35 comments

  • Jonas S, almost 4 years ago

    Just a detail but I noticed that you forgot to close that p-tag on line 57.

    39 points
  • Ollie BarkerOllie Barker, almost 4 years ago

    ..that looks really nice. Shame it's useless :D

    9 points
  • Edward LoveallEdward Loveall, almost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous. I tried it myself:

    flow ruby

    7 points
  • Frédéric AudetFrédéric Audet, almost 4 years ago

    Nice scifi movie interface.

    7 points
  • Willem ShepherdWillem Shepherd, almost 4 years ago

    Your Sublime example is actually pretty beautiful...

    As a couple people have already mentioned - Flow is a typeface for** early prototype low fidelity mockups**.

    On a side not if you ever needed a mockup of a code editor without showing code - that's a great way to do it!

    6 points
  • Trev MorrisTrev Morris, almost 4 years ago

    This would be useful in very low-fi wireframes. Anything beyond that and you're doing yourself a disservice in not using real words (not necessarily the final copy, but something close).

    6 points
    • Chris PorterChris Porter, over 3 years ago

      At that point, might as well do paper sketches...

      3 points
      • Trev MorrisTrev Morris, over 3 years ago

        Well yes, there is that - so why have this in the first place. I do understand it has an aesthetic people enjoy.

        0 points
    • Alexandrine AllardAlexandrine Allard, over 3 years ago

      My thoughts exactly... I would not call it a typeface for Wireframing. Wireframes without at least a minimum of content experience are way too high level and could be seen as useless... At the point you're doing wireflows or userflows. Useful for pretty illustrations/visuals.

      1 point
  • Sam LillicrapSam Lillicrap, almost 4 years ago

    Looks nice :) But I have to agree with Trev - I don't really see that the typeface is that useful for wireframing at all, as using real words that evoke semantics is half of the point of producing the wireframe.

    Maybe it could be good for loading states? Even then, I think loading in a typeface in place of CSS shapes might be a little overkill

    4 points
    • Cory MalnarickCory Malnarick, almost 4 years ago

      you honestly can't see a usecase for this font?

      5 points
    • Account deleted almost 4 years ago

      You've clearly never worked with developers that literally think wireframes are actual designs and lorem ipsum is real text.

      I envy you.

      5 points
  • Ale Perez, almost 4 years ago

    This is almost the same as the Blokk typeface http://www.blokkfont.com/

    3 points
    • Patrick RoganPatrick Rogan, over 3 years ago

      I've tried that for my own wireframes and it never vibed with me due to the odd way it handles its 'font sizes' or whatever it is at this point.

      1 point
      • Ale Perez, over 3 years ago

        Font-size works fine for me, not sure what's your issue. But hey, I like Flow, having round corners is useful.

        It's just that concept is the same as Blokk, which was done 4 years ago, so "that" deserves credit.

        0 points
        • Dan Ross, over 3 years ago

          Some differences between Flow and Blokk: • 3 weights/styles • Variable width characters • Improved line-height (to match SF)

          Not sure about what Blokk supports but Flow will have: • Extended Latin character support (Update on 24th July) • Cyrillic character support (Update on 24th July)

          1 point
  • Metin SarayMetin Saray, almost 4 years ago

    Don't want to sound harsh but in my personal experience, If there is one useful thing I get from UX Wireframes, it is the content. Because wireframes are generally either very low-fidelity or very conventional anyway. Hope I don't see this thing used around a lot... (:

    I like it's aesthetics, it would work wonders on illustrations or if you want to abstract an idea. But none of these qualities are what I expect from a wireframe.

    2 points
  • Gio Vas, almost 4 years ago

    Soooo... I read Joacim Nilsson's comment and didn't notice any constructive criticism. Thanks Dan for trying something !

    2 points
    • Joacim NilssonJoacim Nilsson, almost 4 years ago

      I really like the font :D

      I know it's meant for very early stage of wireframing or when you doing som generic designs so the user can get the point that it's text.

      This was more of a joke to me when I added it to Sublime :D

      2 points
    • Dan Ross, almost 4 years ago

      I appreciate this thread a lot! I'm learning how people are using Flow, and I got a really good laugh out of it.

      I never thought of using Flow the way Joacim did, and it visually looks great! Obviously not usable, but beautiful. Thanks for all the support!

      1 point
  • Andy MerskinAndy Merskin, almost 4 years ago

    I was looking at the leftmost pane and thought, "this looks strikingly similar to a .vue file", then looked up at the tab bar. ;)

    2 points
  • Rey AlejandroRey Alejandro, over 3 years ago

    Good use with the block framing workflow. :D https://medium.com/ux-power-tools/blockframing-and-31-free-sketch-ready-layouts-using-auto-layout-by-anima-app-1be039007ecf

    1 point
  • Jan ZhengJan Zheng, almost 4 years ago

    this blocky kind of wireframe font doesn't show the rise and fall natural to language. It doesn't convey the flow and movement of text (even though it's called flow)

    Here's what I use- Redacted Font: https://github.com/christiannaths/Redacted-Font

    It looks more like scribbles and I think looks more like what I would draw on a paper prototype.

    I would rather see a typeface that flows like real letters but can't be read as a language—the visual equivalent of Simlish (language used in Sims)

    1 point
  • Derek KnoxDerek Knox, almost 4 years ago

    This definitely has a use, but I'd stress to have real copy as early as possible. Check Getting Real by 37Signals, here's a note snippet from it:

    Use real text vs. Lorem ipsum ideally (text is not a shape, it is valuable information to read). Real copy helps determine how long certain fields should be, how expand/contracts should look, and what your app truly looks like.

    1 point
    • Andrew C, almost 4 years ago

      True, but good luck writing an entire magazine spread just to "block out what it looks like". That was one of the benefits of using lorem ipsum in the first place—it provided a general word count easily and consistently for editorial layouts.

      1 point
    • Joacim Nilsson, almost 4 years ago

      I usually produce the content before I start the design. So 95% of the times i use real text. But as I said above.

      It can be used with generic designs.

      Kickstarter

      From stripe.com

      2 points