by Luke Farrugia • 22 July 2020
Figma has been a hot topic in the digital design community for a while now, in mid-2019 it seemed like every UX team made the Sketch to Figma switch and wrote a medium post to follow. Figma had been around for a while, but that mid-2019 moment hit the design community like a storm. Figma was the buzz. At the time, in my 9 to 5 team, we were exploring the possibility of making the change but decided not to follow the crowd and not take the plunge. Now, around a year later, we can see how Figma has ironed out all of the little bugs and transition issues that plagued our minds when thinking about making the Sketch switch.
At this point, you may be thinking what's Figma? Figma is a digital design and prototyping tool, used primarily by UI and UX designers when creating websites, apps, or smaller user interface components that can be integrated by a development team.
To date, I have been playing with Figma in the background with my personal and freelance projects. I love the simplicity of being able to manage files, design UI, comment and prototype all within my browser.
Today I stumbled upon a fantastic Figma recourse called Awesome Figma Tips, by Trong Nguyen. This site has motivated me to think a bit more serious about exploring the full Sketch to Figma switch, with the aim to transitioning all files and future work. Plus, within this beautiful website, Trong has done a great job of compiling a decent list of tips, free files and useful plugins.
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