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Hi I'm new, and I have several questions!


#1

Hello everyone, I am monteilcrayon ( =D ), a drawer based in Dakar,
Senegal. I’m new to website development, even tho I used to work with Muse, at some point did very well with Adobe creative (a bit of linux pao stuff), and started learning html5 and css ; I know I’m cheating on the code using webflow but my aim is to keep drawing, and I have my website to make up, along another artist’s one, for wich I’ll be paid.

Hence I have a few questions :

As I am not a professional webmaster but still willing to make some money aside of my
personal drawing job ;

-which hosting plan should I subscribe for ?
-around these, will I be able to work on multiple websites ?
-(stupid question) is an enlarged picture growing up from a thumbnail a page ?
-toward these hypothetic websites, is the code understandable for another webmaster
who would eventually update it in his own manner ?
-Does the ‘connect your domain’ specification works for more than one website ?
-If i recall properly, does it mean that once I’ll buy them a domain name, Webflow
servers will host them ? Or is it just one main website ?
-end of the questions, can I pop images up by clicking a thumbnail like java permits ?

Thanks A LOT for reading me, and maybe answering… Webflow seems awesome for the moment, and the UI intuitive. Much love. Crayon.


#2

If you are only making one website, you only need to pay for a hosting plan. Say the CMS plan if you plan to make a blog. Once you have that, and a domain name, you’ll link the domain to the site.
If you plan to build several sites, you need a designer plan, like the Lite or Pro plan, and one hosting plan per site you’ll host with Webflow. Price of hosting depends on if it’s CMS or not CMS.

With a designer (lite or pro) plan, yes. Unlimited ones/ You onl start to pay when you start the hosting with domain name (kinda)

Yes

Very much

one domain=one website. Each time you pay for a hosting on a site, you can connect one or several domains.

Yes. You can start working before starting to pay for the hosting. Webflow will host unlimited sites for you, you pay a hosting plan for each.

Yes. Javascript. You can craft that manually, with interaction, with code, or simply use the Gallery component of Webflow.

To summarize: to develop multiple websites you need to pay for a designer plan (lite or pro), each months. From there, you can start working on un unlimited of sites for free, then pay a hosting plan for the ones you decide to publish on a custom domain you own.


#3

Well thank you so much Vincent for your quickness at answering.
It has helped me al lot … to formulate some more questions haha.
I’m sorry being such a newbie, javascript, second time I make the mistake T_T.

I think -as you just suggested - I should subscribe for a lite account,
because (if I might say this here), I can buy a domain on the internet
for around 15$ the year, and I’ve got a friend who has a server where he can
host my websites. As well, my own site, besides my future client’s one, may
contain way more than a hundred images, so I might not go for an hosting plan
long-term. Is that right ?

Thank you very much, truly appreciating the time spent helping me.


#4

Hi @monteilcrayon

Welcome to Webflow!

Just to add, if you want to export the code to host elsewhere - it won’t export the CMS database if you use that in your site build, just the static pages.

Webflow hosting can definitely handle lots of images though, and fast too, for example I have a client with 500 product images in their online shop. That could even stretch to 2000 within the CMS hosting plan.

Oh and by the way, you’re not cheating using Webflow - you are just coding faster…visually :wink:

  • Dragging and dropping a div block, is like declaring a div block in html, just faster!
  • Choosing that font size, is like declaring it in the CSS, but faster
  • As soon as you’ve coded it visually, you see it visually, no saving and refreshing the browser…

Just to expand on a couple of your Qs and Vincent’s answers:

Thumbnails expanding/pop-ups = Webflow has a Lightbox Gallery component:

Hosting and Domains: