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Where Should You Keep Your Main Components In Figma

Lesson 75 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

Where Should You Keep Your Main Components In Figma

Lesson 75 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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75. Where Should You Keep Your Main Components In Figma

<b>In this lesson we talk about where you should keep your main components and what the best practice is.</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

Where Should You Keep Your Main Components In Figma

Hey Gang. Uh this video, we're gonna talk about where you should keep your main components. OK? At the moment, we're just throwing them everywhere. OK? There is uh best practice. Let me show you how. So this is best practice. My best practice and a lot of other designers, best practice, you can pick your own way. So at the moment, our assets panel here isn't too bad, right? It's got local components and these ones here aren't on a frame. So they're just kind of hanging out here. Um You know, outside of stuff. This one here is on a frame, let's say I turn. So I want to use this thing. The best practice is all right, you're going to be a component. So I go command option K on a Mac and that is control alt K on a PC. And what you do is you leave the main over there and then you use an instance in this. So that guy is kind of separate just so that we can put our master on another page. Because if they end up on pages, let's do a few of them on pages. Let's copy that one over here, we'll tu...

rn this into our component. OK? This can get super messy. So what we like to do, we were speaking for all of the UX designers in the world is I want to grab this with my master. There is there. So this master here, I want to move it to a new page. Just keep everything on. OK? I can go to my pages here. There we are. I can say you are going to be a whole page dedicated to my com opponents. OK? I'm gonna put it towards the top so that if somebody else is using my file, they can find them all. They're just in one place, I can find them, they're all in one place and when we move them there. So let's go to our Hi Fi we can go right click, move to page components. That was one as well. Let's move him there as well. Components just keeps this tidy and once they're all there, you'll see that I've got this page called components and they're all just in here rather than kind of spread across this document. There's a few components on the desktop. Let's add a component here. Let's say that's a component. Command shift K. You can see assets kind of spread across a couple of pages. There might be 100 pages that you're working on. It's just nice to see, you know, I'm gonna leave a version of it there, but the master is gonna go to the components page. You can see everything's just in components, making it easy. Now, I gotta go back and move all of these on there. OK? There he is. You are now going to be moved to our components page. Now it doesn't jump to them. I wish you could click on them and let's just jump to them. It'll jump to the page that they're on. Um Hopefully there's a go to Master or show Master. Maybe I can't find it, but I get confused sometimes between XD and this XD has it. OK. Figment doesn't, I don't think leave in the notes if you do know how to jump to the master from here. OK. So where is that one? Don't know with something that looks like him. Is that the master? Yep. I'm right. Clicking to see whether they've got the Go to Master option. This is just me being silly and making a bunch of, ah ha I spotted him. OK. So you are also gonna go to that one so you can just tidy it up, just make sure that your components all on one page and that page doesn't need a frame. Let's have a look at it. This ends up looking like I'm gonna go shift one. OK. At the moment, it's got stuff everywhere. We're gonna tidy it up. When we get a little bit later on, we'll do a kind of a design spec kind of design system page, but they can just hang out by themselves like this. You can make all the kind of pop up models all together. You can make all the maybe cards together, all the different logos together, stretched out looking nice. Now, if you don't want to be that nice or that organized, you can just use the search. OK? So if you're naming at least naming them something, you can go into your messy assets folder and actually just search for it and just type in uh logo, OK? And it will just cut it down to those ones that might be enough for you. You can switch it to list mode, just make sure you clear that it kind of hangs around the assets that search, ok? You can work for quite a while and actually go another little trick. I'm not sure if you can always do this. But if you just put in a space like you're searching for everything and just kind of list them out nicely, it doesn't matter if it's list view or that view instead of trying to break, break them into the different um frames, OK? But if I put a space bar in there, that seems to work, it doesn't feel very official though. So that might disappear or become a sweet button that you can click. So that is a way of doing it. If you just have yours scattered across your document, that's OK too. OK? It can be everywhere and you just use the search but you will find as soon as you get past one document, maybe a couple of documents starting sharing with somebody else. You're gonna have to start being a little bit more careful with a your naming and where you keep your kind of main components. All hope that was helpful. That was a messy video. Alright enough of that, let's get on to the next video.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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