Ed P

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  • Posted to How do you organize your Figma files?, Mar 03, 2020

    This all depends on your workflow and teams size John. No single method will apply in every scenario and that's sort of the point, you have to understand how you/your designers, developers, stakeholders, copywriters, project and content managers will be involved and structure the files around that for best efficiency.

    Here is one example of how we structure our files in a team of 20.

    Team > Project > File > Cover | Design | Test # | Develop

    • Team is your organisation name
    • Project is also self-explanatory like a website or app you're working on
    • File is based on feature of that web or app, you could have one file or many files (like contact form or checkout process are all individual features)
    • Inside each file there are pages structured Cover | Design | Test | Develop. Test pages are for user testing and there could be multiple of these until you arrive at the develop stage. Each stage can be its own contained prototype in Figma.

    This is only a guide and may not work for your needs, but works for ours. Based on the Figma professional plan.

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  • Posted to AMA: Noah Levin (Figma), in reply to Rey Alejandro , Feb 11, 2020

    Select your text box inside an auto layout group. In the alignment options at the top where you have |〒| choose "Stretch Left & Right"

    Your text will now stretch horizontally when you resize an auto layout object

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  • Posted to Working on old machines, in reply to Itay Dreyfus , Nov 28, 2019

    As long as you're not misinterpretating and talking about physical cleaning and not digital cleaning. CleanMyMac will remove hard drive space, it won't clean up 7 years of dust on your motherboard and CPU which will cause it to overheat and lose performance.

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  • Posted to Working on old machines, in reply to John P , Nov 28, 2019


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  • Posted to Working on old machines, Nov 28, 2019

    Yep, mid-2012 Retina MBP coming up to 8 years. Sketch and Figma no problem whatsoever.

    I do however have the quad-core as it's a 15.4" but the extra cores won't make much of a difference, RAM memory is also 8GB. What you need to do is install iStat Menus from the App Store ($4.99 - worth it compared to taking it to Apple Store) and you'll be able to diagnose your machine.

    Using iStat you can monitor your CPU, RAM, fan speed and temperature. My guess would be that your machine is full of dust making the components overheat and underdeliver in performance - look for fan speed and core temp. I take my laptop apart every two years and do a thorough cleaning with compressed air.

    But this might not be the case, only with a diagnostics app will you be able to see where your performance is spiking and on which apps. Sometimes you'll have "kernel_task" hogging all your CPU% and it will feel like other apps are unusable (because macOS is indexing all your files, nothing to do with design apps).

    Hope this helps.

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  • Posted to Font size naming convention, in reply to Amazing Rando , Nov 20, 2019

    I guess just Size 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 etc. can also work as labels

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  • Posted to Type Scaling, in reply to Kemie Guaida , Nov 20, 2019

    Yep +1 to this. Also works for paddings and margins. By using the base font as the root value and changing that value based on desktop or mobile the design adjusts without having to code for breakpoints. Also CSS grids helps

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  • Posted to Font size naming convention, in reply to Fri Rasyidi , Nov 20, 2019

    This is also what AirBnb do

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  • Posted to Font size naming convention, in reply to Zhaoli Jin , Nov 20, 2019

    What's nice about the shirt sizing system is that it also works for device sizes, paddings and margins. For example:

    S / M / L (being mobile tablet and desktop)

    XS / S / M / L / XL / XXL (being 4,8,16,32,64,128px spacing)

    S / M / L / XL / XXL / XXXL (being 12,16,24,32,40,48px type)

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  • Posted to Font size naming convention, in reply to iterati design , Nov 19, 2019

    This always seemed like the better option as context provides clarity, especially when others pick up the design work. The only issue is when you are dealing with 4+ headings it's difficult to name them both describing their use and in ascending/descending order without attaching numbers at the end.

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