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  • Posted to Best CSS editor for Mac is back! Espresso 3, Mar 30, 2017

    Unfortunately, they haven't done anything with the display options section. Selecting Flex should give you different options to choose from, rather than having to remember all the options available. Same with List styles. Hasn't changed at all. Kinda (no very) disappointed. Meanwhile apps like Pinegrow and Webflow are blowing this out of the water.

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  • Posted to How do you use Webflow when you prefer to write/edit code?, in reply to Liam Maddison , Mar 05, 2017

    Designers shouldn't be coding, they should be concentrating on the design. Just as coders should not be designing. While it is helpful for each to know something of the other, you cannot be an expert at both. Although, I know many more designers that know how to code rather than coders that know how to design pretty things.

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  • Posted to How do you use Webflow when you prefer to write/edit code?, in reply to Tor Løvskogen Bollingmo , Mar 05, 2017

    Agreed. If this was the early 90s it's like saying, "I really love writing postscript code rather than just printing out an Adobe Illustrator document."

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  • Posted to How do you use Webflow when you prefer to write/edit code?, in reply to Liam Maddison , Mar 05, 2017

    They are completely different. Blocs is based on Bootstrap. Webflow has its own system.

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  • Posted to How do you use Webflow when you prefer to write/edit code?, Mar 05, 2017

    Just saw this post while searching for something Webflow related. I am a designer that knows how to code. I much prefer to "design" in the browser using Webflow than to hand code something every time. In Webflow you can see changes happening as you make them, as well as selecting colors, fonts, styles etc. Not only that, but it allow me to create interactions with elements without having to learn Javascript. It's great for both wirefrraming and site design, protyping websites and mobile apps. Webflow has also come a long way in the 2 years since your post. Additionally, you can drop in your own code if you want to using custom code blocks. I'm not really sure why you would want to edit the generated code, when the generated code is fine? Seems really odd and as others have said you are not the target audience for this. However, your web designer is the target audience. Your designer builds his site in Webflow, exports the code, gives it to you to tweak and voila - live website when you're done. That's the strength of Webflow - anyone can use it and YOU don't have to worry about a web designer screwing up your code because he doesn't know what he's doing.

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  • Posted to Affinity Designer VS Sketch, in reply to Marc Edwards , Mar 04, 2017

    "other than Photoshop. Highly detailed app icons are unpractical in anything else." Affinity Designer's ability to zoom to an insane percent, as well as work in both vector and bitmap mode beats out Photoshop for those reasons alone.

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  • Posted to Affinity Designer VS Sketch, in reply to Jan Semler , Mar 04, 2017

    Neither Sketch nor Affinity Designer were originally created for UI design. Both were originally created as competitors to Adobe Illustrator. People that design UI just sort of latched on to Sketch because of some of its features, but more importantly because of its plugin development community. Sketch would not be nearly as useful without all the awesome plugins that people have created for it. Adobe XD is not NEARLY ready for mainstream use. It lacks A LOT of stuff. I used it for about 6 hours one day and got so fed up with lack of features I rebuilt the entire project I was working on in Webflow.

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  • Posted to Affinity Designer VS Sketch, in reply to Mattan Ingram , Mar 04, 2017

    Webflow is awesome, however in Affinity Designer you can specify elements to have percentage widths and heights with the Constraints panel. It's actually really cool. What really bugs me about all these tools is that none of them let you make tables. Do I really need to pull up Microsoft Excel to create a table that I can drop into my design (whether that be Sketch, Affinity, or Webflow)? InDesign really has that only decent table creation and styling ability of any design app. That is sad. I know tables are not used for layout, but they are still used to display data. Plus it is way harder to style div elements to be table-like for a quick mockup than it is to just make an html table. Kind of weird.

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