Ridd came up with a new tutorial on how to use Kernel for designing in Figma 10× faster with real data. Kernel is a new product that “makes it easy to generate and access the content you need so you can design faster than ever”, and connects Figma to other services like Notion, Airtable, Google Sheets, and OpenAI.
Short tutorial on syncing live spreadsheet data using Google Sheets Sync plugin. Part 2 covers ordering data, hiding cells, and swapping components.
Use real or random data to create the most popular charts. Chart supports copy-paste from editors like Excel, Numbers, Google Sheets, live connection with Google Sheets and remote JSON (REST API), local CSV and JSON files.
Truly mind-blowing how this company uses Figma as a CMS for their website through API.
\1https://t.co/rP2uiK9nXV is – hands down – the most impressive web app I've ever used. Having the image editor in the browser makes everything easier, but an underrated killer feature, which I think is going to change how we build apps, is their REST API.— Mike (Michael McMillan) (@michaelmcmillan) February 21, 2020
On a similar note, this post demonstrates how to get data to Figma from product information system (PIM) Crystallize using GraphQL Data Fill plugin. (The plugin is universal and can be used with other GraphQL services as well.)
The tutorial explains the concept of content-first design and shows how to connect real content to elements in Figma files.