Hi! Just a quick post to let you know that a new version of Elm Designer—the visual code generator for Elm UI—is out and now it is a web app: elm-designer.passiomatic.com
Next big update will be add a server-side auth system and will allow to save your data on the server.
I hope you will find Elm Designer useful!
Love the app! I enjoyed navigating the codebase too
May I ask if you have a use case for it, real or prospective? Like a workflow where you draw in front of the client, or collaboration between designers and devs?
This is an interesting question. My current thinking is that the tool can be useful to a couple of groups:
- People just starting with Elm UI which may want to play around with the library, trying out different things quickly and see the end result in real time
- A mixed designer/dev figure which needs to translate a graphical mockup coming from tools like Sketch, Framer or Figma into Elm UI code
What could be even more interesting (but with a lot of work on my part!) could be to fetch an existing project
Model from GitHub, read into Elm Designer (perhaps via
stil4m/elm-syntax) a create prototype views binding
View. However, time will tell if this is an idea worth exploring…
For now I’m aiming to cover most of the Elm UI 1.x functions and the upcoming animation engine in version 2.
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