With its no-code/low-code platform, Webflow seeks to bridge the developer-designer divide

With its no-code/low-code platform, Webflow seeks to bridge the developer-designer divide ...

A slew of discussions has ensued about platform offerings designed for creative professionals with little to no technical knowledge. In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, no-code and low-code tools have become the industry''s choice for many enterprises. According to Gartner, 70% of new applications are expected to leverage low-code or no-code technologies by 2025, up from less than 25% in 2020.

Accel-backed Webflow is on track to be one of the fastest growing no-code and low-code website builders on the market. It currently serves 3.5 million users and attracts more than 10 billion visitors per month, but claims that its objective is to enable businesses to operate more quickly and efficiently.

According to Bryant Chou, the founder and CEO of Webflows, we started in 2013 with an idea that was straightforward in its implementation. Anyone who didn''t know how to write a single line of code might create a professional, high-performing website using a drag-and-drop interface.

Bridging the divide between design and development

When it comes to designing a product, the design-development issue refers to the missing element of communication between designers and developers.

This is a vanishing event in the web app and design process. Fortunately, the proliferation of low-code and no-code tools have allowed people to develop a common language between design and design and to have their visions articulated.

Webflow has evolved from a single page website builder to a dynamic in-browser design tool with CMS and ecommerce capabilities over the years, which Chou claims has helped narrow the gap that exists between the two.

Where Webflow fits into a company''s data infrastructure

Chou claims that businesses can focus on design workflows by eliminating the technical complexity behind web development, while engineers can focus on higher-level tasks, such as putting out their core product and ainting it in the marketplace.

The company maintains that it integrates seamlessly with an existing organization technology stack, allowing users to consolidate their key business data in one place.

The future of app and software development is being studied.

According to statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the United States, demand for software developers is expected to increase by 22%. While there may be a shortage of professionals to fill appropriate roles and meet the demands of modern enterprises, keeping ahead of the curve would lead to more agile processes and products.

The benefits of no-code and low-code development will come into play in this context.

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