this....this seems pretty cool....not sure if we could fit it into our workflow, but im loving playing with it...
Hey Tyson, can you please elaborate a little on what makes you think that Finch wouldn't fit into your current workflow? Thanks!
Sure thing Janis...
Right now, we're using 'enfold' theme for our website (although that's likely to change in a few months..we may move to Zeypher theme) there are a number of custom plugins currently being used ....not sure how well Finch tool plays with other plugins: ie.
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There shouldn't be any problems with using Finch together with your named themes and plugins. Additionally, we are also making Finch plugin for Wordpress. Of course there are always some edge cases where something could go wrong, but that's why we are here - to improve and adapt.
I think this is yet another example of the right path to move design into the browser, while hiding CSS quirks as much as possible.
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Keep it up!
Will changing the price numbers work when it goes live?! ahaha
haha, imagine a hack like that on Amazon :D
I'm actually really interested in how this works. Does the page have predefined editable areas and using finch modifies the database for these areas, or does Finch modify the html (or php) file directly? Does it have to go through Finch's servers in order to make this app work, or does it work independently?
Either way it's a really awesome implementation of an editable "cms" style editor. Nice work! This would work very well for building initial sites for clients, and then have them do their own design and modifications after the build is complete. I'm not entirely sure if I agree with a subscription based plan though.
This seems cool. It looks like a embeddable Webflow, which sounds great to me. But as a developer I would not pay for it if I cannot read what result Finch produces and the API it exposes.
What if I wanted a Chrome Extension like this? But I without installing in the code.
I'd gladly pay for that!
Why would i want this over, for instance the google developer tools?
DevTools are fine if you know css :) With Finch you can quickly make and save different versions of your website which you can share with your team or client, for example