Webflow Workshop - Is using visual web development tools “cheating"?

Ever since I started using Webflow in 2013, I have stopped coding basic HTML & CSS when developing websites. The fact that I can now visually develop a site has been dream until now. But as I continually evangelize Webflow at various meetups, sub-reddits, and conferences, I start to hear a common theme.

Most people still think that developing the front-end design of a website should be hand-coded. Using a visual web development tool is basically “cheating.” But is it? Let’s discuss.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 10am pacific

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Saw this in the http://ceedar.webflow.io site’s source: :joy:

<script type="text/javascript">
  function pray() {
    var In_The_Name_Of_The_Client_The_Server_And_CDN;
    // Our website who art in cache,
    // Rendered be thy name,
    // Thy functions ran on load as they were in fiddle.
    // Give us today our daily cookie,
    // And forgive us our script duplication,
    // As we forgive those who duplicate scripts against us.
    // Lead us not into frustration, but deliver us from infinte loops.
    // For thine is the algorithm,
    // And the computation,
    // And the solution,
    // (hopefully) not looping forever and ever.