Announcing Framer 2
Quality prototyping for mobile and desktop
When I announced Framer four months ago, I built it as a practical tool trying to help solve a simple problem: not enough interaction designers actually make interactive prototypes, and rely too heavily upon static mocks. I knew that there had to be a better way to create high fidelity prototypes, and Framer was built to solve this problem.
Since then, many talented designers at Facebook, Instagram, Google and Dropbox have picked up Framer and created great things. Today I’m happy to announce Framer 2 with a set of handy new features.
Full Photoshop Integration
Framer 2 comes with a brand new Mac application that converts any photoshop file directly into a Framer project. This means you can easily export your Photoshop documents directly to the browser and add interactions. This eliminates the tedious work of slicing your assets and rebuilding your project in code.
Framer 2 now uses CSS keyframes for animation. This ensures smooth animations on every device. It also allows you to re-use your animations on any website. Just build and test the animations in Framer, then simply copy the CSS over to any project.
Views can now rotate in full 3 dimensional space. Optionally, you can add perspective and animate any axis’ position and rotation.
I hope you will enjoy Framer 2. And don’t forget to share what you build!