Ongoing debate over new Figma UI

over 2 years ago from Mattan Ingram,

  • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 2 years ago

    Your image is broken (I was able to grab the URL and look at it).

    The section labels are bolder (and no longer uppercase), but the actual input labels are less bold and those are the ones that matter way more. Also changing them to lowercase makes them a little less differentiated from the input labels below them.

    It's good they made the panel white, but go compare the old layers/pages panel to the new one. The contrast has gotten a lot worse, and has much smaller text and icons (and oddly much bigger indents for each layer of hierarchy).

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    • Ryan MackRyan Mack, over 2 years ago

      Hmm, personally, I think the contrast is a little better on the layers panel now that the labels are bold; the gray backgrounds for frames always threw me off spatially. And visual hierarchy was a big bump in improvement for me with the increased indentation.

      Again, we don't know the nuances of the problems they were solving. It's easy to point at the changes and call them detrimental, but for all we know they could have fixed a lot of issues people were having before. We just don't know at this point.

      Because you're really having usability issues, you're already doing the best thing by voicing it directly and in the open so they have more data to go off of.

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