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

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

  • Jorn van Dijk, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    Hey Matthew, glad to hear you like Auto-Code. Let's have a look at your questions.

    1. Different tools serve different purposes, they all have pros and cons. I like that the design tool landscape finally offers alternatives. Try them all and see what works best for you. In terms of benefits vs other tools, learning curve vs flexibility comes to mind. Framer has a bit of a learning curve (code) but has virtually no limit as to what you can achieve. Invest a bit in it and you’ll get greater results back as you progress in coding. Other tools offer a lower learning curve, but are limited by the UI as to what you can build.

    2. Hell yeah! The Framer Library is what drives everything, but you’d miss out on Auto-Complete, Auto-Code, Direct Manipulation, Docs, Error Handling, the list goes on.

    3. Not entirely. But we do think that it offers a nice alternative to the very basics of those tools. Quick example: if you want to design a mobile lay-out, you should probably consider how that looks across devices. That’s relatively easy with Framer. You’d just set the width of an object to the width of the screen. And then switch devices to see how it looks.

    4. We’re solely focussed on Framer.

    5. Assuming you want to do design: make as much as you can. Figure out what you love doing and then do that, forever.

    6. Nope. The only thing that counts is your work and what you can do.

    For sure! I did end up answering all of them. Hope its insightful for you.

    6 points