Issue #33

Config 2021, Netflix design system, and REI’s text field with 3,360 variants

Hello! 👋 Are you staying warm? We’ve been hit with a few snowstorms in the last weeks, so it’s a good time to get cozy and go through a reading backlog. This is one of the most densely packed and interesting issues I’ve sent in a while – hope you’ll enjoy it!

Figma announced the first Config of this year on April 21st, 2021. I can’t wait to hear their announcements! Netflix unveiled Hawkins, their design system used across 80+ applications. REI built a text input component with whopping 3,360 variants, while Uber programmatically created 256 components for map markers. In contrast to these two articles, Johan Ronsse makes an argument against overusing complex Figma features. Shopify shows how to set up your Figma projects to meet the needs of the whole team. And there are so many tips and tricks that I had to create a new section for them!

— Eugene


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