Introducing Launchpad for Sketch
Publish websites directly from Sketch, no coding needed.
Launchpad converts your design to HTML and CSS and publishes your design as a real live website.
Update: Launchpad is now part of Anima toolkit, allowing designers to create Responsive and Interactive websites, all inside Sketch.
4 months ago we’ve launched a new product that changes the way designers design. Auto-Layout for Sketch enables designers to create responsive designs in a seamless way.
2 months ago we’ve introduced a new feature called Stacks. Stacks are Flexbox within Sketch. This powerful feature made designing responsive designs even easier and better.
These milestones have paved the way for our new product.
Our new product allows designers to publish websites with a single click, directly from Sketch.
Visit Website: https://launchpad.animaapp.com
Up until now Sketch designs were merely pixels. Today they become alive. Sketch designs of websites become real websites. Designs that were made responsive with Auto-Layout will now be responsive in the same way on a browser in a real website.
Launchpad is a Platform as a Service for designers. The entire interface is integrated seamlessly into Sketch so you can feel at home.
Launchpad for Sketch is a web publishing tool for:
- ✅ Landing pages
- ✅ Marketing websites
- ✅ Static websites
Launchpad does not currently support:
It’s perfect for Landing Pages and Marketing Websites.
Main Features Overview
- Breakpoints — A way to make your design look great on Mobile, Tablets or Desktops.
- Links —Each Artboard is a web page. You can set up links between
Artboardsor to external websites.
- Forms — You can set up forms and enable visitors of the website to submit information such as their contact information.
- Videos — You can embed a video player in the website. YouTube, Vimeo, MP4 or GIFs are all supported.
- Analytics — Track visitors with your favorite analytics provider.
- SEO — Meta tags for search engines and social media websites.
Let’s dive into each of these features!
Breakpoints are a way to make your design look great on Mobile, Tablets or Desktops.
- Design a webpage in multiple
Artboardis for specific screen width.
- Using the
Breakpointsbutton, mark the multiple
Artboardsas same webpage.
There are 3 types of links:
Page Link- A
Anchor Links- A
Linkwithin the same
External Links- A
Linkto an external website
Forms allow visitors of the website to submit information such as their contact information.
Form is composed of:
Text Inputs- One or more
Submit Button- One
When setting a
Layer as a
Submit button, form options will reveal:
Spreadsheet- optional A name for a
Spreadsheetwhich you can view and download as CSV of all the entries
Success page- optional Where to redirect visitor once their submission has been successful.
Failure page- optional Where to redirect visitor in case their submission failed.
Based on Contact Form by Sophinie Som
You can embed a
Video player in your website by setting a
Layer as a
When selecting the
Video layer, you’ll be able to provide a link to a video, that will be presented on the website.
Landing Page Demo
Video Players Demo
To track incoming traffic into your website you can sign up to any of the Analytics providers and paste in the code snippet they provide.
- Sign up for an
Analyticsprovider of your choice.
- Create a website tracking project in the
- Copy the tracking
Code snippetthey provide to your pasteboard.
- Paste the tracking
Code snippetin the
More information on Analytics is available here
Meta Tags are a part of HTML. They enable providing information about the website that isn’t actually presented for visitors, but is used by software that can read these tags and use their information.
- Search engines such as Google use
Meta Tagsto index the website in their database.
- Social media websites use specialized
Meta Tagsto enable previewing web pages within their feeds.
You can edit these tags to optimize the way your website is seen by Search Engines, Social Media websites, and more.
Better information such as an image and a clear description can increase the traffic to your website.