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GitHub Pages vs Webflow: What are the differences?

Developers describe GitHub Pages as "Public webpages freely hosted and easily published". Public webpages hosted directly from your GitHub repository. Just edit, push, and your changes are live. On the other hand, Webflow is detailed as "Build responsive websites visually". Webflow is a responsive design tool that lets you design, build, and publish websites in an intuitive interface. Clean code included!.

GitHub Pages and Webflow can be categorized as "Static Web Hosting" tools.

Some of the features offered by GitHub Pages are:

  • Blogging with Jekyll
  • Custom URLs
  • Automatic Page Generator

On the other hand, Webflow provides the following key features:

  • Build responsive websites
  • PIxel perfect control
  • Publish and host in minutes

"Free" is the primary reason why developers consider GitHub Pages over the competitors, whereas "Interactions and Animations" was stated as the key factor in picking Webflow.

According to the StackShare community, GitHub Pages has a broader approval, being mentioned in 569 company stacks & 663 developers stacks; compared to Webflow, which is listed in 14 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

Decisions about GitHub Pages and Webflow
Howie Zhao
Full Stack Engineer at yintrust · | 7 upvotes · 92.3K views

We use Netlify to host static websites.

The reasons for choosing Netlify over GitHub Pages are as follows:

  • Netfily can bind multiple domain names, while GitHub Pages can only bind one domain name
  • With Netfily, the original repository can be private, while GitHub Pages free tier requires the original repository to be public

In addition, in order to use CDN, we use Netlify DNS.

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Pros of GitHub Pages
Pros of Webflow
  • 287
  • 216
    Right out of github
  • 185
    Quick to set up
  • 108
  • 107
    Easy to learn
  • 58
    Great way of setting up your project's website
  • 47
    Widely used
  • 41
    Quick and easy
  • 37
    Great documentation
  • 4
    Super easy
  • 3
    Easy setup
  • 2
    Instant and fast Jekyll builds
  • 2
    Great customer support
  • 2
    Great integration
  • 13
    Interactions and Animations
  • 6
    Builds clean code in the background
  • 6
    Free plan
  • 5
    Fast development of html and css layouts/design
  • 3
    Fully Customizable
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
    Next Gen
  • 1
    Built on web standards

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Cons of GitHub Pages
Cons of Webflow
  • 4
    Not possible to perform HTTP redirects
  • 3
    Supports only Jekyll
  • 3
    Limited Jekyll plugins
  • 1
    Jekyll is bloated
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    What is GitHub Pages?

    Public webpages hosted directly from your GitHub repository. Just edit, push, and your changes are live.

    What is Webflow?

    Webflow is a responsive design tool that lets you design, build, and publish websites in an intuitive interface. Clean code included!

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    What are some alternatives to GitHub Pages and Webflow?
    Netlify is smart enough to process your site and make sure all assets gets optimized and served with perfect caching-headers from a cookie-less domain. We make sure your HTML is served straight from our CDN edge nodes without any round-trip to our backend servers and are the only ones to give you instant cache invalidation when you push a new deploy. Netlify is also the only static hosting service with integrated continuous deployment.
    GitLab Pages
    Host your static websites on for free, or on your own GitLab Enterprise Edition instance. Use any static website generator: Jekyll, Middleman, Hexo, Hugo, Pelican, and more
    Amazon S3
    Amazon Simple Storage Service provides a fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web
    Medium is a different kind of place on the internet. A place where the measure of success isn’t views, but viewpoints. Where the quality of the idea matters, not the author’s qualifications. A place where conversation pushes ideas forward.
    The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
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    t is integrated with the Jekyll software for static web site and blog generation. The Jekyll source pages for a web site can be stored on GitHub as a Git repository, and when the repository is updated the GitHub Pages servers will automatically regenerate the site.

    Mimeograph Cognitive uses
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    Our main purpose for GitHub pages is inspecting open source code for the purpose of finding out if someone else has already solved a solution to a problem we're working on and whether or not it fits into our plan.

    RentChek uses
    GitHub Pages

    We take advantage of Githubs very lightweight, but powerful static file hosting for our front-end static files. But we have a CDN in front of this to ensure best performance for users anywhere.

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    GitHub Pages

    We often use Github Pages to easily develop and deploy marketing sites. Typically we couple middleman as our static site generator and then host the pages on github pages.