It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that a new beta of the desktop app for Apple Silicon was the main recent Figma event for me. While the regular app works fine on M1, it’s not as smooth and fast as the native version. For me, this was the last major app still working through Rosetta. Good riddance!
Figma already released videos from the first day of Config 2021, and recordings from the second day should be released today. I missed many of them during the conference and now looking forward to catching up on the Memorial Day weekend!
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Figma Beta app update I’ve been waiting for! So far, it’s really fast and works great on my M1 laptop.
Figma published recordings of all 20 sessions with 30 speakers from the first day of Config 2021.
Read how the Elastic UI design system powering the Elastic Stack connects their design (Figma) and code (React) libraries.
“Figma is not conventionally thought to be a file organization tool. When our Product Design department introduced it to sort our ever-growing database, I admit – I was awfully sceptical. It still feels weird to write about how to use Figma for sorting out resources. But lo and behold, it turns out to be great file storage and file organization tool. All you need to do is create a transparent process.”
Mariz Melo, a Lead Designer at Google, shows an update to their Figma components. Love the idea of keeping redlines for engineers as a component’s variant!
Joey Banks shares a few helpful shortcuts and tips.
Cool tip on masking, never realized it was possible!
Using System Preferences on Mac to create custom keyboard shortcuts for your favorite plugins.
Miguel took over Figma’s Instagram account for a day and shared a bunch of quick tutorials.
Gleb Sabirzyanov shows how to move components between files using his Master plugin.
Figma recently tweaked its navigation, and this tutorial provides a handy overview of different areas of the app.
Good idea to show different sizes side-by-side in a prototype. An animation looks great, too!
“How to move and place elements and objects over Auto layout elements and frames without placing inside of them. Spoiler alert: hold space bar while dragging them.”
“Using keyboard shortcuts and the Styler plugin, you can convert your Figma swatches and type hierarchies into styles in a flash.”
“Are you finding that you want to archive work in your Figma file? This video covers how to stow away archived portions using version history.”
Miguel shows how to add file thumbnails from Figma to FigJam files.
Sometimes, the right tool for the job is the one you own and know. Figma may not be the best app for publishing an ebook, but this UI kit provides valuable building blocks for creating a good-looking PDF.
Designer Advocate Rogie built a plugin that helps you up your design game in Figma by watching short tutorial videos from the official YouTube channel.
Styler is a plugin for Figma that generates styles based on selected layers. See the “Batch create Figma styles“ video above for a quick demo from Figma Designer Advocate Luis.
“Twice a year, Figmates are invited to pause day-to-day work and come together for a week of innovation and connection. Our take on a cross-functional hackathon, Maker Week is an opportunity to take a step back and live our values—thinking big and bold ideas, connecting with one another, and putting our individual stamps on the business, community, and culture we’re collectively building.”