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Webflow, Inc.
Webflow logo.svg
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Type of site
Web development
Headquarters
Area servedWorldwide
Founder(s)
  • Vlad Magdalin
  • Sergie Magdalin
  • Bryant Chou
URLwebflow.com
CommercialYes
LaunchedAugust 5, 2013 (2013-08-05)
Current statusActive

Webflow, Inc. is an American company, based in San Francisco, that provides software as a service for website building and hosting. Their online visual editor platform allows users to design, build, and launch websites. According to W3Techs, Webflow is used by 0.6% of the top 10 million websites.[1]


Overview

Webflow is a SaaS application that allows designers to build responsive websites with browser-based visual editing software.[2] While designers use the tool, Webflow automatically generates HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.[3][4]

Websites built on Webflow are powered by Amazon Cloudfront and hosted on Fastly.[5] Webflow is an all-in-one platform with a CMS built in. It does not require external plugins.

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Software as a service

Software as a service

Software as a service is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. SaaS is also known as "on-demand software" and Web-based/Web-hosted software.

HTML

HTML

The HyperText Markup Language or HTML is the standard markup language for documents designed to be displayed in a web browser. It can be assisted by technologies such as Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and scripting languages such as JavaScript.

JavaScript

JavaScript

JavaScript, often abbreviated as JS, is a programming language that is one of the core technologies of the World Wide Web, alongside HTML and CSS. As of 2022, 98% of websites use JavaScript on the client side for webpage behavior, often incorporating third-party libraries. All major web browsers have a dedicated JavaScript engine to execute the code on users' devices.

Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) operated by Amazon Web Services. Content delivery networks provide a globally-distributed network of proxy servers that cache content, such as web videos or other bulky media, more locally to consumers, thus improving access speed for downloading the content.

Fastly

Fastly

Fastly is an American cloud computing services provider. It describes its network as an edge cloud platform, which is designed to help developers extend their core cloud infrastructure to the edge of the network, closer to users. The Fastly edge cloud platform includes their content delivery network (CDN), image optimization, video and streaming, cloud security, and load balancing services. Fastly's cloud security services include denial-of-service attack protection, bot mitigation, and a web application firewall. Fastly's web application firewall uses the Open Web Application Security Project ModSecurity Core Rule Set alongside its own ruleset.

Company

Webflow was founded in 2013 by Vlad Magdalin (creator of Intuit Brainstorm), Sergie Magdalin, and Bryant Chou (former CTO of Vungle Inc.).[6][7][8] The company graduated from Y Combinator's startup accelerator in 2013.[9] Webflow raised venture funding from Khosla Ventures, Y Combinator, Tim Draper, and other tech industry investors.[10] In 2019, Webflow raised a $72 million series A round of funding led by Accel.[11] In January 2021, Webflow raised $140 million in a series B round of funding.[12]

Other competitors in the website building industry include Squarespace,[13] Weebly,[14] and Wix.com[15]

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Intuit

Intuit

Intuit Inc. is an American business software company that specializes in financial software. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and the CEO is Sasan Goodarzi. Intuit's products include the tax preparation application TurboTax, personal finance app Mint, the small business accounting program QuickBooks, the credit monitoring service Credit Karma, and email marketing platform Mailchimp. As of 2019, more than 95% of its revenues and earnings come from its activities within the United States.

Khosla Ventures

Khosla Ventures

Khosla Ventures is an American venture capital firm founded by Vinod Khosla, focused on early-stage companies in the Internet, computing, mobile, financial services, agriculture, healthcare and clean technology sectors. Some of its most successful investments include Affirm, DoorDash, Square, Impossible Foods and Instacart.

Squarespace

Squarespace

Squarespace, Inc. is an American website building and hosting company which is based in New York City, USA. It provides software as a service for website building and hosting, and allows users to use pre-built website templates and drag-and-drop elements to create and modify webpages.

Weebly

Weebly

Weebly is a web hosting service, headquartered in San Francisco. Weebly is a subsidiary of Block, Inc.

Wix.com

Wix.com

Wix.com Ltd. is an Israeli software company, publicly listed in the US, that provides cloud-based web development services. It allows users to create HTML5 websites and mobile sites through the use of online drag and drop tools. Along with its headquarters and other offices in Israel, Wix also has offices in Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, the Netherlands, the United States, Ukraine, and Singapore.

Webflow Expert program

Webflow Expert program is a list of Webflow professional and enterprise partners endorsed by Webflow itself. Professional Partners are freelancers, digital agencies, and consultants who provide services to self-service SMB and mid-market customers. Enterprise Partners on the other hand are digital agencies and systems integrators who provide services on Webflow's Enterprise platform to large customers.

Source: "Webflow", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 29th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webflow.

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References
  1. ^ "Usage statistics and market share of Webflow". w3techs.com. Retrieved October 6, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Design Responsive Websites In The Browser With Webflow". Smashing Magazine. 2014-08-05. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  3. ^ "Next-Generation Responsive Web Design Tools: Webflow, Edge Reflow, Macaw". Smashing Magazine. 2014-05-23. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
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  7. ^ "Intuit's New Brainstorm Software Looks Helpful But Pricey". PCWorld. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Behind the Launch Episode 2: Every Startup Needs a Closer". www.youtube.com. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Founder Stories: Webflow's Y Combinator Journey". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  10. ^ Perez, Sarah. "Responsive Website Builder Webflow Raises $1.5 Million From Khosla, Tim Draper & Others". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  11. ^ "No-Code Website Builder Webflow Went From Near Bankruptcy To A $72 Million Series A Funding Round". Forbes.
  12. ^ Sawers, Paul (2021-01-13). "No-code development platform Webflow raises $140 million at a $2.1 billion valuation". VentureBeat. Archived from the original on 2021-02-24. Retrieved 2021-03-01.
  13. ^ Chao, Brian (2015-03-15). "3(+3) of the best Website Builders and how to choose the right one for your needs". The Next Web. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
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  15. ^ Hughes, Matthew (2017-10-24). "Webflow lets you build gorgeous web animations just by dragging and dropping". The Next Web. Retrieved 2020-04-13.

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