I’ve been working on a step-wise form for a client since the last 4 weeks or so. I woke up this morning and spent another three hours on it. What happened next almost made me cry. I think the mistake I made was that I had two separate pages of my form opened in two tabs in the same browser, and was making changes on both simultaneously. When I was done, I published the link and logged out. I previewed it later on my laptop and surprisingly, the form turned into a complete mess, all animations interactions and design disappeared, sections disappeared, classes disappeared, in both pages. All my work just gone.
Thankfully, I have a habit of creating backups of my work every single day. So thank god I still have my backup from yesterday, but the three hours I spent today were all for nothing, and I am very annoyed. How was I supposed to know that I cannot work on two pages simultaneously? Here is a before and after picture:
Landing page before: https://i.gyazo.com/4cde630b66dee3eb33dcb1c23819ffd4.jpg
Landing page after: https://i.gyazo.com/1049da98d544ff366eccd1629e1f7f85.png
Here is the backup of my work till yesterday: https://preview.webflow.com/preview/stepwiseform-70e835105fe0420502792d9049?utm_source=stepwiseform-70e835105fe0420502792d9049&preview=2cd5293f842eaaf0cd3650edfffdc508
And here is the work I did today: https://preview.webflow.com/preview/stepwiseform?utm_source=stepwiseform&preview=89d42e5e914be2e968afc97230429602
Just compare the differences between both… the work I did today has been completely ruined. How do I get it back? Will I have to do it all over again? Three hours is a lot of work and this is just very inconvenient. How can I rely on Webflow if things like these happen? And more importantly… if I didn’t have a backup what would I have done then? If a problem like this exists… why is there no warning message? How would I know?