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over 5 years ago from Stephen Olmstead, Design Partnerships @ InVision App

  • Michael Nino EvensenMichael Nino Evensen, over 5 years ago

    I totally and completely echo this sentiment, but I think we're back at square one if we need to create custom tools that mimic what it means to just sit down and build the components yourself just because designers won't code. It's completely absurd. HTML, CSS, React, Swift, XCode are all really really well thought out ways of building things, why the fuck should one company or any company for that matter over-invest in creating this made-up fairly-tale simple tool / language which basically mimics the actual way of building and translating design into implementation when the step to actually building it is so incredibly small? Framer is just Coffeescript which is syntactical sugar on top of JavaScript. I hope for the love of god no one attempts to do this because it further helps design to stay away from actual implementation, and I would even go so far to say that it helps dumb-down our roles as designers.

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    • Tom ReinertTom Reinert, over 5 years ago

      Very good point. I feel the same way, but on the other hand I think that designers need a way to quickly mockup ideas without having to code. You might say that this is what our current tools do, but then again they behave in a way that has very little to do with how the final product works.

      When I think about this topic, I always end up googling "learn react". but then I just can't pass the boundaries.

      I'm not sure that we can completely close the gap between code and design, because designers are designers and coders are coders, both with very different mindsets.

      What I am imagining is a tool (or process), that narrows the gap as far as possible.

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    • David ThornDavid Thorn, over 5 years ago

      I code fine, and I have zero desire to setup an entire project environment with html and css and lord forbid javascript just to prototype very simple interactions.

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