individual borders, auto-layout and prototyping

I'm a figma user and I decided to take the test on Lunacy.

Lunacy is very organized (congratulations) but the functions leave a lot to be desired, for example:

We don't have the option of individual borders (we can only affect all the corners), the auto-layout option is sorely lacking for us designers and also the prototyping option is buggy because it doesn't reproduce correctly and also doesn't have many animations like figma has.

This prevents me from using Lunacy for now. hug!


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  • PaulusPaulus Posts: 92Administrator

    Hey guys!

    I'm excited to let you know that we've included this task in our summer OKR, and it will be completed before the start of autumn. I also want to share the design of what we've come up with 😄

  • I'll give my opinion based on your answer:

    I know that adding new functions involves much more than just ideas, it involves UX/UI, it involves front-end and back-end developers...

    But wait 1 year to implement these features in Lunacy, with the competitor figma so advanced and now bought by Adobe, you will only be losing more users because I think these features must be thought about urgently or Lunacy will simply fail.

    See you in 1 year, hugs!!!

  • MZedMZed Posts: 3Member


    I don't understand the answer regarding non-rectangle shapes (In fact, yes, I do, but...).

    Lunacy isn't Inkscape, Illustrator or any other graphic design application. And that's fine.

    A non-rectangular shape can be made with a clip-path or be the result of a "transformation"...

    But there's no requirement here to be able to adjust or style, every edge of complex polygons (which can be done anyway, but in a trickiest way).

    I agree to @samux. (And sure, I'm not alone).

    We - I think I can say We - "only" want to define styles as CSS allows (and standards defined by 3WC). Main WP's builders/plugins can do this.

    I'm not asking or wishing for Lunacy to become a pure "WYSIWYG website builder".

    Lunacy promises and claims to be a complete web design tool and seems to be seriously in the game (I've been using it since its launch, so, thx).

    Ok, but... Some essential elements are sorely lacking.

    You're offering a web design application, but you've forgotten a few CSS fundamentals?

    More than a lack, it's a fault.

    So, excuse me if I'm wrong @samux, but I think we pretty much share the same idea.

    We (web designers) just want Lunacy to give the possibility to define separately the 4 borders of the html/css box model (+content/box-sizing toggle ?). Even in a parametric/visual way, that would be great. (I'm checking each update, hoping this addition.)



  • PaulusPaulus Posts: 92Administrator

    Returning to the question of prototyping, unfortunately, we are not ready to start their serious overhaul yet. However, in our summer OKR, we will completely revamp the prototype viewer using a new rendering engine. I understand that this may not be exactly what you were expecting, but in the future, we will definitely improve this functionality. Stay tuned!

  • Hi guys

    Thank you for providing this update on the development progress. It's great to know that you are actively working on individual borders;

  • GeorgGeorg Posts: 20Member, Moderator


    Individual borders are not yet planned, since it introduces some problems with non-rectangle shapes.

    Autolayout is currently under development.

    Prototyping animations won't be here for some time. We want to do that, but at least a year from now.

  • MZedMZed Posts: 3Member

    Hi there !

    After a quick look at the latest Lunacy update (mainly to check out the new border features), I admit that some efforts have been made.

    But, still not up to (my) expectations.

    Question : Is it really so hard to implement a border settings box that corresponds to CSS logic?

    For me, the main shortcomings are :

    -Setting widths in px and/or % units (at least)

    -Options (drop-down selection) for default styles: solid - dotted - dashed - double - inset ... etc.

    -Respect the order of the box model conventions: top > right > bottom > left

    The need to set some borders to 0 (to mean "none") before adding a new "rule" to define another border... A tricky learning curve for a "no-code" feature.

    It's far from intuitive and user-friendly, neither logical nor efficient.

    Okay, you're doing your best. So make it useful.

    Anyway, thx for your work. Keep going.


  • PaulusPaulus Posts: 92Administrator


    Hi! Thank you for the valuable feedback. We will soon fix the order of the fields for setting borders and the settings within the inputs using % and mathematical formulas. As for the options for default CSS parameters, we are still considering it. Stay tuned for updates!

  • MZedMZed Posts: 3Member



    Thx for reply.

    Glad to know you're working on these points !


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