Videos from Config Europe. Debugging Figma. Building internal plugins.
Last week, Figma published over 8 hours of video recordings from Config Europe, so get comfortable! Software engineer Jamie Wong shared a great story of debugging a sneaky bug in Figma. Roman Shamin from Evil Martians wrote an epic blog post on building an internal plugin to create and maintain a dynamic color system. So many artists and illustrators keep pushing the limits of what’s possible with Figma — check out their work in the Resources section!
I’m really happy to welcome Bravo Studio as a sponsor of this issue. I first wrote about them back in January, and last week they released a major new version. It’s mind-blowing that iOS and Android apps now can be created by connecting a Figma prototype to external APIs and services without writing any code. Check them out!
A design first, no-code tool, which allows you to turn your Figma app designs and prototypes into real publishable mobile apps (both iOS and Android).
Color Picker Update
You can now type CSS color names into the color picker. Here is a good demo.
Desktop App: Better Copy as PNG
The Recordings From Config Europe
All 22 talks from Config Europe are now available on YouTube. Don’t miss the keynote by Dylan Field and a closing talk by Haraldur Thorleifsson that are not part of the playlist for some reason.
Creating Moments of Connection
Learning and Failing as a Team
Debugging Misadventures: Down the Rabbit Hole
Design Tool Figma Nabs Google Veteran Ken Norton
Figma has hired Ken Norton as director of product. Ken spent more than fourteen years at Google, where he led product initiatives for Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Mobile Maps, and GV. After using Figma for nine months, he said he approached the company about joining.
The Cloud 100
Investing to Buy Future Freedom With Craig Mod
You may remember Craig Mod from his keynote on Config 2020. In this podcast, he talks about finances, starting investing at an early age, saving to buy future freedom, and how this approach led him to invest in Figma during the early days.
Figma DIY: Building a Color System Plugin
Using Real Data in Figma
Improve Your Design Handoff + Free Figma Template
Figma for Beginners
Why Motion Matters in Product Design
Design Lead Gabriela Schmitz from LottieFiles gave a talk at Figma Meetup. If you didn’t try it yet, Lottie has a popular plugin for Figma.
Adding hover states
Rearrange items by dragging a little pink dot
Byte Dance Icons
The Forge — Type Foundries Archive
Recreating an Apple Event Invite in Figma
Andrew Denty decided to recreate this year’s October Apple event invite in Figma.