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Sep 14
Web Development
Eric Phung

Editable Custom Code has never been easier in Webflow

Discover the power of Webflow, a unique no-code platform that allows easy custom coding. Learn the key differences between no-code and low-code website builders, and how Webflow empowers you to go beyond platform limitations. Master the art of custom code in Webflow with helpful tips and unleash the potential for a smarter, more personalized website experience.

Editable Custom Code has never been easier in Webflow


Webflow with all of its potential has been the talk of the town recently. But the one power that distinguishes Webflow from other no-code platforms is that it allows you to custom code. 

We’ve all familiar with the reason behind the blow-up of no-code website builders. It’s the movement of new technology, making building a site much more budget-friendly and accessible to larger audiences. It speeds up the entire process and also pushes the business further. 

However, with no code to low-code website builders, there are many disadvantages and limitations. And not many providers allow users to adjust and make any changes to the code. Webflow is completely different here. You can literally do it how you want to achieve the proficiency you need for an amazing website experience. 

Want to know how? Let’s get into it! 

No-code means forever no need code? 

This could be one of the largest misconceptions when it comes to a no-code platform. So first, we want to clear things out. The base for all no-code tools doesn’t mean any magic. There is no way you can just drag and drop then poof here all the things go. All these tools, including Webflow, are heavily based on coding (obviously there is no other way).

With Webflow, for example, each element that you put on your canvas is a piece of code. When you keep going and adding up elements, all of them connect and create pages of code. Most of them include HTML, CSS, or JavaScript. Sometimes all of them. 

So don’t think of your no-code tools as if they never contain code. They’re still there, you just don’t have to touch them in most cases and the platform probably tries to hide that for you. With other website builders out there, you don’t need to see or have access to code. But when using a professional tool like Webflow, you have to know how code works. Understanding best practices, limitations, or how things flow is the key to ensuring every project you have your hands on works smoothly. 

By understanding and knowing how to code, you can customize the website to your preference without being limited by any platform. 

Webflow custom code allows you to work beyond the platform

It’s alright to stick around with what they offer. However, in many cases, our clients require a bit further to suit their needs. That’s when custom-codes become very useful. You’re not limited by the website features, so going beyond the tool is the chance for you to elevate your work much more. 

Imagine these no-code tools as a piece of the puzzle, then custom code is how you could expand and extend all the features. 

First, you should know what Webflow is based on, and from which you can start building more: 

  • Building HTML/CSS
  • Creating animations
  • Hosting
  • CMS 

By acknowledging everything here, you are having to access the power to top things off. With designers and developers, we hope you love this ability since you can work smarter with coding while still having chances to improve it. 

Custom code in Webflow, here are our tips

1. Understand 3 core types of code

You may or may not have heard of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. But if you want to master the custom code in Webflow, you have to understand them all. We won’t keep you stuck with all the long-lost explanations here. If you want one, just scroll through our blog to see more. 

By understanding coding, you’ll understand each code language's ability and potential, also with limitations. So when you’re customizing your website code, you can make the most out of it. 

2. Stay organized when adding code

If you’re in your flow of coding from head to start, it’s much easier to keep track and stay organized. However, the story is quite different when you’re trying to add code on top of what Webflow had already done for you. Working from page to page and trying not to mess up the order is our key to keeping everything nice and neat. We don’t like running through screens just to find one code to redo, it’s exhausting even more than coding from start to finish. 

Moreover, you should keep code that applies to the entire website in the project setting. While code that only applies to fewer pages should stay in the page setting. That way you won’t mess things up.

3. Always test and troubleshoot every code you add

Like we’ve said previously, troubleshooting all tiny problems on a site is exhausting and draining your energy a lot more than coding. One small thing can affect your entire page or even website. It’s obviously challenging. That’s why we highly recommend you test your code before launching. 

  • Use code writing software to check errors: Throw your code in a code and let them tell which line is causing errors or which character is missing.
  • Inspect your website: Open up in the browser, right-click and choose Inspect to see if any CSS is overridden, or how the browser handles issues. You can also see errors by clicking on the Console tab.

Checking things over and over after you’ve done adding custom code and troubleshooting instantly actually saves you a whole lot of time. Don’t try to rush the process, even with professionals, we know how frustrated it is when something small goes wrong. Don’t let one character ruin your mood for the day! 

Custom code is better than fully no code

By having the ability to make changes and adjust, Webflow is one of our main tools for smarter working. Goodbye to the tiring process of coding, hello new and brighter future! With Webflow, we can unlock so much more potential for your website projects. The platform could sometimes be ideal already, sometimes it needs a bit more changes with coding. Yet in any way, it benefits all of us in the best way possible. We hope that you can have the right foundation and feel better using tools like Webflow in your upcoming projects.