Blocs and Hype

I have been using Hype for a while know, specially for website with a more web approach, with heavy interactions and animations.

Now, not every customer that comes to me need this, but they still like the way I deliver website content.

The things is, I don’t think the technique I use to build websites is a very good one, starting by the fact they are build using Hype.

Here are some examples of sites I made using Hype:

Now, I am trying to make the jump to Blocs in an attempt to make the process more straight forward and more compatible to the general audience since using Hype alone results in a very niche UX. For example, you can’t open any buttons on new tabs, and using the browser forward and back buttons, is… a bit strange, and the responsive side is a bit of hard work compared to blocs.

While I know some of my sites are ONLY possible using hype, I am willing to sacrifice some complexity if that means a more pleasant workflow.

So my question would be: Is it possible to build something like this? (visually speaking, I would take care of animations with Hype)

I have been able to run Hype animations inside Blocs HTML widgets, so that doesn’t seems to be a problem, but I can’t place or haven’t found a way to place, these HTML widgets as background or behind the text elements.

I am not looking for a 1:1 copy of what I do on Hype, but I am looking a way to replicate as much as posible the look of the pages from the sites I do on Hype using Blocs.

In a related note, I noticed the blocs documentation about the Hype brick, but for some reason it is not appearing to me after I drop the .hyperesources folder into Blocs

Never mind this, I found that I have to manually install these bricks from here:

Hi davidescalante,

Welcome to the Blocs Universe!

First, I really like the sites you designed in Hype. You can hardly tell that they were made with an animation program. You are definitely doing the right thing in changing over to designing “normal HTML” websites using Blocs. To answer your question: you could most definitely build the example site in Blocs - no problem (except for the animation, of course). I would definitely be able to rebuild your example in Blocs, and I am sure it would be no problem for you, too.

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Wow, thats sound cool, I trimmed the hype file so it only contains the scene (page) that I mention in my post, you can download it here:

If you don’t have hype installed, you still might be able to access to the assets using “Show package contents” on the hype file.

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We love Hype, Blocs has dedicated support for its animations and exports.

You should find everything you need here.