Webflow is a powerful online visual website builder. While there are templates you can use as a starting point, the real power of Webflow is that you can do just about anything in Webflow — whether you start from a template or not.
This flexibility is a double-edged sword: you can build anything... but at the same time, you can build anything. In other words, Webflow will let you color outside the lines — which can result in some rough results.
We LOVE Webflow for two primary reasons:
Similar to the Adobe Suite, there is a learning curve to Webflow. Technically anyone can grab a Webflow template and make a site — just like anyone can get a Photoshop file and make a poster — but it takes some time to become proficient and understand how everything works. As a result, we don't recommend Webflow for everyone. Just like some people are more suited for Canva instead of Photoshop — some people are more suited for SquareSpace than Webflow.
That said, if you have some experience with frontend web development or the Adobe suite, Webflow will probably come much easier. And once you learn your way around, there are no limits on what you can create in Webflow.
There are a few reasons to look elsewhere for your web development platform.
You might consider not using Webflow if...