💻 Web Design

I did freelance projects as a web designer, finding WebFlow the most intuitive tool to build beautiful and easy-to-navigate web sites. Traditional web devs would argue WebFlow is cheating, however the websites I found that were built on WebFlow were much more appealing than many WordPress or bare-metal HTML/CSS/JS pages. I found that the integration of interactions, animations, and responsiveness could be easily learned and implemented.

I found about Webflow from a friend who was building a website for an AI startup in Berlin. Since nowadays a startup's most essential assets are marketing and speed, Webflow must have some benefits that Wordpress and the like don't have. I have some front-end development experience, so the UI with the edit panel being almost Sketch-like makes it very intuitive. Many designers and web developers say it is the most underrated design tool out there. The main reason is that they include hosting in their revenue model, eliminating the need for hosting companies in the pipeline. Luckily, the documentation of WebFlow is extremely elaborate and describes smooth integrations to Google Analytics, Google Maps, custom HTML snippets well.

I did find a few small caveats:

  • Swapping between elements you want to style and adding interactions is cumbersome at times.
  • Some responsive sizes do not seem to display the same in real-world devices. Make sure to find and fix visual bugs a few times.
  • As soon as your design template gets complex, different browsers may display your concepts crookedly.

My projects so far: 

neodos.io: A digital consulting company based in Switzerland

e-sensorix.io: The largest B2C level sensor distributor in Europe based in Monaco

oxidental.com: Internationally renowned trading house specialized in eggs and egg products

Overall, I am a fan of Webflow. So far, I host my personal website and two other client websites on it and it exceeds the requirements. Now that Webflow has rolled out e-commerce, new opportunities await.