No-Code September 24, 2020

A question for no-coders

Mick @Primer

I was thinking about building something for a client of mine to make his life easier and I thought it might help the no-coders out there, but it would involve dropping a 2 line code snippet into your site.

Does the concept of "no code" prohibit even copying and pasting snippets into your site?

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    I don't think so! No-coders (me included) copy/paste things like the FB pixel, analytics code, etc. all the time.

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    Most no-code/low code solutions like Squarespace, Shopify, etc. (no affiliation) offer some sort of code-injection into headers and footers of websites. Even if it's buried in an advanced settings tab.

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      Thanks for this info!

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    Almost all no-code tools require some level of code. The way I understand "no-code" is that there is insignificant amount of code involved and not "no code".

    Secondly, wherever there is need for code to be added, it is explained in quite detail, preferably through a simple video.

    Overall, the question to ask yourself is not whether no-code involves "no code". It should be whether an average smart person who doesn't know to code can follow your instructions to achieve their goal.

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      Overall, the question to ask yourself is not whether no-code involves "no code". It should be whether an average smart person who doesn't know to code can follow your instructions to achieve their goal.

      This is an excellent way to frame it

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    No, using snippets of code helps extend no code. I do this in Webflow to integrate jetboost. Do it mate!

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    No not at all! Go for it, and call it what you want. Don't get too deep into the naming or specificity.

    Just build and make 😊

    More than half of my no code projects I call low code b/c they usually require some sort of basic scripting to help automate processes better/faster!

    Excited to see yuor work!

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    Hmm, maybe I need to read more into the no-code stuff but from my limited knowledge, what I've heard from the IH podcast and such I thought it was more about using multiple services all wired together with other services for business logic, solutions and automation.

    i.e:
    Use one of the many site template/landing page services for a nice looking website
    Make an ecommerce site using Shopify with a general template
    Using Google sheets to manage products and inventory.
    Hooking up zapier to auto tweet your latest products when they are added into the sheet

    Those kinds of things, as a pretty basic example, and I dunno if a Shopify system would need to be hooked up to a google sheet as a database but you get the idea.

    I just assumed it was essentially using payed services for various subsections of a business and hooking them up with services like Zapier or If This Then That, for a full integrated system.

    But maybe I am missing something and there are semi-coded things out there.

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    I was just wondering the same thing! Does that qualify as "low-code" maybe?

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      Doesn't look like we're getting an answer 😬

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        I wish it were easier to find out what the no-code folks need/want! I'd love to be building stuff for them.

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          Honestly as someone who has researched the current players in the no code app maker real. i have to say they are confusing as hell cause you still need to know some code to understand what you are doing in workflows and databases so a truly drag and drop system that does all the behind the scenes connections and workflows muck like Wix or squarespace do for no code websites ...

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            Maybe you guys found a bussines idea...

            Snippets for no code.

            Imagine a site just for that,..it would be a pain to keep track of updates but...probably with automation...?

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