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Author: Matt Varughese, Lacey Kesler, and Ben Parker

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This is the Visual Developers podcast hosted by Matt Varughese, Lacey Kesler, and Ben Parker! From maker interviews to tutorials and more, we're here to talk about all things no-code. #nocode
48 Episodes
0:22 - Episode begins1:33 - Webflow E-Commerce Update: new product types3:32 - Webflow’s Digital Dollar Store, proceeds going to OTTP-SF4:02 - Webflow has iPhone 12 widths in the Designer already!6:50 - Integromat has been acquired8:36 - Celonis13:06 - Memberstack’s Blog Post: Celebrating New Milestones15:00 - Adalo Updates: Ada Lovelace Day15:45 - Adalo’s Next Chapter16:37 - David Adkin’s Episodes (Interview, Future is No-code)16:56 - The Future is No Code18:43 - Jeremy’s tweet thread20:19 - David’s tweet thread about 3 Reasons Why No-Code Exploded21:12 - Glide Update: You can now assign roles to your app’s users22:16 - Aron Korenblit’s tweet thread on Airtable Scripting22:55 - AATT (Newsletter)23:01 - Carri Craver’s tweet about no-code lists26:06 - Erik Israni’s tweet about no-code dev roles26:42 - Max Joles’s tweet about working in someone else’s no-code project28:43 - Edgar Allan30:10 - Max Joles31:13 - Main episode: Coda released a Notion Importer34:51 - Our Coda Episode42:58 - Ben’s guide for Notion Users moving to Coda
0:22 - Episode begins1:35 - Webflow Mini Lessons are here with Grimur1:49 - McGuire Brannon3:26 - First, Last, Even, Odd Styling is here in Webflow for CMS Items4:16 - E-commerce Discounts are out of beta5:30 - FoxyCart, Shopify6:47 - Webflow Customer Support Team won an award! (S/O to Ben!)7:48 - Finsweet poaches Raymmar Tirado (NoCodeVideo, CloneComp)9:20 - NoCodeDevs Newsletter was on Product Hunt10:09 - Episode 2 of The Flowmingo Show is here (by Mackenzie Child)10:48 - Glide Update: The math column can now do calculations with date and time11:19 - Chris Messina launched an Alfred custom search directory with Pory and Airtable11:58 - Alfred App13:20 - Keyboard Maestro, StreamDeck14:42 - Unqork hits $2B valuation with new fundraise16:57 - Adalo Update: Sign in with Google is here!17:30 - Adalo also offers annual pricing17:39 - PixelGeek’s No-Code Awards18:00 - Makerpad’s T-30 Awards21:02 - Memberstack Updates22:20 - Parabola Updates23:55 - Ben’s cloneable to encourage people to vote — get it here!27:57 - Tweet at us! @visualdevfm28:20 - Discussion begins28:39 - Lacey’s underrated features32:31 - Matt’s underrated features40:10 - Ben’s underrated features
0:22 - Episode begins1:07 - Zapier tweeted out their Fastest Growing Apps of 20201:44 - ClickUp, Webflow, Zoom, Netlify2:09 - Webflow surpassed 100,000 customers2:47 - Webflow Update: You can set now set global Canonical Tags4:13 - Airtable Update: Airtable has a new view sidebar5:00 - Airtable's blog post: How to Schedule Google Calendar Events right from within Airtable5:20 - Adalo's blog post: 14 Resources We Use When Creating No Code Apps6:17 - Glide Update: Add deep links in your app6:51 - Glide Update: New event picker for dates7:18 - Lacey's now running the Indie Hacker's no-code community group8:16 - Rosie, Head of Community for Indie Hackers9:10 - WINC9:47 - Pory: Turn your Airtable into a Website10:58 - Sam, the founder of Pory12:28 - Makerpad's 30-day Challenge12:53 - Makerpad is teaching you how to build a community13:19 - Zeroqode Conference: Register here13:56 - Google released an Airtable Clone... Tables14:15 - Episode begins: Google Tables14:20 - Matt's take on Google Tables (Mentioned: Honeycode, Stackby)18:00 - Lacey's take on Google Tables (Mentioned: Killed by Google)21:00 - Ben's take on Google Tables (Mentioned: Pricing page, Templates, Google Material Design)21:21 - Area 12028:49 - Killed by Google35:19 - Appsheet40:16 - Google Colab, Google Data Studio41:34 - Building a website in Google Sites45:50 - Building with Google Tables: Official Tutorial
0:22 - Episode begins1:09 - Webflow announced the Webflow World Tour Winners1:19 - Business or E-Commerce Prototype: Zoom Prototype by Sarkis Buniatyan1:41 - Best Enterprise Solution: Webflow Haypi by Finsweet5:25 - Best Integration or Add-on: Vivek Shukla5:56 - Best Social Impact Project: STEAMCycle6:10 - Best Portfolio or Side Project: The Mountaineer by Amit Patel6:25 - Best Cloned Project or Use of a Pre-built Template: Shariar Azad Evan7:23 - Webflow Update: Control font display settings for faster loading8:25 - Built-in text accessibility contrast checker9:54 - Cat Noone of Stark (Listen to our episode with her)10:57 - Webflow listed as one of the top 100 private cloud companies11:30 - Glide Update: Glide released another course on building your own custom tasks12:00 - Glide also released the ability to release your own personal app12:44 - Adalo had a “Make a Clone” challenge13:47 - Adalo’s Two-Minute Tuesday for the Stopwatch component + Lottie component14:00 - Minimum Studio14:28 - Airtable raises $185M and releases 3 huge new features14:52 - Airtable Automations15:44 - Airtable Apps16:12 - Airtable Sync22:00 - Outseta23:00 - Stacker has been funded!25:05 - IFTTT Pro has arrived26:08 - Notion’s API is coming! They’re hiring a Dev Advocate26:27 - Notion’s security flaw28:21 - Integromat responded to Matt’s comment re: Support28:49 - Parabola33:38 - EPISODE: Best Build Strategies for Webflow35:30 - Style Guide36:40 - Wireframing37:15 - Understanding what content you’re going to use before you start38:00 - Sticky notes + building your CMS39:00 - What are the end goals?49:50 - Components + CMS52:00 - Styling responsively53:00 - Using swatches54:11 - Biggest mistakes we made56:20 - Font optimization57:16 - Webflow Interactions57:45 - Dialing in your testing58:05 - Adding internal scripts58:16 - Fathom Analytics58:30 - Calling different JS libraries58:44 - Ben’s pro-tip: Preventing a video from loading on mobile using JS59:45 - Lazy Load (A Webflow default now)1:00:08 - Webflow University1:02:00 - Image Optimizations (TinyPNG, Squoosh App, etc.)1:02:55 - Use SVGs when you can1:03:37 - Use thumbnails when possible in the CMS1:04:00 - Avoid icon fonts1:04:40 - Clean up unused styles1:04:58 - Quick Find (CMD + K or CMD + E)1:05:15 - Webflow 15-sec tutorial on Quick Find
0:22 - Episode begins1:40 - Notion’s API is coming soon?2:31 - Newsletter4:13 - Bubble’s new integration with Slack6:10 - Marcel’s tweet / #UnpopularOpinion10:16 - Nelson Abalos Jr (PixelGeek) has launched his community!11:00 - Webflow has updates to Alt Text12:57 - Zapier now has Zap Details!14:30 - Why Ben’s leaving Integromat for Zapier18:15 - Ben’s making a cloneable site that helps share + tweet about social issues
In this episode, Ben, Matt and Lacey discuss how and why to use code in your no-code projects. Ben also breaks down his process for using code in his projects and shares great resources to give you a head start!
In this episode, Ben, Matt, and Lacey chat with Adalo founder, David Adkin on the new Adalo Marketplace Components! David also shares some updates and news about what's next.
In this episode, Ben, Matt and Lacey share about being speakers at Stanford's first no-code class and the questions that the students asked regarding no-code tools. And, as always, we cover everything new in no-code!
In this episode, we do the usual no-code roundup and also discuss how to get over fear of starting. Ben, Matt and Lacey each share their own experiences with failing and winning with product launches and how to get over the fear of starting.
Webflow vs Editor X

Webflow vs Editor X


In this episode, we discuss the differences from Wix's Editor X and Webflow. Ben got to play around with Editor X and was surprised by some of the functionality. We break down what types of projects Editor X may be suitable for and which projects seem to be better if built on Webflow.
This week we're discussing MemberStack vs. Memberspace vs. Firebase. We each use our different backgrounds and projects to share which one is our favorite and when you should Memberstack, Memberspace or Firebase in your projects!
In this week's episode we cover the no-code round up and how to start a business with little startup money using no-code tools. We recommend some tools to check out, as well as ways you could get an online business up and running in no time!
The End of Elliot

The End of Elliot


In this episode, we talk about everything new in no-code. Then we dive into the end of Elliot E-Commerce. It's always a bummer when a company or tool calls it quits, especially in the no-code space. Matt had his heart set on using Elliot and so we talk about the timeline and lament the end.
In this episode, we're back with all that's new in no-code. A lot has happened in our time off and we try to catch up. Also, Matt and Lacey talk with Joe Krug of Finsweet about all the amazing tools and resources he's launched, how to pronounce Finsweet, and so much more!
Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter


We didn't feel like talking about no-code this week. Instead, we encourage you to speak up and speak out for what's right. Donate to great causes like Black Lives Matter and EJI. And look to see where you can use what you have to help those in need.
In this episode, we spoke with Anfernee G. about his website, The Big Bed, that was built on Webflow. We learned about what inspired him to create such a stunning website and what kept him motivated throughout the long build. Anfernee is the unofficial champion of Webflow interactions and we were happy to speak with him.
In today's episode we are talking with the co-founders of Memberstack, Duncan & Tyler! We discuss how they started Memberstack, the funding they received, and what's next for the platform.
The Future is No-Code

The Future is No-Code


In this episode, we talk with David Adkin from Adalo about his new e-book and miniseries "The Future is No-Code." This project started with one simple idea. What if David could ask a bunch of experts the same questions to help us figure out what exactly “No-Code” is, how it’s going to affect everyone, and why we’re all so excited about it.
In this episode, Matt and Lacey talk with Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital. Arlan went from being homeless to managing a multimillion dollar investment firm, and she shares with us how she did it. We also talk about her newly release book, "It's About Damn Time" and how it's meant to not only encourage founders, but also give them a practical business perspective.
In this episode, we're talking with the legendary Nelson Abalos Jr. — known to many as the PixelGeek. From being employee number #13 at Webflow to leading their popular weekly livestreams + rebuilds, Nelson is commonly known as one of the most recognizable faces in the Webflow community. Nelson shares his start into web development, how he landed a job at Webflow and what he hopes to work on in the future.
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