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
Cory Runnells, aka "Flowman!"
Client-first helped bring much needed structure to my Webflow builds. My struggles with wasting so much time on what to name classes, is a thing of the past. It also helped me realize what a mess my spacing use to be.
I have implemented Client-first by @thatsfinsweet for my Webflow website and I can say, that this is an awesome system for structure Webflow projects.
Been exploring the @thatsfinsweet client first building system lately.
I was blown away by how consistent the system is, and it has made my sites so much more systematized and navigateable.
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.
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
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.
Hafizz - Webflow Designer & Developer
Client-first does exactly what it’s name says. It’s not just for pro webflowers but for people who are getting started. It keeps the structured super neat and clean so it is readable for everyone without even looking to the design.
My agency depends upon Client-First to deliver consistent & quality work. CF is also vital part of my strategy to scale our development offering. We've done about 10 builds now with Client First and many more on the way.