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Ycode: Your Webflow alternative

Wondering whether you should choose the well-known option, Webflow, or the new kid on the block, Ycode? Don’t let our age fool you! Ycode has many of the same features—plus built-in user authentication, an intuitive workflow builder, and easy use of external APIs.

Design

Ycode

You have 3 options when starting a project: from scratch, a template, or by cloning an existing project. The clean interface shows your work in real-time, and the design sidebar includes several advanced settings. Add and save custom color palettes in the design controls.

Webflow

When creating a new project, you can either select a template or simply start with a blank page. Webflow’s user interface is also clean. The standard sizing and design options for all your elements are straightforward and easy to use.

Start from scratch
Start from a template
Clone projects
WYSIWYG
Responsive design
Custom states
Advanced design settings
Global design settings

User authentication

Ycode

With Ycode, user authentication is built-in. Dedicated pages (signup, login, password reminders, etc.) are automatically created with TailwindCSS, or you can build them yourself from scratch.


Webflow

In Webflow, user authentication isn’t offered as a built-in feature. There are solutions to solve this but they require extra knowledge and a third-party tool like MemberStack.

Built-in user authentication Plug-in only
Automatic authentication pages Plug-in only

Dynamic content

Ycode

Create a local database, upload data, and connect fields to web elements to make content dynamic. Use filters to show featured content, sort content alphabetically, or show specific date ranges. Visitors can even upload files to forms!

Webflow

In the CMS, you can connect any design element to your Collections. You can then edit dynamic content directly on pages in real-time. You can also import CSV files into a Collection, either one by one or in bulk.

Local database
Simple database UI
Import data in bulk Paid plan
Import data one-by-one
Dynamic content

Workflows

Ycode

Workflows automate the way you work, and Ycode's workflow builder makes it super easy to create these sequences. Use a variety of triggers and action steps to create simple or advanced workflows.

Webflow

Webflow offers interactions that execute an animation whenever a trigger is activated. However, this feature is limited to animations and therefore not considered as a complete workflow-building feature.

Send email
Redirect
Wait seconds
Show or hide elements
Submit a form
Delete a database record

Elements

Ycode

Keep track of all elements and easily reposition layers in the Layers sidebar. You'll find a variety of elements in the Top panel like custom forms, sliders, HTML embeds, and dropdown menus that you can drag and drop into your canvas. All elements are responsive and editable in custom states.

Webflow

Webflow offers building blocks, responsive elements, and custom states. They also have e-commerce, symbols, and navbar elements available. With Webflow's premium plan, you can add code and scripts to your app, adding another layer of customization.


Intuitive builder
Responsive elements
Custom states
HTML embed Paid plan Paid plan
Custom code Paid plan Paid plan
Drag and drop builder
Collection filters Paid plan
Search Paid plan
Forms with file upload Paid plan Paid plan

Collaboration

Ycode

Ycode lets you invite other people to your account so you can collaborate on projects. User roles and permissions can be set individually. There's also a project transfer feature to relocate projects from one account to another.

Webflow

Webflow also gives you the option to invite multiple people to work with you on the same project. You can apply user roles and grant specific permissions. Like Ycode, you also have the possibility to transfer projects from one account to another.

Multi-user accounts Paid plan Paid plan
User-permission management Paid plan Paid plan
Project transfers Paid plan Paid plan

SEO

Ycode

Add static or dynamic titles and descriptions—from meta to image alt tags and social settings. Ycode produces clean, SEO-friendly code and is optimized for fast page loads. You can also exclude your website from being found on Google.

Webflow

With Webflow, you can also set SEO meta titles and descriptions. For both individual pages and collections items, you can add Open Graph info, as well as exclude pages from search results.

Clean code
SEO meta data
Social sharing data
Exclude from search results
Dynamic SEO

Integrations

Ycode

Displaying data from an external API is easy—you simply connect the base URL to your canvas elements. You can also use the native Airtable Integration or connect 2000+ apps to Ycode using the Zapier integration.

Webflow

Displaying API data is a bit more challenging in Webflow. There's currently no built-in method, however, there are workarounds. You can perform a few extra steps and work with third-party tools like Xano or NoCodeAPI.

Native Airtable integration Plug-in only
Native MailerLite integration
External APIs Plug-in only
Zapier integration Paid plan

Hosting

Ycode

Test web projects in staging before publishing. Ycode projects are reliably hosted on Google Cloud and come with automatic SSL certificates and public URLs. You can also use your custom domain. Ycode backends are powered by Laravel and PostgreSQL deployed on Google Kubernetes Engine.

Webflow

Test and preview your website before publishing it. SSL certificates are always included and custom domains are available in premium site plans that include hosting. All projects are stored on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and delivered over the Fastly network. Fast loading times are possible through two Tier 1 CDNs.

Automatic public URL
Custom domain Paid plan Paid plan
SSL
Backups Paid plan

Pricing

Ycode

Get familiar with Ycode and see what this no-code builder can do with a free plan. On this beginner plan, you can build your website or app without any cost. To unlock additional features and space or add user seats, you can choose from several paid plans.

Webflow

Start building for free, and upgrade when you need to. Paid Site plans unlock features and space. There are eCommerce plans for sites with shopping carts. Account plans are divided into Individual and Team accounts. Team accounts are for multiple seats.

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