Webflow, a Tool to Democratize Building Responsive Websites

And if instead of getting up killing with HTML tags, “alligator” without closing divs and do not obey, you could simply drag little buttons, windows and corners? The Webflow comes with the basic proposal to simplify the construction of responsive sites that work well for both those who access the big screens of desktops and for those who see in tablets and smartphones.

The premise is the same as late Microsoft Frontpage, with a tendency to be a “wordpress ization” of responsive sites – instead of worrying about technical knowledge, users will only have to use creativity and the tools available to build responsive websites, create effects on images and animations of the “transitions”.

The idea came inspired by Blogger, there are about 10 years was the reference publication for the democratization of the Internet – it was enough an idea in the head, a computer and a few clicks to get the content available for all to see. “It was amazing to see how many barriers have been put down by that [Blogger] tool, allowing people to share their thoughts on the web. There was no need to worry about hosting, FTP, HTML, maintenance, etc., etc. – it was enough to enter a post and click publish – almost magical, “recalls Vlad Magdalin, one of Webflow creators.

Elegant and with the promise of being highly efficient, the Webflow was built by joint efforts of the brothers Magdalin – Vlad is a developer and designer Sergei is – which allowed the tool to become a promising mix of the two expertises. The main concern of Vlad was to make complicated concepts of CSS, as the selectors and the cascade could be abstracted, allowing users to click and simply dragged and items were realizing in practice what changes occur with the settings that are made.

Anyone interested can test a demo that is available on the website Webflow and highlights some of the key features of the tool, or watch the video below, which shows the service. The double Magdalin is also signing up the email from interested parties, which will be notified as soon as the Webflow is officially released.

In the end, if the tool is able to revolutionize and democratize building responsive websites as did Blogger and WordPress, it is more than welcome, it is necessary!