At Microsoft, Figma is winning over Adobe XD as their design tool of choice. Jordan Novet wrote an interesting profile for CNBC showing how several acquisitions and internal demand led to its rise in popularity, even while Microsoft and Adobe have worked together for over 20 years.
Easily size shapes to the same dimensions using new guidelines to match height and width.
Last but not least, we added size guidelines and snapping to make it easier to create and resize shapes, sections and images to the same size! No more guessing or eyeballing sizes, just look out for those purple guidelines! pic.twitter.com/0doTD2mf9c
Stay in the diagram flow, with Connector tool (X) now persisting by default; hit Esc or V to return to the Move tool.
Next up, we made the connector tool persistent! No more creating one connector at a time, place all your shapes on the board, then connect and adjust with connectors all in one go! When you’re done, just hit Esc or V. pic.twitter.com/3jb2uB1Bca
Miggi shows how to create a FigJam file, maximize the FigJam collaboration features, navigate the FigJam toolbar, add text, images, and stickers to your file, use sections for organization, and finally, how to invite others to your FigJam file.
Interesting talk by Zeplin’s co-founder and Head of Product Berk Cebi on the evolution of design systems over the last 10 years, the role that design tools play in this process, and the unfortunate disconnect between our design components, code, and documentation. He suggests design tokens may be one of the potential solutions and shows how they can be used to connect the parts of the design system.
“In this tutorial, we redesigned SVBs banking dashboard using Anima’s open source Component Library for Figma, then connected our data using Strapi’s headless CMS. Now you can launch fullstack React apps at lightning speed using the same approach.”
Join to hear from the team at Coda and learn about their regular “design jams.” In this talk, Helena, Alicia, and Steve will share stories of using jams for everything from team building, to brainstorming without restraints, and even gathering input from the full company.