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Phil White
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Phil White
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Web flow? Your thoughts?

Hi All,

I found this site the other day https://webflow.com/ just wondering what you lot think? They promise front end development without any manual coding. surely the quality of the coding cant be as robust as real coding, can it?

Waiting to hear your thoughts!

3 Answers

All I can say is, just NO.

Phil White
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Phil White
Courses Plus Student 9,519 Points

While I've got a moderator here thought i would just ask something quick. is it possible to learn everything you need to make a wordpress theme of this quality on team treehouse?

Theme: https://avada.theme-fusion.com/

Thanks

I'm not 100% sure about your question. Are you asking if the WP course here can give you the skills to make an Avada theme? Yeah, of course. To do so you will need to take all the WP courses in the themes dev track, then take all the CSS/Sass courses, then JavaScript and jQuery courses. Also Avada is no the best place to be looking at themes. I would recommend you check out themety Clean solid structures and no bloat.

so from your questions about drag and drop editors, it seems to me that you're not into the coding itself but rather maybe the design. If you are looking for employment and all you had was experience with drag and drop, I would find that experience transferable to the workforce.

Naweed Shams hit the only purpose for drag and drop code editors:

"should please your client by accessing and interacting with the design mockup in a web browser."

They really only should be use for mockups.

Phil White
Phil White
Courses Plus Student 9,519 Points

Jacob Mishkin

Okay got you. its true I'm more into the design side of coding but i don't mind the physical coding. The reason i quoted the Avada is because of all the features it contains and the reason i asked about learning it on Treehouse is because i had a little look at the word-press track on here and it doesn't cover things i will need to make a top notch word-press theme such as colour pickers for all elements of the theme and theme builders for the use on the wp admin side for the actual user. Where would i learn that sort of stuff?

Thanks

I totally hear ya. So Treehouse is a great place to start exploring development, but by no means can it end here. One of the skills you will need to have is using google to search for answers. Almost every question has already been asked and we need to find the answers, it can be hard at first, but after a bit it will be a valuable tool. If you can't find what you want on Treehouse, then I would suggest reviewing the codex or the WP dev site.

Phil White
Phil White
Courses Plus Student 9,519 Points

Yeah i know what your saying. thanks for the advice! Just wish there was a one stop shop for everything word-press that would take you from a HTML/CSS/JS site all the way through to an advanced word-press theme that can hold its weight with the best themes.

You can its just you need to learn all the tools to do so, and the tools are not just for WP themes, but rather development as a whole.

Phil White
Phil White
Courses Plus Student 9,519 Points

Yeah fair enough. i cant wait to start learning to code again. as you can see from my profile I've done a bit before but tried pursuing a different path but realised coding is actually what i want to do now.

Right On! If you need help going through the tracks please feel free to ask.

Naweed Shams
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Naweed Shams
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I've designed websites with Webflow since June 2014. What motivated me to use Webflow? I asked around for a quote to design & build a simple blog or affiliate marketplace website, almost all the quotes were over £20,000. So I set myself a challenge to learn the basics of web design, html & css, and design the website myself. Best of all, you have 100% control over it, make changes with a few clicks whenever you want.

I should also mention that my annual billing for Photoshop and Sketch app has gone to waste. Webflow can be used in the same way you use Photoshop, however the huge plus is that it produces clean semantic html & css code which should please your client by accessing and interacting with the design mockup in a web browser.

Overall, it's made my life much easier as a web designer and I can strongly focus on delivering high converting websites.

Phil White
Phil White
Courses Plus Student 9,519 Points

Hi Naweed

I hear what you're saying. just found this https://pinegrow.com/ what do you think? it says you can build Word-press themes with the software and we all know how in demand Word-press is now.

Thanks