I have to admit that I am a huge fan of Elfsight as a compliment to Webflow. Coming from a WordPress background I am a big fan of wiz-bang and clean design.
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For me, as a web designer, the whole idea of creating and designing is a visual process. It's not about coding. It's about communicating, and there is no better way to do that than the Internet. Creatively speaking, it is the ultimate form of immediate gratification to expressing yourself and share your vision, art, product, and message with the world. That is why I got into web design in the first place.
In '95 when I first started designing websites, we had team who were more technically-driven. You needed that back then. It took a team to build a site, at least it did for me. I did the design and nav (UX) and passed the project on. While having a team is great, today it's not so necessary. Now, more than ever, a single designer can create a beautiful website with all the coding, and never have to code.
As a web designer, I've been working mostly in WordPress over the last several years, prior to creating this website in Webflow. Working with either is as different as night and day, so while there is a learning curve in the migration, as there was from HTML to Dreamweaver to Wix to WordPress to anything else, it's worth it. Why? Because easier is better. Simplier is better. Better is better. That's progress.
In short, my inspiration (and motivation) in creating the VegasDesignSEO.com website as a Webflow CMS website design is all about making life a little easier on some level, That means taking a step back from all the theme and plugin updates, and the frustration that comes with them. Don't get me wrong, I love working in WordPress for a lot of great reasons, but any web designers will tell you that even a "simple" WordPress site can usually have a dozen or more plugins from as many developers. If you work on more than a couple of websites, it can become a part-time job just keeping up with them all.
That is why I switched to Webflow, and that's why I integrated Elfsight widgets into this website.
It started out simple enough. First, I started exploring and playing on the Elfsight website, and then I got hooked. It started simple enough with a contact form, then a cookie consent, an Instagram feed, and on and on. The VegasDesignSEO.com website now features several beautifully designed widgets throughout the site, greatly adding to this site's visitor experience.
Some of my favorite widgets include:
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Hi, I'm A.D. Cook, co-creator and site designer/manager/admin for DreamToLaunch.com. I'm also an artist, writer, and speaker. I've been designing for the Internet since 1995. Visit me at ADCookDesign.com for more information and check out my new book, DREAM TO LAUNCH, with co-creator Beti Kristof.