Ongoing debate over new Figma UI

over 2 years ago from Mattan Ingram, http://mattaningram.com

  • Ryan MackRyan Mack, over 2 years ago

    Yeah, the frustration is understandable. This could've been a low hanging fruit for them and something that's been on the roadmap for a while and still not inhibit progress on new features. The innovation and engineering mindset Figma brings is refreshing and don't foresee them slowing down on that front.

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    • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 2 years ago

      I think the Figma team is great and their hard work shows, but I am beginning to believe that at a core level attempting to recreate the environments you are designing for will always fall behind a tool that works in the environment you are designing for.

      I wouldn't be surprised if in the next few years there is a large switch for web designers from tools like Sketch/Figma to tools like Modulz, Hadron, Webflow, etc. and eventually the same thing will happen for native designers.

      Trying to recreate all these web features in Canvas means you will always be a step behind a tool built with HTML and CSS.

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      • Ryan MackRyan Mack, over 2 years ago

        Yeah, agreed. That's the beauty of competition.

        The line between pseudo design [like mockups/comps] and actual implementation is slowing blurring for tools as we inch closer to creating and implementing in real time, re: no-code movement. Though, web standards had to reach a point for apps like you listed to become viable and as those standards improve, the apps will too, bringing in more users.

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