Meet Hadron. A tool that makes design with code easy and visual(medium.com)

over 1 year ago from Nacho García , co-founder of hadronapp.com

  • Mike StevensonMike Stevenson, over 1 year ago

    Honest question: Why would I use this over a very robust and functional tool such as Webflow?

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    • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 1 year ago

      It looks like this might provide a slightly closer to the code experience than Webflow does just judging by product screenshots.

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      • Mike StevensonMike Stevenson, over 1 year ago

        Yeah I can see that. But to really use Webflow well you still should know some CSS so you can manipulate your designs properly. I just don't really see the need to watch the live code output as it's generated.

        There's also Pinegrow, which I think does the same thing that Hadron is promoting. It's also cool because it supports frameworks like Bootstrap out of the box.

        I'm all for new tools that make our jobs easier and more efficient. I'm just wondering what this one does that would make it compelling to use versus other options or just hand coding a site.

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        • Nacho García , over 1 year ago

          Hello Mike! thank you for taking the time to question those things!

          The point of Hadron is not seeing how the code output is being generated, but to help you generate it yourself. A way to see it is that we simplify development so much in making it visual that it can be used for designing too.

          This is a different approach from Webflow which is more like mocking the Web Platform (CSS & HTML) in a complex UI that makes it easy for them to transform it into a web of their choice behind the scenes.

          One example: Hadron lets you pick up a library or framework of your choice (currently only Polymer 2) and you can explore, modify and export the whole project. Whereas WebFlow only lets you export to an auto-generated web they control, in which they choose the dependencies (like a webflow library or jquery I think). And it's only for paid accounts.

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