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Erik Drouhard
Posted Oct 04 - Read on Facebook

Hi everyone, love Framer and what the team are trying to accomplish with it. Some feedback; It would be awesome if Framer Design had better handoff and export features. Spending time on a prototype that you basically throw away, even if it’s very helpful for idea generation, just feels wasteful. Why invest time in Framer Design (even if it’s a great experience), when I’ll eventually have to recreate all those assets in Sketch/Figma/Photoshop? And why not improve the Sketch/Figma/Photoshop import functionality? I get that you guys want to make the best design tool around, and integrating other design tools with yours is a hard problem. However, this just makes it harder to sell Framer to my team. Especially since, currently, you’ll still need those other tools to create the finished assets. IMO, it’s time consuming and causes needless friction to have to go back into Sketch to create the production assets. Framer has been extremely helpful for prototyping, and I’d love to see it become more. Thank you for creating such a helpful tool!

4 Comments

Barold Tendergrasp

Framer is a rapid prototyping tool. Prototypes are not for production - they're for testing, and for storytelling. It sounds like what you want is HTML and CSS, or perhaps Swift.

Lukas Guschlbauer

Pssst... If you check out the latest beta, you will see a new „export“-tab in design mode...

Jorn van Dijk

Try the beta! It has asset exporting. Let us know what you think.

Brian Williams

"Spending time on a prototype that you basically throw away, even if it’s very helpful for idea generation, just feels wasteful."

It isn't wasteful at all.

The prototyping, design, UX phases are and should remain separate from any app building/ development stages.

Web development is an odd exception to this because of the trends in web design (responsive design) and the ease of prototyping/ production mean that often just bashing it out in markup and css is as quick if not quicker than trying to get some tool to behave like a website would (although because thats basically what framer is its not so big of a problem).

"It would be awesome if Framer Design had better handoff and export features."

Like what?

"Why invest time in Framer Design (even if it’s a great experience), when I’ll eventually have to recreate all those assets in Sketch/Figma/Photoshop?"

Why would you ever need to do this?

"And why not improve the Sketch/Figma/Photoshop import functionality?"

Never had a problem importing anything into framer from sketch or photoshop. Not tried with Figma.

"Especially since, currently, you’ll still need those other tools to create the finished assets."

Sketch integration is pretty solid I am not sure how you would improve it.

"IMO, it’s time consuming and causes needless friction to have to go back into Sketch to create the production assets."

Its time consuming to do your asset creation in a tool specifically designed for asset creation? I would rather have good tools that do specific jobs well than a large bloated tool that tried to do everything and did it in a mediocre way personally. That said..

I don't see the problem with managing and editing the design/ assets in a tool like sketch or illustrator can you elaborate on the issues you are having?

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