In recent times there has been a boom in the number of tools for Web designers, all promising different things. Design apps like Sketch challenge the dominance of Adobe’s Photoshop and Illustrator, while Mark Boulton’s Gridset, frameworks like Bootstrap and CSS preprocessors like Sass have gained widespread use and have become popular tools to automate much of your front-end workflow.
Designing for a multi-device world has given birth to new tools for responsive design - tools like Webflow and Adobe Edge Reflow, which aim to enable designers to create responsive layouts without code. But none have captured the attention of designers and developers quite like Macaw.
Developed by DC-based duo Tom Giannattasio and Adam Christ, Macaw has got a lot of people in the Web world excited by being the first tool of its kind to generate useable, developer-friendly code. Last week saw the release of version 1.5, with some exciting new features. And the journey’s just beginning…
We caught up with the company’s co-founder, Tom Giannattasio, ahead of the team’s session at Future of Web Design NYC in November, to find out more.