This year’s online conference organized by Figma was full of exciting news. If you would like to know what is coming to your design tool — grab the mug of your favorite coffee and read the recap in just 3 minutes! 🔥
There is a lot of stuff that was announced during the Figma conference. Here is a quick summary:
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Plugins! They are essential to modern design tools. I have mentioned many times that they have added extra power to Sketch. Now I would like to show you how 7 plugins may help you kick-off the project and boost the design workflow in Figma!
This is the legendary plugin. Those of you who use also Sketch must know it. You may rename everything…
Real-Time Collaboration is now officially available for Sketch! How to use it? Where may it help you? You will find the answers in this article.
Before You will discover the details of Real-Time Collaboration, here are some two more interesting things in Sketch 71:
Figma regularly introduces features that are extremely useful, amaze designers, and even boost their creativity.
It started with Variants. The feature helps to organize Components in a more efficient way. Finding components with Variants is much quicker. Modifying their appearance in a way similar to real solutions behavior is a real pleasure. When I work in Figma now, I cannot imagine my workflow without them.
This time I will show you how to get started with Interactive Components — revolutionary feature for prototyping. I will also share some additional tips for more advanced purposes.
Grab the mug of your favorite…
Pricing is a challenging thing, especially for designers who are starting their professional journey. In the article, I will show your factors that affect pricing. We will review various pricing methods and make some practical tips. I will give you also my personal recommendations and show you other designers that know how to price their work!
So, grab the mug of your favorite coffee ☕️, and let’s begin!
Setting the price depends on various factors. You have to think about them even before choosing the pricing technique. Let’s briefly describe the major ones:
The most common question about designers’ earnings…
Glassmorphism is a visual design trend noticed in late 2020. It is not an entirely new thing because we already have seen UI that use glass material years ago, with Windows Vista.
If you would like to create just a single visual element in Glassmorphic style. Feel free to follow 6 simple steps I included in the tutorial — How to Create Glassmorphic Card UI Design. …
There are some design trends that cannot be ignored. Digital glass material is not a completely new thing in UI Design. However, it was recently discovered again. Michal Malewicz calls the trend “Glassmorphism”.
Let me show you how to create a glass card with this effect, so you may use it in your designs. Just 6 steps to achieve remarkable results. You may also find video tutorials for Sketch and Figma at the end of the article.
Grab the mug of your favorite coffee, and let’s start!
To create a card, you need to create a basic shape first. You…
Nobody knows what the future will bring. However, let’s try to figure out what design styles that already appeared may become a significant trend in 2021.
Grab the mug of your favorite coffee and enjoy!
Before we dive into the most promising visual trends, we have to analyze what won’t be “the thing” in the upcoming months.
While neuomorphic designs have been quite popular in 2020. It will not become a trend next year. Why? Neuomorphism looks modern, but it does not work well when it comes to accessibility.
Gray material, where the interactive objects are distinguished from the background…
If you like to use Components a lot in your design, you will fall in love with Variants. This Figma feature moves the design workflow to a completely different level!
Variants are like Components groups. Their purpose is to gather similar Components and give a designer ability to configure it as one element with a couple of toggles.
Variants will make your Design Systems much more flexible and faster to use. Browsing components is much more comfortable. They reduce the complexity of the Components set.
The best thing is that well-prepared Variants preserve the overrides.
There is something necessary in every UI Design — Typography. To speed up your work, the design system must have well-prepared components and a typography system.
In this handy tutorial, I will show you how to improve yours with 6 practical tips:
Usually, one typeface is enough. If you want to create a more outstanding experience, you may try to mix 2. Use one for headings or title and the second one for smaller sizes like Body, Caption, etc. I love to use good free fonts like Montserrat, Lato, Roboto or Inter. They ensure good readability and modern style.