Meet Phase — Digital Design Reinvented(medium.com)

2 years ago from Nick Budden, CEO @ Phase

  • Nick Budden, 2 years ago

    Phase is completely different from both of the mentioned tools ;) It's gonna get more clear how exacly Phase is going to work once we launch beta in a couple of months from now. Keep tuned for updates in the meanwhile!

    2 points
    • Peter Vogt, 2 years ago

      How do you plan to support technical application architecture? That is really the key. If you can't somehow generate designs into code that conform to whatever the production tech stack is, there is no way to deliver on the inherent promises of the tool.

      I'm pessimistic that any one out-of-the-box solution can be predictive and smart enough to realize that vision. Generating CSS values from a mockup is great for landing pages - what happens when you're tasked with designing new features for a legacy software system built on ASP.net with bootstrap 3.x and whatever other umpteen libraries and APIs are half-baked into the UI? Does your team feel confident that Phase will be able to reconcile this?

      7 points
      • Nick Budden, 2 years ago

        Hey Peter!

        “If you can’t somehow generate designs into code that conform to whatever the production tech stack is, there is no way to deliver on the inherent promises of the tool.” - yep, you’re 100% right. This is what “generate code” products never seem to have understood before.

        In export to code the idea is to pass the design’s raw data (well structured) into an export script. We’ll ship some pre-built export scripts, but you can create your own too to customize it any way you want. This way you can get exactly the code you want on the other side. If you’re a coder, it’s really more accurate to think of it as a build pipeline than a traditional export.

        2 points
        • Peter Vogt, 2 years ago

          Sounds a bit like how game dev works almost. Very interesting. I'm rooting for you guys!

          1 point