Figma launches

over 5 years ago from Josh Dunsterville, Designer building community at Figma

  • Rhys MerrittRhys Merritt, over 5 years ago

    So regardless of the content, you will upvote just because it's something from Figma? That's interesting. Not a bad thing, I don't want you to think I'm saying it's wrong - just interesting. To me, that says that Figma are doing a great job of creating product advocates...

    I think I probably feel the same about Framer JS... I love just about everything about what they do, so I guess I've upvoted things of theirs in the past that I didn't necessarily read into too much.

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    • Katie MacoyKatie Macoy, over 5 years ago

      "So regardless of the content, you will upvote just because it's something from Figma?"

      Not what I was saying at all...I don't upvote anything Figma related solely because I'm a fan of Figma. Why does this community feel so hostile?

      For the past year I've been working on teams trying to figure out how to make a design system. I feel like we all have a lot to learn so any resources or input is good. I appreciate that Figma is thinking about this and hopefully optimising their software to support design systems. FWIW, I work on a team that exclusively uses Sketch (and a Sketch library as our design system) and while that experience isn't terrible, it also isn't great. I'm always hunting for better solutions. I don't have much loyalty to software, just whatever solves my problem the best at that moment.

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      • Rhys MerrittRhys Merritt, over 5 years ago

        Hostile? I thought I made a bit of an effort there to be as diplomatic and unoffencive as possible.

        When I read "I upvoted this as I'm a big fan of Figma"... I made the assumption that you did exactly that - upvoted because it was something from Figma.

        Perhaps the community feels hostile if you are reading things as though they are an attack towards you... I think it's best to assume people have good intentions, and remember that there is a lot of nuance lost when written in a comment online. I can only assume that if we were having this conversation in person, you might feel like it's a lot less hostile.

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