Figma is the first interface design tool based on the browser that can make it easier for teams to create software. It was co-founded by Dylan Field in 2013 and got a $14 million Series A back in 2015.
The co-founder states that Figma wants to “do for interface design what Google Docs did for text editing.”
Figma is now available as a browser-based design tool.
What designers think about Figma?
“Figma, unlike sketch, can be used in the browser apart from the native app. Figma’S UX has a hybrid feel of different favorite design tools. Prototyping, code snippets for assets, comments- to mention a few.
However, the feature that stands out the most for me is the ability to collaborate real-time with other designers.”
Amodu Y. Oluwatobi
Figma works in the browser and is available on any platform (if you worked in page designers such as Webflow or Tilda, you would have no problems regarding adaptation).
No installation package or applications required — all you must do is visit figma.com, log in, and start working.
All work files are stored in the cloud and organized as a single-inheritance tree “ command/ project/file.” Therefore, no more copy conflicts, “Upload to Dropbox,” “Not attached,” “Layouts in the folder Company / Design / Web / New / 3.0 / Current/ New folder (5).” Any new files that are not explicitly saved are automatically dumped into the Drafts folder.
The idea of a collaborative workflow has been infecting one product after another and successfully demonstrated that it’s fun, fervent, and useful for processes.
In Figma, you can work on a single file simultaneously with other team members in real-time. As I already mentioned, they only need a browser to connect to the work.
Work with layouts for frontend
Figma was my salvation in which the whole Zeplin has been replaced by an individual set of rights: you invite the developer to the project, assign him a “read-only” and release him into freewheeling, he happily sweats in layouts, looks at colors, sizes, margins, picks out assets and abandons himself in pleasures.
The alpine freshness of versions is provided by an inconspicuous synchronization process. All layouts in the hands of the frontend are at the stage you left them last time when closing your laptop.
There is no need to “run off” anywhere to discuss the layouts, all the feedback is collected on the spot and presented here.
In Figma, version control is naive and simple: you see who made the changes and when, and roll back to the version in a couple of clicks, overwriting or creating a copy of the layout.”
“I have found it to be quicker and easier to jump into a Figma board and design anything, whether it be marketing collateral, app screens, icons and more. Their significant advancement of the pen tool is pushing design as a whole forward. Figma has allowed our Android developer (on Windows) jump in to export assets, and the commenting and guides enable the red lines to pass to developers to help stay on the same page.
As a whole, it has helped make our small product team incredibly productive and has instrumental to 2 iOS apps and 1 Android app all shipping this month.”
I agree with you that it has its disadvantages (not as fast as Sketch processor-wise), but I also know that Figma is considering ideas like symbols and/or shared assets and also working on integrating with prototyping tools.”
“Figma is very much like Sketch, but in the browser with real-time collaboration. Everything is exceptionally responsive, works as expected and the software is almost every bit as powerful as its native counterpart Sketch, minus features like Symbols, Overrides, and Plugins.
I’ve been using Figma for the last four months, and even though it’s a significant change from using Photoshop, any designer with some experience using Sketch should really start using Figma – especially if you’re working with a team of developers. The real-time collaboration feature is so handy and well worth giving Figma a go!”
We are happy to announce that our Material Kit is now available for Figma. ❤️
Material Kit Figma is a Bootstrap 4 UI Kit with a fresh, new design inspired by Google’s Material Design. You asked for it, so we built it. It’s a great pleasure to introduce to you the material concepts in an easy to use and beautiful set of components now available for Figma.