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Figma Handbook

44 sections - 1 hour of video

A comprehensive guide to the best tips and tricks in Figma

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Taught by Meng To

Purchase includes access to 30+ courses, 100+ premium tutorials, 120+ hours of videos, source files and certificates.

44 topics

All techniques are explained step-by-step, in a beginner-friendly format so that you can easily follow in a cohesive way.

1

The Figma Design Tool

Getting started with Figma as your design tool

0:54

2

The Editor in Figma

Getting familiar with the Figma interface

1:17

3

Basic Tools

Getting to know the tool panel in Figma

2:14

4

Position, Size, Rotation, & Corner Radius properties

Working with Position, Size, Rotation, & Corner Radius properties

1:27

5

Color Styles

Working with color styles on Figma

1:13

6

Masks

Learning how to use masks in Figma

1:47

7

Dark Mode with Selection Colors

Learn to design and adapt for designs for Dark Mode with Selection Colors

1:17

8

Gradients

Working with gradients on Figma

1:36

9

Creating Backgrounds

Design backgrounds in Figma

2:37

10

Blending Modes

Learn to interesting techniques with Blending Modes

2:02

11

Alignment, Distribution, & Tidy up Properties

Exploring Alignment and Tidy up in Figma

1:24

12

Union and Corner Radius

Working on union and corner radius

2:53

13

Shadow and Blur Effects

Exploring ways to incorporate shadows and blur to your design

1:48

14

Using Images

Steps on how to use images in Figma

2:00

15

Fill, Stroke, & Advanced Stroke

Get to know more about the Fill and various Stroke options in Figma

3:21

16

Text Properties and Styles

Explore and learn about Figma's type properties

1:37

17

Google Fonts and Custom Fonts

Playing with Fonts on design

1:13

18

Accessibility

Exploring a11y in design

19

Responsive Design

Designing responsive layouts in Figma using Constraints and Auto Layout

3:07

20

Constraints

Working with Constraints in Figma

1:11

21

Layout Grid

Learn to design using grids, columns, rows and margins.

2:00

22

Auto Layout in Figma

Working with Auto Layout for responsive design

1:45

23

Vector Mode

Exploring vector mode to edit and customize vector shapes

0:55

24

Vector Network

Learn to use vector networks and design icons

1:19

25

Perspective Mockups

Use realistic mockups to present your designs

2:00

26

3D Mockups

Adding 3D mockups to design

1:20

27

Using Illustrations in Design

Incorporate illustrations into your design

2:03

28

Booleans

Using booleans to design icons

2:24

29

Icon Design

Learn how to design icons using the tools provided by Figma

1:48

30

Components

Make your design more reusable by using components.

1:50

31

Team Library

Publishing your design styles and components

2:14

32

Creating Confetti

Working with Confetti plugin

1:59

33

Looper Shape Duplication

Working with Looper Figma plugin

1:41

34

Apple Watch Ring

Creating apple watch ring in Figma

2:23

35

Exporting Assets in Figma

Learn about exporting assets in Figma for implementation

1:39

36

Exporting CSS Code

Working with CSS code on Figma

1:04

37

Designing with Data

Plugins to help you design with real content

1:57

38

Prototyping

Quickly create an entire flow for your app design in Figma

2:25

39

Version History

Working with version history on Figma

1:25

40

Multiplayer, Commenting, & Previews

Learn about collaboration & sharing with Figma

1:36

41

Variants

Combining similar components into variants

5:39

42

Interactive Components

Creating reusable interactions using interactive components

43

UIKits

Designing using UIKits in Figma

4:47

44

Plugins

Exploring and Designing using Plugins in Figma

5:47

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Redesign your existing app or start from scratch as you follow along and learn the techniques.

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120+ hours of video

120+ hours of video

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Subtitles in English, Chinese

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Source files, ePub

UI, icons, illustrations

UI, icons, illustrations

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Meet the instructors

We all try to be consistent with our way of teaching step-by-step, providing source files and prioritizing design in our courses.

Meng To

I design, code and write

Meng To is the author of Design+Code. Meng started off his career as a self-taught designer from Montreal and eventually traveled around the world for 2 years as his US VISA was denied. During his travels, he wrote a book which now has 35,000 readers.

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Damjan Dimovski

Senior iOS Developer at 3PDevelopment

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Damjan Dimovski

Senior iOS Developer at 3PDevelopment

Made using SwiftUI and @MengTo's awesome Design+Code courses on SwiftUI and UI design!

Ángel Vāzquez

UI-X interaction & design

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Ángel Vāzquez

UI-X interaction & design

I can’t thank you enough @MengTo, thank you for making the whole process so enjoyable. This is the beginning of a new era for me thanks to you I found my passion and what I want to do for the next following years. Red heart

Christiano Mere

Designer

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Christiano Mere

Designer

My studies of swiftUI with a little help and inspirations of @designcodeio and @MengTo. Thanks for the today's live. Illustrations by @FireartStudio

Mike Ekkel

Frontend Engineer at Bynder

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Mike Ekkel

Frontend Engineer at Bynder

What I really like about @MengTo's SwiftUI course is how he introduces you to awesome use cases for so many of the view modifiers. While this scroll animation is straight from the course, you can imagine all the cool things you could do with it!

Rachel Nelson

Mobile developer

Your first book was extremely helpful for me because, like yourself, I also started off as a pixel-pusher and I liked to make things look pretty without thinking too much of how design really functions. Your book has really helped me to fine-tune my skills in design!

Roy van Rooijen

Creator of Sketch Runner

Design+Code 1 got me fully into using Sketch and I’m amped to discover what’s new in this sequel. Thanks so much for creating it and keep up the great work!

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