If you’ve had any of the same thought patterns as me, you might be thinking about learning how to convert Figma files to HTML.
This article will hopefully help you get started on that path.
Although this post is geared towards learning how to convert a Figma file to HTML, I think the same tips can be applied to any prototyping tool out there.
Here are 5 tips that helped me learn Figma to HTML:
It’s been a while since we posted one of our “How to” series, and the previous ones were all about design. So, this time around, we wanted to switch it up and create something for developers.
So, if you’re a developer who’s learning Figma or just recently started working with it, this is for you.
Here are five of our best tips for making the transition from Figma to HTML as smooth and seamless as possible.
I’m going to share with you five tips that helped me transition from Figma to coding. There are probably more than five tips so if you have any you’d like to share, feel free to add them in the comments.
The first tip is one that really helped me out when I started using Figma and it applies directly here too: learn the keyboard shortcuts. There’s nothing worse than getting into a new tool or software and not knowing what keys do what. There are some basic ones like Ctrl/Cmd+C and Ctrl/Cmd+V but there are also some great ones for selecting objects, zooming in and out, as well as duplicating things on the page. Learn them before you start working on your project because it will save you so much time down the road!
Our second tip is about layers. You can group layers together and name them exactly how you would want them named in code. If you want
If you’re a designer who knows how to use Figma, but are looking to learn more about HTML and CSS, I can help!
This blog will give you all the tips and tricks you need to learn how to code a website from scratch.
There are many different ways you can go about learning HTML and CSS such as taking an online course or watching youtube tutorials.
However, when it comes to learning HTML and CSS, the best way to learn is by doing. The best way to improve your coding skills is by practicing.
One of the best ways that I learned how to code was by replicating other people’s designs. This helped me understand how things were coded and allowed me to practice my own coding skills.
If you’re a designer or developer, you know the pain of converting your designs into code. Up until recently, I was using Figma which is an amazing tool for collaborative design work. However, the one thing that’s always bothered me is the lack of developer handoff tools.
So, I decided to switch back to Sketch, which has a great plugin called Anima Toolkit that helps you convert your designs into code (HTML and React).
However, switching from one design tool to another isn’t always easy. If you’re wondering how I made this transition and what I learned from it, read on.
1. Designing in Sketch vs. Figma
One of my favorite parts about Figma is it’s collaborative features. It makes it super easy to share files with other team members and leave comments on elements; however, the feeling of designing in Figma just isn’t the same as Sketch.
The most notable difference is the way Sketch uses “Artboards” instead of frames like Figma does. This makes it easier to visualize how each page will look when exported and how they’ll be nested inside each other (in case you want to use React).
Another big difference is that in Sketch there are only 3 types of elements: Text
I recently made the switch from Sketch to Figma. After only a few minutes of using it, I was blown away by how intuitive and easy it was to use. While the functionality is similar across both platforms, there are subtle features in each that make them unique and very beneficial to designers.
Figma has a lot of built-in functionality that I believe makes it superior to Sketch. For example, they have a handy feature called Constraints that makes responsive web design incredibly simple. You just add a few constraints to your elements and they will automatically scale to whatever size you set them at. This is great for prototyping or even building out websites with live data because if something changes on the back end (like an image or text), then your layout won’t break and you won’t have to spend any time manually updating things like padding/margins, font sizes etc…
Another big thing I love about Figma are their components. Components are groups of elements (or even entire frames) that can be reused across multiple pages of your document for quick prototyping or easy updates when changes occur. You can change colors, fonts, padding/margins etc… all within the component itself and everything will update accordingly on your other pages where those components exist!