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How Do You Use Team Libraries In Figma

Lesson 94 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

How Do You Use Team Libraries In Figma

Lesson 94 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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94. How Do You Use Team Libraries In Figma

<b>In this lesson you will learn how to use team libraries in Figma and what they are.</b>

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Introduction to Figma Essentials

02:53
2

Getting Started with Figma Training

03:06
3

What Is Figma For & Does It Do The Coding?

03:46
4

What's The Difference Between UI And UX In Figma

05:22
5

What We Are Making In This Figma Course

09:18
6

Class Project 01 - Create Your Own Brief

04:01
7

What is Lo Fi Wireframe vs High Fidelity in Figma?

02:34
8

Creating Our Design File & Introducing Frames In Figma

08:29
9

The Basics Of Type & Fonts In Figma

10:51
10

Rectangles, Circles, Buttons And Rounded Corners In Figma

06:50
11

How To Use Color In Figma

05:45
12

Strokes Plus Updating Color Defaults In Figma

09:28
13

Object Editing And How To Escape In Figma

01:47
14

Scale vs Selection Tool in Figma

02:39
15

Frames vs Groups in Figma

09:24
16

Class Project 02 - Wireframe

03:00
17

Where To Get Free Icons For Figma

09:10
18

Matching The Stroke Of Our Icons

05:16
19

How To Use Plugins In Figma For Icons

04:31
20

Class Project 03 - Icons

03:48
21

How to Use Pages in Figma

08:31
22

How to Prototype in Figma

10:46
23

Prototype Animation and Easing In Figma

10:53
24

Testing On Your Phone with Figma Mirror

05:40
25

Class Project 04 - Testing On Your Phone

03:51
26

What is Smart Animation & Delays in Figma?

08:44
27

Class Project 05 - My First Animation

02:01
28

Sharing & Commenting on a Figma File with Stakeholders

07:10
29

Sharing & Editing With Other Ux Designers In Figma

06:58
30

How I Get Inspiration For Ux Projects

06:39
31

How To Create A Mood Board In Figma

05:33
32

Class Project 06 - Moodboard

01:26
33

How to Work with Columns & Grids in Figma

13:54
34

Tips, Tricks, Preferences, and Weirdness in Figma

07:21
35

Color Inspiration & The Eyedropper In Figma

06:34
36

How To Create A Color Palette In Figma

09:02
37

How to Make Gradients in Figma

07:09
38

How to Create & Use Color Styles in Figma

08:01
39

Class Project 07 - Colors & Columns

04:00
40

Fonts on Desktop vs in Browser in Figma

01:30
41

What Fonts Can I Use? Plus Font Pairing In Figma

06:01
42

What Common Font Sizes Should I Choose In Web Design?

11:30
43

How to Make Character Styles in Figma

06:36
44

Lorem Ipsum & Placeholder Text In Figma

04:28
45

Useful Things To Know About Text In Figma

09:35
46

How To Fix Missing Fonts In Figma

02:42
47

Class Project 08 - Text

05:19
48

Drawing Tips And Tricks In Figma

09:38
49

Squircle Buttons with ios Rounded Courses In Figma

02:48
50

Boolean, Union, Subtract, Intersect and Exclude with Pathfinder in Figma

07:25
51

What Is The Difference? Union vs Flatten In Figma

03:36
52

Class Project 09 - Making Stuff

03:29
53

Smart Selection & Tidy Up in Figma

08:40
54

Do I Need To Know Illustrator With Figma?

04:15
55

Tips & Tricks For Using Images In Figma

06:11
56

Masking & Cropping Images In Figma

09:12
57

Free Images & Plugins For Figma

02:31
58

Do You Need Photoshop For Ux Design In Figma?

10:40
59

Class Project 10 - Images

01:17
60

What Is Autolayout & Expanding Buttons In Figma?

10:27
61

Class Project 11 - Buttons

01:15
62

Auto Layout For Spacing

05:47
63

How To Use Constraints In Figma

08:22
64

Combining Nested Frames Auto Layout & Constraints in Figma

11:54
65

Adding Text Box Autoheight to Autolayout in Figma

08:27
66

Class Project 12 - Responsive Design

02:19
67

Nice Drop Shadow & Inner Drop Shadow Effects In Figma

05:56
68

Blur Layer, Background Blur & Image Blur in Figma

05:57
69

How to Make Neumorphic UI buttons in Figma

07:37
70

Class Project 13 - Effects

01:53
71

How To Save Locally & Save History In Figma

05:42
72

What are Components in Figma?

06:19
73

Updating, Changing & Resetting Your Components

07:47
74

You Can’t Kill Main Components In Figma

07:22
75

Where Should You Keep Your Main Components In Figma

05:02
76

Intro To The Forward Slash / Naming Convention In Figma

08:55
77

Class Project 14 - Components

00:44
78

How To Make Component Variants In Figma

06:41
79

Another Way To Make Variables In Figma

06:14
80

How to Make a Multi Dimensional Variant in Figma

11:13
81

Class Project 15 - Variants

01:41
82

How To Make A Form Using Variants In Figma

12:52
83

Class Project 16 - Form

01:27
84

Putting It All Together In A Desktop Example

19:44
85

How To Add A Popup Overlay Modal In Figma

03:03
86

How To Make & Prototype A Tool Tip In Figma

07:26
87

What are Flows in Figma?

05:39
88

Slide In Mobile Nav Menu Overlay In Figma

03:55
89

Class Project 17 - Prototyping

01:10
90

How To Pin Navigation To The Top In Figma

10:17
91

How To Make A Horizontal Scrolling Swipe In Figma

06:36
92

Automatic Scroll Down The Page To Anchor Point In Figma

04:50
93

What are Teams vs Projects vs Files in Figma?

05:18
94

How Do You Use Team Libraries In Figma

11:03
95

The Difference Between Animation & Micro Interactions

02:55
96

Animation With Custom Easing In Figma

25:36
97

Class Project 18 - My Second Animation

01:54
98

How To Make Animated Transitions In Figma

12:34
99

Class Project 19 - Page Transition

01:31
100

Micro Interactions Using Interactive Components In Figma

05:54
101

Micro Interaction Toggle Switch In Figma

04:23
102

Micro Interaction Burger Menu Turned Into A Cross In Figma

04:23
103

Class Project 20 - Micro Interaction

01:35
104

How To Change The Thumbnail For Figma Files

04:10
105

How To Export Images Out Of Figma

07:40
106

How To Share Your Document With Clients & Stakeholders

07:09
107

Talking To Your Developer Early In The Figma Design Process

03:55
108

Sharing Figma With Developers & Engineers Handoff

06:07
109

What Are The Next Level Handoffs Aka Design Systems

03:18
110

Class Project 21 - Finish your design

04:57
111

What Next?

06:08

Lesson Info

How Do You Use Team Libraries In Figma

Hi, everyone in this video, we're gonna talk about team libraries but our libraries, libraries is a way of connecting the components and all of the styles that you've made in this kind of like one document with all future documents and potentially other people in your team. Basically, we upload the here to a library and that means that other documents that you make. Here we go. Let's make a quick one. I can say actually, you know what I got nothing in here. Imagine if I could connect it with this library and get all the styles, all the colors, all the components, whether you're using it yourself. So connecting lots of different projects or even more useful. If you're working with other designers, you can share it with them too. And if I update the original, everybody's file updates as well. So that's what it is. Let me show you how to make it. All right, let's look at publishing a library. So our library it's gonna publish, you need to have the file open that you want to publish from k...

ind of like the originating file. OK? It's got all our components made into it. Our variables. It's got all of our styles colors. OK? And when you're ready, go to assets and go to the little book icon. OK? And it's gonna publish this current file. OK? So I'm gonna publish it and it's gonna publish like if you keep it, um mine's in drafts at the moment. OK? So it'll only publish the styles. OK? Not the components. So I can publish my colors and fonts and effects. But actually what I wanna do is I want to close this down and I wanna move it to a professional team. So I've got a paid professional team. OK? So I'm gonna say you my friend need to go into this one. So it's no longer in my drafts, it's in this kind of team and in this team project, OK? And now I'm gonna open it up. Alright. Got to my assets panel and if I go in here now everything's gonna work, I'm gonna unpublished that because I just did that. Let's say we'll do it properly. OK. So instead of just publishing my styles and colors, I'm gonna hit publish and it's gonna publish everything including, can you see here my components? So that's one of the drawbacks for the free version is that you can publish things like textiles and color styles. OK? But you can't do these components, which is uh one of the big perks. OK? So let's click publish. Give it a think. Alright. So file is published. What you can use now is if you're just working, you know, on your own, you can create a new design file. Doesn't have to be in drafts or in the um team projects. OK? Uh F key, I'm gonna go iphone eight. And the cool thing about it is I can go to my assets panel. There's nothing here yet, but I can go to this library and access those published libraries. So here we go. Turn it on. Let's close it down now. And what we'll see here in my assets panel are those components so I can get going. Here we go. You my sweet button. OK? If I create some text, I select it all, all my styles come along as well. Uh The other way around that the the you know, the the workaround is to start copying and pasting the bits you need from that other file, which is doable. But yeah, no fun. And the other big perk is when you're sharing with somebody else so I can share this library with anybody else in my team. Actually, I don't have to share it. All I need to do is say this team here has members and I have my other team members in here and they'll have access to that library. They can grab all the kind of company wide stuff we've made. OK? All the styles, it's about consistency, right? Everyone's gonna use the same hitting style color styles, all the same components. So me here or my colleagues in other countries. OK? And what happens is if let's say that me as the kind of like lead designer, I decide that actually I want to change this. OK? Or yeah, let's change what we're gonna change. Let's change this. OK? It's been used in about 10 different documents. And I'm like, OK, I need to change this. So what I can do is over here, I can right click and say go to main component. And this brings up one of the things that are interesting about libraries, the library itself isn't kind of like the stand alone thing. It actually references that initial file we made. Ok? So it's gonna open back uh Scott Econ one. OK? The thing that I originally created. So keep this around because this is gonna be like the original, the library works more like a bridge between this and all sorts of other documents. So I'm gonna go into it. I'm just gonna wreck it. So let's wreck it. Ok. So we're wrecking it. Ok? And what's gonna happen in here is I'm gonna click done. Ok. A couple of things is gonna happen. There's this little icon here from the um assets. There's a little blue dot there. And if I'm clicking on this, if I click off, it actually tells me there as well. Often early versions it popped up down here is a little pop up to say, hey, you've updated something but hey, yours might be there, it might come back. It's not there at the moment. Ok. So what it's saying is these changes haven't been published to that library? Ok. I'm working in here. What I can do is I can click on my libraries. So assets, libraries and say, do you want to publish that change to the round button? Ok. You can give it a note just to explain to people, hey, this is the changes we asked for that a really sweet plus button. Now, if I hit publish, OK, it's gonna go up and anybody else using that library is it's not gonna automatically update, which is nice. OK. It's gonna say, hey, there you go. One of the components has been updated. What do you want me to do? I'm gonna review it. It's gonna tell me have any notes that I might have uh given it and I'm gonna hit update and have a look, a little buttons updated, same with any of our textiles, OK? Color styles, any of that anything gets updated, it will be pushed through into all your other documents. So you can see how maybe your initial project library is not that useful, but as soon as you get into two or three and you're trying to reuse logos and share it with other team members. Libraries are amazing. OK? And the free version, you can share colors and styles, OK? And then when they talk about styles. They talk about all of these ones. Let's have a look, OK? These ones over here this year, but the components do. So it is a really big perk for the professional version. Now, now again, I said this a million times they change these things, it might be included, less might be included. So it's not kind of set in stone. Another thing to mention is this is my original file. OK? The overrides, this is the kind of uh new file that we started making. If I go into something like this, uh let's say this text actually. Where's a better one? Uh This check box here and I go into it and I change the color for whatever reason, you know, it needs to be this other one, Dan didn't make a color changing version, ok? But I've changed the color, maybe that's an override if the original file updates. So I'm going to right click, not removed from library. I'm going to find it there. It is down there that brings up another good point. I'll talk about that in a sec. So if I go into here and there is something changed. Ok? Again, wrecking things. If I save it, it's gonna say that this thing is being updated, you push up rides, push updates, sorry, publish, even do all that. Now, this original one, let's say I'm gonna review it. That's the change. I'm gonna update it, but you can see my hopefully my overrides of that color hasn't changed. So buttons the same. Ok. If you change the text and the button updates, it's not gonna like wreck everything. Ok. It's pretty good. Retains all those overrides like we've kind of been using already. And one of the other things I'm on my original file again. Ok. The creative file. And you can exclude things. You might have a file that's got lots of stuff in it, but some junk and you're like, actually this one here doesn't need to be in the library. OK? And maybe these ones down here remove from the library. OK? And then we can update it and just say, remove those bits from the library, please, because they're not getting used anymore. Another thing you might do is that it's a little bit confusing the way I've done it. I've used this kind of like working doc to create my libraries. So what I might do instead is I'll show you a bit of a nicer way of doing it. So I still has to be in your team projects. OK? So I'm gonna duplicate this one and this person here, that's a new one. That's the new one. Copy. OK? So I'm gonna say rename, this is gonna be Scott, OK? Uh Master styles and components. OK? So I'm gonna use that. It's a bit of name. OK? And inside this one, so that's gonna hang around, but this one here is gonna be my like main master. Ok. And I'm gonna say, do I need the briefing task flow? Not for this particular one. I've got a copy of it. Remember, I'll keep the style guide. I'll keep components, but I don't need these pages. Ok. So this thing is only going to have these two pages and it's going to be nice and pretty and I'm not going to wreck it and I'm going to lay it out nicely. Ok? And I'm gonna go publish this one. So assets library. So it's a different file. Ok. This one here, I can turn this one off. I'm gonna bin that one in a second. But you can, this is just a nicer one to share with people. Ok? Um Because it makes more sense, you know what Ecom V one is. Ok? But this one here can be a kind of like universal one. I can share it with other designers, they can add to it and mess around with it and change it and update it to get rid of the other library. We need to open up that file or is it econ one? And you can go into assets library. I've made some changes, but what I actually want to do is go into it and say unpublished. This one, I'm going to remove from the libraries and break the link to everyone else. Let's see what happened to that file that we created. So this one here. Ok. This was based on that library. What you'll notice now is in, it's like this is the one we dragged all the stuff up from that kind of shared library doesn't delete them. It just goes, you're now local files. They're no longer connected like they were. And you can see there, all my styles have disappeared from the site there. Ok. So I've disconnected that library. I can pick another one. Ok. Which has got all the same stuff in it. Let's turn on that one back in business. One thing I might do as well is I go and got rid of the pages I need. Let's do it from this one is you can, in terms of these styles. One thing I, I just remembered I haven't covered is I can go to my, so we go on econ V one. Let's go to my mobile page. Let's go on home page. I've got some grids. OK? You can turn these into styles as well. So I can add this and say this is my like mobile just so we're all consistent across different documents yourself and other people you might be working with. This is my sixth call and you might put in what kind of petting you're using as well. So everyone knows that could be part of the library. All right. So that is team libraries and fig a you need to have your file out of drafts and into your team projects. So that you can share your styles and if you've got a paid account, your components as well and that the libraries are more like a bridge between this originating file and other files between you and your documents and other team members. All right, there are libraries on to the next video.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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