For the past month’s i have seen lot´s of people complaining about learning webflow, that is difficult and not so easy like other apps. Well, i have some theory’s about that.
First "Rui´s Theory"
There are lot´s of app sites that let´s you make websites, but not like webflow. On those sites you can in fact make a website with lot´s of options, very cool. But you don´t have 100% control… you can custumise lot´s of things, but you can´t customise all, 100% pixel control.
So i cannot compare those cool websites builders with webflow.
Second "Rui´s Theory"
Before you chose your tool you have to ask your self, “what is my objective and what is my knowledge?”
If you are someone that don´t have “website” skills i advise to go and build a website on other platform (like wix) that you can drag a gallery and custumise lot´s of things. It´s more easy for you and you will find your objective faster.
Third "Rui´s Theory"
If you are a webdesigner with some knowledge of html/css… dude, forget the rest, webflow is the tool for you, period.
If you are a webdesigner with no knowledge of html/css, webflow is still the best tool for you, but… really, you have to learn the very basic of html/css. If you want to be a professional, you HAVE to learn the basic.
I don´t want to scare you with code, technically you don´t have to learn code, you just have to learn the basic. Take one day, just one day and google for the basic stuff on html like , float type, display type, padding, margin… dude, really… just one day.
In my opinion, if you don´t know a little of html/css, you will never be a true professional.
Webdesigner is mush more that just photoshop, you have to learn to make a nice html structure for a better SEO.
Final "Rui´s Theory"
About webflow… my honest opinion, it´s a very easy tool. I find my self with a “stupid face” when i see people in the forum saying, “I found webflow last night and i found it very difficult, i cannot make a website”.
You found a tool and you expect to learn all the basic of the tool in 2 hours, are you kidding me?
If you want a professional tool, and if you are like me, 100% pixel control freak and if you are serious about building a website, DON´T BE LAZY, LEARN IT.
This is my final theory, people these days are to laZy, they want things to magically pop on the screen.
If you want something, work for it.
P.S. - Try to learn Photoshop, Dreamweaver, HTML and CSS… the “hardcore style”, and then you will see what is the definition of difficult.
gggrrrrr… jesus… i hate lazy people.