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7 Reviews of CodePen

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Overall

4.14 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

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August 2021

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Aliaksandr from Self-employed

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Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

Ultimate tool for developers

First of all, CodePen is a unique tool for developers. You don`t need to configure the local server for development. Just create your account or sign in and that`s all. CodePen is a simple and great. What I`ve like the most: it doesn`t matter what is the length of your code. The animations, scripts are works great. Also you can work with this software from any device, because all of your projects are hosted on cloud.

Pros

You can create your projects for free, UI is great and clean, must have tool for developers

Cons

I totally happy with CodePen. Can`t say anything negative about it.

July 2021

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Abrar from Robas Research

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Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Market Research

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2021

Best light-weight code editor for anyone who likes to code.

I have been using this tool to showcase my skills and try out small codes. The animations and other designing features are great in this application. It is online and everything is stored on cloud, making it easier to access from any device all around the world.

Pros

The interface is very good and the application is fast. There are many features to help in coding and many programming languages to choose. We can display our code snippets in the form of pens and make it available for everyone to view it. It is the best platform to showcase one's skills. We can even checkout other user's pens or snippets and can fork it for ourselves.

Cons

Although this application have lots of features but it lacks many which other competitors have. The auto-code completion is poor as the code library is not vast. It is only useful for small one page projects and can not handle very large projects.

Reasons for Switching to CodePen

The tool is simple and does not have many features. It does not have intelliSense for auto-code completion. It is offline and does not have a cloud storage.

July 2021

Khan Nida Khanum from Informatica

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Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

July 2021

For showcasing your small snippets it is good. More like a social ground for developers to showcase

Overall , sine the community for codepen is huge. It is a great social platform tool to showcase your code like amazing animations. Most users share and showcase their animation snippet through codepen. For larger projects other tools like codesanbox can be used.

Pros

Good for showcasing small code snippets as the community for codepen is very large compared to other tools like codesandbox. Minimal configuration to start with.

Cons

Very limited feature for codepen projects. More features are available in paid version. Also, intellisense is not great in codepen. Other tools like codesanbox provides better features and intellisense for larger projects.

July 2021

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Christopher from Forney ISD

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Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2021

Web-Based Front End Development

CodePen is a great place to learn and work on coding web-based and front-end projects. The challenges are fun and engaging and the community is very supportive.

Pros

CodePen is an excellent web-based IDE for web and front-end development. The site supports HTML, CSS, JavaScript and more. One of the best features is the challenges. Every month the community completes themed challenges to hone the skills. This is a great way to practice and learn more about how the code works. CodePen is also the preferred IDE of freeCodeCamp.

Cons

The only issue I have is the interface has a bit of a learning curve. Looking at the interface for the first time can be somewhat daunting. It also does not do well on smaller screens. The interface takes up a lot of screen real estate and it is not always conducive.

August 2021

Anonymous

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Company Size: 11-50 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

August 2021

Best for front-end development

Codepen is amazing to use unless you have to code in any other language rather than HTML, CSS and Javascript.

Pros

Excellent and easy to use user interface. I would highly recommend this for front-end development and sharing your code through a single link. Best thing about CodePen is one can view the output at real time while editing the code.

Cons

It has only 3 languages available i.e HTML, CSS and Javascript and another thing I don't like is that it does not have the feature of live collaboration.

July 2021

Kartheek from Finding Spaces

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Internet

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2021

Is very reliable

Pros

I like that you can share just parts of the code, as opposed to the full thing each time . The platform gives you a lot of storage room and running commands through the console is simple and smooth .

Cons

You can't work on it offline . The interface is outdated and can be confusing when you are starting out . The community is still growing and it can take a while for you to receive the help you need .

May 2021

John from Magnite

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Internet

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2021

Great for both experiments and for actual work .

Pros

I like that the app allows you to select whether to test the whole code or just parts of it ( which you determine ) .

Cons

You can't use it offline . A lot of the error messages and unclear and do not really let you know what the exact issue is .