• Brian HintonBrian Hinton, over 2 years ago

    Read data in Sketch

    This has always been possible with plugins.

    Stacks in Framer X

    Still don't see this as that much of a benefit, and you are locked into a technical approach of designing instead of freeform. I don't really understand the love of Stacks. Sketch had similar functionality in plugin form, and the larger benefit of the feature is similar to dynamic grids.

    Figma did release exclusive features recently (e.g. API, dynamic grids,...) but ultimately those didn't materialize in significant benefits in daily use

    I can tell you that a number of organizations are using the Figma API to build rapid prototyping with React. Saw some great demos at a conference.

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    • Pol KuijkenPol Kuijken, over 2 years ago

      has always been possible with plugins

      Plugins are terribly unreliable in a production environment... they're fine for one-off tricks but not for anything that's core to your product.

      I don't really understand the love of Stacks

      Try using Figma to build a component for a button with horizontally centered icon & text inside of it. This shouldn't be an issue in 2019, but here we are.

      the Figma API to build rapid prototyping with React

      That sounds amazing, and I would love to do the same, but unfortunately, that seems like a luxury only afforded to big companies with virtually unlimited resources. I'm having a hard time imagining smaller companies being able to dedicate the necessary engineer and designer resources required for building this out.

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      • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, over 2 years ago

        Try using Figma to build a component for a button with horizontally centered icon & text inside of it. This shouldn't be an issue in 2019, but here we are.

        I do think stacks are great. But I can do that fairly easily in Figma with grids and constraints.

        That sounds amazing, and I would love to do the same, but unfortunately, that seems like a luxury only afforded to big companies with virtually unlimited resources. I'm having a hard time imagining smaller companies being able to dedicate the necessary engineer and designer resources required for building this out.

        Very true. That’s the nice thing about Figma. It’s much more incremental. I’ve started with color, and text being defined by Figma. And the advantage with Figma is that you aren’t locked into any single ecosystem that could go the path of jQuery. And designers don’t all have to no how to work with code to modify parts of the system.

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