It has hardly been easier to share docs and other materials for work, but web design remains a different story. Helsinki-based Froont, which was founded back in 2012 by Anna Andersone and Sandijs Ruluks, believes that it should not be the case and has created a platform that it argues enables designers to set-up pages and share the code with their clients.
Froont provides a demo to get new users started, so if you are new to web-design, as I am, there is no reason to worry. Once I had created my account, I was asked to “twin” an existing page and was then presented with an interface for creating my website. Whereas you may previously have had to email documents or try some other method to share your designs, Froont is aiming to simplify the process. I found that, if I want to share what I have created with potential clients, it involves nothing more than clipping and sending a piece of code or by sending a custom page link.
For the average person looking design a webpage, the service is available for the unbeatable price of free. At that level, users can create 10 public projects and 1 private project, but cannot download it and must use Froont branding. For businesses, though, the paid plans starts at $9 per month and then jump to $49 and $100.
Froont only announced a couple of weeks ago that it is finally emerging from beta, so they do not reveal their traction thus far. However, they do say that designers have used the service thus far to create more than 100K pages.