A new series from Patrick Morgan focused on UI design execution and strategy. The first video is a step-by-step walkthrough reverse-engineering YouTube’s video grid UI, with the Figma community file of the output of the work session.
Many of us have our own scratchpad files, but I love this naming suggestion!
My first tab in @figma is a Scratchpad file that I've named only with the ◻️ emoji which keeps it minimal with no text where it can always be easily accessed next to the Home icon. pic.twitter.com/HBOjJumlAE
Steve Dennis reflects on his experiences of using Figma and tries to identify the biggest pain points. It’s a thoughtful list of possible improvements that I pretty much agree with. Design tokens and the official marketplace would be at the top of my list.
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.
The product design team at Figma shares how they use FigJam, their online whiteboard, to be more generative as a team and with their cross-functional partners. Make sure to also check out the full livestream of the conversation and the community file with some of the components they use.
Most “best practices” articles are too basic and superficial, but this one by Danny Sapio is a rare gem. All of the recommendations are solid, and by following them you can make a huge difference to your Figma workflow.