I promise that this sentiment will fade away and then morph into an empowering feeling. With practice, and more importantly the will to progress, you’ll be better and better in a short time. You have to embrace the fact that development, wether it’s code or no-code development, is a practice for curious people who will search and look for answers, good practice, all the time, at any stage of their knowledge. That’s what designers and coders do, that’s what I do to answer people on this forum: I search for their answers. My understanding of the platform makes me efficient at that but nevertheless, I search, I test, I compare, I look for answers, I ask questions to the more savvy. I’ve known a lot of developers and I have yet to find the one who writes lines and lines of code without checking a documentation of some sort. Searching, testing, applying, that’s what development is made of. You get to the point where you’re more efficient, but you can never stop to learn.
So Webflow doesn’t lie when it says no-code, visual development. Anyone can take a template, fill it up, and start enhancing it with the right help. It’s a great way to start.
Web development is like no other development or design practice. Graphic design has a definitive output form, filmmaking ends up with a movie, apps can be sandboxed and run he same on many platforms (think of a Java or a Flash app), but web… web is interpreted on each platform. New set of OS/Browser every time, and I’m not even talking about bandwidth and client device strength or screen size. The sum of things to know and master is tremendous, and that’s where webflow comes to the rescue, by dealing with a lot of hassles for us — for instance I just finished a complex page with combinations of Lottie, IX, HTML etc, and it just works the same on very browser I can run on my devices. That’s a HUGE thing. In my previous life I was facing long hours of debugging and potentially rework my designs to make them less ambitious for the sake of compatibility.
Web design is very complex, and that alone explains the success of Webflow.