Hi, I’m coming from webflow looking for a similar but offline program …
I wanted to share my experience (and maybe twist for some improvements) … maybe I have some item that exists but I can not figure out how, soo, let me now
Things I really missed (a lot missing):
1.1 - Renaming classes
in webflow when a class is renamed it applies to all html and css, being very easy to rename something. So far I have used the sublime text to do this.
1.2 - Automatic Responsive
In webflow when you select a screen size, any changes you make will automatically add the @media needed to the code, it’s super simple and practical, 1 click for all changes in the chosen size. The same happens with hover, active, etc … you select the button state and already can edit the style it creates :hover sutomatic… In pinegrow it’s like creating a brand new class every time …
Things I missed but that’s okay:
2.1 - Viewing Class Style Not Highlighted
in webflow it shows (in another color) the style that is being affected but of a class that you are not selecting. For example: if I have a class with margin: 10px and I create one on top, the webflow shows me that it has margin being affected, in pinegrow I have to search what atribute is causing my button to be more to the side …
2.2 - Shift and Alt for Margin and Padding
In weblfow, holding Shift you change all the margins, and Alt changes the parallel margins, super practical …
2.3 - Color palette
I felt the lack of being able to save a color to use later in another place… I know it is possible to use Sass, but a panel helps to visualize all of them …
2.4 - Doom collected and expanded
In webflow has a button that collapse and expands the doom, it makes it much easier to make things clearer … I only found the shortcut ctrl + alt + click, but it only closes all items of the same level and not the sub -itens.
2.5 - Edit components
in webflow I can edit a component on any page.
Generally speaking I fell the webflow UI more compact, there is a lot more screen for the website design itself. The doom is also another thing that made me confused, a little crowded, it’s not very clear when a div starts and ends
We are animated to use pinegrow because it has many other advantages over webflow (it works locally, I can edit direct programmer code, all the possibilities that a css can offer, adding puglin, etc.)
But what I realize is that the webflow worked very well for the user who does not want to see the code, I can create a website without looking at 1 line of code. The pinegrow seems to me that it was not that way, it is good to be able to edit in the code, but there are many facilities in webflow because it tries to simulate everything you would do in the code. I know a lot of these things are subjective and personal, but I wanted to share…
I noticed that in the last years pinegrow has changed a lot, I hope it keeps improving …
if I could put more images … (beginner user)