Figma has changed the way I create projects. It was good and with plugins it is even better

Figma is a program that has become a sensational alternative to Adobe Photoshop. The better that it's free and really so intuitive that for a specialist in the field of UX, UI or even for a beginner graphic very easy to master.

I started using Figma timidly almost two years ago, but since then I have implemented many projects in it both for us in the Spider's Web Group and for other clients.

Not so long ago, we used several different graphics programs, combining their best features and mixing selected options with a considerable waste of time and several errors that resulted from the lack of agreement between the creators.

Then Figma appeared and everything became simpler. Earlier, to edit vectors you had to use Illustrator, web projects were implemented in Photoshop, on many files with no version history. The effects of the work had to be exported and sent to the client in the form of attachments to the e-mail or with the help of a virtual disk.

In Figma, everything is in one place. There, we transferred some of the simplest graphic works, and in our team more and more people began to notice its amazing potential.

It turned out that Figma would meet our needs

Some tools that we used to work had a lot of shortcomings, e.g. several people could not work on the project at the same time, and monitoring of their work was basically impossible.

Over time, it turned out that the trial outlines in Figma, which were created with the participation of several graphic designers, do not look like an introduction to work, but rather serious projects that can be presented to the client.

Figma has proved that it can simplify the entire design process and improve cooperation between several specialists in various fields.

Teamwork became effective and above all it took place much faster. The natural consequence was the resignation from some paid programs for one tool a bit similar to Sketch.

Cloud projects

All credit goes to the fact that Figma works in the cloud, on every operating system and in every search engine.

Access to the project, its consistency and, above all, no need to share it via a different path, convinced even more than that the only paid option is a package for teams.

There is no other such tool, so it would be a sin not to try it at least once.

Now it is difficult for us to imagine work without Figma, because not only graphic designers, designers and programmers use it, but even the content department.

Figma is still developing and able to surprise

Figma started as a start-up and from the beginning its creators' assumption was to develop towards a huge graphic work tool.

Fortunately, this is not in the form of updates, but plugins that have become a real salvation for the industry. In this way, over the past year, developers have devoted a lot of work to adding some fantastic features that were announced a few days ago.

Stable, fast and safe

This seems only a marketing ploy, because Figma could provide it earlier, but 40 new plugins are something and will certainly improve several processes and thus provide better stability, greater comfort and improve program performance.

For us, several of them are of key importance, including the introduction of maps without the need for screenshots (or other map makers).

What does it mean? Finally, working in this respect will be much easier for us - I set the address in the plugin, and Figma automatically generates a map in the project I am currently working on.

Another fantastic plugin will allow Figma to be integrated with Google Sheets software, and this will allow you to combine graphics and change content on an ongoing basis. Other plugins allow you to add animations (Figmotion), change themes (Themer), change layer names, organize them (Rename) and more.

In addition, several other possibilities promise to be fantastic, e.g. using Time Machine, i.e. analyzing versions of designed elements, adding graphics from Unsplash or using Viewporsts, where it is easier to design with mobile first.

Will you have to pay for Figma plugins?

Fortunately, the creators of the Company do not anticipate the introduction of fees for the latest plugins and it looks like this will never change.

The idea of ​​the project was to add new opportunities only to improve the quality of the program, not to prey on users using it, which is really valued.

The more that Figma also wants to facilitate the independent development of plugins by more advanced programmers and development of the program in a fan environment.



Figma has changed the way I create projects. It was good and with plugins it is even better

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