Paid resources on Figma Community
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New ways to find, share, and sell resources on Figma Community
Paid resources are finally available on Community! The days of dealing with license keys, paying through 3rd-party websites, and importing downloaded files are over. As a customer, you can try most resources before buying, and if something went wrong easily apply for a refund.
While this release makes the whole experience much smoother for end users, it’s a huge change for Community creators — “there’s no dealing with payment integrations, license keys, emailing files, or even managing refunds — just set your price, publish, and start earning”. A few years ago, I was delighted to learn that some creators earn a living from selling Figma plugins and resources. This will become much more common now because of additional exposure and a lower barrier to entry. There has never been a better time to start contributing to the design community.
The Figma Store in the EU
The Figma Store is now available in the EU, and to celebrate the occasion they’ve dropped a new swag collection. My favorite additions are the new washi tape, Dress Code hat, and Toolkit mug!
CSS syntax is now supported as fill input
Figma always supported
#RRGGBB CSS syntaxes in color fills, but now you can also use
hsla(). Pretty neat!
Keep things organized with custom sidebar sections
You can now keep your workspaces, teams, projects, and files more organized with custom sidebar sections on Organization and Enterprise plans.
Creators need creators
Rogie King reflects on the launch of new selling tools and the Figma Creator Fund for the Figma Community, and why these additions are important for the next generation of the Figma Community. I’ve been thoroughly impressed with Figma’s openness to the community feedback while preparing this release, and Rogie’s advocacy for the needs of the design community.
Meet the maker: Marcin Wichary
The new series at Figma blog, Meet the Maker, kicks off with Marcin Wichary, a design manager from the Editor team. I wrote about Marcin’s book Shift Happens in issue #102 — since then, it became the #1 tech book of all time on Kickstarter and reached its final stretch goal! This is a lovely interview touching on many topics close to my heart — exploring niche interests, making things, experimenting, prototyping, getting feedback, and obsessing over details.
The first installment of “Fridays with Fons”, where Fons Mans shows how to create and generate fun, geometric illustrations in Figma in just a few easy steps.
Smashing Meets Figma: Designing for Designers
Molly Hellmuth shared a few tips from her recent event with Smashing Magazine.
iPadOS 16 UI Kit for Figma
Joey Banks is back with this year’s iPadOS 16 UI Kit for Figma! “This file contains hundreds of components, templates, demos, and everything else needed to help you start designing for iPadOS. Each component uses the latest version of Auto Layout, supports Component Properties, variants, Light and Dark Mode, and much more.”
Impressive library of 1,311 free icons! “A high-quality selection of free icons. No premium options or sign-ups. Your new alternative to Noun Project, Flaticon, and all Figma resources. Available in SVG, Font, React, React Native, Flutter, Figma, and Framer.”
The level of customization to virtual spaces that this kit provides is mind-blowing. Make sure to watch the video on the homepage! “LabKit offers a new collaborative way to create digital experiences using Figma and FigJam. Our highly detailed vector components come with loads of easy-to-use variants for customization. Everything you find is designed with joyful multiplayer interactions in mind.”
Jon Moore is one of the creators who seized the opportunity provided by the paid resources on Figma Community and launched a collection of helpful design resources. Paying a few dollars for a high-quality asset to save a few hours of work is a no-brainer. Every Collection includes maps, calendars, social buttons, file types, slides, and charts.
Another project by Jon Moore, this time for planning your perfect home right in Figma. Hundreds of true-to-size objects for designing a spectacular space, also available as the imperial system version. Wish it was available a couple of months ago when I did something similar from scratch for a home project!
Device Mockups Ultimate Collection
“Introducing the Device Mockups Ultimate Collection — the ultimate resource for designers looking for high-quality device mockups. With over 43+ photo-realistic devices, including phones, tablets, desktops, and monitors, all built with scalable vectors and exact manufacturer specs, your designs will look stunningly accurate.”
Spline is like a Figma of the 3D world — web-based, real-time, and collaborative. (I still can’t believe that this is actually possible!) They’ve just introduced Spline Viewer, a new and easy way to embed 3D on your site. Support of all kinds of interactions makes it really fun to play with. Check out a recent experiment by Vijay.