A conversation with Jennifer Daniel, a creative director at Google and chair of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee of the Unicode Consortium, about the effect emoji had on our communication and the process for selecting new emojis.
Molly Hellmuth wrote a guide on everything you need to know about setting up icons, using icons in designs, and handing off icons for development in Figma. See also her top 10 tips from this guide on Twitter.
Gleb is right – icons as variants can’t be previewed or searched. In fact, Figma doesn’t recommend using variants to group different icons either. If you have different sizes or versions of the same icon, then you could combine these as variants instead.
PSA reminder: never use variants for different icons in @figmadesign!
Use regular separate components to: - Preview icons when swapping instances - Search via name and icon description (bonus tip: add synonyms for easier search)#FigmaTippic.twitter.com/4oGqs2GxIb
The team at Microsoft published a v2 of the Fluent System Icons toolkit. New sizes are available, with over 4.5k icons per theme. The new icons are built with Variants, friendlier, have rounded corners and simplified shapes.