Topher Hammond

San Francisco Support at Figma Joined almost 4 years ago

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  • Posted to Has anyone taken the Design + Code React course?, Aug 09, 2018

    It sounds like there are a few responses that will likely be similar to mine. I'm about ~80% through the react section (and have gone through several of the other designcode sections). Overall, I found it worthwhile for a few reasons:

    • As Agnimitra mentioned, it covers a bunch of aspects around css animations, which can be helpful for someone that isn't super fluent with css
    • Meng's teaching style tends to opt towards skipping the theoretical and more nuanced mechanics of react and leands towards starting to build things right away. As a novice coder, one tough part about learning something new is building the motivation/discipline to get started. In a number of other courses, it sometimes takes hours to before you start to see what you're building. In this course, you start to see what you're building within the first 30 mins.
    • The style of build and then explore can be useful in this context and while you won't be a pro, you'll at least feel comfortable navigating your way around the framework

    I recommend his course to anyone as there are numerous other sections that valuable in addition to his course. I also imagine Meng and his team will be adding more advanced content based on what people want to learn more about. They're constantly adding new things so it's a purchase that will continue to keep on giving.

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  • Posted to AMA: Figma 2.0, in reply to Sagi Shrieber , Jul 28, 2017

    Hey Sagi! Dylan responded to this in the above comments: We're more focused on integrations than plugins right now. Starting to build out a web API that will let other services get data out of Figma. We don't take building integrations / plugin systems lightly... stability, robustness and sound engineering are super important to our team, so you won't see us roll something out until we are confident we can support a system like this long term.

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  • Posted to Figma 2.0: Now with Prototyping and Developer Handoff, in reply to Kevin Yun , Jul 25, 2017

    Hey Kevin,

    Thanks for voicing your concerns. In regards to keyboard shortcuts, would love to learn what shortcuts aren't currently available, that you use regularly in your workflow.

    In regards to building a plugin community – this is something that we have in the works and is one of our next focuses. We hope to have some great integration partners down the road. What are some that you would hope to see?

    In regards to browser performance, I'm not certain of the reality that a web app can hands down outperform a native app. There are a number of complex pieces running under the hood that has made performance across the app better within the last few months. One we're very excited about is the future of Web Assembly(https://blog.figma.com/webassembly-cut-figmas-load-time-by-3x-76f3f2395164). In terms of what this looks like for complex symbol work, we're always making regular adjustments. I'd say give it a test run and if you run into some trouble, give our support team a holler and we'd be happy to take a look.

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  • Posted to Figma 2.0: Now with Prototyping and Developer Handoff, in reply to Jacob J , Jul 25, 2017

    We sure did :)

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  • Posted to Figma 2.0: Now with Prototyping and Developer Handoff, in reply to Mark Calvin , Jul 25, 2017

    +1 for the creative hashtag :)

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