What GPT-3 Can Do:
You literally just need to describe the kind of layout you want, and the code for it will be generated. PayPal software engineer Harland Duman was also able to use GPT-3 to generate CSS with descriptions without providing examples.
Greenhouse and Vectordash founder Sharif Shameem's tool (to try it out for yourself, sign up here) using GPT-3 also generates code in JSX (XML/HTML-like syntax), and is capable of doing so in HTML/CSS as well. "If I wanted it to write output plain HTML/CSS instead of JSX, all I would have to do would be to re-write my 2 initial samples in HTML/CSS. Then all of GPT-3's outputs would be in plain HTML/CSS," said Shameem.
Shameem's experiments in particular have attracted attention. He continues to tinkers with other ways he could use GPT-3 to generate code with just a description. In roughly the past week alone, he has been able to use GPT-3 to produce code for:
But Shameem and Duman are not the only ones whose experiments showcase what GPT-3 can do. Here are a few other notable examples from others:
- A fully functioning search engine that returns the exact answer and the corresponding URL for any query.
- One individual built a Figma plugin to design for you
- It can 'auto-complete' an empty image by suggesting what pixels should be in it.
- It can generate data for autocomplete spreadsheets. Given how many no-code tools use spreadsheets as APIs, this makes it even faster to create an app without code.