This happened to me: a client wants some visual branding done. The client loved my work: "Can you send me the Stationary Letter Template in MicroSofT W0rD so I can use it to write letters in?"
I'd made it in InDesign but that's okay, I can get the trial version of Word and import the paragraph styles... and figure out the UI... Oh hang on, I need to set the "next paragraph style" for each element... And why are all the default styles still showing up? Dang, the footer doesn't repeat on the second page... and I can't get the grid right... Wait, what about different page sizes?
My goal with this tool is to help my client use the design that I made whilst maintaining control over the design.
What it does
It's a web tool to edit print templates. The designer creates the template, the client uses it to make a custom document. The prototype doesn't do much yet, but it does showcase the concept.
How I built it
Using Webflow pages and interactions. Nothing fancy, not even collections.
Challenges I ran into
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I'm proud of the style and simplicity. I'm also proud that I just went and made something instead of staying in the realm of ideas for a long time as I often tend to do.
What I learned
You can get pretty far in prototyping with a free Webflow project, if you're willing to be inventive.
What's next for Brand Herald
I may pick up further development if I keep bumping into the issues that got me started. But I'd have to do a serious competitive analysis first, because I have a feeling these systems are a dime a dozen. That being said, it was a fun exercise and useful for a showcase of my abilities.
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