AMA: Framer Team on the all-new Framer and Auto-Code

over 7 years ago from Brittany Gregory, Content Strategist at Framer

  • Florian PnnFlorian Pnn, over 7 years ago

    Hi guys, First of all I'll say thank you. Thanks for your work that push the design industry forward. After playing with Auto-code one question came : Why didn't you integrate a text layer in this release? I understand that it requires a bit more work but the upside of it would be amazing.

    I'm mainly working with real-data nowadays and plug APIs within Framer to generate content. But customizing text isn't the easiest task through code.

    Is it something you plan to iterate on it and give even more power to Framer?

    7 points
    • Krijn Rijshouwer, over 7 years ago

      Hey Florian,

      Thanks man, happy to hear that you like what we're making!

      We haven't launched a TextLayer Component in the Auto-Code release because we want to make Auto-Code better one step at a time. Doing text editing right is pretty complicated and it is definitely something we want to get totally right once it's in there. It is on the roadmap and up soon though, so it won't be long until you can easily edit and use variable text in Framer.

      3 points
      • Jorn van Dijk, over 7 years ago

        What Krijn said. Working with text in Framer is far from great. We'll tackle it soon (cleaner syntax first) and then onto better alignment and layouts.

        4 points