What is Webflow University and why should you use it?

What is Webflow University and why should you use it?

Learn all about what Webflow University is and how it helps you make beautiful websites.
Rachel A
Rachel A

One of the biggest benefits of choosing Webflow as your website platform is that there's a wealth of free courses and tutorials available in Webflow University.

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Whether you're a total beginner or you're a Webflow advanced user, there's always something new to learn about web design, development, SEO, and more.

If you've not yet explored Webflow University, there's no better time than the present. In this blog post, we'll give you a quick overview of what it is, who it's for, and how to get started.

What Is Webflow University?

You're probably already familiar with Webflow and why it's such a fantastic option for building websites. However, if you've stumbled across this article while you're researching different options, let's first give a little overview.

Webflow is a platform that enables you to create beautiful, custom, responsive websites without having to write code.

It's a powerful option for web designers or agencies to build websites fast, without the need to hire a developer. Unlike other drag-and-drop website builders like Wix or Squarespace, Webflow gives you complete control over your website's design and functionality. The platform also generates clean, fast-loading code that adheres to web standards.

The one downside of Webflow is that because there are so many things you can do with it, the learning curve can be a bit steep. That's where Webflow University comes in.

Webflow University is a free resource of video tutorials, walkthroughs, and courses that teach you everything you need to know about using Webflow to create beautiful websites.

It's created by the official Webflow team, and the tutorials are led by experienced designers and developers who are passionate about helping people learn how to use the platform. The videos are also full of humor and wit which makes them a lot more interesting to watch than most other web development videos.

Some of the topics covered at Webflow University include:

  • The basics of building a site with Webflow
  • Planning layout and design
  • Creating interactions and animations
  • Using the Webflow CMS for dynamic content
  • Building e-commerce sites
  • SEO
  • Launching a career as a freelance web designer

Once you've completed a course, you have the option to take an online exam and be awarded official Webflow certifications in various areas of expertise. You can then use these certificates in your portfolio, resume, and LinkedIn profile.

Who is Webflow University for?

The courses and tutorials in Webflow University are suitable for anyone who wants to learn how to use Webflow, regardless of their level of expertise.

Even if you've never touched a line of code or used a website builder before, the introductory tutorial course will walk you through the basics of using Webflow step-by-step.

Once you've completed that, you can move on to some of the more advanced courses that cover topics like e-commerce, animations, and dynamic content.

The entire database of lessons is searchable, so if you don't want to go through a whole course, you can easily find individual tutorials on specific topics.

If you're already an expert in Webflow, there are also some more general courses about online business and SEO that you might find interesting. In fact, these courses are full of valuable information for anyone, even if you're not planning on using Webflow to build your website.

For example, the Freelance web design boot camp walks you through the steps of launching a successful freelance career, from finding clients to design theory.

Webflow adds new courses to Webflow University regularly, so even if you're already familiar with the platform, it's worth checking back every now and then to see what's new.

How do I get started with Webflow University?

Webflow University is 100% free, and you just need a free Webflow account to access it. Just head over to university.webflow.com and start exploring. If you don't already have a Webflow account, you can sign up with your Google account or email address on course registration.

Once you've created an account or signed in, you can keep track of your progress and certifications on your learning dashboard.

Another fantastic thing about Webflow University and the Webflow platform, in general, is that you can clone any of the examples used in the courses and investigate how they're put together or use them as a starting point for your own projects.

This is a really effective way of learning, as you can see how various elements are put together and then experiment with them yourself.

Going beyond Webflow University

There's certainly enough content and courses in Webflow University to keep you busy for a long time. But, eventually, you might want to venture out and explore some of the other fantastic resources that are available for Webflow web designers and developers.

Here are a few options:

  • Udemy has several low-cost courses on building websites with Webflow, Figma, and other no-code tools, as well as lots of general courses about web design and freelancing. There are also courses in languages other than English, so if you're not a native English speaker, Udemy is definitely worth checking out.
  • Flux Academy has a Webflow Masterclass course that promises to expand and build on the skills you've learned in the Webflow University courses. The course isn't cheap, but it has excellent reviews, and you also get access to a community of fellow web developers for support and networking.
  • Let's not forget YouTube as a fantastic source of free video content. If you want to explore a particular topic in more depth, there's probably a YouTube video (or several) on that very subject. A quick search for 'Webflow tutorials' turns up results covering everything from UX design to e-commerce.

So there you have it, a brief introduction to Webflow University and some suggestions for where to go once you've completed the courses.

We hope you enjoy learning with Webflow University and that it helps you take your web design skills to the next level. Happy learning!

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