Client-First helps us develop organized websites in Webflow
Client-First is a set of guidelines and strategies to help us build Webflow websites. Built and managed by Finsweet.
Goals of Client-First
1. Create a project organization system.
2. Work faster in Webflow, with less effort.
3. Define a class strategy for the project.
4. Standardize processes across pages.
5. Build scalable, manageable projects.
6. Unify a build strategy as a team.
Create better projects with Folders
Client-First introduces a folder system add-on for Webflow Designer. Organize a project's classes with Folders.
Finsweet uses Client-First
Finsweet has 7+ years of Webflow experience and is a Webflow Enterprise Partner.
Our beginner Webflow people use Client-First. Our experienced 7 year+ Webflow people use Client-First.
We use Client-First for small one-page projects, big enterprise builds, and web applications.
We built Client-First collaboratively as a team to improve our workflow, efficiency, and teamwork.
The community and Client-First
Here's what the Webflow community is saying
I was lucky to have discovered client first when learning webflow a few months ago. It saved me from building bad websites with no class structures. Thank you for the contribution your team is making to the community
It’s the standard! Client-first brings a common language to a highly collaborative community. Don’t be caught building without it.
Spent over 6 hours renaming and reorganizing all my classes in a previous project according to @thatsfinsweet's Client-first Style System. Totally worth it, everything is so organized now
Client-First has been key in the scaling our agency. We were able to hand the docs off to potential hires and quickly found candidates who were on board with using Client-First. Now, all of our build across our developers are the same and can be easily updated across the board.
Hiraya Web Creatives - Webflow Developer
A gold standard. When I started Webflow, I was confused to structure my builds.
With Client-First, I am now able to confidently structure, name my classes and build the sites with ease.
Thank you @thatsfinsweet for the gift to the Webflow community.
Built a couple of sites using the Client-First system by @thatsfinsweet and I'm completely hooked!
People use words like "life-changing", "game-changing" and such too easily. What I love about "Client-first" is that it's SO FUCKING OBVIOUS (it's also obvious how much blood, sweat and tears went in to making it, thanks.)
Noah Raskin 🤙🏼
Shoutout to @thatsfinsweet and the folks that worked on their Client First System. You guys did an amazing job! I think it's fantastic that you guys touched on the importance of html tags and accessibility. The docs are great. Concise and clear. Great work you guys! 🙌🏼
Client-First is so, literally, client-first I was able to start using it without looking at any documentation. It allows non-developers to dive into class-editing in the most intuitive manner possible, speeding up builds, revisions, and bringing more and more talent to Webflow