Figma Community. Config Europe. Hybrid remote work model.
I hope you found a way to have some summer fun this year in spite of the pandemic. My family and I just returned from a socially distanced vacation in the New York woods, and I’m ready to get back to work on the book. It’s coming along nicely, and I can’t wait to launch it!
Meanwhile, Figma rolled out its Community to everyone and opened registration to Config Europe, which will run virtually on September 17th. Also in this issue: best practices for building a design system from Lyft, an approach to file organization from Shopify, and engineering handoff process at Uber Eats. Don’t miss a fantastic macOS Big Sur UI kit and a thoughtful post from Dylan Field on moving Figma towards a hybrid remote work model. Enjoy!
Explore the Figma Community
Building a Design System Library
Anyone else using spacers in Figma’s Auto Layout?
How we use Figma templates to facilitate collaboration at Shopify
Tobias Negele, a Staff Product Designer at Shopify, shares their approach and template for organizing files and creating a predictable structure that engineers and other colleagues can easily understand and navigate.
A simple way to keep track of your design iterations in Figma
How to Migrate from Sketch to Figma
Return to Instance after editing the Main Component
How to add “native” Find functionality to Figma
Joel Califa suggests assigning a system shortcut to the Find & Replace plugin.
How to handoff your designs to Engineering
Figma Tutorials for Beginners
macOS Big Sur UI Kit
Another fantastic resource by Joey Banks, who also recently built iOS & iPadOS 14 UI Kit.
Favicon & Browser Mockup
Apple logo in soft 3D
Cool photorealistic illustration. Don’t miss a time-lapse video of the process.
How work is changing at Figma
Collaborate from Anywhere
React at 60fps: improving scrolling comments in Figma
An open letter about my gap year
Abigail Africa, a Student Fellow at Figma, on deciding whether or not to complete her degree this year in the middle of the pandemic. “Dylan, who left college to start Figma, offered to bring in other perspectives alongside his own. We invited a small handful of people we knew would be thoughtful on the topic to chat with Dylan over Zoom: Laura Deming, John Maeda, Marc Andreessen, Jeff Weiner, Karlie Kloss, and May-Li Khoe.”