Elm Designer 0.4 is out

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 :slight_smile:

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?

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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 Model and View. However, time will tell if this is an idea worth exploring… :slight_smile:

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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