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5 Essential Webflow Tips for Beginners: And where to start
You are 5 steps away from becoming a Webflow pro, let's begin!
I know I know… learning Webflow can be tough and sometimes impossible to know where to start. We’ve all been there, and these tips will help you along the way:
Let’s break down the five key things you should start with when learning Webflow:
- Optimize for page load speed – Minimize elements and interactions, Webflow’s responsive image feature, and analysis tools to help you.
- The Webflow Navigator - Get an overview of your page hierarchy and layout without having to scroll through the entire page. As well as easily rearrange elements as you build.
- Get comfortable with Interactions - A static website is often a boring website, and adding motion where relevant is a great way to make it feel more alive and engaging.
- Utilize Webflow’s CMS - Arguably one of the strongest features in Webflow is the CMS. It allows you to easily build blogs, newsletters, and even manage sitewide content from one source that’s applied globally.
- Always strive to learn - Like the famous guru once said; KNOWLEDGE. Even the pro you look up to most likely sets aside time to learn and improve their craft, so why shouldn’t you?
Everyone starts somewhere, and hopefully these simple 5 steps will help you along the way. I’m looking forward to seeing you as a future pro!
Can you be GDPR compliant while using Webflow?
Let me teach you how you can make your website stays compliant.
Hey there 👋
Have you ever wondered if you can be 100% GDPR compliant while using Webflow for your client's website? I have, and I want to show you what I've learnt through the years.
First of all, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a law in the EU and the UK, that aims to keep our users' data safe. And worst case scenario you might face heavy fines for a non-compliant website – and I’m talking in the thousands.
But how? In a nutshell, you’ll be mostly compliant if you follow these three points:
- Webflow’s native form functionality - they store data outside of Europe, make sure you choose an alternative solution that stores data within the EU.
- Cookies - make sure your cookies aren’t loaded without user consent, you should consider using Finsweet Cookie consent instead!
- Analytics software - keep in mind which analytics software you’re using, since some may be storing data outside of the EU (I’m looking at you Google Analytics). A great alternative to consider is Plausible analytics.
Follow these steps and you will not only be on the right side of the law, but you will also avoid being that creep storing data without your website’s visitors consent.
We go more in depth on how to stay GDPR compliant with Webflow in the latest published article.