There are so many subtle features embedded in a lot of quality fonts, like ligatures, alternate letterforms, or styled digits. You can use these to improve your design. However, until recently it wasn’t really possible to use it in modern design tools like Figma and Sketch. But that is changing! Figma now supports OpenType features of all the fonts you use, wether they’re local fonts, Google Fonts, or fonts shared inside organizations. This amazing article highlights a bunch of nice examples and how to use it in Figma. For those on Sketch, something similar is coming soon for you!
If you were waiting for an excuse to dive into Framer X, this official course is a great resource to start tinkering and learn to create basic and advanced interaction patterns with the tool. What are you waiting for?
With Pattern Hero you can place selected elements or frames in a grid to create patterns. Set a number of rows, columns and padding to get started, and tweak it by repeating nodes and shuffling them around. If you need to make a pattern, this is the tool to ease your day.
A design process often starts with a bunch of simple sketches, or for me a collection of sentences that don’t make a whole lot of sense yet. This app provides a clean interface and an experience to clear your mind in the morning by writing down your thoughts. It supports in developing this habit with its stats-focused sidebar and analytics page. Give it a try!
This plugin allows you to match a light color palette to a dark one and swap them out all at once by toggling the switch. Still a bit hacky and experimental, but looking like something that can become very powerful.