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.
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