When it comes to building a website with Webflow, you have two options: either start from scratch by adding elements onto a blank canvas or pick one of the pre-made templates and then customize it.
Webflow makes site building super easy, but while finding a good template may sound like a walk in the park, the truth is that with more template options comes greater indecision. The process can be overwhelming and even exhausting. We’re going to make it easier by showcasing 15 of the best Webflow templates which we’ve chosen based on their look and functionality.
There are ten premium and five free templates in the collection. I’ll point out the main difference between the commercial and the free templates and also detail some of the most interesting features.
Before going any further, though, it’s important to note that I focused exclusively on templates found on Webflow’s official site. For those interested in additional resources, there are templates created for Webflow sites on ThemeForest, Elastic Themes, and Brix Templates, too.
Table of Contents
- Overview of Webflow’s Templates
- The Best Webflow Templates
- Five Best Free Webflow Templates
- Over and Out
Overview of Webflow’s Templates
Free and Premium Templates
The difference between premium and free templates is in the design details and the number of features they offer. Generally speaking, commercial templates have more features and better design.
The prices of the commercial templates range from $19 to $149. It’s also worth noting that these premium templates are not made by the Webflow team – Webflow collaborates with different partners.
Overview and Some Cool Webflow Template Features
If you have a busy schedule and no design or coding experience, using a template will give you a big head start. This implies that they have to be ready to go, straight out of the box. In theory, you would be able to launch a website without changing a thing or with some minor tweaking.
On the other hand, a template is just that – a basis. So, while having enough functionalities and a good design is important, a good template also needs to leave enough room for customization. Sometimes, a lot of customization.
Today’s customers need the best of both worlds, and that’s exactly what Webflow offers. With Webflow, you get excellent built-in features and virtually endless customization possibilities. Moreover, all Webflow templates are fully responsive and made to fit any user’s device screen, be it a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop.
Additionally, Webflow sites using a template are retina-ready. Retina-ready sites have more pixels per square inch compared to their ordinary counterparts and allow for extremely high-quality imagery. A website with more details, brighter and more vivid colors, sharper and smoother images, sharper fonts, and no blurry parts – that’s what a retina-ready site looks like.
This is especially important for users browsing on smaller devices, like phones and tablets. If this feature is missing, when visitors zoom into a picture or part of a picture, it will pixelate and become blurry.
Symbols, Swatches, and the Style Guide
Webflow also uses a special design concept called Symbols. You can turn any element on your site into a symbol. If you want to modify the same property of a button in several sections of your site, simply make changes to the symbol, and the effect will be replicated across the whole site.
Another interesting concept Webflow utilizes is global swatches. This is very similar to symbols, but it applies specifically to colors. When you set a color to be global, by changing it in one place, you update it across the entire site.
Webflow templates also include a Style Guide. This Style Guide is a special page that allows you to modify base elements, like buttons, headers, and paragraphs. It’s all about convenience.
The Best Webflow Templates
Okay, now we’re ready to jump to the most interesting part. Ladies and gentlemen, may I present you our choice of the 15 best Webflow templates, starting with the premium ones:
Byrå works best as a template for an agency website, but it’s also good for a portfolio or a photo studio site. It looks great, and it’s very affordable at $24.
It’s a one-page template containing About, Services, Portfolio, Team, and Contact sections. These are only some of the features it includes:
- Sticky interactions
- Contact form
- Free fonts and icons
- Scrolling effects
It’s retina-ready, fully responsive, fully customizable, and compatible with all major browsers like Firefox, Edge, Safari, and Chrome. The code is clean, and there are helpful comments along with the files.
As you might assume, “Portfolios” is simply a great template for a designer portfolio website. It is, however, a bit on the expensive side at $149.
Among other things, it includes dedicated support, a CMS, symbols, global swatches, a slider, utility pages (404, Password), and e-commerce functionality.
Just like Byrå, it’s retina-ready, fully responsive, and fully customizable.
Aurora is best suited for technology-related startups that want to present their software and mobile apps. The template costs $49.
It contains different pages: Home, Pricing, Q&A, Testimonials, and more. Aurora does provide you with a blogging option, but since Webflow’s native blogging option can be a bit problematic, we recommend DropInBlog. DropinBlog makes blogging easy, and it’s even easier to integrate with Webflow.
With its dark theme, glowing colors, 3D transforms, and trendy gradients, it looks modern, stylish, and – simply stunning.
Creator is a minimal, clean, and modern template. It’s great for a personal website where creatives showcase their skills and work. The price tag for this template is a reasonable $34, which is fine, given what it provides.
There’s a Work (portfolio) page, an About page, a Services page, and a Contact page. There’s also a Resume section, which is great if you’d like to use Creator for a portfolio website.
Additionally, it’s SEO-optimized, and it includes smooth interactions and a CMS, allowing you to present yourself in the best light possible.
Agencieos is considered to be one of the best – if not the best – Webflow template, and it’s great for agencies and small businesses. However, the quality that comes with those accolades will set you back $149.
The run-of-the-mill features include a Style Guide page and a few utility pages. You can also choose from five Home pages, five About pages, and three Contact pages.
The best parts, though, that make it stand out from the rest and justify its high(er) price are:
- Amazing typography and fonts
- A CMS
- A slider
- E-commerce functionality
- Dedicated support
- Four different types of headers
- A newsletter form
- A CMS-powered blog
Radio is a cute template for podcasts and podcasters. Naturally, it’s optimized for speed, so you can be sure prospective listeners won’t change their mind. It costs $49, and it was built in 2020 with the latest Webflow technology. It’s also been constantly updated since then.
There are many different pages: Episodes, About, Host, Sponsors, Contact, Style Guide, and 404. All of them contain appearance and interaction animations, and customer support is available by email.
The big bonus with Radio is that you don’t have to use Designer to upload new episodes – you can do that easily from the CMS.
I personally really like this template due to its slick aesthetics. It has a modern vibe, and it’s obvious that it was created with smooth user experience in mind. It’s good for startups and small businesses. The price is $79.
Lulu includes animations, a CMS (good for blogging), e-commerce functionality, symbols, and interactions. You can choose from sticky, standard, or hide-and-show-on-scrolling types of headers.
It contains various types of pages: Home, About, Projects, Style Guide, and more. Just like with the previous template, customer support is provided in the form of email.
Vega is great for design studios and agencies. Generally speaking, it fits showcasing creative work perfectly, so it will even work as a portfolio page template if you’re into visual design. It was created by Elastic Themes and will cost you $79, which is neither too high nor too low, given the quality.
It has a sleek, dark look and includes blog functionality, animations, global swatches, symbols, contact and subscribe forms, a Style Guide page, and utility pages.
Jules is a stylish multipurpose template, but it’s probably most suited for marketing agencies and creative studios. It’s simple and clean-cut, though some may find it a little dull. The price is $79.
There are various types of pages: Pricing, Portfolio, Contact, About, FAQ, Style Guide, Support, and more.
Some of the included features are a CMS, a blog, smooth animations, global swatches, contact and subscribe forms, a slider, media lightbox, and symbols.
This is an elegant and stylish template primarily suited for sales and marketing – something like an app or SaaS website. IndieGo costs $79.
There are many pages of different types: Home, Pricing, Blog, Style Guide, FAQ, and more.
The global swatches mean you can develop multiple landing page variations swiftly, and the smooth animations will have site visitors hooked.
Some of the other cool features this template offers are a CMS system, symbols, and a slider.
Five Best Free Webflow Templates
You don’t have to spend a lot to get a template that does the job. Here are our five favorite free templates.
Biznus is one of the templates Webflow promotes as a gesture of help for pandemic-stricken businesses, but it’s really fleshed out well.
The template includes several pages (a Donations page among them), a CMS-controlled “Alert bar,” symbols, interactions, and e-commerce functionality. For a free template, it ticks all the boxes.
Fitnesso, as its name suggests, is a great free template for an online coaching site or anything related to fitness. Its drawback is that it’s for a very specific niche, but some may see that as a benefit.
It includes a CMS, e-commerce functionality, interactions, symbols, and a few pages.
TileDesign is extremely simple yet effective. It’s for creatives who are looking for a clean template to showcase their work without committing to a paid template.
It includes a Portfolio page, a CMS, symbols, interactions, blogging functionality, and more. You could say that it does certain things better than some paid templates out there – not all of them have blogging functionality, for instance.
Mariela is a very elegant e-commerce template and, simply put, punches above its weight. It includes eleven pages, together with features like interactions, symbols, a slider, Google fonts, and more.
Given its style, the template will certainly help you promote and sell arts & crafts, clothing, accessories, and the like.
CoffeeStyle is a simple yet elegant and beautiful e-commerce template, great for coffee shops and small businesses. If “less is more” was ever true, it’s for this template. The fact that it’s free just guarantees it a spot on this list.
Some cool features it includes are a Style Guide page, blog functionality, a CMS, and symbols.
There are over 1,500 free templates provided by Webflow. You’re sure to find something suitable in the collection.
If you have a Basic plan or above, you can download a template to use on your own domain. In order to do this, you’ll have to export the code.
You certainly can develop your own Webflow site without making use of a template. If you have some experience in web development and coding knowledge, just go right on and start from a blank page. However, if you don’t have any experience in web development, you’ll find it far easier to get started with a template. They look really professional, and you can still customize them to provide your own unique touch.
Over and Out
There you have it. Our picks for the 15 best Webflow templates – 10 premium and 5 free. I hope you found something you like.
Launching a website with Webflow means going through a multistage setup process – choosing a template, creating a project, customizing a template, connecting a custom domain, and then publishing. Choosing a template is not the only thing you need to do to go live, but it’s one of the most important and time-consuming.
If this article sparked some ideas and helped you find a suitable template, that’s perfect. We’ve potentially saved you time and money, and my mission here was a success!