I’ll, as most do, start by saying I am, and have been a fan of Webflow for a couple years.
So much so I pushed the company I work for to use this tool heavily in our product design. My CTO has been forcing our product development teams to change our process to include Webflow export as a starting block. Not just prototyping.
That being said in the recently the performance has plummeted and glitches and issues have increased.
In the last few months I have experienced (and continue to right up to this evening) the following:
The designer has become unbearably laggy to the point where:
- Preview no longer functions
- Pages don’t switch when using the page list.
- Links randomly function and don’t function in preview mode.
- Designer just freezes altogether
Cleaning unused styles in longer reliable. I had to open a case to which I was given a work-around for the specific case, however, I am not about to CRTL-S every page in my projects with 50+ pages to ensure they are removed. I am exporting Webflow and handing it over to our engineers where a select few will find any excuse to find a flaw in Webflow and drag it through the mud. This one was embarrassing.
Links in the Preview mode randomly stop navigating to the intended page but rather open a Webflow branded 404 page. I have reload the designer and it generally works. I have an unresolved support ticket open for that as well.
Site constantly alerts me about another instance open and forces me to reset. I, on occasion, will have a second tab open with Webflow to ensure I am styling things correctly as you don’t support the global styles (yet). This didn’t happen before and sucks big time. Sometimes I have no clue why it’s giving me this alert as I only have one instance open.
NEW - This evening I was continuously (EVERY 20 SECONDS) kicked out stating " I am no longer signed in". I had make a quick update so I was forced to endure this annoyance, and yes it was extremely annoying.
There are also other small glitches but I’m done typing.
I would really hate to put my tail between my legs and abandon Webflow after being such a proponent and getting it integrated as far as it has been with our product design.
FYI - those previously mentioned engineers are slipping typos in where they can and call you “Weblow”.