As a software developer, who does a lot of frontend work @Namics and sometimes creates his own designs, my goal is always to improve my workflow for projects. I asked myself, why I need to open up Photoshop for picking colors or adding missing measurements by panning & zooming around? When I add them, why do I need to write them down into a documentation as well? Too much work for a lazy developer :) In addition, I thought it would be nice, to put some reproducable structure into styleguides I receive for projects. I thought about the possibilities of having those information stored in a database. Think of outputs like Styleguides, LESS Templates, Terrific Modules. Impressive, isn't it?
I decided to start a project based on this initial thoughts. I created a screen management interface with things like annotations à la Notable, a color picker or measuring tools, all usable directly in your browser. The feedback from my work friends was really positive, therefore I worked hard to improve it. I added support for embedding, added an API and Twitter authentication.
I'm currently working on the first private beta release, which will be available in the next few weeks to a small group of early adopters.
Looking for testers
This week, I've published a landing page, where interested developers & designers can sign up as beta users. My plan is to invite about 50 people in the first round. I'll try to choose them wisely, because they are really important for the success of the product. So, I invite you to join the program as well on Clarify.io. Thanks!
- It's All About: Color
- An API Preview
- Watch the Preview Video
- Clarify - A Frontend Development Toolkit (German)