Macaw - Stop writing code, start drawing it.


#1

Not sure if it got already mentioned here.

macaw


#2

Hmmm… how goes that old one:

“I don’t belive it untill I try it…”

… hehe, definitely I’m downloading the trial :slight_smile:


#3

Saw that a couple months ago but a beta for Windows wasn’t available yet so I’ll have a look when I have more time. It’s certainly interesting.


#4

Looks interesting


#5

What scares me about these solutions is: code will be clean?

Because visual builder exists since stone age, but until now they create a lot of junk code


#6

This sounds too good to be true!


#7

I have just downloaded a trial today … and I can tell you this will send adobe muse to the graveyard IF they lower the price :slight_smile:

… algorithm in this program is some type of alchemy indeed lol; Generated code is super clean… I can’t imagine how it will be when they add with time some more features like css animation graph or some type od editor for advanced css animations…

Big plus from me goes to the UI / UX of the program because I think that is very friendly and beautifull designed…


#8

Building WordPress with this would be awesome. :smiley:


#9

Better to produce fixed layout because responsive grid is not so good.


#10

I purchased the app a few weeks ago (just before the initial public release) and have been playing with it from time to time.

First off, I can put everybody’s mind at ease and say that the produced code, both markup and css are wonderfully clean. Honestly, in this aspect, Macaw stands way above anything else I’ve seen. Give it a go and I promise you’ll be amazed by the quality of the code!

Unfortunately, I have not been able to efficiently use the tool in a real life project. There are simply still to many quirks and issues with the software for me to be able to efficiently integrate Macaw into my workflow. Simple things, like creating a menu bar, take up too long. I think every professional coder out there with several years of experience under their belt will find that handwriting the code is still faster at this point.

That said, I do really feel the talented guys at Macaw are on to something and if they stick with it, keep making the software better and fix up the existing issues, Macaw will definitely turn into a very useful tool, for both developers and designers alike!

Give it a try!


#11

Is that the start of when “web developer” will become an obsolete position and everyone will lose their job?

You know, like the guys that used to sit in phone routing rooms and were plugging lines in appropriate slot to get people to talk to each other?


#12

By the time we will be advanced enough to create software or machine that will be good enough to write code for WordPress theme that way, there simply won’t be any WordPress or Internet as we know. It requires CREATIVE THINKING.


#13

It seems that web designers future job will be only to make design in photoshop-like aplication and web developers job will be how to make a system for auto-coding that. Seems boring to me. It will make designer profession and developer profession too far from each other.


#14

I must say, watching the last video in the http://macaw.co/videos/ page is pretty convincing that this is an awesome tool in the making.


#15

Hi, i am checking about this in strick design way so no code, and as mentioned it still has a long way to go before replacing the tradicional work :slight_smile:


#16

http://www.macawtowordpress.com/ :smiley:


#17
aron66 said

http://www.macawtowordpress.com/ :smiley:

Is this hoax or real thing? O.O


#18

Found at the real Macaw forum so I guess real xd


#19
simonswiss said

Is that the start of when “web developer” will become an obsolete position and everyone will lose their job?

You know, like the guys that used to sit in phone routing rooms and were plugging lines in appropriate slot to get people to talk to each other?

I think there will be less “unskilled” Web Developers, and the standards will be higher to call yourself that.


#20
aron66 said

http://www.macawtowordpress.com/ :smiley:

I don’t have big faith in WordPress tools and services that spell WordPress “Wordpress” and call themes templates.

Not to mention that you can’t have a visual composer for a WordPress theme/plugin code simply because it requires thinking and creative solutions, so anything besides a most simple boilerplate is not doable and maintainable.

We still have to go a long way to the future to be able to do stuff like that.