Framer vs. Webflow

Framer is the best Webflow alternative that takes no-code web development to the next level.

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Design stunning sites on a familiar canvas.

Framer is an all-in-one, no-code web builder that turns your designs into live websites effortlessly. Start from scratch, use a template, or import your Figma or Sketch creations. Collaborate seamlessly and launch with unmatched speed and performance.

While Webflow requires HTML and CSS knowledge, Framer offers a Figma-like design experience with advanced features for creating responsive, high-performing websites.

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Create custom websites in a visual canvas with no code.

Ship sites faster
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With Webflow, designs usually start in Figma or Sketch and then need to be completely rebuilt in Webflow. Framer combines the best of both worlds— a design tool and a web builder — allowing you to either create from scratch or directly import your Figma or Sketch projects. When you're ready, simply hit publish to take your website live.

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Collaborate without limits

Unlike Webflow, which restricts design access to one person at a time while others can only make minor edits, Framer enables full, simultaneous collaboration for everyone. Say goodbye to waiting for your turn to design in Webflow. With Framer, your entire team can work together seamlessly, enabling unlimited collaborators to design, edit, and contribute in real-time.

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How does this look Hunter?

Looks amazing, hit publish!

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How is this?

Looks amazing!

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No HTML/CSS
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While Webflow is intuitive for those with a web development background, it can be overwhelming for others.

Framer empowers users with a familiar canvas that anyone can master in minutes, regardless of their technical expertise in HTML/CSS.

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Work from your browser or offline through the app

Webflow operates as a web-based design tool, so you’ll need internet access all the time. However, Framer works like Figma, giving you the freedom to work anytime and anywhere — whether online via your browser or offline using the app.

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Why switch from Webflow to Framer

Scale with unlimited pages

With Webflow, you can’t have more than 100 static pages on a project. While not every site needs more than 100 pages, Framer easily scales beyond it to support advanced use cases when you need it.

Enhanced page load speed

While Webflow exceeds industry standards for page load speed, Framer leverages modern technologies such as React server-side rendering, automatic image compression, and smart asset bundling to deliver the fastest possible site performance.

SEO optimized for dynamic content

Search engines typically can’t index some of your best content like product names or descriptions from your CMS or an API if it’s generated dynamically with JavaScript. Framer uses server side rendering to pre-render your content on the server so Google can index it.

Flexible smart components

Instead of symbols, Framer builds on Smart Components with variations that make it much easier to centrally manage your site design or even create a component library for your entire team.

Global privacy and GDPR compatibility

Framer's hosting fully complies with global privacy regulations and completely anonymizes visitor analytics (using random daily salts), so you can offer your visitors the best experience possible.

Enterprise-ready

Framer is ISO 27001 certified and trusted by major tech companies for its robust features, including multi-team collaboration, advanced member reporting, customizable security options, and flexible billing and contract management.

What if I need something truly custom?

Framer allows you to add custom code if you need to drop down to the raw capabilities of the browser. You can easily add custom head snippets or create full-blown React components in code that you or your team can use directly on the canvas. Ideal for advanced integrations or dynamic states like login.

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Don’t take our word for it…

Max Iver

@ivermdx

@Framer Sites is next-gen design tool. Honestly, the first few hours just feel euphoric about the potential of this thing. The combination of Figma-like canvas, power of JS components and the simplicity of deployment is mind-blowing. 🔥

Max Iver

@ivermdx

@Framer Sites is next-gen design tool. Honestly, the first few hours just feel euphoric about the potential of this thing. The combination of Figma-like canvas, power of JS components and the simplicity of deployment is mind-blowing. 🔥

Max Iver

@ivermdx

@Framer Sites is next-gen design tool. Honestly, the first few hours just feel euphoric about the potential of this thing. The combination of Figma-like canvas, power of JS components and the simplicity of deployment is mind-blowing. 🔥

Victor Luna

@victorluna

If you’re familiar with Figma and Sketch, it’s almost the same thing as designing in one of those.

Victor Luna

@victorluna

If you’re familiar with Figma and Sketch, it’s almost the same thing as designing in one of those.

Victor Luna

@victorluna

If you’re familiar with Figma and Sketch, it’s almost the same thing as designing in one of those.

José Pablo ⚡️

@jdomito_

I have tried many alternatives to @webflow, today I am obsessed with @framer

José Pablo ⚡️

@jdomito_

I have tried many alternatives to @webflow, today I am obsessed with @framer

José Pablo ⚡️

@jdomito_

I have tried many alternatives to @webflow, today I am obsessed with @framer

richtaylor.eth

@flying_hacker

As someone building #nocode websites, I think all my dreams might just have come true with @framer. If Figma and Webflow had a baby this is it.

richtaylor.eth

@flying_hacker

As someone building #nocode websites, I think all my dreams might just have come true with @framer. If Figma and Webflow had a baby this is it.

Tom Johnson

@tomjohndesign

My mind has already made the switch. I'm already writing the "You are going to switch to Framer" article in my head. Nearly same exact feeling I had when first using @figma after years of Sketch. It's going to eat the market.

Tom Johnson

@tomjohndesign

My mind has already made the switch. I'm already writing the "You are going to switch to Framer" article in my head. Nearly same exact feeling I had when first using @figma after years of Sketch. It's going to eat the market.

Emmanuel Adeleye🍥

@Emmah_ux

Low-key, @framer is trying build the best NoCode tool bigger than Webflow... I love the new features on framer.... #Designandpublish

Emmanuel Adeleye🍥

@Emmah_ux

Low-key, @framer is trying build the best NoCode tool bigger than Webflow... I love the new features on framer.... #Designandpublish

peterlewis.ethernet

@thispeterlewis

Been enjoying @framer Web a lot, feels like the de facto standard for no-code responsive web design if you don’t want to go as deep as Webflow…

Chris

@codefreechris

You should sign up to @framer and try their latest onboarding flow, it's a pretty epic hybrid where you watch videos, try things out/explore, then restart the video sequence. Also really interesting how it evolved from low code prototyping tool to a full webflow alternative.

shakilo

@shakilooo_

Love that it replaces the figma to webflow workflow

Frequently asked questions

What are the main differences between Framer and Webflow?

Framer is an all-in-one, no-code web builder that combines design and development in a single platform, allowing you to start from scratch or import Figma or Sketch projects directly. It easy to use, fast, and fully collaborative without requiring HTML/CSS skills. Webflow, while powerful, leans more on HTML/CSS knowledge and often requires rebuilding designs created in other tools.

How does the pricing of Framer compare to Webflow?

Framer offers a free tier with limited features and paid plans starting at around $10 per month for more advanced functionalities. Webflow also has a free tier for basic use, with paid plans starting at $18 per month for basic site plans and scaling up based on the complexity and needs of the project. Both platforms offer different plans tailored to individual or team use, so the best choice depends on your specific needs and budget.

Do I need HTML/CSS skills to use Framer?

No, Framer requires no HTML/CSS skills, making it accessible to anyone. Its interface is similar to popular design tools like Figma and Sketch, so there’s no learning curve. Webflow, on the other hand, can be overwhelming for users without a web development background due to its reliance on HTML/CSS classes.

Is Framer SEO friendly?

Yes, Framer uses server-side rendering to pre-render content, ensuring better indexability by search engines like Google. This is particularly good for sites with dynamic content. Framer also has advanced features to optimize metadata, sitemap. structured data, and accessibility.

Can I add custom code in Framer?

Yes, Framer allows for custom code integration, so you can do advanced customizations and integrations to your site. You can add custom head snippets or create React components directly on the canvas, making it ideal for complex projects that require bespoke solutions.

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