The project shall continue to exist as memoir
No Code Pages
After a year-long run, I am here to inform you that No Code Pages is
discontinued on 30th August 2021.
I am overwhelmed, the project grew to something I didn’t imagine. From starting as a personal hack to becoming a service, the process and results have been inspiring for me. Lots of learning building something from scratch for the first time and selling it in the free market. It grew to +200 customers organically around the world. And yet it’s time to say goodbye now.
The idea behind No Code Pages was to leverage Notion as a minimal web builder and provide functionalities that are absent, for example, custom domain. Further, templates helped to make the process of website creation even simpler. All out of the objective of finding a solution that doesn’t require people to have any technical skills or comprehend tedious web development processes. A solution where you can just “type and build” and edit whenever you want.
No Code Pages got more attention than I expected. And as it progressed I realized a few things which add to this decision:
I was constantly fire-fighting. The product was an extension to Notion. Any update by Notion required No Code Pages to fit with the changes. Things started breaking often for us and with time the ROI to fire-fight went down.
Notion itself is now building features that were the unique selling point of No Code Pages. Recently Notion launched custom subdomains. That not only makes No Code Pages less relevant as a tool, it also takes away the ease for further development. In the long run, I also believe they’ll pull the idea off better. Leading to an even better experience. And I look forward to Notion building more in that direction.