I’ve noticed that in a lot of my projects, the client may have a template they already have in mind, or I’m able to find pre-built static HTML+CSS that is a good starting point for me to build on top of in my design process. For the sole purpose of saving time. One compelling use case is being able to import pre-written static HTML+CSS (no JS!), have it interpreted by Subform, and then go on from there defining components, modifying appearance, and populating them with data, etc.
A lot of WYSIWYG editors have a big turnoff where you must begin your projects inside of them. It would save so much time to not have to start from scratch. Being able to, say, buy a static vanilla HTML+CSS app admin template from themeforest and import that into Subform would open up a lot more opportunities for me to use Subform. And some may say that, if you already have the pre-built HTML+CSS, why not just edit it in the browser? But what makes Subform compelling in this case is that I can modify the designs without using code, and even fill in real data and see how things look. This has nothing to do with how proficient someone is with code; sometimes working in code gets in the way of designing. Subform’s tools allow for better a design process than using a browser+text editor. And I don’t think there is any WYSIWYG editor that lets you define data and inject it into components, while at the same time fully accounting for the spacial relationship between elements (both sibling and parent-child) and window dimensions, etc, besides Subform.
To subform users: Would that be a use case you see yourself using?
To Kevin and Ryan: Would this be something you’d think is feasible to support?