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  • , 1 month ago

    Hey everyone, I'm Dan.

    I'm a designer from Australia, now living in Canada. Design tools are my passion, and I wanted to share my latest project with you.

    Flow is a typeface built for wireframing. The font comes in three weights – circular, rounded, and block. It’s a little project I’ve been working on, and I'd love for you to take a look.

    Designing with real content is important, but sometimes we need something more abstract. Flow aims to provide an efficient and flexible way to create abstracted/placeholder content in your designs.

    Some features: • 3 weights/styles • Variable width characters • Improved space width • Improved line-height (to match SF)

    Now supports (Updated 24/07/2015): • Extended Latin character support • Cyrillic character support

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  • George Bartz, 1 month ago

    Alternative option - http://www.blokkfont.com/

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  • Rolando Murillo, 1 month ago

    How does this compare with using "-"?

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  • Todd Cantley, 1 month ago

    This is actually a pretty good idea. Thanks :)

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  • Bevan StephensBevan Stephens, 1 month ago

    Do you have any examples of how this would be used?

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    • , 1 month ago

      Flow should be used to style placeholder content. Here's a quick gif:

      Preview

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      • Bevan StephensBevan Stephens, 1 month ago

        Thank you. I appreciate you taking the time to make something and share it.

        I personally tend to find that the actual text content is be the most critically important part of a wireframe. Without it, I'd say you're just doing very low-fidelity visual design not wireframing.

        I can see it could be useful for loading/empty states in UI though.

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        • Dan Ross, 1 month ago

          Hey Bevan. I definitely see your point, and I completely agree. This is really for when you've got to mock something up really quickly.

          For example, quick design sprint exercises, hack days, very low fidelity conceptual flows/mocks.

          I actually didn't think about using it for UI loading states. Great idea!

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        • Aaron Wears a hatAaron Wears a hat, 1 month ago

          Good for laying out blog content etc, where the copy would be dynamic/frequently changing.

          Personally I'd just use lorem ipsum, or the line tool for this effect, however I can see why people would find value in using a font like this :)

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  • Hendrik Runte, 1 month ago

    Nice idea! (Shouldn't it replace non-ASCII characters as well? Such as öäüß?)

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