• James MatchettJames Matchett, 3 years ago

    I use to use Framer all the time. I thought Framer X was going to be ground breaking, instead it feels way more like a developer tool than a designer tool so I've stopped using it entirely.

    9 points
    • Brent C, 3 years ago

      This was my experience as well. I felt like I was spending a lot of time learning how to code rather than thinking about the design itself. Framer Classic didn't have this problem as much because the app was self contained and the documentation was great. I also felt like Coffee Script was more forgiving.

      At the end of the day, if I'm going to spend a lot of time learning JavaScript and React, I'd rather spend that time learning Swift and native development. I'm not that interested in web front-ends.

      Hopefully Framer can create better guides for building components, and have in-depth documentation. Playgrounds seems like a good step towards self-contained design files. And the steps towards creating non-code based prototype interactions for simple stuff is a promising.

      0 points