Set Up OpenUI on Windows: Design User Interface with AI Text or Image

OpenUI allows you to create user interfaces using simple text prompts and images. Install it locally on Windows with a good CPU and 16-32GB of RAM. Get an OpenAI key and set it as an environment variable. Install the prerequisites, run the application, and access it at localhost:7878. Upload an image or talk to it in the chat box to generate a UI. Customize it by asking for changes and download, share, or copy the code in HTML, JSX, or other formats. It also supports AMA for using open source language models.

OpenUI is a tool that allows you to create user interfaces using text prompts and images. You can enter your English text prompts in simple language, and OpenUI will create user interfaces out of it. Alternatively, you can upload an image of any website or user interface you like, and OpenUI will replicate it and create a user interface for you. In this video, we will show you how to install OpenUI locally on your Windows system.

Prerequisites

Before we start, you need to have an OpenAI API key. Go to platform.openai.com and obtain your API key. You also need to have Git installed on your Windows system. You can download Git from their website.

Installation Steps

  1. Go to this GitHub repo, and click on the "Code" button to get the URL.
  2. Open PowerShell on your Windows system. Type "Powershell" in the search bar, right-click, and select "Run as Administrator."
  3. Create a new directory by typing "mkdir OpenUI" and navigate to it by typing "cd OpenUI."
  4. Clone the repo by typing "git clone [paste the URL here]" and press enter.
  5. Navigate to the "backend" directory by typing "cd backend."
  6. Install all the prerequisites by typing "pip install -r requirements.txt" and press enter.
  7. Once the installation is complete, run OpenUI by typing "python dm_openui" and press enter.
  8. Open your browser and go to "localhost:7878" to access OpenUI.

Features

  • You can upload an image of a user interface or enter text prompts to create a new user interface.
  • You can edit the user interface on-the-fly.
  • You can change the UI’s background color, create an alert, and change the color of text.
  • You can download, share, and copy the created user interface in HTML format.
  • You can convert the user interface to other frameworks, such as React, Preact, and Vue.
  • It supports AMA, allowing you to use any open-source language model to run it at the back.

Key Takeaways

  • OpenUI is a tool that allows you to create user interfaces using text prompts and images.
  • To install OpenUI locally on your Windows system, you need to have an OpenAI API key and Git installed.
  • You can upload an image of a user interface or enter text prompts to create a new user interface.
  • You can change the UI’s background color, create an alert, and change the color of text.
  • You can download, share, and copy the created user interface in HTML format.
  • You can convert the user interface to other frameworks, such as React, Preact, and Vue.
  • It supports AMA, allowing you to use any open-source language model to run it at the back.

FAQ

Do I need a GPU to install OpenUI?

No, you don’t need a GPU to install OpenUI. If you have a good CPU and around 16 GB or 32 GB of RAM, you should be good to go.

Is OpenUI free?

No, obtaining an OpenAI API key is a paid option. You need to put in around $10 in your account to obtain the key.

Can I edit the user interface after creating it?

Yes, you can edit the user interface on-the-fly.

Which frameworks can I convert the user interface to?

You can convert the user interface to other frameworks, such as React, Preact, and Vue.

Can I use any open-source language model to run it at the back?

Yes, OpenUI supports AMA, allowing you to use any open-source language model to run it at the back.

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