2 Hours left for the new Framer

over 1 year ago from , Designer

Anyone excited?

I can't wait for it. I know framerjs is not the best framework to learn but I just want a good excuse to ditch sketch for good.


  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, over 1 year ago

    I'm a little excited, though I know I probably shouldn't, since this app doesn't do a single thing existing tools can't already. I'm just curious to try it.

    EDIT: Now that it's live, I have to say I'm a bit surprised, it's even more rudimentary than I expected. By contrast, XD looks like a powerhouse.

    And so much for 'naturally responsive layouts' Image title

    6 points
    • Brennan Smith, over 1 year ago

      I agree, especially since I don't see a feature for symbols, components or a component library.

      1 point
    • Benjamin den BoerBenjamin den Boer, over 1 year ago

      Hit F instead of R, and everything will scale automagically. :-)

      2 points
      • David ThornDavid Thorn, over 1 year ago

        Alternatively you can "Add Frame" to just about any object as well it seems?

        0 points
        • , over 1 year ago

          isnt't frame's are like artboards?

          I also noticed that you can't group an image with a shape. The only way I found how to 'group' is to draw frames instead of grouping but I don't feel that's the right way. We don't draw artboards inside artboards lol

          1 point
  • Jan SemlerJan Semler, over 1 year ago

    Not really that excited, way more excited for Invision Studio :-) But i will have a look, just get a code to have a new trial period :-)

    2 points
  • Patryk ZabielskiPatryk Zabielski, over 1 year ago

    No components, no usage.

    1 point
  • Hansjan KamerlingHansjan Kamerling, over 1 year ago

    Downloaded it, and it's so pretty: the the interface and especially the iconography is incredibly well done!

    Doesn't feel finished though, image fills, masking and not having a way to create reusable components are the first things that would hinder my workflow if I had to switch.

    0 points
  • Marc Olivier LapierreMarc Olivier Lapierre, over 1 year ago

    I'm quite excited! I've already booked my afternoon so I can spend some time experimenting.

    0 points
  • Josh Rio, over 1 year ago

    Personally I just don't get Framer, or why you should use it, either as a prototyping tool or as a design tool. It just seems like they're at least a year behind on everything and constantly playing catch up and there's more efficient ways to prototype.

    I can see if being worth while if you have complex animations that you want to hand code, but if that's all it's good for, then it should market itself as the best niche tool and not pretend to be some glorious mass market design tool every 6 months.

    Edit: And it's more expensive than Sketch? Trippin

    0 points
    • , over 1 year ago

      It just seems like they're at least a year behind

      Definitely I agree with this comment of yours.

      it should market itself as the best niche tool

      They are literally saying that. https://blog.framer.com/framer-is-now-the-best-tool-for-screen-design-heres-why-ebd9c29b3138

      To be honest, I had hopes for framer but when reading this article I really felt that they were not just marketing the tool crazy. I mean best ideas never needs to underline that they are the "best".

      But let's also look on the good side, the visual interface looks much pretty then sketch. And the visual design of their website is good (I hope you catch my drift;) )

      0 points