Hey everyone, since Webflow announced on Wishlist, that they won’t support Multilingual option as native feature in soon, i decided to move an another SaaS web design tool. I live in Germany and when you can not offer a multilingual site to client or company/team that you work in, that means you have a big trouble to deal with.
Imagine you are in a meeting you are about to sign up a contract to a new project, they love your amazing design style that you created with webflow, and they are really want to make a contract with you. Then client says that they need English, Turkish, and 3 more of european languages. You say, “Oh yes, i can provide that feature, but we are using a 3rd party software for that, and you have to pay XX US Dollars every month.”
Currently i am a master student and I had a job interview in Duesseldorf lately. A company which earns their money with gastronomy, hotel and more. I made a presentation about why i am using Webflow for my webdesign projects and at the beginning they loved my style. They have about 15 restaurants in a city with full of tourists, also a hotel and companies like a real state agency for providing shops to other companies and more. That means, multilingual website is a must for them for every project. Anyway, then an assistant of b level manager asked me how will i handle with so many sites with language variations. I knew that question will come and hit me and i explained them to duplicating pages or using weglot. Assistent asked me to open Weglot’s pricing plans. Like i said i was making a presentation and i opened Weglot’s pricing plans on a big screen. Then he started to lead me to calculate Weglot’s bill to them, it was fun for first 3 sites. Then monthly billing was getting pricey and even more pricey. Some of the sites needed 7 languages. Imagine the final cost please for a onyl month please. So we discussed about duplicating pages, but that solution also has a problem called: “extra hours for a same website project”. Because your job is not only creating website, but also making corparate design, too. At the end, i am waiting a call for 3 months i guess that means i couldn’t get the job right? Of course i dont blame Webflow for that. Only mistake i have, i can not offer to clients and companies multilingual solituons.
As a design student that must to work in a company soon, i think, having a multilingual feature as a designer shouldn’t be so expensive with Webflow. Because i dont know how to write code and webflow makes us that amazing designs possible for us. But why not “nativa multilingual features”?
I am sorry but i can’t offer one more time to a company or agency that “hey we should use 3rd party program that cost even more than weblfow!” I am sure there are a lot of people having same problem with me.
Weglot is only for “boutique” users.
So, any idea guys? What should a designer do, without code knowledge, create to make multilingual sites and offer to clients “cheaper” options?
I am asking very kindly to any Webflow team member; How should we manage this problem? I am still young, i cant stop thinking about this. What should my next step? You have the best design solution for people like dont know code. So you are marketing also that way, right? What is your suggestions except Weglot and duplicating pages?