Another Muse developer looking to make the switch. Been viewing all the tutes, including MuseGrid’s ones, and like everything but
The pricing Seems like for one/two page sites it’s terribly expensive to host at Webflow. I have a bunch of those I do for small companies. Basically a nice Muse landing page with parralax, contact form, full page images, etc and it never changes. Charging me or them $14/month seems a bit rich. I have no problem with the subscription authoring plans, but the small site pricing is pretty steep.
The FTP workflow. Like most of us Muse converts, we already have FTP accounts set up for our customers. In Muse, it’s literally a single button press to move files up to our hosting provider. Many of us have plans that allow for unlimited hosting of domains with limits on bandwidth usage (hint hint).
Here is Muse’s FTP site workflow:
- Choose the FTP site menu.
- Hit the Okay button.
- Watch the progress bar and close the dialog when completed.
Just so I understand this correctly, the Webflow user experience for FTP’ing to an outside server looks like this.
- Press the EXPORT button and then click Prepare ZIP and then Download Zip (3 button presses).
- Now, the zip file is in your downloads directory. You then expand the Zip file (Right-click Extract To)
- Now a folder opens with all the files. Next you open up the FTP client you use.
- Depending on the client, you need to login to your FTP site.
- Now you should clean up old files before adding new ones as you don’t want to have them laying around. So, best is to delete all the files at once (thus taking your website down).
- Drag/Drop or use a menu to select the new files and upload them to your server.
- Open the browser, launch the site and check it.
- Close the FTP client.
I’m wondering has anyone figured out a slimmer workflow for Muse users? I can already see this is much more work than Muse and especially repetitive.
This and the low volume pricing is the single sticking point for me and Webflow. The product looks great. The tutorials are off the charts good. Features are superb. If there was just a simpler way of managing the transfer of the files to my server…