Do I need technical skills?
No. You only need design skills. Press a button and Launchpad will do the rest.
What are Hosted-Websites?
Launchpad allows you to publish a live website directly from Sketch. No coding required.
A paid Hosted-Website, means we remove our branding from it, in addition to allow you to connect it to a custom domain. It’s also faster by using a world-wide network of servers (CDN).
So once your design is ready to go live, go Hosted to use your own brand.
Hosting is included, versioning, backups, Search-Engine-Optimization, and more features are released each month.
How do I pay?
Select your plan, sign-up, and start working.
You’re also welcome to start free and check it out.
If you’d like your clients to pay for their site, it’s as easy as sending them a billing link with your brand.
What happens if I stop paying?
When you go from ‘Hosted’ back to a ‘Free’ website, whether manually or by changing your plan, it means it will no longer be connected to your domain, and that our branding is shown again.
Can I get the website code?
Yes, Pro plans allows you or the website owner (Your client) to get the code for the complete website.
Can I change plans?
Sure, on Sketch, under the plugin menu, choose “Upgrade Plan”. Choose your new plan.
Can I charge directly my client?
Yes! It’s possible to let your client pay for their Hosted website. Using ‘Client billing’ you can send your client a secured link, allowing her to pay / quit online. No technical skills required for this, it’s a 1-page dashboard for the owner. You can put your own logo there to make it look more professional.
Can I see samples?
First, this website is a great example, made entirely with Launchpad. Second, take a look on the Samples section.
What’s a Custom Domain?
With Launchpad, you to create live websites, meaning it can have your own address - not
launchpad.animaapp.com one. So once you’ve bought a domain, i.e ‘mydomain.com’, you may connect it to a paid Hosted-Website you’ve created with Launchpad.
Websites are made of files - your web pages HTML & CSS files, your images, and from data - the results of all your visitors forms.
In order to make it available on the web, we need to put it online on a server farm. We currently use Amazon’s AWS servers, meaning it is very fast and resilient.
What are Forms?
Forms allow you to interact with your website visitors. For example, if you’d like the to subscribe and give you their details. Or, if you’d like to make a ‘Contact us’ section.
When creating a form, you decide if you want to store the results on a spreadsheet, or have an email sent to you each time a visitor sends a form. Or you can have both.
What are Backups & Versioning?
We understand your design goes more than a few cycles, and Launchpad makes it easy to publish as many updates as you want.
Sometimes you find out there’s a bug in your design, or the client prefers an older variation of it after you’ve already published it.
No problem, you can view older versions and change the one that’s live in a matter of a click.
What are Teams?
If you’re a team, with a few designers working on the same website, you’d like to allow all/some team members to publish updates, not just 1.
If you’re not sure, just start with a Pro plan and upgrade when you need.