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.
A reminder about an essential feature from Joey Banks.
Wanted to share something that I wish I had known sooner in @figmadesign, which is that it's possible to individually copy & paste effects just by clicking near the edge of them, within the Properties Panel, and then using ⌘C/⌘V. 📋 pic.twitter.com/HNnh19sNQT
A creative way of using components to create custom graphics.
Here is like 10% of the design system for my client. In this example, I have 2 components with the shape of lunchboxes + a few for details (like stickers) and inside those lunchboxes, I have variables with different foods :) so I can prepare graphics soooo fast :) pic.twitter.com/zfHNL3fIpx
What an unusual use case for Figma, but the end result looks great!
One of the challenges in designing stained glass art is coming up with harmonious colour palettes and textures. Glass is expensive material. So - today I made a digital glass colouring book for our pieces (in @figmadesign), so we can collab on materials before we start building. pic.twitter.com/K03We2lfzz
Smart workaround for selecting objects with a transparent background. I also like a follow-up from Gleb Sabirzyanov in the replies on ensuring that developers won’t implement this hack.
You may know this already, but this is a little trick I use for making selecting and swapping instances easier in @figmadesign. If your component has a transparent background give it a fill of 0.001. Now you can select it while holding down Cmd/Ctrl. pic.twitter.com/ZUb09AquAP