AMA: Figma 2.0

over 2 years ago from Dylan Field, CEO at Figma

  • Ben Mathes, over 2 years ago

    As a programmer that often designs prototypes, I miss VCS branching in Figma. Are there plans to implement branches of design files, or groups of files?

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    • Dylan Field, over 2 years ago

      Fun fact: we actually implemented branching a long time ago when we were in alpha and later removed the feature. The reason we removed it was because it was confusing for a lot of our users. I do think it's a powerful feature and would like to find a way to bring it back someday.

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      • Ben Mathes, over 2 years ago

        Getting the UI right to someone who hasn't worked with branched bodies-of-work is really hard. Even in git-land you see loads of differing opinions on how best to view branches visually.

        One route you might try is opinionated, simplified branching. E.g. one branch per designer, one master, daily flow is rebasing on top of master.

        Kinda like this: https://gist.github.com/17twenty/6733076

        Can probably get 80% of the benefits of branching without the confusion, at least, here's hoping.

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