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To our friends and colleagues using Adobe Muse

November 4, 2019

Hi everyone — this morning, we woke up just
like many of you to the news of Adobe canceling development on a platform many of us have
used for years. For so many of us, Muse was the first visual
tool to get many of these things right — parallax scrolling was huge. And, if you’re like us, you watched every
single one of Danielle’s videos. So whether you’re exploring Webflow, WordPress,
Wix, Squarespace, or just looking to throw your computer through the window — with
all the options out there, we want to take a quick moment to do something a little different. And respectfully invite you to take a look
at what we’ve been working on. There are two things we’ll cover. We know your time is super valuable, so we’re
going to move quickly through each of these. 1. What Webflow is, and 2. Migrating from Muse. Let’s start with what Webflow is in the context
of Adobe Muse. First off, it’s crazy powerful. You can create almost anything you can dream
up. Like Muse, with Webflow we can design from
a blank canvas. You can drag and drop elements right onto
the canvas, but instead of absolutely positioning everything, we’re instead visually manipulating
the HTML and CSS — right on the page. That means we have access to all the modern
layout tools like flexbox right out of the gate. That makes responsive layouts much more effective
— still using breakpoint-based designs just like you’ve come to expect from Muse. Now, with this, you get full visual control
over everything CSS offers — all these values here in the style panel. Because of this, the learning curve can be
a bit steeper — with great power comes great… there’s a quote there somewhere. But that’s why we have Webflow University
— all the basics of developing: from flexbox to super granular typography units and styling
— and everything in between. The result of visually developing this way
is that we can output production-ready code. We can export everything, or we can publish
right to a custom domain without having to worry about FTP. It’s got all the other stuff you’ve come to
expect — support for Typekit, custom fonts — and Google Fonts? These work natively, too. Also, whereas Muse has scroll effects, which
give us two-or three-point control over positioning and opacity, Webflow has what we call interactions. This is complete power and control over creating
custom triggers and animations that can change the way users interact with your sites — causing
their hearts, in some cases, to literally skip a beat. You can also develop right inside Chrome or
Safari so you don’t have to publish or export to test core functionality. Just like you’d custom code a site by hand,
all of Webflow is designed around classes — using CSS like this saves tons of time
in the development process — and gives us tremendous control in our designs. Finally, Webflow has a visual CMS which lets
you import and manage data — and your designs can reference that data. This is huge if you’re managing things like
practice areas in a law firm, biographies, menu items at a restaurant, blogs, news sites… But that’s what Webflow is: a powerful tool
that lets you code visually. Let’s talk about migrating from muse. Many of us on the team have used Muse for
years — so we’re intimately familiar with the ins and outs of the code that Muse outputs. There’s good news and bad news: the bad news
is, as you already know, Adobe outputs code that’s highly proprietary. It’s doesn’t give us clean HTML and CSS,
and most of it revolves around absolutely-positioned elements. The good news is: you can rebuild almost anything
in Webflow, usually going far beyond what’s possible in Muse. Having said that, we’re not going to sugarcoat
this — rebuilding a site can be a pain. It’s time-consuming, tedious, and downright
disheartening at times. That’s why we’ll say this: Our team and our community are right here
to help you transition from Muse to Webflow. We have an extremely active forum, and we
have world-class support with real human beings — designers and developers just like you
— on the other side. So as you’re looking at other options, we
want to extend our support — and we’ll do what it takes to earn your trust. And on that note, one last thing: Our team
in this for the long haul. We’re thrilled to bring more insanely powerful
features and content your way over the coming months and years. In short: we’re just getting started.


  • Reply Joe Oviedo March 26, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    Yeah! First! Webflow is amazing!

  • Reply Alexander March 26, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    Webflow is truly amazing. If you're coming from Muse and thinking about migrating to Webflow, I welcome you to the community!

  • Reply Achmed Zuzali March 26, 2018 at 10:56 pm

  • Reply Joseph Bates March 26, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    You know, I looked at you guys about a month ago and I was super impressed. I said to myself, why hasn't Adobe built Muse more like this? With the many options out there to replace Muse AND BUSINESS CATALYST, this looks like the most attractive. I look forward to learning more. This decision by Adobe will be a huge opportunity for Webflow. Going to publicly post this video
    now. Lets see that counter skyrocket!

  • Reply Jay Parmar March 26, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Many Many thanks for putting out this video – it is such a wonderful gesture of goodwill for us Muse users who feel abandoned by Adobe – While we might our beloved widgets etc – I am sure there will be functionality in Webflow to bring things like great photo/video galleries, integration with member site html snippets from Sentry Login and so forth. I hope that more of these videos are done so that those from the Muse community can better see how this will work for them and go over things that might be useful.

  • Reply buono001 March 26, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    Muse user here. I'm impressed! I'll definitely give it a try!

  • Reply Innen sind wir alle Rosa March 26, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    I started with muse a few month ago but it just didn't feel right for some reason and then I found webflow and it's all i was looking for in muse, dreamweaver or whatever. And your customer service is great!

  • Reply Leo Nobu March 26, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    I have an Ecommerce with Muse and Museexpress. Do you offer a ecommerce solution?

  • Reply Eliza March 27, 2018 at 12:08 am

    From what I saw I'm not sure if there is support for CMS, does Webflow have this must have feature for designer's clients?

  • Reply Steve Worrell March 27, 2018 at 12:33 am

    As a former muser, I switched in 2016 and never looked back. The most satisfying design tool on the market.

  • Reply Karpe D.M March 27, 2018 at 1:08 am

    Another mad ex-muser here…I must say this option seems VERY interesting, I'm definitely checking on webflow now. It is a great opportunity to create what Adobe coudn't. The community of designers who just don't like top code is MASSIVE

  • Reply Rudd Kronin March 27, 2018 at 1:47 am

    My answer to this. NO!!!. Even though this is nice but that means the internet is required to be used also you are only allowed two web pages unless you pay for the monthly subscription. Muse doesn't need a the internet to work ie to see your work in a browser because it renders the code from the browser without needing to connect. Until then. I am going to fight the good fight. Even though I have used Webflow but it isn't up to par what I am looking for.

  • Reply Tiryk March 27, 2018 at 2:12 am

    Here's a big issue i've had trying to create my website (I tried Muse and then ended up with Wix). I'm a graphic designer but I don't specialize in one particular field. I want my portfolio gallery to have filters at the top that allow viewers to click the exact type of work they're looking for. Would this be possible with Webflow?

  • Reply Viv Burgess March 27, 2018 at 2:12 am

    Do you have a hosting reseller package? The biggest issue for me (aside from the exchange rate making it nasty monthly wise) is the fact that I've been using 3rd party hosting rather than BC (again partly due to the exchange rate). To get my clients to pay more and more for hosting could be tricky… love to take advantage of what you have shown here, but will you have some sort of package for those of us that need to host multiple sites for multiple clients? Thanks so much for the awesome vid!

  • Reply HoriaCC March 27, 2018 at 2:40 am

    good marketing,i'm gonna give it a hit.

  • Reply TechnoFied! March 27, 2018 at 6:16 am

    It's way more expensive than any other force people to buy your hosting.You can never export cms.These are the drawbacks of webflow.Best option is to you WordPress and use elementor plugin it give way better than webflow coz it's free and the pro version of elementor plugin gives dynamic allocation features so it's better to use WordPress which allow users to use any hosting rather than to force users to use their hosting like webflow does

  • Reply Smokeyes March 27, 2018 at 6:53 am

    Can we install the program on a desktop? Or " only" online

  • Reply John Atkinson March 27, 2018 at 8:37 am

    I'm an Adobe Business Catalyst Premium partner seeking a viable alternative after Adobes decision to kill off Adobe Business Catalyst. I know I can create a collection from a .csv import but can I update the same collection from and updated .csv?

  • Reply Miguel Bruecker March 27, 2018 at 11:35 am

    can webflow export cms to a host of my clients choosing?

  • Reply Kristóf Papp March 27, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Wow! Webflow looks amazing! I’ve been using Muse for 3 years so the announcement shocked me too. Now I’ll definitely try Webflow.

    For many of us former Adobe users it would be great to have an option to import Muse projects into Webflow.
    Are you planning something similar?

    Is there a desktop app for Webflow?

    Thanks for the answers.

  • Reply Corynn Chan March 27, 2018 at 3:02 pm


  • Reply Rhayven Jones March 27, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Go Webflow!! I used Muse in its early days. But I quit using it due to the bugginess. Pre Interactions 2.0 from Webflow I thought, I would give it a go. I still wasn't satisfied (plus I was already playing around with Webflow a two years or so prior). I didn't want to relearn the software, plus I wasn't confident in it due to the lack of updates/support it had. Glad I stuck with Webflow! 🙂

  • Reply Jesse Shauffer March 27, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Having over 20 client businesses already built on Muse, I need to transition to something fast. I think I found it! My personal site: will be the first site I begin to rebuild! I am super excited for the new possibilities!

  • Reply mae March 27, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    The only reason I was a muser instead of webflower simply because I love working OFFLINE.. what happens if we are running a slow bandwidth or if we have something to get completed and internet goes off.. nothing is better than to work offline..

    I will give webflow a try but I will need to checkout "WITHOUT CODE" from the creators of I want to see their new upcoming web platform and compare it to webflow, who ever gets my attention that's where am going to go with .


  • Reply Miron Swyst March 28, 2018 at 2:17 am

    muse was d.o.a

  • Reply Miron Swyst March 28, 2018 at 2:19 am

    I just pray Adobe doesn't try to buy WEBFLOW…so far Adobe has managed to ruin so many apps…

  • Reply Gerald Adamson March 28, 2018 at 2:40 am

    Thank you.

  • Reply Ryan One March 28, 2018 at 3:33 am

    I am sure I will get to know everything on this subject, along with writing my book and several other exciting projects. I do have your trust, which is everything to me. – R1.

  • Reply Stewart Gregerson March 28, 2018 at 5:04 am

    Never used Muse (because it's trash, with trash code output), but I stumbled on this video and a day later after playing with it I'm simply amazed I haven't heard of Webflow before. This is going to be the one that beats out even wordpress long term IMO as a lot of people are moving from the platform (myself included). This is a great piece of software for those somewhere in between wordpress designer and full blown code everything from scratch types. You need to understand the concepts behind hand coding but the interface makes it so quick and easy it's really the best of both worlds. 10/10 would recommend.

  • Reply Brendan Douglas-Henry March 28, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Please explain your pricing so you have a subscription say your Lite package $16 then what if I want to host with my own third party service provider. Do I still have to buy your hosting package, thats like paying for hosting twice. My clients pay roughly $3 pm for hosting. I don't think they would be happy if I upped it to $12 pm plus the $3 it might not be a lot for someone in the USA but I live in South Africa and the US $ south African Rand exchange rate is not great

  • Reply Christian Zavanaiu March 28, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Can I ask if third party widgets will copy across, for example Muse Themes widgets..?

  • Reply Shapeshift studio March 28, 2018 at 10:21 am

    We really need the same for Wix and especially a tutorial video of rebuilding a wix website to webflow. We are a bunch of wix expert designers interested in using webflow.

  • Reply Doug Coates March 28, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Yeah, real human beings! Seems like a given but after dealing with Adobe, well you Adobe users know what I mean. The past couple of days I've been mentally dealing with how my 7 plus years adopting to Muse will impact my workflow over the coming year – do I tell my clients? Do I abandon web and focus on print? Do I go on a tropical holiday and pretend this didn't happen? Do I brush up on my WordPress skills?
    Thank you, it looks like Webflow is the answer. Sorry I hadn't heard about your product sooner.

  • Reply CedricOfRotherwood March 28, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Do you work on a german version for software and tutorials? I have been using Muse for years and now i want to change completly to webflow. I know there are many germans that want to change also.

  • Reply Zakk Kaye March 28, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    It does look really quite good. I am annoyed though, I very much liked Muse!

  • Reply L3SAN360 March 28, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Just getting started? Nice, i'm going to consider this and give it a go. #RIPADOBEMUSE

  • Reply cy2 March 29, 2018 at 12:52 am

    Webflow also has proprietary code, right? It looks like it's based on bootstrap but with a 'w' to make it proprietary. So when you export the code, I assume all the proprietary code/css is included and has no restrictions? Is this correct?

  • Reply Metal Dawg March 29, 2018 at 1:31 am

    I just cancelled Adobe Creative Cloud over killing Muse. Now I need to look for a Photoshop and Illustrator alternative.

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  • Reply jehan muse March 30, 2018 at 11:47 am

    [spread the vote to other musers]

    For those who want to use webflow offline
    please vote here

    just like eCommerce that webflow launch start from the wishlist..see the vote here..

    i believe there are many muser will switch to webflow,
    and as we all know muser use desktop application which is an advantage to work with low internet connection or no internet connection at i hope that we can start voting and make our voice heard by them..

    and if possible,
    i recommend to vote here for AMP support..
    well, it is a good feature to have as the page load is faster..

  • Reply Graham Jones March 30, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    I feel a little guilty! After using Muse from the beta days, I discovered Webflow a couple of years ago and was blown away. I have now spent the last two years converting each and every client away from Muse over to Webflow. I even have some standard blurb explaining how vastly superior Webflow is. I think in my own little way I have added to the demise of Muse :0

  • Reply Bogette March 31, 2018 at 1:54 am

    Thank you for supporting the developers of Adobe. I would switch to WebFlow, but the prices for tariffs are very high for my country. I live in Russia and it would be nice if you made the prices for tariffs depending on the region. I hope this happens, I really want to start using your service. Good luck and thank you!

  • Reply eric johnson March 31, 2018 at 5:35 am

    I am truly impressed with this. I had a few problems using this today as for some reason my (chrome) browser kept crashing if I moved too fast. I hope Webflow makes a offline version of this platform. Good job guys!!!

  • Reply RDaneel Oliwav March 31, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    I'll have a look 🙂 Thank you guys!

  • Reply João Nunes March 31, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Web flow is too expensive. Not worth for small business

  • Reply keisi ji April 1, 2018 at 4:45 am

    im IN. Webflow FTW.
    Migrating now

  • Reply WizKick April 1, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Hell yeah !, when french will be available please ?

  • Reply Mr Q April 2, 2018 at 1:44 am

    does webflow support arabic ?

  • Reply jherson medina April 2, 2018 at 3:35 am

    Hi everebody!! I would like some tips to design a functional website about sport events. It's a proyect from high school. it has different users like trainer, admin and normal user, it allows schedule trainings, receive documentation on pdf and shows past, actual and future events. Help pls!! I'd like your opinions

  • Reply Terence Kearns April 3, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Will you guys be looking to support google WAMP any time soon?

  • Reply OhWhat World April 3, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Is it possible to set a hero images to 100vh?

  • Reply Christian Lester April 6, 2018 at 12:34 am

    YES! (I say with both exhaustion and enthusiasm) YESSS!

  • Reply Ben Mühlbower April 10, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    You guys have just won me over! Starting my first test project now! I think Webflow is everything I have been looking for in Muse!

  • Reply Shield Maiden April 10, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    I’m totally checking this out!! Thanks a lot for the video!

  • Reply Ben Mühlbower April 10, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Oh my god! Webflow is freaking awesome! If I think about the time I wasted looking for third-party widgets that could cover simple functionality (ahem percentage-base height). And the time I've wasted correcting annoying alignment issues, simply because of Muse's stupid insistence on free from design with absolute positioning!

  • Reply Viktor Hansen April 12, 2018 at 7:17 am

    SCREW YOU! Now i have to cheat on my dear loving Muse. OMG that CMS

  • Reply Mahir D April 12, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    I'm actually thankful to Adobe…otherwise I would've have never found you guys. This is really amazing. I can't believe I would still be stuck with Muse and its constant lag..even on a 2018 Mac. And your tutorials are a game changer…first time I didn't fall asleep. They are funny and to the point. Never laughed so much watching tutorials 😂😂😂

  • Reply Mitch McAlistair April 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    I'm NOT a coder! I'm a designer. InDesign is brilliant for print. Muse is great for web! Ugh! I had just got into Flash Catalyst and pushed it really as far as it could go but before the multimedia project was finished Adobe pulled the plug on FC. Muse I thought was a safer bet after a few years had gone past and more folk using it and the development was stable. It's part of what I pay for in my inclusive package. I don't want to pay out for something else. I don't want easy peasy Wix. I don't want WordPress. Do I want to learn again when Muse is 'it'. Da! No. Muse is InDesign for the web. I'm NOT a coder. I don't want to learn code. I have stayed away from code. I'm too busy to fiddle. I'm a designer on the front end of code. That's why I rejoiced when UI got better! Muse is a great package to have as an inclusive with the master collection. It's a great incentive to have the master collection. It's a no brainer. InDesign for the web. It's so simple, easy, intuitive. It's a brilliant product.

  • Reply Josh Gonsalves April 14, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    A few years ago I was looking into visual web design tools and I came to a crossroad between Muse and Webflow. At the time, Webflow was brand new and didn't seem to have a huge community and even lacked features. I took a leap of faith with Webflow and I am so glad I did! The community is huge, support is incredible, tutorials are entertaining and helpful, and all of the once-lacking features are available, with tons of powerful new features added what seems weekly! I'm so glad I saw Webflow's potential, because to me it truly feels like the future of web design. If you have any second thoughts switching from Muse to Webflow, you don't have anything to worry about. Webflow is 100X and absolutely worth the money. I am a huge advocate for Webflow and I can assure you that once you use it, you won't look back 🙂

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  • Reply BomzStyle April 18, 2018 at 9:16 am

    Does it support Photoshop PDS files? Like buttons or when make changes to PDS file it automatically make change on the website? Can I design a website offline?

  • Reply ouly7 April 25, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Sounds good… BUT you guys are expensive! AND I want my clients websites running on their own trusted host via ftp

  • Reply Jay Alvin April 26, 2018 at 8:27 am

    what is the name of css that makes hero image go from side to side 2:14

  • Reply Syko White April 29, 2018 at 1:16 am

    these drag and drop website builders are a joke…. i can make same shit with coding faster and BETTER

  • Reply opproducciones May 4, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    I want to know about prices, plese.

  • Reply I.Sebastian .C May 8, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Adobe is not what it used to be. Small studios have better features this days. Adobe is just lazy…zZz…

  • Reply Any App May 9, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Nice marketing you have there pal.!

  • Reply TMT Molokwane May 12, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    i knew this day was coming…….They are doing us like louie the 13th….lol one thing webflow cant do that muse could is make you $800 in one day……..try doing that with webflow…go ahead il wait……..speeed….thats what muse had..speeed

  • Reply Christian May 13, 2018 at 12:09 am

    Webflow is so expensive 😱

    I’m a freelancer coming from Muse and would require the ‘Pro’ plan which is $35US per month and then the ‘CMS’ hosting plan which is an additional $16US per month.

    I’m in Australia so that’s $67 per month if you pay annually (more expensive if you pay monthly)

    I already pay for Adobe CC there is no way I could afford this too!

    I don’t know how this competes with the likes of Divi which is $250 for lifetime access!

    Webflow could change their subscription pricing plan whenever they choose and you have no choice but to pay. Just like CC

  • Reply Covals Douze May 15, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    I'm SOLD!!!!

  • Reply PUVI May 17, 2018 at 6:27 am

    learning curve XD

  • Reply Michael Bogle May 29, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    How does this compare to WordPress?

  • Reply Ryan from GDSE June 7, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Does Webflow have the sitemap and Master Pages like Muse does? If so could you please point me towards a video or tutorial discussing it.

  • Reply Young Ian Sorted June 7, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    How much does it cost? I can't find the price on your website.

  • Reply kujo2499 June 15, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    i love the humor! 😀

  • Reply John F June 20, 2018 at 7:56 am

    DOA, If your Internet is down, so are you. Next.

  • Reply Hazem Obid July 5, 2018 at 8:45 am

    looks promising. Good luck!

  • Reply Cannon Ball Kraken July 8, 2018 at 3:33 am

    swapping tonight

  • Reply Mehar Chumble September 7, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    will designing a website from here force me to have .webflow in the domain name? or can i use a domain that i've already bought?

  • Reply Navanshu Rastogi September 16, 2018 at 3:54 am

    Okay okay okay this is huge

  • Reply Navanshu Rastogi September 16, 2018 at 3:57 am

    Switching today… I hated many features of muse

  • Reply Naofumi Iwatani September 19, 2018 at 7:41 am

    so can i just copy the code from webflow after i designed the site and then paste the code in sublime text and finish developing there?

  • Reply Carlos Andres September 24, 2018 at 4:10 am

    What a let down from Adobe. BS.

  • Reply alich October 21, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Very nice but why the fluff are you so expensive

  • Reply Hugo Brown December 10, 2018 at 2:14 am

    Just signed on with Webflow, screw Muse ! And Adobe.

  • Reply Hugo Brown December 10, 2018 at 2:28 am

    Adobe dragged me off Quark. Take all my money. Now takes away Muse. Bastards!

  • Reply ThePixelitomedia January 14, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    hmm so the website is hosted by webflow? There is no way to export and upload it via ftp myself? Nah sorry I pass. IF you close your doors, all the websites are gone too.

  • Reply Silvio Vailante January 16, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Thank good!

  • Reply ReDHeaDSg1 January 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    No desktop software … thank you, but no desktop version, no go for me.

  • Reply Vin Aeoua February 26, 2019 at 5:26 am

    What happened to Adobe? That's what Dreamweaver was supposed to be. And then they finished having no good web design solution at all. Most people still use the DW CS6 for Server stuff and that's the reason many stick with it.

  • Reply jhm stagg February 27, 2019 at 2:37 am

    If I switch to this, What if I only buy for a year and just want to go in and make my own small changes, can I see the code? Do I have to stick with this to make changes?
    And on your site, it states"Try Webflow free — forever No credit card required. No trial period. Full design and CMS control. Start building websites today." and then it says pricing…..and so on.
    So, why can I try it and not buy? I looks wonderful. Thanks

  • Reply Conscious Web Presence May 10, 2019 at 10:57 am

    I switched to BuildALL. Highly Recommend it! Its easier then Muse for websites and you can do a lot more. Free Trial –

  • Reply Cody Chamberlain May 12, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    10/10 pitch!

  • Reply Hateshinaku July 3, 2019 at 11:05 am

    in all honesty this isn't a good alternative, I have my school creative suite where I can literally do everything for free, webflow's subscription howerver is absolutely garbage for young people that just want to get into web design. I would be ok with paying 20€ per month or somthing like that, if that would actually include unlimited projects and code export, but how could you hide such basic things behind a paywall? I'll just stay on muse and even if I have to move onto something more advanced, I'll probably not go with webflow because of those limitations.
    And of course the most important factor, it's online only… That is just a huge no go, you can't even work when you're traveling to school etc, it's just ridiculous to label this as an alternative or even the future of muse.

  • Reply Mohit Sharma July 13, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    Please don't ever shut it down like Adobe!!!  😅
    I am planning to build my career around Webflow. I tried to do that with Muse as well 😜

  • Reply Fabian Kaufmann September 9, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Webflow is too expensive!

  • Reply Bas van Laarhoven October 26, 2019 at 6:36 am

    As a software developer I was ultra critical when a friend asked me to "build" a site using a tool called webflow.

    Long story short I have a small side business with him now where we build websites in webflow… Love the tool and the feature output of the dev team @webflow is insane! Thanks guys!

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