I highly recommend trying Figma. Once you've tried a tool that does UX, Prototyping, and Dev Hand off, it's hard to go back to using multiple apps.
With fixed UI elements, there's no reason to use Invision anymore for prototyping.
Wow I wasn't expecting Fixed/scrollable objects to be a part of styles release. This is incredible.
That was exactly my reaction as well. Super excited to play around with those features!
If you run into any issues, let me know! Hope you enjoy it. :)
Your avatar immediately reminded me of NK
Figma's been killing it lately. I love their weeklong sprints and getting "Figma Wednesdays" with new updates and bug fixes. The community is pretty vibrant too over on Spectrum.chat.
How it could be happening when 3 top design tools releasing fixing elements feature within couple of days almost synchronized?
It's a prototyping cartel!
One more question.. Should we get rid of background component now just keeping the simple shape layer connected to the style? How we gonna manage round corners globally after?
It truly has been a design tools shipping week. A lot of other cool stuff, too! https://twitter.com/figmadesign/status/1009896273737142279
Right now you can't apply styles to background colors of frames. It's something we'd love to do but haven't been able to implement it yet.
Rounded Corners can't be managed globally. If you're using components for buttons you can override the elements in those buttons with your Styles.
Does that help?
Sure, but I was expecting for something more optimal to carry less parent components
I was thinking about this the other day. Why can't rounded corners be managed globally? Is it a technical limitation?
+1 here. In case of that we still need to overload the system with unnecessary nested BG components
Is offline support a feature on the roadmap or is it not possible given the nature of the platform? I noticed I can export a .fig file but no way to open said file? Is it just meant for local backups?...
This is literally the only thing I'm waiting for before a full switch. Please make this happen
Right now a full offline mode including opening or importing files is not supported.
If you're just looking at offline sessions like in the train or the airplane, open the file beforehand. Then you can edit this file offline.
There is some more information here: https://help.figma.com/faqs/offline-mode
I didn't know this was possible, thanks! I'm not sure i can trust myself to remember the last step.. but it's awesome I can do this :)
Is this real life?
God blesssssss <3
HUGE UPDATE... we were just about to leave FIGMA too because of the lack of a quality prototyping tool.
So tempted with all the Figma hype to try it out again. I've tried it ages ago and just really didn't feel like moving away from Sketch at the time.
Awesome work!! Please enable prototype functionality in Figma mirror next
Can't promise a date, but that's on the way! Sorry for the hassle!
All these looovely features, but still can’t export a PDF.
We have this on our roadmap, but it will just take time to get there. PDF is not as easy of an export as SVG or PNG.
There is an extension that uses our read api but I haven't tested it in detail. https://figma-pdf.gweltaz-calori.com/
Hope that helps. :)
Why would you even export UI in PDF format? PDF is for printing purposes. I don't think it's a need for a designer. It's only 'want' thing.
Because iOS uses PDF assets. At least the engineers I work with use them.
Robin, I also love designing presentations in Figma, and sometimes you need a nice, crisp PDF. Exporting not-so-sharp JPG/PNG's and then making them a pdf isn't ideal.
Actually, this would be good/great/amazing. Having to resync design in a .ppt/.pdf every time a PM decides last minute to add a new feature is a pain. Would love to create a presentation in Figma that I can share using the latest design.
iOS assets can be delivered in PDF format. For iOS devs, it's a great format to use
I see I had no idea. lol, I never worked in iOS yet.
Whoaaa, nice! It's getting harder and harder for me to pick between Figma, Studio, Sketch, and XD anymore.
Sketch 51 has fixed elements for prototypes, too. Plus some other goodies. I tried Figma for a project, but I'm so used to Sketch (and have minimal complaints) that it's really hard to justify a switch.
My dream app would be Sketch + Principle + Webflow combined. That would be the ultimate combination. Mockup in Sketch, add interactions a la Principle, then export good quality code like Webflow. Can these companies just merge please?
Soon you'll have to add Phase to that list :]
Gratz Figma! Finally somebody did the style management as it should be done. All the time it was crystal clear what we need from a user point of view. I just wonder why it took so long for all this "new" UI/UX tools to come up with a right solution. The way Sketch is trying to tackle this problem feels really inconsistent. I feel overall lack of vision/big picture in the development of their product recently.
Still Sketch user for this reasons: (most prio top)
layers/groups organization from simple third-party plugins "Rename It" and "Sort it" and symbol "Distributor"
loading time when opening a project
offline mode (I understand it's easier to be in the cloud for licensing purposes)
export to simple animation tools like invision studio/kite/anima and others
But I'm looking at you Figma team and switching my workflow is more and more tempting (o;
Btw (option for managing rounded corners globally restricted for "only all corners of shape" for easier implementation would be nice too)
Good feedback — thank you! Re defining rounded corners "globally", one solution I've seen around is to define a base "rectangle" component that is used throughout your design instead of a regular rectangle. This allows you to change the corner radius "globally" very easily.