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bayustudio

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  1. Yeah, I hope the silence is because they have been preparing for the next big thing. Looking at the recent situation in the creative software space, where Clip studio paint got backlashed because of their subscription plan, and now Figma going to be acquired by Adobe made a headline, I think this is great momentum for Affinity to make a move. The most mentioned Figma alternative is sketch, and I noticed Sketch is now subscription based. In my opinion Affinity designer has a good foundation for UI design. If Affinity 2.0 is announced with nice features, keeping the perpetual license, and better compatibility with industry-standard apps, Affinity can be the next loved one!
  2. I think Affinity must have already been aware that they need to be really careful with the subscription option, especially if turn out a larger portion of the user base sees it as a non-subscription adobe alternative. look what happened with Clip Studio Paint when announcing subscription option for their desktop app few weeks ago, the reaction is so strong. (even though their perpetual license is still available, but not as generous as before) Clip Studio Paint used to be the loved one, a lot of their userbase is indie artists and studios, They had been promoting it mouth by mouth, but feel back-stabbed and trying to cancel it. and they are really vocal on social media. The good thing is Affinity statement in their tweet emphasizes that they are subscription free So I guess Affinity is not going subscription route at least in near future.
  3. Ah, I see. I'm not sure about mockplus, but for Figma, AFAIK its just a design tool that specialized in UI & web design (like Adobe XD). We can create interactive prototypes that are clickable, multi-pages, etc, but those are just for concept presentation and still not a real website. It can show CSS code for each element. but i think those are just for a guideline to make code conversion easier for developers. (things like size, color, border size, etc). There are 3rd party services integrated into Figma that try to automate design to code conversion, but i have no experience with those tools. I think in the past, Serif has a product named web plus that looks similar to your expectation. However modern sites need to work with different screen sizes from mobile to desktop (responsive design) and also rely on CMS like wordpress. maybe thats why tools like this have been discontinued. So as far as i know "page builders" like WP/Elementor, Wix and Webflow are the closest thing for designing web pages visually. Webflow getting popular nowadays, i heard it can export the design to html/css, so you don't need to use their hosting. But yeah unfortunately most those tools are subscription based nowadays Thanks
  4. Yes, i hope affinity can support this. Even if its not pixel-perfect, as long there's option to make the text editable it would be ok for me. Especially for UI & web design, In my opinion Affinity does much better and faster when handling lot of layers and objects compared to Photoshop. But Doesn't matter how great and effective affinity is, the final deliverable file need to be in PSD format. So its a dealbreaker if all text need to be redone. Thanks
  5. Yes, Affinity and other design app like Photoshop only produce static concept design. Then you need a process commonly known as PSD to HTML. For this, You need to learn about HTML & CSS. While many designers are also able to do this, this process is usually done by a different role which is a web front-end coder. That's the common workflow in professional web development. If you are not html/css savvy or want to do it yourself, there are also no-code page builder solutions, where you can build the page visually, point & click, drag & drop. Kind of like Affinity Publisher, but in web medium output. Example: non-WordPress providers: webflow, wix, squarespace. In wordpress platform, there are Divi (paid), Elementor (freemium). WordPress itself gradually adopts a page builder approach with its Gutenberg project. Regarding to gallery sliders or other moving objects, usually they already available as part of its building block. Even a lot of professional agencies also use the no-code page builder approach for faster processes and cost-cutting. But For a bigger budget, for maximum quality, you can hire front end developer 🙂 Thanks
  6. Hi All, I just started using Affinity Designer & Photo. I also use Adobe and Inkscape. Even though I've heard of Affinity for a while, I haven't personally use it until seeking for a vector drawing app on the iPad. Then I purchased the Desktop version as well, because Photoshop in my PC get slower and bloated each version, especially when working with lot of layers. I found that Affinity offers a lot at a reasonable price. Simple, intuitive and does several things better than competitors. It also much faster! Thank you
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