Webflow is not a WYSIWYG builder!

Because nobody wants to recreate Wix!


Webflow is a popular website design and development platform that allows users to create professional websites without any coding knowledge. While Webflow is user-friendly and offers a wide range of design and development capabilities, it's important to understand the underlying technologies that power the web in order to fully leverage the platform's capabilities and ensure that your website is easy to understand and maintain. In this article, we'll explore the importance of understanding HTML and CSS in Webflow projects, and why you’ll reap all the benefits of Webflow by working with a Webflow expert.

HTML and CSS are the building blocks of the web

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are the two core technologies that are used to build and style websites. HTML is used to structure the content of a website, while CSS is used to style and layout that content. While Webflow provides a user-friendly interface for designing and styling websites, it's important to understand the underlying HTML and CSS that is generated in order to make informed design and development decisions.

Example HTML :

An example of HTML code structure

Example of CSS:

.button {
  background-color: #4CAF50; /* Green */
  border: none;
  color: white;
  padding: 15px 32px;
  text-align: center;
  text-decoration: none;
  display: inline-block;
  font-size: 16px;

Understanding HTML and CSS can improve the maintainability of your website

A website that is well-structured and easy to understand is easier to maintain and update over time. If you understand the HTML and CSS of your website, you'll be able to make updates and changes more efficiently and with less risk of breaking the site. This is especially important if you plan to work with a team or collaborate with other developers on your website.

Understanding HTML and CSS can help you troubleshoot and fix issues

Even with the best planning, issues and bugs can arise when working on a website. If you understand the HTML and CSS of your website, you'll be better equipped to troubleshoot and fix issues that may arise. Using Webflow without a solid understanding of CSS and how styles are inherited its possible to create a site that is needlessly slow and hard to maintain

The benefits of working with a Webflow expert

In addition to understanding HTML and CSS, there are many benefits to working with a Webflow expert on your web development project. A Webflow expert has a deep understanding of the platform and how to use it to its full potential, as well as a wide range of skills and experience in web design and development. This means they can provide valuable insights and recommendations on how to best approach your project, and can help you achieve your desired outcomes more efficiently and effectively. Working with a Webflow expert can also help ensure that your project is delivered on time and on budget, and can help you navigate any custom development or integration work that may be required for your project.

Credible, has a wealth of experience and expertise in using Webflow to design and develop websites. We have completed a range of successful projects for clients in a variety of industries, and have a track record of delivering high-quality results on time and on budget. Our team is knowledgeable in HTML and CSS and can help ensure that your website is well-structured, easy to maintain, and free of issues.


In conclusion, understanding HTML and CSS is essential for creating and maintaining a website using Webflow. Working with a Webflow expert can also provide a range of benefits, including access to a wide range of skills and experience, efficient project delivery, and the ability to leverage custom solutions and integrations. While Webflow is a powerful and user-friendly, when its used only as a drag and drop tool it's being under utilised.

Mark Thurman
Mark Thurman
Director - Design & Development

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