Welcome to Wonderland

April 28, 2021

If you made it here, you've probably already spent some time gallivanting around my site. And if not, I highly recommend it.

Like most creatives, I've struggled to find a web builder that streamlines the portfolio building process. After months of research, including way too many free trials, I found Webflow. This discovery has been a saving grace (and an excellent quarantine project).

When it comes to web design, we’re all Goldilocks. In the past I tried Portfoliobox and Squarespace. While both streamlined web development for me as a novice designer, they became too limiting when I learned about the custom website scene. And while Sketch enables much more creativity, a developer is required to publish the site which is far beyond my scope.

Webflow truly isthe modern way to build a website. No coding is required. And there exists a tutorial for anything you can imagine designing. Check out Webflow University to see what I mean. Whether you need templates, microinteractions, or anything in between, you’re covered.

The transition from Squarespace to Webflow was gradual but difficult. A page that worked well on desktop didn’t work on mobile. Some animation files were too big and slowed down the site altogether. Teaching myself about web design seemed to cause this, rather than the platform itself. But as long as there’s a will, there’s a way.
If you’re curious about where to begin or advance, my recommendations are below:

If you’re new to web design, try Squarespace.

If you’re familiar with web design, try Wix or Readymag.

If you’re comfortable with web design, try Webflow.

I hope this post helps you no matter where you are on your web design journey. If you have any follow-up questions, drop me a line so we can talk.