The Internet of Things
July 5, 2015
By using the ‘GE Appliances Cooking Channel’ and IF, your devices can alert you when things happen. For example: ‘Receive a phone call when your oven is pre-heated’ or ‘Post a tweet when dinner is ready’. Nuts.
Speaking of the future, Web UI app prodigy ‘Macaw’ have unveiled their new editing suite ‘Scarlet’. Showcased with a fairly impressive landing page (and tongue-in-cheek URL), Scarlet heralds a new age of web design that’s done live, in-browser. Their new app allows the designer to keep multiple windows open at various breakpoints while they visually design and edit live presentation code.
This idea isn’t overly innovative. Back-in-the-day Dreamweaver provided live previews & visual editing, so non-developers could output code (read:spaghetti Bolognese) straight from the app.
Scarlet by Macaw do this with specific breakpoint views, so it will definitely be one to watch. Especially if Adobe continue on their quest to emulate Sketch in CC2015.
So, Im keenly interested in seeing what this new breed of live-editing web design tools provide, and whether they can collapse some of our design thinking and prototyping time down. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I can step away from static mockups and into a live ideation environment. This could be my first step.