Framer Web now available(framer.com)

9 months ago from David Barker

  • Richard SisonRichard Sison, 9 months ago

    Personally, I don't think so. Tools like Drama, Principle and Flinto are really well positioned to experiment on interactions beyond the capabilities of Sketch, Figma, Invision or Marvel. I'm not bothered by both existing to be honest.

    When I'm prototyping a flow or sequence of pages, I love the simplicity of what Sketch/Figma provides and I'm happy with them investing up to basic interactions like this.

    But when I want to take it further, I like that tools like Framer or Drama exist to experiment with complex interactions without affecting or being impacted by the complexity of my libraries.

    Would it be great if there was an all-in-one solution? Sure. But with the state of current tools, there's still so much to improve on that I prefer Sketch and Figma focus on the broader system of the design whereas tools like Framer focus specifically on complex interactions, transitions and animations.

    While I really like what Drama is doing, one HUGE gap that it has (which Framer addresses inherently in its approach) is sharing. Framer can send an interactive prototype via a link but Drama currently has no way to do that in an easy way.

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