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#2 Product of the DayFebruary 19, 2015

Create visual, animated, interactive content on your existing web/e-commerce platform. No need for developers or agencies. Be more flexible, work faster, save money.

In February 2015, we launched v1 of Weld, then more of a prototyping tool. Today, it’s much more than that.




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Tom SöderlundMaker@tomsoderlund · Founder, Weld (www.weld.io)
Hi all, I'm the founder of Weld. The idea of Weld came from my own struggling with web and app technologies for quick prototyping. When I started building web/mobile apps in 2006, I was really frustrated with the tools and processes involved just to build a simple proof of concept. Having a Visual Basic and Flash background, the notion of going back to plain coding just felt off. After years of dwelling on this problem and procrastinating, I started working on this in late 2013. I split up the problem in three problems/phases/pieces: 1. interaction design 2. visual design 3. interactivity. So, I started interviewing UX designers, and found that 1) non-interactive wireframes made little sense to their clients, 2) there rarely was time/budget for real prototyping, and 3) responsive design was really painful with their existing toolset. With these problems in mind, we started building Weld v1.0. Much more to come. Hope you like it! Let me know if you have any questions! Tom. (@tomsoderlund)
Greg Gilbert@gregoiregilbert · Founder, Blades.live
Really cool product! Another great Swedish startup.
Henric MalmbergMaker@hanktard · CTO, Weld
Hello everyone! I'm the CTO and co-founder of Weld. I've been a proponent of the open web since I was a kid and for me this is all about allowing people of all different skill levels to publish ideas online. Creating a prototype and sharing it with somebody should never be more than 15 minutes away! For techies: We built this on Angular and a lot of websockets that communicate with a few microservices mostly consisting of node.js processes. AMA! (but especially technical questions :)
Spencer Wise@spencerrwise · Founder @SperoHQ (Techstars '15)
Looks awesome! How does it compare to InVision?
Henric MalmbergMaker@hanktard · CTO, Weld
@spencerrwise Invision allows you create clickable prototypes out of a finished design, whereas in Weld you create it from scratch. The main benefit of this, in my opinion, is the ability to create responsive prototypes that adjust themselves to your screen size.
Tom SöderlundMaker@tomsoderlund · Founder, Weld (www.weld.io)
@spencerrwise To add to what @hanktard and @ampeyrou just said, a 3rd difference is, since you don't have to export and upload from a separate design software, you can iterate faster. Try designing in Weld while previewing the results on a phone - in real time! It's pretty cool.
Alexander Horré@alexhorre · Product Manager, iZettle
Just tried it. Fantastic job guys. I can see myself using this.