I'm sure this product is cool and all, but man im being told to 'meet' products or items. It sounds fucking stupid.
MEET INANIMATE CARBON ROD.
Hey Todd! Thanks for the copy feedback, we're always improving. I won't ask you to meet Mason :), but maybe "check us out" and let us know how we can be helpful to you!
Will have a look soon - sorry for the rant :)
haha, we're just happy you stopped by to check us out! Hit me up at email@example.com if I can ever be helpful
I hope Thomas McLaughlin or anyone check's the comment section over here as well.
First of all: Really like the website. Clean, nice little details.
But I don't like waitlists...so there's that.
What about adding a read-only sandbox project? So people can see Mason in action and click around and "change background colors" :D
Here's my current workflow:
Figma -> Rebuild in Webflow -> Export HTML+CSS -> Code + Logic in VS Code -> Final web app.
The moment I export my stuff from Webflow and want design changes later on I have no chance to use a visual editor (which is a problem for designers)
At which point in this chain would Mason be a good fit? What would the new toolchain look like?
Same question. I'm not really getting the whole picture from their site. Can I import a current project or do I have to start from scratch? Would this replace Webflow or supplement it?
Hey Mike! Webflow is a great tool, but we're just a bit different in our approach. We're quite a bit different in terms of letting you hot edit deployed features even after you're done with the code stage. More detail in the comment below, but hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org if you ever want to chat!
Hey Marcel! Thanks for dropping us the note and it's a really good question.
We're actively working on a public sandbox/demo site right now that you can use while logged out to check out the power of our builder. We're a lot more than background colors! We're design + configuration + functionality. So the playground would include stuff like a fully functional Authentication suite with 2FA, where you could hot swap different backend endpoints, hot swap Authy API keys, hot swap Google/FB OAuth keys, and see the feature actually work. Best of all you can export it from Mason when you're done and run it in your existing product.
Your workflow powered by Mason gets really interesting :)
We imagine your workflow like this: Figma/Sketch/Mason -> Skin existing features (or create from scratch in Mason) -> Export fully functional Mason feature -> Drop into VS code -> Deploy
But it gets really compelling after this step. With Mason, all of those features you dropped into your code and deployed can still be edited in Mason. Quick design changes? Just open your feature in our builder, edit and publish. Your updates will automatically be live in production.
We're solving for the step after deployment as much as improving the process to build in the first place. All Mason features are always hot editable in our builder. Deploy the first time, and edit them / publish changes in your deployed app infinitely.
I'd love to have you check us out! Send me an email to email@example.com and we'll get you in ASAP.
P.S. thanks for the design love -- all credit for that goes to Tomas!
So this is like Webflow, but it talks to your backend? Can you import a current website?