October 17, 2021

Webflow releases a brand new Visual CMS

Many designers know about the wireframing/prototyping app called Webflow. It just recently underwent an overhaul on the design side and has since placed a greater focus on company branding.

However another new release is the Webflow CMS which has taken many users by surprise.

It’s meant to be the first all visual CMS engine which doesn’t require code for management. Content can be structured into categories like recipes, portfolio entries, maps, etc. It works with all kinds of content and can be custom-defined as needed.

Editing can be done from within a page where you highlight text, add/remove media, or restyle based on formatted type. Webflow’s team even put together a learning course for anyone who wants to learn how to use this CMS. It’s not like traditional systems such as WordPress or Drupal. The goal is to make the experience 100% visual so that all users can become familiar with the process.

Sounds a little confusing right? There are existing editors based on WYSIWYG, so how does Webflow turn that into a fully visual experience without code?

I’d encourage viewers to check out Webflow’s custom video to learn more about how their CMS functions.

Jake is a creative writer and UI designer by trade. You can follow him on twitter @jakerocheleau or learn more at his personal website JakeRocheleau.com.

One Comment

  1. Hemang Rindani Reply

    Thanks for the article. There are number of content management systems that help an enterprise in designing and managing its website. Due to the increasing popularity of CMSs and demand for simplicity allowed multiple vendors to come up with exciting solution. Webflow, a HTML template transformed itself to a web content management system that allows a user to visually structure and design content without messing around with database code. It is designed to help small scale businesses who wish to build websites for the sake of having it. However the latest version is exciting that allows dynamic list of templates, a rejuvenated CMS page editor and advanced admin panel. Lack of SEO friendliness and limitations in security hurts its utility. For large enterprises it is advisable to use powerful CMSs like WordPress, Joomla or Sitefinity that are capable of creating efficient large scale websites.

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