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Vipin Kosuri
Posted Jul 26 - Read on Facebook

After doing basic prototyping with Invision, i want to use framer for high level prototyping. I have experience in HTML & CSS but never learnt JS. This would be my first time.

Should i learn JS or Coffeescript? Any resources that would help me learn and get into prototyping within a month?

Thanks

12 Comments

Văn Công Bằng

Try this book http://coffeescript-for-framerjs.com, the Learn and Docs sections on framerjs.com, you can get to work with framer within 2 weeks, but you absolutely need to understand Js to get the most out of Framer.

Vipin Kosuri

yeah hence my dilemma of should i go all inwith learning JS or just go with coffeescript and start prototyping
Thank you for the ebook link

Văn Công Bằng

Yeah, i think maybe you should start prototyping with framer, some basic coffeescript, actually, it's not hard cause framer is made for designers without coding experiences, but complicated prototypes or animations require good understanding of Js, good mindset for programming.

Daniel Fischer

JavaScript. Coffeescript is for basic bitches

Daniel Fischer

Framer is great and so is origami

Vipin Kosuri

i tried origami and it went over my head after first 2-3 videos from origami tutorials. If you have any resources that go in depth of teaching origami it would be of great help.

Can you also suggest resources for javascript that would help me with the prototyping part?

Siavash Shabanipour

Just jump straight into it by following all the tutorials on the framer site and looking at the example code. You don't need to know JS or coffee to get started, although eventually you'll hit a wall then you can start learning JS and coffee.

Algert Sula

If your focus is visual and UX design, coffee script would do just fine. Personally I believe FramerJS is a more flexible tool for prototype building than the rest of it's peers. Here is how to get started http://framerjs.com/learn/basics/

Văn Công Bằng

Sorry, i'm new to code but why so much hate for coffeescript ?

Chris Wang

I'm in the same situation. I had a little programming experience, but not with JavaScript. So I'm learning it on the side. But you can start using framer without complete knowledge of JavaScript. And states, events and animations in framer are really useful and easy to understand. But eventually understanding of JavaScript will be the bottleneck for your prototype to work. Then you can jump to any other tool that can get your idea out. And figure out how to do it in framer when you have time.

Vipin Kosuri

Thanks a lot! :)

Siavash Shabanipour

You'll definitely want to learn some basic JS concepts such as loops, conditionals, arrays etc. Btw Coffee just sits on top of JS, it's similar to Less or Sass for CSS (from my understanding)

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