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I want to create a website to sell products using Figma and Webflow. The problem is that I've heard a lot of people say that these sites have limited capacity, especially if there are a lot of products and videos (a large site). Is this correct? How do I know the maximum site limit without any lagging? I want the user to have a smooth experience on the site

What I have tried:

I still learn webflow and figma
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Updated 21-Apr-24 11:26am
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Keep in mind, I've never used Webflow. And it's going to be hard to find Webflow experts here as we're mostly programmers with no need for that.

As for me, I've dealt with Figma plenty from a programmer's perspective. I can tell you; however, with 100% certainty that you're much better off buying a template for a Shopify site unless you're willing to learn some programming. You can always hire a dev off of Fiverr to tweak the template. Maybe they'll know Webflow, or maybe you'll find a Webflow expert.

Unless... you want to get into development yourself. Forget the sales pitch. The reality is, you'll need to test your site. If there are problems, your customers will leave. You don't want to be the guy saying "oh well, oops". So, in that case, then you need to start thinking like a dev. Which is to say, the two most important skills a developer can have is communication (so far so good) and debugging. The latter being the focus of this reply...

So, to debug well, you have to use the scientific method. That is to assume nothing and test everything to empirically come to a conclusion. Which means, load up a test site yourself in Webflow with a ton of fake products. Forget what their sales team will say. Sales always lies.

Find out for yourself or hopefully you'll find a WebFlow expert... just know we're all devs here.
 
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mohamed gawdat 22-Apr-24 20:14pm    
Can I build a website using Shopify and webflow together, so that webflow is for the frontend in terms of graphics and frontend, and Shopify is for the backend, transactions, payment methods, and all of this?
Or if I had someone from Fiverr build me a website using coding , is it difficult to manage it or upload products to it without knowledge of programming?
Jeremy Falcon 23-Apr-24 11:24am    
In theory yes. Shopify has frameworks such as Hydrogen that decouples the backend APIs from the templating system. But, you're trying to run before you can walk by doing this you hire a dev or spend the years becoming one yourself. As far as managing products, Shopify in particular (it's the only one I've used in recent years) makes it pretty easy. Last I checked, they didn't have bulk imports/exports though... unless you bought an addon. Maybe that's changed now, dunno. Anyway, if you're serious about starting a business, it's time you started signing up for free/cheap accounts. Nobody on any website will have all the experience you need, so you may as well get used to doing recon now.
When it comes to site capacity and performance, like everything, both Figma and Webflow have their limitations, especially when dealing with a large number of products and videos. If you were to want to really ensure a quick/smooth user experience on your site, it's very important to optimize your content and design elements on the page, because by doing this, you can obviously help it preform better.

What Jeremy said is correct though. Experimenting/testing is important. To determine the maximum site limit without any lagging, you should consider factors such as the size and resolution of your images and videos, the number of products you plan to sell, and the complexity of your design. You can also test your site on different devices and browsers to see how it performs so you get a better understanding of some things to improve. Things such as image compression, lazy loading, and minimizing unnecessary animations would help optimize your site and you should definitely consider hosting your site on a good reliable server with sufficient resources to handle your content.
 
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