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Reduce Webflow Designer Lag on Windows 10 / Chromebook / OSX App - Load Webflow services from Local Drive so that Webflow Chrome is not a Ram hog. Merged

Please make this, shut up and take my money. 

 

 

A downloadable App will resolve the following issue

  • Network based [timeout' violations causing webflow designer to LAG OUT
  • Asset Manager is laggy when having dozens or hundreds of assets
  • Page editing is laggy on more complex projects


SOLUTION

  • ***** Optimize Webflow for Hardware utilization outside browser dependency.
  • ***** Intuitive as Google Adwords Editor + Photoshop


Benefit so of a Native local app

  • ****** Faster Load Times
  • Better Utilization of RAM (takes much less ram than Chrome/Sifari version of Webflow)
  • Better Utilization of CPU (better processor optimization to reduce designer lag)
  • Better Utilization of GPU (render page and assets faster, special power user usecases) 
  • Better Utilization of DISK (assets load faster, caching/temp becomes local)
  • Better Utilization of NETWORK (Network IO based on user's personalized POST and SYNC settings)


A WebApp should be developed.

  • Users download App to their local drive via Chrome Store (Chromebook), Windows 10 Store (Windows PC) or Apple Store.
  • Users Launches Webflow App on native device (no more going to webflow.com)
  • Webflow App Synchronized same exact functionality as Chrome webflow/designer webflow/editor and webflow/dashboard 
  • All major webflow components are downloaded to local drive for faster loading. 
  • 1-Click Update App now in settings for Windows Mac Chrome
  • Designer Pitch-Zoom support on touch devices.

 

 

Must haves Webflow Native Desktop App.

Main APP 

  • WEBFLOW APP SETTINGS
  • - WEBFLOW Custom settings
  • - - Low Power Mode (minimizes cpu load for users who want to save battery life, off by default)
  • - - Low GPU Mode (disables any GPU acceleration, off by default)
  • - - Cache/Temp Folder (Where on harddrive Webflow tamp/cache assets exist)
  • ******- - Custom SYNC / POST Network Optimization Options
     
  • Choose Your Login 
  • - Choose Your Project
  • - - Choose DESIGNER, EDITOR, ASSET MANAGER, OR PROJECT SETTINGS

 

DESIGNER

  • Identical as Chrome Webflow designer
  • *****Maximum Lag Optimization with DISK UTILIZATION, CPU UTILIZATION, GPU UTILIZATION, and NETWORK UTILIZATION
  • Easy SYNC / POST

 

DESIGNER -> Preview Mode

  • Preview mode allows multiple tabs
  • Preview mode has Load as USER AGENT button (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Sifari, iOS, etc)

 

DESIGNER -> UTILIZATION

  • CPU allows designer to run faster
  • RAM take less ram than chrome native app
  • GPU allows designs and assets to load faster
  • DISK allows instant access to project assets (after sync)
  • NETWORKING allows less dependency on networking to prevent timeout violations

 

EDITOR

  • Special 'Editor Only' icon that can be shared with other peoples computers
  • Identical Editor Experience as Browser

 

ASSET MANAGER

  • Assets stored on local disk and server.
  • Smart SYNC / POST - Active / Passive 

ASSET MANAGER -> Detects differences of DISK vs NETWORK

  • Easy list that instantly pulls up
  • *** Shows LOCAL image size / date vs SERVER image size / date with a chooser >>>> Makes super easy to swap out dozens or hundreds of assets at the same time without breaking any of them. (For example All images run through image file-size compression)
  • ***** Search CSS for asset
  • *****Search HTML for asset
  • ***** Search JS for asset
  • Asset Data Table > Filename | SizeKB | Filename Date | Uploaded Date | Extension (jpn/png/svg/gif/etc)
  • ***** Asset Filtering (example 'Show Assets on HOMEPAGE only' 'Exclude Assets on HOMEPAGE only' etc...
  • Rename asset file can only be done ONLY with sync HTML/CSS/JS references

 

Please use similar POST and SYNC protocol/experience as Google AdWords Editor.

 

https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/2714278?hl=en

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/design/downloads/

  • Miek Thompson
  • Feb 9 2019
  • Future