From what I have seen in the video I don't know if I would be able use this to publish the websites I work on (due to complexity), but as a quick prototyping tool this might be an easy way to hand off rough user flows and lofi prototypes to my clients. I'm pumped to have a play with it! Thanks Anima
Yes, this is exactly what I thought. I'm also wondering how they deal with site optimization, standards, etc. ANyways, this is great news for us all.
I've had a read through the documentation and there is no mention of support but quick look at the code on the demo sites reveals:
- Everything in divs with varying positioning properties
- in responsive examples it loads each breakpoint at once (as seperate divs) and displays/toggles each div based on device width
- css is unique for each element
- its used google fonts for some fonts and for custom fonts its used font-face
- media via AWS
- can't tell if forms support validation from the examples
Not a comprehensive review and I've yet to try it msyelf but from what I can see these sites should work on most current os/browser combos.
Another thing of interest is that Launchpad supports versioning in both preview and publish modes and allows you to rollback between versions. Another plus for prototyping.
Launchpad is a Platform as a Service for designers and static websites.
Relating to the discussion of Full Stack Designers, tools like Launchpad empower more designers to become full stack designers.
Here is our Medium post about it: https://medium.com/sketch-app-sources/introducing-launchpad-for-sketch-648b775f73dc
Feel free to AMA :)
I found it a bit off-putting to have an entire new product pushed out through an update to another plug-in.
That said, I haven't paid anything, so I don't have much of a leg to stand on.
I think this is really cool. I'd imagine hooking this up to a wysiwyg for quick text editing would be possible.
It'll be interesting to see if the designers I work with are willing to compromise the limitations of this application over the limitations I (as a frontend dev) encounter with their complex layouts.