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The collaborative interface design tool.
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What is Figma?

Figma is the first interface design tool with real-time collaboration. It keeps everyone on the same page. Focus on the work instead of fighting your tools.
Figma is a tool in the Graphic Design category of a tech stack.

Who uses Figma?

Companies
1085 companies reportedly use Figma in their tech stacks, including Tech Stack, Figma, and Revolut.

Developers
2671 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Figma.

Figma Integrations

Slack, Jira, Trello, Dropbox, and Notion are some of the popular tools that integrate with Figma. Here's a list of all 60 tools that integrate with Figma.
Pros of Figma
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Web-based application
10
Intuitive interface and perfect collaboration
8
Free software
7
Works on both Mac and Windows
7
Highly Collaborative
6
Great plugins, easy to extend
5
Works on multiple OS's
5
Imports Sketch files
5
Large community, tutorials, documentation
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Hands done the best design tool for collaboration!
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Prototyping, design files and comments all in one place
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Interactive, event-based prototypes
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No more syncing between Sketch and InVision
Decisions about Figma

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Figma in their tech stack.

Chauncey Kelly
Software Engineer at West Bend Mutual Insurance · | 4 upvotes · 66.2K views
Needs advice
on
FlowbiteFlowbite
and
Material-UIMaterial-UI

I'm looking for a library that can allow customization, relatively low effort integration with TypeScript, and ability to bring business users into the design process with a tool like Figma design. We are developing our own SDK for quick dev setup through Open API and build with Webpack and mustache templates. I know Flowbite comes with Typescript definition files out of the box but not nearly as supported as Material-UI. I need to understand what additional work having something that definitely will have long term support like Material UI converted into Typescript vs Flowbite that will have less support, but a typescript definition file out of the box, and what customizing components will do to the type definition files.

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Needs advice
on
Fabric.jsFabric.js
and
KonvaKonva

I am working on a Figma-like web application. Which library is better for this type of feature?

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Needs advice
on
Next.jsNext.jsPayload CMSPayload CMS
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WordPressWordPress

We are an NGO and we got from a partner a new design for our knowledge-sharing platform https://morethandigital.info/en/. We have now almost finalized the UI/UX Design in Figma with all the flows and functionalities for the future platform.

Next.js came up often as a possible solution for our future "platform" but I am not sure, also I found Payload CMS in the process as WordPress seems to be not the right decision for us. The next generation of our knowledge-sharing platform should also have more functionalities as the current version is only an article publishing platform.

Some of the new functionalities we thought of to make consuming/sharing knowledge easier:

  • Better Author / Organization / Publication pages
  • Peer-Review Feedback and Translation Feedback
  • Translation flows and integration of machine translation suggestion
  • Collaboration and live collaboration (like Google Docs)
  • Follow Creators, Subscribe to Authors/Organizations
  • Create collections (collections of articles) and share them
  • As well as "Save for later" and other functionalities that help better interaction with content

As we are overwhelmed with the choices it is really hard to determine what technology stack/choices we should make in order to keep it as lean and easy as possible without creating too much overhead. Is there any "Best practice" you could recommend to allow for a low-cost development of our Design into a scalable infrastructure that doesn't cost thousands a month for hosting etc. (currently we serve 2.5 million people with 24 USD in Hosting and 20 USD in CDN with a WordPress system)? So please don't suggest options that are 100s of USD per month or thousands per month as we simply don't have the budget.

Any help/info/hints/recommendations are really appreciated!

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Needs advice
on
FigmaFigmaJavaScriptJavaScript
and
PythonPython

Hi,

I'm hoping to get some much-needed tech-stack advice. I have been in UX/UI design for ~11 years now. No hands-on programming until very recently, I learned the basics of Python/CSS 3/HTML5/Django/Flask.

I am looking to work in early-stage startups, helping to build tech/software design. Where I would essentially need to wear multiple hats.

The tricky part for me has been understanding which technology I should focus on learning.

I don't really care at all about where the jobs are. I care more about these priorities (in order):

  • Feature-rich / Robust capabilities / Scaling / future-proofing / Security (Is it good tech)
  • Ease of build. (Being a UX/UI guy, I love a good GUI to build with.)
  • Library resources. Would love to skip the easy stuff whenever possible.
  • Strong Dev community.
  • Ability to convert Prototypes to usable code. Figma?
  • Cross-platform capabilities.
  • Monolithic nature. Would love to avoid learning a million different tools.

Basically, I am looking to be enough of a do-it-all type developer, that gets the MVP tech stack far enough along with the company to get funding and get the dedicated resources we would need for whatever the technology is...

Any advice is appreciated! Thanks! - Brian

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Needs advice
on
Bootstrap StudioBootstrap Studio
and
FigmaFigma

Which one is better between Bootstrap & Figma to make a web design to get HTML, CSS code?

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Jakub Olan
Node.js Software Engineer · | 17 upvotes · 387.5K views
Migrated
from
JiraJiraYouTrackYouTrack
to
LinearLinear
at

Last time we shared there information about our decision about using YouTrack over Jira actually we found much better solution that our team have loved. Linear is a minimalistic issue tracker that integrates well with Sentry, GitHub, Slack and Figma which are our basic tools. I would like to recommend checking out Linear as a potential alternative to "heavy" issue trackers, maybe at enterprises that may not work but when we're a startup that works awesome!

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Figma's Features

  • Online Sketch alternative
  • Free for small teams
  • Easy to use

Figma Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Figma?
Sketch
Easily create complex shapes with our state-of-the-art vector boolean operations and take advantage of our extensive layer styles.
InVision
InVision lets you create stunningly realistic interactive wireframes and prototypes without compromising your creative vision.
Adobe XD
A vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps.
Zeplin
Collaboration app for designers & developers. Supports Sketch and Photoshop (on beta!).
ProtoPie
It is the easiest tool used to turn your UI/UX design ideas into highly interactive prototypes for mobile, desktop, web, all the way to IoT. ProtoPie runs on macOS & Windows and the player app is on iOS and Android.
See all alternatives

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