Oh shoot, this isn't reddit.
I'm still not sold on the power of collaborative documents. It's not difficult to share a .sketch file in the cloud and track versions across different designers. I tried Figma for a project, and quickly went back to Sketch.
I've had the opposite experience and would be hard pushed to go back to Sketch. The collaborative part for me is most useful when going through designs with clients and developers though, rather than working with other designers. Being able to tweak parts of the design and have developers / clients / remote team members see these changes happen real time has been very useful.
Aside from that, Figma has better handling of art boards, grids, images and components imo.
Agreed—Figma grids are superior in every possible way to Sketch.
Fair point, not that difficult with designers. Surely there are other people involved in most projects. Collaborators does not always mean other designers.
You know. Before I even knew this article existed I really wanted to know why. Thank you.
I stopped using spectrum.chat as it gave my ultrabook a hard time (probably due to missing gpu and some weird fancy css filters used) so I'm not a heavy user of the Figma community over there.
But...right now it's 70% feature requests (like a product support forum). What's your plan/idea on turning this more into a real Figma user community?
Hey Marcel. I definitely have a lot of ideas for the community! Right now I'm putting together a plan and making sure it aligns with the product, community input, etc.
With that being said, to start I'll be introducing a more structured list of channels. Right now everything falls in general or feature requests which isn't ideal. Along with this we'll start doing scheduled AMA's, feedback sessions, etc.
I'm just getting started, but you should hopefully start seeing some more activity and movement very soon. ;)
p.s. I'd love to hear any ideas you have about how to make the community better. My dm's on twitter are open. :)