Do I need technical skills?
No. You only need design skills. Press the “Preview” button and Anima will do the rest.
What are Hosted-Websites?
Anima allows you to publish a live website directly from Sketch. No coding required.
A paid Hosted-Website, means it can have your own address (not just animaapp.io 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. 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.
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 them 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 Anima 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.
Can I see samples?
First, this website is a great example, made entirely with Anima. Second, take a look on the Samples section.
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 changing 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 change plans?
Sure, on Sketch, under the plugin menu, choose “Upgrade Plan”. Choose your new plan.
What is your return policy?
7 days money back guarantee.
What are Teams?
If you’re a team, with a few designers paying together, and working on the same websites, you’d like to allow all/some team members to publish updates, not just one.
If you’re not sure, just start with a Pro plan and upgrade when you need.
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.
What are Interactions and Animations?
When creating High Fidelity Prototypes, you want to take some oparts on your design and allow the user to interact with it.
Anima Timeline Interactions are exactly that.
Create interactive component from any symbol, by adding states, then drag and drop layers to edit states, and add click or hover triggers to make it interactive.
Here’s a tutorial on interactions.