I agree that most Bubble sites I see aren’t that great on design, but that’s down to the design skills of the builder, not Bubble. Bubble builders often have expertise in a field and want to build a tool that solves a problem. They are focusing on the technical aspects of building the app, the logic, database and functional elements.
Design is an entirely different skill set and side of the brain. So I think there’s a need for Bubble consultants with a design background to be available for hire to help with basic things like font selection, color schemes, layouts, imagery, etc. Those little tweaks can be the difference between an app that looks home-made vs. one that looks highly professional.
Re: Webflow, I used to use it but left it and eventually found Bubble. Webflow has a lot of fancy design bells and whistles and a lot of its users seem to be designers. If you want to build a fancy looking site, it’s a good nocode choice. But if you want to build a website that DOES something as a tool, Webflow doesn’t have nearly the functionality of Bubble. And a lot of the fancy design flourishes actually can be a detriment to an app’s functionality because they slow down the app and annoy the user.
Final note is think of the largest and most successful apps… Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google… and check out their sites. Their design is in no way fancy or advanced. It’s usually pretty basic because those apps DO something and so the focus is on speed and functionality.