Framer or Webflow?

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Framer or Webflow? 6 reasons why we love Framer

Framer and Webflow are both capable, powerful professional tools used by thousands of companies, from running their entire site (including CMS) to high-performing landing pages. 

Here are the 6 key reasons why we love Framer:

  1. Webflow is a web builder that relies on a lot on HTML and CSS knowledge like classes. With Framer, the experience of building a website is very similar to the design workflow you are likely used to with Figma or Sketch – with added features and to make responsive, high-performing websites. And no knowledge of HTML and CSS is needed. If you have a web development background, Webflow concepts like classes might serve you well. But for everyone else, it can quickly become overwhelming. Framer sites are built on a familiar canvas that everyone can learn to use in minutes.
  2. Building websites on Framer tends to be much faster. Webflow sites typically start in Figma or Sketch and have to be rebuilt from scratch in Webflow. Framer is a mix of a design tool and a web builder where you can start from scratch or import your Figma or Sketch projects project directly.
  3. The actual websites are faster too. Webflow pages have above average load speed, but Framer takes it to the next level by utilising modern technologies such as React server-side rendering, automatic image compression, and smart asset bundling. This results in the fastest website possible with current technology
  4. Framer is super collaborative, you can have as many collaborators as you’d like, doing whatever they want. Unlike Webflow where only one person can be in the designer at a time, and additional collaborators can only use the editor, where they can change a few options on static pages and work in the CMS.
  5. Webflow has a limitation of 100 static pages per project, which may be sufficient for some sites. However, Framer offers more flexibility and scalability, allowing for more pages on a project to support advanced use cases.
  6. Lastly Webflow is a browser-based tool, meaning you can’t install it as a standalone app on your computer. Framer works more like Figma, meaning you can download the app, or work directly from your browser!

However Webflow is a great tool and there are some things we would recommend them over Framer for example: e-commerce capabilities, a no-code membership layer, and an overall more advanced and robust logic. To sum up, Framer is ideal for smaller and leaner projects that need a quick turnaround and potentially lower functionality, whereas Webflow is for a more robust build.

by Cojo

by Cojo

Digital Product Design Studio based in the heart of London. We focus on research-led UX, UI design, strategy and testing. Designing mobile apps and websites.

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