WebFlow sounds like the future isn’t it?
Yes, because it has the potential to become the world’s #1 website designing and development tool considering the features and solutions they provide to the customers around the globe.
Let’s be realistic about this. The comparison you’re going to read today is clearly from an agency and freelance perspective which makes it even more clear.
WebFlow vs Elementor
Well, today’s hot topic is Webflow and not Elementor, but wait! The very website you’re reading this article is crafted with Elementor, the portfolio button which you could see on top is actually pointing to a pool of websites designed by CodeSteak with pure Elementor.
Then how does WebFlow makes it to the hotlist? Let’s find out!
To explore a fair comparison, let’s first understand the perspective of a user, businesses and finally the designer or developer.
Simply, the user doesn’t care. In fact, the user is not at all worried about the build that you’re using on your company website. The user doesn’t care whether it is React or PHP.
End of the day designers and businesses are striving to make sure their design has the best possible interface and experience which keeps a user tight to the brand. The fact that most of the users (more than 50% of them) don’t know the list of programming languages or platforms which are used to design a website is undebatable.
The only thing that the user cares about, is your website’s experience and design interface. They might have experienced a lot of websites and if you’re the least quality one, you’re probably out.
Businesses and most importantly, the digital marketing head of the company in association with the design team is really concerned about the website design, the platform used and another part of the game like uptime, expenses and even more.
Well, a good number of companies doesn’t really care about the platform and the simple answer to that problem is that they don’t have a good marketing team. If the marketing team is great, then the platform used for the website is always a concern.
From the company perspective, the choice of Webflow vs Elementor is never confusing. It mostly depends on their budget, scalability requirement and few other internal company factors.
Because, anyway the company is either going to hire a designer, freelancer or an agency to get the website done.
Here’s why WebFlow is good for your company,
- Brilliant designs can be crafted with WebFlow. Beautiful user interface and experience is pretty guaranteed if you have a good expert working on your design (Check out WebFlow templates).
- Hustle free platform, where you can see your website content and almost everything that’s associated with it.
- Safety is indeed a brilliant advantage of WebFlow. They provide SSL certificate and their platform doesn’t require updates or plugin installation which makes it less vulnerable.
- Hosting, Yes! you heard it right. They have interesting (a bit expensive) and worth pricing package which is so hustling free. You can directly host your website without worrying about hosting setup. They run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) which makes it even more convincing.
Here’s why Elementor is good for your company,
- WordPress is an open-source platform with over 55,000+ plugins developed by WordPress developers around the world.
- WordPress has the world’s largest collection of affordable themes in multiple marketplaces like Envato (ThemeForest).
- Brilliant designs can be crafted with Elementor. Beautiful user interface and experience is pretty guaranteed if you have a good expert working on your design (Check out Elementor Templates)
- Security is handled with proper maintenance of themes and plugins. High-quality server handling with proper care is all it takes to avoid attacks.
- Manual Gears is what WordPress is all about. From design to development to hosting it on a server should be done manually with utmost control possible. The open-source nature of WordPress avoids its limitations.
Sounds confusing? Here’s my perspective.
If you’re a company guy who doesn’t want to worry about hosting, updating versions, etc and if you have a fair budget. Go for WebFlow.
That’s exactly what WebFlow is trying to solve. Some of their packages handle traffic with AWS which makes it totally hustle free. No plugin updates or version updates, you’re safe all the time. Well, the monthly pricing and the pricing per visits is a bit expensive, which you can put into the calculation with respect to your budget (See WebFlow Pricing).
They have a brilliant support team too.
Elementor is also a feasible option for your website. In both cases, you’ll have to hire an agency or a freelancer to design your website (developing the website self might not be that practical yet).
The good thing about Elementor is that you can have complete control of your server, you can host multiple websites, you can bring more traffic for a cheaper cost with your server under your control. Then open-source nature of WordPress and the 55,000+ plugins opens up a big space for scalability. Comparatively, you can build a cheaper yet high-quality website with WordPress + Elementor (See Elementor Pricing)
Choose wisely. Because both of them can be used to design a brilliant interface and experience and there’s no point in comparing the design features. It’s just possible in both.
Agency / Freelancer
- Emotions matter — If you’re emotionally attached to WordPress, then there is no option, but WebFlow is cool. You should at least give it a part-time try.
- WebFlow is an asteroid — The entry of WebFlow and the concept of the website designing with WebFlow is to make website development code-free. When it becomes code-free and hustle free in terms of server handling, it’s actually penetrating into space where anyone could become a web designer (No, your job is never under threat if you’ve SKILLS that robots doesn’t have).
- WebFlow is
PhotoShopIllustrator — Well, WebFlow is the Adobe Illustrator of web designing. The kind of tools and adaptations it has built within is just brilliant. Elementor also has a bunch of such features which makes them competent.
- No-Code, But Export Code — With Pro packages, you can always export code of the website you built with WebFlow, which definitely opens up a lot of opportunities to scale the website you want.
- Direct Billing — You can directly bill to clients with margin via WebFlow which is awesome. But then again it depends on the privacy you maintain with the client and your agency.
We thought Elementor was the future of web designing, but it looks like WebFlow is equally promising. To me, it feels like WebFlow is mac whereas Elementor is Windows, meanwhile the Linux (custom coding) is always Linux.
But let’s also accept the fact that both of them are new and only “time” can tell us exactly who wins. 100’s of plugins like Elementor and solutions like WebFlow has fallen off, so the real winner needs time to prove it.
While you wait for that to happen, I recommend exploring the solutions provided by both the parties over here [WebFlow Features / Elementor Features]. In fact, the company WebFlow has already written a page about the comparison which you can read over here.
Looking for a website? Oh boy! We do that with Elementor (and WebFlow ?) Explore our portfolio and see whether we are good enough to talk business with you.