A new movement coalesced around No Coding. No Code website builders like Wix and Squarespace have been around for more than ten years, but they are clunky for a veritable novice. In fact, I am publishing this blog on a No Code website that I still struggle to use. So why is there so much hype around No Code? Are today’s new No Code products like web 1.0 vs web 2.0?
What is No Code?
Simply put, No Code refers to software products enabled by a GUI interface, or informally a WYSIWYG interface, to allow the user to build, automate, improve, or design products or workflows. No Code products are not just reserved for website building. According to Nocode.tech, No Code products can support a variety of verticals including internal tools, websites, blogs, ecommerce, automations, web/mobile apps.
The Three No Code Products I’m Most Curious About Right Now:
Webflow - “Build better business websites, faster. Without coding.”
Zapier - “Connect your apps and automate your workflows”
Substack - “A place for independent writing”
More reading & resources
Wiki page on No Code - No Code is not to be confused with Low Code!
Based on the No Code products that I use, it seems like there is still a steep learning curve. Perhaps I’m not the target audience, but I struggled to create a cohesive Wix website and was disappointed that I could not create snazzy graphics on Canva (the paid app, too!). Perhaps other No Code products offer better training or more intuitive layouts?