layout from Photoshop/Sketch, and fully make it work with Oxygen, pixel-perfectly? Does it have any animation possibilities?
I've only tried using one but can't remember the name, the most popular one. It was a horrible experience. Oxygen works much like Webflow, and is essentially a GUI for your CSS editing, plus many useful shortcuts.
If you can do something in raw HTML, you can do it in Oxygen, this goes for animations as well because you can use any library you want, or you code your own. But it doesn't offer any fancy stuff out of the box apart from sticky headers, carousels, and fixed background images IIRC.
I thought the main point for any builder, like WebFlow, is getting rid of making something with "raw HTML" ;) sure I can do anything with raw HTML, but seems like WebFlow allows to make pretty any kind of layout without ever touching CSS or HTML, just by manipulating stuff visually and by setting properties. Same for animation. So looks like Oxygen is not yet comparable to WebFlow. I don't advocate WebFlow, pricing for Oxygen seems really interesting, but looks like for cases where you need a small landing page/few pages project that's pretty complex visually, it's better to use WebFlow, not WordPress/Oxygen.
I meant that you can add anything that's missing through raw HTML. Otherwise it is the same as Webflow.
Oxygen is nothing like Webflow IMO. Webflow blows it away in ease of use, updating. Pretty much everything. It is in a league of its own.
https://readymag.com/ is similar in what regards to layout creation/freedom directly to code.
it's not really close in terms of functionality though.
Not really. Webflow has become so popular because they are leading the way in creating their own category of CMS.
Depends? Squarespace maybe... if your looking for something a bit more simple.
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