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Joseph Reni
Posted Nov 11 - Read on Facebook

So I'm really considering switching my entire design kit over to Framer but have a couple of concerns, I'm hoping I might get feedback on.

1. coffee-script: I've been investing a lot of time and money into learning this format.That said, there has been a lot of talk about moving to ES6 which will offer a lot of advantages but inject a lot of syntax tax on rapid prototyping. I'd love to get a better idea if this change is coming for sure and what the timeline is. ES6 convolutes a lot of things that make coffee-script really simple - as a non-developer keeping that barrier as low as possible is really important.

2. Price: So my third renewal is now coming up and it seems every time the price has gone up about $20 (yearly) - It's hard to make big decisions a moving target - I'd love to better understand future costs and a possible stasis.

Those are my two major concerns in making decisions about moving my entire design workflow over to framer. Anyone have any thoughts on the subjects or insights?

3 Comments

Josh Peters

The pricing model works to the benefit of both the user and maker. You always have the software and they have a potential steady supply of revenue to make the software better.

I'm not sure I understand the injustice you're implying.

Jordan Robert Dobson

Es6 will happen. I haven’t heard anything definitive yet... but it will be done with care as there’s a good reason why they chose coffee script.

Jason Sparks

I’m a UX designer and I tried switching to Framer as my entire design kit but came into problems. At this stage I should probably say I work mainly on multi page/screen, mobile first sites. In the end I had to go back to using Sketch for my final designs because of two key features lacking in the design tab of Framer - nested Symbols and shared style libraries.
I now do low to mid-fidelity designs/wireframes/prototypes in Framer to user test and validate designs early on but end up doing my final designs in Sketch, dragging the most up-to-date symbols from our shared style guide for producing a pixel perfect final design specification document.
Framer is still an amazing tool though, and for prototyping things with limited pages/screens where UI is key to the user experience then it really is awesome and worth the money either way.

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