Interactions 2.0(

over 5 years ago from Gadzhi Kharkharov, Designer at Webflow

  • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 5 years ago

    This is so much more impressive and so much harder to do right than all the Sketch clone stuff we have been seeing lately.

    I don't think Webflow gets enough credit for building a design tool that takes all the advantages of WYSIWYG while discarding the vast majority of limitations and disadvantages, and ending up with code that is production ready (at least for most marketing or portfolio type sites).

    This is why GUIs are important, because it makes totally graspable concepts like scroll-based animation or multi-step animation accessible to designers who don't want to figure out all the annoying corner-cases and fixes for CSS. I still use the terminal, I still handcode some animations, but I wish people would give more recognition to efforts like this.

    30 points
    • Antti Kareinen, over 5 years ago

      Totally! Just started using Webflow again few weeks ago (did one quick project last summer) and gotta say I've learnt more about HTML/CSS than in the previous 3 years. Biggest takeaway: It's not about memorizing everything by heart so you could write code, but rather changing fundamentally the way you design and build interfaces.

      5 points
      • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 5 years ago

        Yes, it is a great tool for learning! I tell my Adobe-only design friends who have shown some interest in front-end code to check out Webflow.

        0 points
    • Mike StevensonMike Stevenson, over 5 years ago

      Absolutely. Webflow is amazing. Surprised people say that the code output isn't the best. Sure, they don't support things like pseudo elements (yet), but when they do it will be a big deal.

      I've taken the code from WF and trimmed it down for production sites before. Still faster than hand coding a complex site. Couple that with a SSG like Jekyll and it's a beautiful thing.

      1 point