In last Tuesday’s Workshop, cofounder and CEO Vlad Magdalin stepped up to the mic to field a few questions from Nelson Abalos Jr. and you, the members of the Webflow community.
Don't have time for the whole video? Here’s a few highlights from the chat.
Always know who you’re building for
Every startup needs to know one thing to win in their space: who they’re building for.
In this regard, Vlad got pretty lucky — after all, Webflow’s ideal user just happened to be his own brother: Sergie Magdalin, an incredibly talented designer without all the coding chops he needed to bring his visions to life.
With such a clear — and clearly understood — persona to build for, Webflow was off to a great start!
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Everybody needs a little inspiration
Webflow’s first few year months didn’t go exactly according to plan. When Vlad and Sergie first started out, they figured they had about 3 months to build an MVP and see if the world was ready for a powerful, yet code-free, website design tool.
Four months later, the MVP wasn’t ready yet. And funds were running short. So short that Sergie had taken to living in the office, sleeping on an Ikea mattress on the floor.
Because he’s a canny guy, Vlad didn’t share any specific timelines for these updates, but stay tuned!
A word on Webflow meetups
If you want to get your fellow Webflow-using designers together to talk shop and share insights, nothing’s stopping you! And if you need help getting the word out, let us know about your meetup on Twitter and we’ll help share the news.
How has the vision for Webflow evolved?
Vlad is way more excited about Webflow’s possibilities than he was just two or three years ago. The capabilities of the platform are looking practically limitless, and we can’t wait to see what all of you do with Webflow as its evolution continues!