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There has been much discussion about platform offerings aimed at creative professionals with little to no technical know-how. Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, no-code and low-code tools have become the technology of choice for many companies. According to a recent Gartner study, by 2025, 70% of newly developed apps are expected to use low-code or no-code technologies, up from less than 25% in 2020.
With this in mind, and after a $120M Series C valuation and a $4B valuation, the Accel-powered Webflow is on track to be one of the fastest growing no-code and low-code -To become the all-in-one website builder in the market. The company currently serves 3.5 million users and attracts more than 10 billion visitors per month. The company states that its goal is to enable businesses to work faster and more efficiently.
“We started in 2013 with an idea that was easy to use – anyone who didn’t know how to write a single line of code could use a drag-and-drop interface to create a professional, powerful website,” said Bryant Chou, co-founder and CTO of Webflow.
Bridging the gap between design and development
The design development gap refers to the lack of communication between designers and developers when developing a product.
This is an age-old problem in the web app and design process. Luckily, the proliferation of low-code and no-code tools has made it possible to create a common language between design and development and bring their visions to life.
Over the years, Webflow has evolved from a single-page website builder to a dynamic in-browser design tool with CMS and e-commerce capabilities, which Chou says has helped bridge the gap that still exists between the two reduce.
Where Webflow fits into an organization’s data infrastructure
By removing the technical complexity behind web development, Chou says, business users can focus on design workflows while engineers can focus on higher-level tasks like developing their core product and differentiating it in the market.
The company claims that it integrates seamlessly with an organization’s existing tech stack, allowing users to consolidate their most important business data in one place.
Shaping the future of app and software development
Based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for software developers is projected to grow 22% through 2030. While there may be a lack of talent to fill the right roles and meet the demands of modern businesses, processes and products need to be more agile to stay ahead of the curve.
This is where the advantages of no-code and low-code development come into play.
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