First off, I am a huge fan of Bubble, and I have built many successful projects with it.
Lately, I have been noticing that I might be using it the wrong way, because I was relying on one tool to build the dynamic app and the static pages for it.
And in my experience, building dynamic apps in Bubble is very fast. Building static web pages in Bubble is very slow.
For instance, to insert a section between two other sections in a traditional web page builder, you just drag it and drop it in between. In Bubble, because it’s not a linear stack of sections, you would have to resize your page, push all other sections down, and insert that section above them. And if it needs to be expanded later, you need to do the same.
In addition to that, A/B testing in Bubble is also not very straightforward, and responsive is still not 100% there.
This is leading me to conclude that the ideal way to build with Bubble could be to use a traditional web platform, like WordPress or Webflow for building the static pages and Bubble to build the app itself, which will require hosting the Bubble app on a subdomain, like app.domain.com, while the actual website is hosted on domain.com
What is everyone else’s experience with this? Do you build your app AND static pages with Bubble? Or do you use a different platform/tool for them?
If you build them both with Bubble, what are your best tricks for creating and managing static pages?
And if you build them separately, how do you manage subdomains or subfolders so that your static and dynamic pages are seamless?