Macaw hits 1.0, now available(

9 years ago from Manik Rathee, Eng Manager @ Google

  • Colm TuiteColm Tuite, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    Check out some of the videos, particularly the one titled "Interace Design With Macaw":

    I was pretty surprised to see that the app doesn't replace coding. To set up interactions, you need to write cutsom Javascript inside the app. Maybe soon they will provide preset scripts but still, this is waaayyy more difficult than it needs to be.

    I was also surprised at how much it forces you into a developer mindset. While designing, you gotta think of class names, worry about fixed positioning vs absolute positioning, wrap elements in form tags, write javascript, set up element groups etc. It can be tough to stay focused on designing when you need to worry about so many other things.

    So it seems they're wedged somewhere in between design and development. I still can't see any use case for it.

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