The significant difference between Webflow and other more consumer-oriented tools is that Webflow doesn’t try to hide the complexity and power of web development — instead, it embraces it.
Styling elements visually in Webflow with the power of CSS is significant and all, but what if you want to reuse or update those styles across your site? Good news, just like CSS, Webflow is built with classes as a core component. Meaning Webflow not only makes it easy to build sites but also to maintain and update them.
Working visually in Webflow doesn’t mean you have limited options for layouts. On the contrary, Webflow treats cutting-edge layout systems like flexbox and CSS grid as first-class citizens, meaning you have complete control to build your site however you’d like.
4. 1 Click Publishing
Oh yeah, I love this. It’s just genius. Webflow is more than just a visual way to code — it’s also a built-in publishing and hosting platform. This means you can go from zero to a published website in a fraction of the time it’d take when coding by hand. Once you’ve built your design visually, you can hit publish and push your site live.
Building static pages visually in Webflow is cool. But as any seasoned developer knows, websites that are meant to live and grow rely heavily on the CMS underneath the hood — which lets their teammates or clients update the site without bothering development in the future.
To that end, the Webflow CMS is a highly flexible and powerful tool that combines the visual design controls inherent to Webflow with the flexibility of a CMS that doesn’t lock you into specific formats or post types. With Webflow, you have the freedom to create whatever content type your site needs, then craft your design around that content from scratch.