• Noah SNoah S, over 6 years ago

    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

    3 points
    • Ale Urrutia, over 6 years ago

      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.

      1 point
      • Noah SNoah S, over 6 years ago

        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.

        3 points
  • Or Arbel, over 6 years ago

    Hi everyone!

    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 :)

    2 points
  • Steven GarritySteven Garrity, over 6 years ago

    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.

    1 point
  • Geoff YuenGeoff Yuen, over 6 years ago

    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.

    1 point