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

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

  • Josh Heyer, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    I just bought Framer. The new auto-code feature is great and the ability to modify elements right on the canvas is awesome. Thanks for all the hard work, well done!

    1. Will Framer include something like a view controller component in the near future for managing views and transitions out of the box or is that something you feel should should be developed by the one prototyping?

    2. Are there more out of the box components like the scroll component and page component coming in the near future?

    3. Framer has a higher learning curve compared to other prototyping tools (because it's more powerful), but why does it have the shortest trial period?

    4. Will framer's code view always be a single document or will there at some point be a way to break out code into multiple files?

    5. Would you consider hosting the framer community forums outside of Facebook for those of us who don't want to use Facebook simply to be apart of the community? Something like

    4 points
    • Koen Bok, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

      Thanks Josh!

      1. We have some plans for this. We won't be as optimized as InVision for this anytime soon, but we do think we can get a lot better at it. And we think the combination of simple flows and specific hi-fi interactions can be very powerful.

      2. Yes. I can't really announce anything, but we're basically looking at the most popular modules people make and slowly adding them to Framer if they're useful to enough people.

      3. It's 8 active hours of actually using the app (in the foreground, Mac active). But it's pretty arbitrary and we're happy to change it if more people feel like it's too short. You can also alway email us if you need more time (or even can't afford it).

      4. We will introduce a way to better organize your code fairly soon. But probably not like you expect :-)

      5. We did, but moving a community is though and the one on Facebook works really well. But I can totally understand if you don't want to use Facebook for it (or at all). You can always lurk at the public archive.

      3 points