Webflow University vs. The Webflow Masterclass: What's the Difference?

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Stephanie Corrigan
Webflow University vs. The Webflow Masterclass: What's the Difference?
Wondering if it's really worth investing in The Webflow Masterclass when you can get free training at Webflow University? Here's our take.

Webflow is a powerful visual development tool that empowers designers to create stunning, pixel-perfect websites without coding. In other words, gone are the days of searching for a reliable web developer to bring your designs to life with custom code. With Webflow, it's possible to create a truly custom website for any kind of business, including e-commerce, blogs, memberships, and more.

With its drag-and-drop interface and auto-generated code, Webflow is a web designer's dream. It supports a variety of unique elements and functionality, from subtle interactions to jaw-dropping animations. Compared to other popular website platforms like Squarespace and Wix, the creative possibilities with Webflow are virtually limitless.

All that said, Webflow does have one drawback: a steep learning curve. It's not a tool that you can easily master in a day. Fortunately, there are a number of resources at your disposal, both free and paid, that can help take the confusion and frustration out of learning this powerful new platform.

Before we dive into this post, check out the video below to hear Ran Segall's take on why it's worth paying to learn Webflow when you can learn about it for free.

Webflow University

Webflow University offers free training on web design and Webflow development.
Webflow University offers free training on web design and Webflow development.

If you're brand new to Webflow, or even just curious to see what it's all about, Webflow University is a great resource for you. Webflow University is brought to you by the creators of Webflow themselves. It offers a wealth of training on web design and development that anyone can enroll in for free.

Webflow University offers over a dozen courses, from beginner to advanced levels, that teach everything from basic HTML and CSS to complex interactions and animations. Here are just a handful of select courses available on Webflow University:

  • 2021 design portfolio course
  • Add web animations with Lottie and After Effects
  • Freelance web design boot camp
  • Webflow 101 crash course

As these examples show, Webflow University offers training on Webflow specifically, as well as web design in general. In addition to courses, Webflow University also has a library containing hundreds of tutorials and articles on niche topics.

All in all, there is a great deal of free value available to web designers at Webflow University. And since these resources are backed by Webflow itself, you can trust that the information presented there is accurate and high quality.

Pros of using Webflow University

The pros of enrolling in Webflow University in order to learn Webflow are fairly straightforward. To summarize, here are the top reasons why web designers should consider enrolling in Webflow University:

  • Reliable source of information. These days, anyone can pretend to be an expert on anything. You won't find any questionable or inaccurate information taught on Webflow University.
  • Free content. It's pretty generous of Webflow to share so much free educational content. Thanks, Webflow!
  • All experience levels welcome. Whether you're a total newbie or experienced designer, you'll likely find something of value in Webflow University's comprehensive tutorial library.
  • Mix of video and written content. Since Webflow is a visual platform, it makes sense to learn it over video tutorials. However, there are plenty of written articles to help guide you as well.
  • Community support. Webflow University includes a community forum where you can connect with Webflow experts and other web designers to get your questions answered.

The Webflow University library has hundreds of free lessons.
The Webflow University library has hundreds of free lessons.

Cons of using Webflow University

Are there any cons to enrolling in Webflow University? Since it's free and the content is good, you don't really have anything to lose.

However, one thing that's missing from Webflow University is personalized accountability and support. There's the community forum, but it can be intimidating to share your questions or work in such a public medium. There's also no guarantee that your post will get a reply in a timely manner--or at all.

A peek at the Webflow University community forum.
A peek at the Webflow University community forum.

Another potential con of Webflow University is the overwhelm of having so many different courses to choose from. For instance, you might wonder if it's better to start with their Ultimate web design course or Webflow 101 crash course as a total beginner. Is there overlap between the two? You'd have to do some digging to find out.

Ultimately, the pros of Webflow University outweigh the cons. It's a valuable, free resource that's well worth checking out. But what if you want more than what Webflow University has to offer? If you're looking to become an expert Webflow designer who creates premium websites for your clients, we invite you to look into our comprehensive course, The Webflow Masterclass.

The Webflow Masterclass

The next round of The Webflow Masterclass opens for enrollment on May 26, 2021.
The next round of The Webflow Masterclass opens for enrollment on May 26, 2021.

The Webflow Masterclass is taught by Ran Segall, the founder of Flux Academy. Before creating Flux Academy, Ran started sharing his wealth of knowledge from his experience as a freelance web designer on his YouTube channel, Flux.

When Ran discovered Webflow, he knew it was a game changer for web designers. Using Webflow for his web design projects allowed him to create websites faster without any coding, which led to a more efficient process, better results, and increased revenue. Ran started sharing his experience with Webflow on his YouTube channel and gradually grew an audience of web designers eager to learn Webflow. In time, Flux Academy and The Webflow Masterclass were born.

Check out Ran's video below for a 12-minute introduction to Webflow for beginners.

The Flux YouTube channel is still active today with three new videos released every week on topics ranging from Webflow to freelancing to case studies and more. It's an excellent free resource for web designers of all skill levels. But if you want to become a true Webflow expert and are willing to put in the time and work to get to that level, a course like The Webflow Masterclass will take you much farther, much faster, than free content ever could.

P.S. Click here to download a free style guide template that will help you work faster in Webflow.

Pros of enrolling in The Webflow Masterclass

The Webflow Masterclass is a self-paced course with over 12 hours of step-by-step video content. The course provides all the resources and personalized support that you need in order to become an expert-level Webflow designer.

To summarize, here are some of the top benefits of enrolling in The Webflow Masterclass:

  • Full web development process. The course teaches a streamlined process for developing websites in Webflow that you can replicate over and over again.
  • Build your portfolio while you learn. As part of the curriculum, you'll build a fully functional Webflow website that you can add to your portfolio and use to start attracting Webflow clients right away.
  • Personalized feedback. A huge advantage of the course is access to real Webflow experts for personalized support and feedback on your work.
  • No coding knowledge required. No code, no problem.
  • Build your network. When you enroll in the course, you'll get indoctrinated into a community of over 3,000 students. You could very well find your next client (or business bestie) through the connections you make in this community.

Over 3,000 students from all over the world have already enrolled in The Webflow Masterclass.
Over 3,000 students from all over the world have already enrolled in The Webflow Masterclass.

Cons of enrolling in The Webflow Masterclass

I know what you're thinking--we're a little bit biased when we talk about how great The Webflow Masterclass is. Are there any cons to enrolling in this course?

One point of contention for some is the price. When there are so many free resources out there, investing $695+ USD in a course can seem difficult for some to justify. We get it. However, investing in The Webflow Masterclass is an investment in the future of your career. There's no other course out there that teaches you how to build a Webflow website from start to finish and provides personalized support and feedback along the way.

One other reason you may want to skip this course is if you aren't willing or able to put in the time it takes to absorb the material and then go and implement it. Simply enrolling in the course isn't going to turn you into a Webflow master overnight--you have to do the work.

Webflow University vs. The Webflow Masterclass: How do they compare?

Now that we've discussed the pros and cons of Webflow University and The Webflow Masterclass, there's one more point to consider: how do they compare? Is one better than the other? Do you need both in order to succeed?

Webflow University is a valuable resource with great tutorials and plenty of quick, actionable lessons. However, it doesn't take you through the process of building a Webflow website from scratch at the same level of depth as The Webflow Masterclass. And building websites efficiently, no matter the platform, is all about the process.

Another way in which The Webflow Masterclass outshines Webflow University is in the personalized support, feedback, and accountability department. It's one thing to watch tutorials on building a website; it's another thing entirely to put what you've seen into action and get feedback on it from an expert. The level of support you get in The Webflow Masterclass is not to be taken lightly.

With these points in mind, we make the following recommendations:

  • Brand new to Webflow? Start with Webflow University or check out the Flux YouTube channel. Learn what you can for free and even play around with the builder. Get a taste for Webflow and make sure it's a good fit for you before you invest in an in-depth course like The Webflow Masterclass.
  • Webflow amateur? If you've been using Webflow for a while, you may not find much new to learn in Webflow University. Consider enrolling in The Webflow Masterclass if you want to improve your process, learn advanced techniques, and network with other web designers.
  • Burnt-out freelancer? Learning Webflow could be an absolute game-changer for your freelance web design business. Bypass the overwhelming free tutorials, and enroll in The Webflow Masterclass for an efficient, laser-focused path to getting off the freelance hamster wheel.

Ready to get started? We'd love to see you inside The Webflow Masterclass and support you in your journey to becoming a premium, in-demand web designer. Click here to sign up for the waitlist and join us in the next round.

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