• Itay Abraham, over 3 years ago

    I think the prototyping tool you're looking for already exists.

    You can create anything you can imagine. New kinds of interactions, freedom to create anything that comes to mind.

    But it has a steep learning curve just like any powerful tool.

    It's called a text editor and knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

    21 points
    • Weston Thayer, over 3 years ago

      IMO, Framer made it wayyyy easier to prototype using code than starting from scratch with HTML/CSS/JS. Sure, it's easy to get a basic webpage up, but what happens when you want live reloading? Need to find and add tooling. What happens when you want to be able to drag things around the screen? Either find a library or understand the web's low-level interaction APIs.

      Framer abstracted all of that into an IDE and API that was very easy to pick up and use compared to a "from scratch" approach.

      5 points
    • Michael Dorian Bach, over 3 years ago

      Not the same at all. Framer was way easier. Especially with the last release with the design surface. The way you mentioned above might actually be easier then the new Framer though.

      0 points