Node.js vs. Webflow

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Node.js
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Node.js is an open source, asynchronous event-driven JavaScript runtime, Node.js is designed to build scalable network applications.N/A
Webflow
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Webflow headquartered in San Francisco offers what they describe as a visual solution to web design, with a CMS for editors, designers, and developers that they state allows users to create needed content structures, add content (by hand, from a CSV, or via our API), and then design it visually. Webflow service plans also include website hosting, with a basic plan for sites that don't need a CMS as well as CMS, Business, and Enterprise plans. Webflow's ecommerce plans are designed to support new…
$12
per month
Pricing
Node.jsWebflow
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Basic
$12.00
per month
CMS
$16.00
per month
Business
$36.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Node.jsWebflow
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Best Alternatives
Node.jsWebflow
Small Businesses
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
ManageWP
ManageWP
Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Quickbase
Quickbase
Score 9.2 out of 10
Pantheon
Pantheon
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Quickbase
Quickbase
Score 9.2 out of 10
Pantheon
Pantheon
Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Node.jsWebflow
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(7 ratings)
5.8
(10 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.4
(1 ratings)
6.5
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Node.jsWebflow
Likelihood to Recommend
Open Source
1. Node.js is useful for building one page, fast, light-weight, scalable applications. 2. It is not suitable for building computationally extensive applications, it may lead to bad performance.
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Webflow
Webflow is great for designing pages and creating a really nice looking website, without needing to be a pro designer. However, trying to scale a company blog for SEO leaves a lot of room for desire. There are various SEO-related shortcomings (like how canonical tags are added to pages) and I also need to add a lot of custom code elements to blog posts to get the desired control. This means adding new posts and getting them looking the way we want takes way more time than it should do. Also doesn't support next-gen images, which is impacting our page speed scores and leaving us behind when it comes to Core Web Vitals update. Finally, the fact that only one person can enter the designer at one time is really annoying. I get that the Editor should be the solution to this, but it's so so so slow and jumpy that this is essentially unusable.
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Pros
Open Source
  • Robust
  • Fast
  • Modern
  • Easy to learn
  • Allows using JS or TypeScript everywhere
  • Supported and maintained actively by the open source community
  • Pleasurable to work with
  • Reliable
  • Simple to learn
  • Simple to setup
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Webflow
  • Easy to use and customize CMS.
  • Develop engaging CSS interactions and JavaScript animations visually.
  • Several competitively priced hosting tiers are available and all use AWS servers and Fastly CDN.
  • Code can be exported to be used with other CMS platforms such as WordPress, or E-Commerce platforms such as Shopify.
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Cons
Open Source
  • It reduce performance while dealing with heavy computational task.
  • Node.js invites a lot of change in code, due to an unstable api.
  • Lack of library support.
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Webflow
  • Though the knowledge hub is great, it would be great to know everything from the start, like libraries.
  • Support could improve. It is being able to ask specific questions to a CSM or something like that.
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Usability
Open Source
No answers on this topic
Webflow
It is extremely easy to use, especially with available templates and guides. It is used primarily by accounts and creative rather than dev. It is also easy to import/export projects or duplicate them for re-use and modification for another client. While it is rarely the end platform for a deliverable, it is often instrumental in pitching.
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Reliability and Availability
Open Source
No answers on this topic
Webflow
In my experience, their customer service is an absolute joke, I tried reaching out to them they took forever. I had to keep following up with them as if they never received it in the first place. It’s a new platform, so guidance is needed. Tried the university they offer, in my opinion, it is completely useless, I would just completely move on from this website.
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Performance
Open Source
No answers on this topic
Webflow
In my opinion, it is horrible, the rendering takes forever. I have the newest MacBook and the platform will still lag and slow down on me. I’m not a developer, I am a designer which makes it worst because I am using the features they are providing not extra coding features. In my opinion, it is a horrible platform really, stay away.
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Support Rating
Open Source
Node.js is easy and good to use, their support team is also good they always tend to help you, and solve your problem, even we know that Node is free to use and opensource but then also we get support from them but for getting much better results we need to purchase standard or enterprises support provided by them.
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Webflow
We pay hundreds of dollars a month to Webflow, yet their support is worse than a typical free SaaS product. We were prevented from deploying changes to our site because of how Webflow structures its support. It delayed a product launch for the whole company. Support options? Beg for help on community forums, it took a threat to email the CEO to finally get movement. If there were easy alternatives, we would switch. But for now we just pray nothing breaks and that we don't need to interact with Webflow support.
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Alternatives Considered
Open Source
There is a smooth and seamless performance for multiple requests as the feedback received from users. and uses one platform to maintain UI and backend.
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Webflow
We loved the feature set and extensibility. It's a little pricey but when we have the time to devote to a project it shows why Webflow is such a good fit. Of course there are lots of other things you can use it for, but it's been working for us for one-off marketing projects.
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Scalability
Open Source
No answers on this topic
Webflow
I feel it doesn’t perform the way it’s supposed to and it doesn’t have any beneficial factors to it. In my opinion, there is no reason to use a platform like this when Wix and Shopify, and WordPress exist. I believe Webflow is a platform that shouldn’t exist and it’s only popular because of the hype it received. I tried it and hate it completely.
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Return on Investment
Open Source
  • It helps our business to expand our standard offer with new solutions based on Node.js such as conversation bots.
  • It brings avarege 2-3 new clients projects per year, that we couldn't do without it.
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Webflow
  • Dramatically improves the speed of developing landing pages
  • Super intuitive even for less tech savvy users, which allows them to customize the needed blocks without requiring dev support
  • Saves $80 per month compared to Unbounce or InstaPages, while having almost 99% of the important features
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