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

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

  • Benjamin den BoerBenjamin den Boer, over 7 years ago

    Hey Alec! Thanks — this is always nice to hear. Let's see..

    1. We initially chose CoffeeScript because we believe it has a lot of advantages for people new to scripting: its syntax is relatively flexible, you can omit curly braces, brackets etc. which can make it easier to scan and learn. Writing things like functions and loops is also a little simpler. Basically, we hope it makes it easier for people to start with.

    2. Well, we're exploring SVG layers, yeah — and there's already a lot you can do with SVGs in Framer. This is something that could happen.

    3. Hehe, this is a tricky one to answer. In general, there's still so much more we can do to improve Auto-Code. Everything from making it easier for people to start with Framer, to implementing more advanced / future design tools and components, to improving the sharing experience, etc... there's a lot left to explore. And 3 years is a long time! :-)

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    • Jorn van Dijk, over 7 years ago

      Short answer to 3: become the best code based design tool. There are so many design problems we can solve with the right mix of code and interface.

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