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What are Components in Figma?

Lesson 72 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

What are Components in Figma?

Lesson 72 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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72. What are Components in Figma?

<b>In this lesson we will look at components. You will learn how to use a master component and the use of it.</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

What are Components in Figma?

Hi, everyone in this video. We're going to look at a component. What is it? Why is it useful? The short version is you've got a master in an instance. This master can control all of his little Children. OK? Which are called instances. But the little Children can do stuff that's different. You can see it is green, it's got different text so we can create a master component. Do some little overrides, they all feel unique but when we make a change bold, they all go bold, super helpful. All right. Let's jump in and look at how to make a component. All right, let's talk components. What are components? They are reusable things. They've got loads of perks. Let's start with a nice, simple example. I've got this button here. It can be a rectangle. It can be, you can do anything into a component. I'm gonna use this button because I want to use it more than once because at the moment I have to go and find it and copy and paste it. So I'm gonna create it into what's called a master component. So ...

select on it. It's over here. It's called button now. Click on this button here. It says create component boom. What's changed? Very little. OK? Except the icon has changed, look undo redo. OK? So it's changed into this little thing. You'll see components everywhere and we'll start using them a little bit now and then we'll use them. You'll find yourself. Everything is a component. Why you say OK, it's because it adds to my assets panel, which is kind of helpful. So we've been doing exclusively with layers. Let's go to assets and have a look on our checkout page. There is a there's my little button there makes them easy to be reused. So down here, I'm like, actually I don't want this one. I want that button over here so I can click hold and drag it out. OK? This is considered an instance of my master component. My master is that original one here. This guy is the ruler of all instances. Let's say that I make this one and I, I don't want to delete these. They took me ages to drag out. OK? So I've got this one copy. OK? So I got three of them. These are instances from that original one. Why this is cool? Is this master here? If I amend this one, if I go inside of it, so I'm going to go back to my layers panel, double click it to go inside. OK? And what I'm looking to do is maybe change some stuff. Maybe I need to make it a different size. Oh Look, they're all connected. That is the power of having components. OK? The master and the instance or the parent and child, this is called the mas uh the main in early versions of fig A. So you'll hear me call it main quite a bit by accident. It's now called master. Same, same different name. Cool. So that is one perk, another perk is that you can actually do some variations on these. You can say actually this one here, I'm gonna change to this color. And the cool thing about it is I can make some slight amends to my instances. OK? Some variations on it. Watch this, it's still controlled. OK? So I can kind of make everything a little bit individual but control some of the bigger things like the sizes and the scale. OK? I can go into the font here and change it to be light. You see they all go light. You're like, oh that's cool. What if I need this button to say not purchase but delete. So instances can have some unique parts to them. OK? Color. I've changed the text but there's some parts that the master will control. It's pretty well implemented here in fig. Let's say that you got here and you're like actually I need to reset it back. OK? I wanna go back to be like the master. I can right? Click it and say let's go to reset all overrides. So overrides are what we're doing to these instances. Ok. We're overriding some of them. Like we made a pink fuchsia, call it pink. Ok. But you can reset it often. You'll lose control of like well placement with the hell is that master? Ok. I can right. Click it and say actually main component. Go to that one for me. Oh, there it is. That's the main one and now I can make my adjustments, ok? I need to get rid of that. Um round of corners, 00000. You can see they all come along with the right. But this one here actually I want this one to have some corners. 1010, 10, typing the wrong one. Hang on 10. Alright. So I've added around the corners so I have some overrides applied to this go on. So we'll cover a bit more and a bit. But basically everything becomes a component kind of like it's a frame you start with a frame or the frame goodness and then eventually becomes a component like this logo here. It'd be great. OK? It is a frame. I'm gonna turn it into a component. Why? Because I want this logo to go into my Essences panel, ok? And on the checkout page there it is there. OK? I can go to my new document. I'm like, ok, let's go to our pages. Let's open up my desktop and I'm like, I need that logo where could it be? And the assets there it is there. Oh Look at that. And in this case, I might not ever change it but I might OK? Means I can go back to that original. OK? And what will happen is watch this because I'm on a different page. I'm gonna see layers here. We're on a different page, right? I'm going to right click and say go back to my main component. OK? And it'll jump back to that mobile page that we've got back to that original. The other thing that I haven't mentioned is the master component looks like that. It's the four diamond shaped dark Philly things. And if I go back to my desktop version, can you see it's the same name, but it's got this single kind of not a diamond square on a side, but it's hollow. Those are instances. So you kind of know the other way to tell is let's have a look. Let's go back to our this mobile view. Now at the moment, we've got ours on a page. But if I drag it off into the no man's land, you'll see there's that icon again, you'll see that quite a bit. So that is my master and let's drag an instant. So before we drag an instance from here, OK, Kate doesn't have all that fancy stuff on it. OK? With the diamonds, you can actually just duplicate this and what you've done is you've not made two masters. OK? You actually made an instance, you can tell my LAS panel you see there just a little diamond original, the master, the main, the parent. And then the instance based off of that, you might end up with 100 instances and just one master. All right. So let's go through some more perks for components.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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