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What Is Figma For & Does It Do The Coding?

Lesson 3 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

What Is Figma For & Does It Do The Coding?

Lesson 3 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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3. What Is Figma For & Does It Do The Coding?

<b>In this lesson we will cover what Figma is. Learn what Figma is used for by UX designers but also what Figma does not do for you.</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 Is Figma For & Does It Do The Coding?

Alright, let's talk about what fig A is for and what it's not for. And it is amazing at rapid prototyping of things like websites and apps, ok? It does do other things which will cover a little bit. Um but it is the main tool of a UX or U I designer. OK. And their role in the creation of either wire frames which we'll do in this course, OK. Of really quick kind of look and feel for an app or a website through to kind of like really like, it looks exactly like a website, high fidelity mockups of this website with interactivity as well, ok? And this kind of leads me to where it doesn't do, you can make something that looks very like a website enough so that you can go out to testing. And that's probably the, the, the best bit about fig A and UX in general is that we'll create something and then we'll actually be able to get it in the hands of the client, uh the intended audience, ok? Our customers and they can, it's not going to be complete, ok? But they'll be able to use it enough that ...

we can make some observations and actually test some theories about what, you know, they think and you know what the users want and if things need to be changes, we can change them really quickly and fig and then get them back to them, like why they're sitting there. OK. So it is about rapid prototyping, quick, you know, uh changes and get to a point where you're like satisfied with the website or the app. And you're like, this has gone through a bit of user testing clients happy with it. Now, this is where fig A doesn't do anything else. OK? It is just a prototype and it's not going to code the website for you or the app. OK? It hands over little pieces to the developer to use, OK, CS, S and SVGS and graphics and stuff. Um But not a lot that the developer can use, they'll end up kind of starting from scratch using your mockups. OK? And they'll use a lot of things like spacing and they'll make it look like your app. OK? But um that's what FBI doesn't do. OK? It doesn't do the coding site. So what you do is you get it kind of signed off with the client and then you either work with a developer. If you're a developer yourself, you start coding it. Um or you might start like if you're, you might get into HTML and CS S, I've got a course on that if you want to start doing your own stuff, OK? Or you might be using something like wordpress or Webflow. OK? I've got courses on the horizon for both of those too. Or Wix or something more drag and drop. OK? You then have to build it based on your fig mockup that you've, it's a lot faster to do, then go and build it either in one of those tools or code it. So that's what it is, rapid prototyping. OK? And what it's not is you're not going to have a complete sight at the end. That's a question. I get asked a lot. So next video actually, I forgot one thing. Don't go away edit it, don't cut it. Uh What else is it getting used for? I think that is getting used a lot for like just regular or graphic design mainly in the digital space. So like social media campaigns, there's amazing things. You'll, you'll see it as you go through the course, you'll be like this would be really handy for doing Instagram story posts or carousels or a bunch of different sizes for ads. It is getting really good at that. It doesn't do a very good print stuff. You can put a normal page into it, you can say a four US letter OK. So while people are using it as an alternative for something like maybe illustrator and a bit of Photoshop, Photoshop is still required, but um you'll see it it's made for designing websites and apps, but people are using it for all sorts of other stuff. Now, it's coming, not a general design tool but know that you will find some people using it a lot more for things that it's not meant to, but it does, it just perfect. All right. So that's what it is. That's what it isn't. Now, this is the end cut.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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