Building React UIs visually

Yang Zang - Building React UIs visually

Oct 9, 2020, 1:15 – 3:30 AM


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About this event

Design tools are fast and amazing tools for thought, but for a host of reasons are limited to creating drawings rather than production assets. Engineers must instead re-create surfaces from scratch, by hand, using code (often heavily using tools like the Devtools CSS inspector, the closest thing engineers have to a design tool). This inevitably leads to discrepancies and back-and-forth with the design team, and ultimately two sources of truth that are never truly in sync. History has seen a number of attempts at bridging this gap.

This talk deep-dives into one such stab. Plasmic is a React UI builder. It loosely resembles a design tool and aims to give the same sense of speedy iteration, but is for building maintainable, production-ready presentational components. The idea is to give developers a better and faster development experience, eliminate an entire class of visual bugs/QA/tooling, and ultimately maintain a single source of truth with designers. This talk will also cover some of the challenges with building such a tool (which itself is a React application).



Friday, October 9, 2020
1:15 AM – 3:30 AM UTC


Talk and Presentation


  • Yang Zang


  • Alain Chautard

    Angular Training

    Angular Guru

  • Magendiran Ganesan

    GDG Organizer

  • E A

    GDG / WTM Sacramento

    WTM Ambassador & WTM Lead

  • Michael Brennock


    Software Engineer

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