So you’re ready to elevate your online presence with a new website? The first step to a gorgeous new home on the internet is to pick a website hosting platform. There are SO many options to choose from these days, but two of our favorites include Showit and Webflow. Today we’re going to give you the inside scoop on each platform and let you decide which one best suits your needs.
Webflow is an incredibly powerful platform, even more so than Showit – the sky is the limit with functionality and animation!
Webflow has better e-commerce support than Showit. If you own a more complex product-based business, Showit was not built for you
Perfect for service-based businesses that want a higher end feel with more freedom to customize and build a totally unique online experience
Great for content-heavy websites because of the Content Management System feature that allows you to replace content with ease
Fully customizable sites that are not structured around a theme – meaning your website is totally unique to your business
Less expensive than a WordPress site because development is much faster
Seamless integration with third party web apps such as Typeform, Elfsight, etc.
Webflow designers and developers can benefit from a small monthly retainer post-launch to keep the site updated
Compared to a theme-based Showit site, Webflow projects are a higher investment because the final result will be a more highly customized website with animation, hover, scroll features and more
Designed specifically for creatives businesses, especially those that have portfolios or galleries
Only very simple animation capabilities
Limited hover capabilities
Best for smaller websites without a ton of pages or content
Uses WordPress to host blogging and contains unique blogging plugins
Much easier than Webflow for clients to edit themselves – tons of drag and drop capability!
Very fast development time – does not require mockups or a developer on the project, which makes Showit typically a less expensive investment than Webflow
Overall, both website platforms are wonderful but for different needs and types of businesses. If you’re ready to take the next step to crafting a strategically designed and beautifully functional website, please feel free to reach out to us! We would love to work together to bring your website to life.