This is one of the most popular questions we answer with all of our clients. It's a tricky question, and it does take some research, but here's a quick and dirty rundown from your friendly, neighborhood design experts.
Pros: If your company is in the e-commerce space, this is a no-brainer! Shopify has the best e-commerce user experience by far. Their checkout process and plug-in marketplace alone would be worth using this platform.
Cons: The downside is that this platform is very rigid when it comes to design. If you want to change something design-wise, it can get complicated quickly and custom designs require a developer or some coding involved, which can get expensive quickly.
Pros: Wix is a great platform for people who don't have the budget for a fully custom site but want to be able to adjust their site easily. Wix is great for small businesses in any industry. It also has a basic animation editor and a friendly SEO wizard to help you rank on Google.
Cons: Wix has a complicated and limited responsive design. Adjusting things for mobile gets really complicated and items in the design often get chopped off in the mobile version. You have very little control over how your website is seen on other devices.
Pros: Webflow is a fully custom website builder and has a user friendly editor so that you can change anything at any time without any coding involved. This is by far the best option overall and is economical for mid-size businesses. It is very responsive for all device sizes and offers a lot of customization for different screens. It also has advanced animation so you can have a lot of fun with the design!
Cons: The learning curve to understand the Webflow editor is a lot tougher than the other options. So, you really do need to hire someone who knows Webflow to edit your website — it's not something you should expect to do on your own without any training.
Pros: Wordpress is great for blogs and big pieces of information. There's a large developer base who can help with Wordpress sites, and Wordpress has a huge plug-in marketplace. There are multiple editors you can install (Ie. Elementor) to edit your website easily without hiring any help.
Cons: Wordpress can get complicated and clunky quickly. You need to have a developer hired on a Wordpress site to maintain it otherwise the plug-ins will go out of date. Out of the other options it's also more of a legacy platform with minimal adjustments to the changing digital landscape.
Weighing the pros and cons of what platform you want to build your site is very important — you don't want to have to rebuild later because you don't love your platform!
We recommend Webflow because it has the best of ALL worlds. Webflow allows a hyper-customization and easily editable while not sacrificing the design capabilities.
Interested in chatting more with us about your next Webflow site? Contact us at email@example.com.
It feels like 2022 was just yesterday! Okay, maybe it was. While we’re still in the first part of the year, we’re sharing the top design trends that are coming to the forefront in 2023. These trends are becoming more visible in all niche tech industries for SaaS and mobile apps, including fintech, edtech, telehealth and more.
Everyone who has a great idea should go through some research and validation because you want to make sure you're building a solution to a problem that people actually have! So, let's walkthrough the steps in doing some research and discovery.
We know hiring a designer for your app or software is a long-term investment. You want someone who will be there for you through and through! So, how do you find the best fit for you that meets all of your needs? You can go through a hiring process to find someone (which typically takes 1-3 months and then another 1-3 months for them to get acquainted), or you can hire an agency on a rolling month-to-month basis.
Have you ever had an experience with an app where you’re like “Oh wow! That is so cool?” It’s these amazing moments that change lives and behaviors. So, how do you cultivate these moments in your app and create a platform that everyone loves to use and come back to?
If you’re a founder, CEO or manager of any online platform, then you know this sentence all too well “it’ll be simple, just one extra screen!” — I have a truth bomb for you, it never is just ONE extra screen! So, how do you figure out if the new feature idea you have is actually in fact SIMPLE or DIFFICULT?
Think of UI/UX designers as the architects of the building — they say what goes where and they provide a blueprint. Developers and engineering are the construction of the home. Remember, both experts have points of view in different areas, so it’s important to weigh these and do what is ultimately best for your business.