Designer. Tutor. Created Cabana Design System for Figma https://cabanaforfigma.com & sharing UI & UX Tips at https://www.marcandrew.me
Two Mobile design examples. One shown with elements with very small ‘Tap Areas’, and the other with much larger ‘Tap Areas’.

When creating efficient, accessible, and beautiful UIs, it takes only the smallest tweaks to improve your designs.

In this follow-up article I’ve brought you another selection of easy to put into practice UI & UX micro-tips.

Tips that can, with little effort, help improve both your designs, and the user…

Two design examples. One with the title ‘It’s your style, and your way’, and the other with simply ‘Your style. Your way.’

A thorough understanding of Typography is essential in creating great UIs.

Why?

Because most of what you see on the web is content-based, having a better understanding of typography can help you hold the reader’s attention, provide a better user experience, and strengthen the meaning of the text you’re presenting.

A design shown on the canvas in Figma, with the layer list to the left showing multiple layers open

In this article (updated and expanded for 2022), I’ve compiled a list of quick and easy tips to help speed up your design workflow in Figma.

Some of these you may already be familiar with, but there’s always a chance you’ll discover something new.

Let’s dive on in…

1. In the Inspector, use simple Math. Save your energy for more important tasks.

Two design examples. One for a product listing with Radio buttons, and the other using a Dropdown list.

When creating efficient, accessible, and beautiful UIs, it takes only the smallest tweaks to improve your designs.

In this follow-up article I’ve brought you another selection of easy to put into practice UI & UX micro-tips.

Tips that can, with little effort, help improve both your designs, and the user…

Two design examples. One with a terrible font combination, and the other with a much improved font combination

When creating efficient, accessible, and beautiful UIs, it takes only the smallest tweaks to improve your designs.

In this follow-up article I’ve brought you another selection of easy to put into practice UI & UX micro-tips.

Tips that can, with little effort, help improve both your designs, and the user…

Figma Tutorial

Figma is great. Its focus on design systems has allowed teams to collaborate better than ever before. One area that Figma lacks in though, is design tokens. Figma has Color Styles, but lack the ability to create semantic references. It has Text Styles, but it lacks the ability to define…

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