How your first landing to Webflow might be

June 20, 2018

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Let us identify with who is in front of Webflow for the first time, preparing to use it. What would be his feelings? What ways forwards? We are pretty sure that, after a physiological settling-in period, our friend won’t be detached from it anymore.

Webflow is a cutting-edge tool, definitely, that allows to create super performing and well indexed websites. We are not faced with the typical drag & drop (Wix, Weebly) but we will deal with a pretty complex interface, although intuitive, that will allow us to insert any HTML element within our project and customize it following our CSS rules. In this way we’ll get a well-founded website based on solid and clean code: a godsend for Google and other search engines.

The canvas on which “draw” our website is the Designer. It’s a empty, barren space that will be animated by structure and contents that will go on to make up our site. But, instead of writing some cold code, we will be able to handle everything visually, without giving up the power of HTML, CSS or JavaScript. The Designer will create a semantic, clean and ready to be exported for the web code.

The Designer consists of the main canvas as well as a set of toolbars and panels. But its core is the Navigator. From here we can select elements, determine their hierarchy and handle their position on the canvas.

You can select an element from the Navigator by clicking on it. This will allow you to access the Style Panel and Settings Panel for that.  The Navigator also serves as a way to see your page hierarchy and which elements are nested inside of other elements.

The Navigator also makes it simple to change the hierarchy of your page: you can quickly grab a child element, and move it outside of its parent element.

The main feature is the Webflow CMS, a real doozy. In fact you will be able to create dynamic contents as you please, setting up customized fields, conditions, filters and relationships between elements you’ve created.  It is an advanced tool that ensure the creation of whatever comes to mind.

So, why Choose Webflow?

Experienced designers and developers may just love it. In this code-free but code accessible website builder, you have options for every size and scale of business website.

The situation is different for beginners, who need to work a lot before a complete understanding of Webflow dynamics. We suggest them training with a free account before rushing headlong in an intricate and complex, although intuitive, world. Furthermore, Webflow itself gives us an important rapprochement tool: the Webflow University that gives us all the guidelines for the correct use of an instrument that, we assure, is worth knowing.

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