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Sharing Figma With Developers & Engineers Handoff

Lesson 108 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

Sharing Figma With Developers & Engineers Handoff

Lesson 108 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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108. Sharing Figma With Developers & Engineers Handoff

<b>In this lesson we will show you the basics on how to share your Figma design with developers and handing it off to engineers.</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

Sharing Figma With Developers & Engineers Handoff

Hi, everyone in this video. We're gonna look at what I'm calling a vanilla version of a hand off to your engineer or your developer. OK? So just a nice simple kind of just the basics. There is your mock up down the bottom here. There is just some little bit of information about what we're doing, what the client is, what flow we're kind of demonstrating down here and maybe some links. OK? To um the prototype link. OK? So I've added that link maybe earlier on just so that they can easily go to the prototype if they're not sure how to get there. And it is really for somebody who's you're going to be working with some developer who's gonna get real on board with FIG A and be part of this whole uh online collaboration thing. And there's going to be people who just want to be told what to do, given good documentation and left to building it again, this will come down to your developer. So kind of just work with them, it might be a bit of a process to get them on board with the FIG A. OK? The...

re's a shared document that we might be using some sort of papery fig jammy mirror board thing that you might be using. OK. Just all the stuff there and easily find and, yeah, just dumped all my styles on the page, all the colors, you know, it depends on how much you want to impress them. Like this is not impressive at all, but I put the colors out there. OK? Uh Components are kind of stripped out and I haven't labeled them all. I could. It really, yeah, there's no right or wrong. OK? Just get a sense for what's required for this one. You might go way overboard for your first one. OK? Get it looking pretty. I'll show you some good examples better than my examples. Um But yeah, just kind of laid out the basics for this page. Now, how do I share it with them? You do the share option? Oh, hi, everyone little button here. I'm going to, there's a little update um to this video. Um fig we have changed things a little bit. What we've done in the past is when we've shared stuff for a developer, we shared to them and we got them to then go to this inspect tab here. They've moved that inspect tab into this little toggle switch. OK? It's called DEV mode. Now, instead of inspect, still kind of inspect there it is there. OK? Bart, they're calling it DEV mode. OK? So when you are sharing, I'm in design mode, it's blue DEV mode green. OK? If I go to share and I share this link to the developer, what's gonna end up happening is they're gonna go into your design version, which is a little bit more complicated and a little bit harder to use for developers. OK? So you want to get them straight into DEV mode. So what you do as a designer, as you say, you got that on then go to share. And if you share a link from this mode, OK? DEV mode, OK? You'll get a link that comes to this green version. I'll explain what the green version is now, but it's a better way to share. That's why I've put it in right at that point. Don't share that original version. This is the new better way. Now I might as well continue on with a chunk of the video explaining what is in this kind of inspect mode now, really called DEV mode is that this allows a developer to go through and be a bit self sufficient. OK? So they can go through and say actually uh I can click on this and it's just easier for them to work on. OK? If you've got groups inside of groups inside of frames, it can get a bit tricky for developers to click, click, click, click, click to try and find the bits they need. Whereas now in DEV mode, it's a little bit more one clicky wishes if I click on this top navigation. Ok. It's giving me a lot of stuff about the navigation, height and width. Ok. I'm using CS S they might be using one of the app development frameworks. Ok. I'm gonna use CS S ok? But it gives them the code that they may or may not use depending on what they need. Ok. The colors used in there, which is awesome. Ok. Also all the assets in this. I'm actually, I'm done the whole frame. Let's click on just the, the top navigation. Can you see? It's given me that spacing, but it's given me the icons that are in it, which is really easy. So in previous videos, we showed you how to like um you know, export SCGS for the developer. If you've got a developer that is working inside of FIG A, they can grab the stuff themselves. That's the way we work at bringing your laptop. OK? Our developer Malcolm will come into the FIG M files and pull the stuff he needs out of here. OK? So that's handy. OK? You can decide SP GP NG and then just hit the little download button a lot more self sufficient. The other thing to note is that at the moment, this is uh what's called an open beta. So it's a function that is used. Everybody in fig A can use it free accounts, paid accounts, enterprise. And I know the plan is in the future, I think it is, is to make this a pro only account. Ok. So pay down only account. So yours might be different if you're in the free account in the future and you're watching this and how you got a hold of this video. Ok? And it's not updated and that yours might look slightly different. You might have a cut down version, your DEV mode might only be enabled in pro mode, ok? And you might get a limited amount of insect features, but at the moment it's open to everybody. So here we go DEV mode. It's really cool. Just make sure when you are sharing your link, you're in this toggle switch to make sure you get the right link to the developer. That's it. Uh last part of the video and then we'll move on. Well, that's the update version gone carry on with the video. Enjoy. Actually, before you go one last thing, super important, OK? You need to know how to put emojis in your page names because it's gonna impress everyone. OK? So on a Mac, you double click in here have the cursor flashing where you want your emoji and you go command control space bar. OK? And then you can start deciding what kind of things you want in there. Very important. Find appropriate stuff for the different page names, makes it easier to find them. Kind of, it's just fun using emojis on A PC. I don't know how it's a little bit weird. I googled it and it's not super clear. You just need to Google the words add emoji to text layers. It's more of a generic Windows thing. OK? Same on Mac you just but Mac's got a shortcut for it but both can be done. You can add these emojis uh down here as well. They can be in any text box just make sure your cur is flashing two of them. Alright. That is gonna be it very important emojis. Alright on to the next video.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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