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If you want to streamline your workflow, improving the design-to-code process can help you focus on the code behind and get you to production quicker without compromising the beauty of your UI. Uno Platform and Figma are the perfect combinations to achieve a beautiful and pixel-perfect app while improving efficiency.
In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through using Uno Platform for Figma to create a dating app UI, covering various sections and components of a UI. By the end, you’ll have the skills to design a stunning UI for your Uno Platform apps and seamlessly export it into Visual Studio. Lets jump in!
With Auto Layouts, you can effortlessly arrange and organize components within frames, allowing them to automatically adjust their positions, sizes, and spacing as needed. In addition, by utilizing constraints and alignment options, you can create dynamic designs that seamlessly adapt to varying screen sizes and content changes. This feature streamlines building cohesive and scalable UIs, enhancing design consistency and productivity within Figma.
We’ll frequently use Auto Layouts in our design. To ensure you can easily follow along, let’s take a moment to make sure to understand how to create them. It’s a straightforward process, though it may seem daunting for intricate designs. Don’t worry, we’ll break it down for you step by step!
Now that you better understand when and why we use auto layouts, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge necessary to dive into the upcoming tutorial.
If you’re new to the Uno Platform for Figma plugin, the first step is to install it from the Figma community here. Once you have downloaded and installed the plugin, you can move on to the following steps:
These four steps are the initial actions for any new mobile project using Uno Figma. Following this workflow will set you on the right path to effectively using the Uno Platform for Figma plugin and creating impressive mobile app designs.
Get Started video for reference downloading the plugin and Material Toolkit.
This tutorial will walk you through recreating a dating app UI in Figma. To make it easier to understand and follow along, we will break down the UI into four sections, and the blog will follow the same structure to demonstrate the steps to achieve each section.
Let’s dive into the first section of our dating app UI, where we’ll focus on the main image and three floating action buttons overlayed. To start, follow these steps:
*Note: you can delete placeholder text as you progress
To make sure you’re on the right track, let’s visualize it within the Uno Figma plugin:
Here, we’ll highlight essential user details such as their name, role description, and a messaging button. Let’s dive in and follow these steps to bring this section to life:
Section 3 follows a similar approach as Section 2. Let’s dive in and create the About section by following these steps:
In this section, we’ll explore displaying user interests using the SuggestionChips. Let’s continue with these finals steps to complete our design:
Once the UI design in Figma is complete, we can leverage the code generated by the Uno Figma plugin to seamlessly transition to Visual Studio. From there, we can enhance and expand upon our UI, bringing it to life through further development.
Open the Uno Figma Plugin
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Throughout this tutorial, we embarked on a journey of replicating a dating app UI using the powerful tools of Uno Platform, .NET and Figma. We explored a range of controls available and gained insights into their effective implementation. By harnessing the capabilities of auto layouts, we achieved responsive designs that adapt to various screen sizes seamlessly. Additionally, we discovered the seamless integration between Figma and Visual Studio, allowing us to effortlessly export our code and continue building upon our UI.
You are now well-prepared to embark on your own UI design ventures using Uno Platform and Figma. We can’t wait to see all the amazing designs and apps you create! Don’t forget to share them with us. Just give us a shout-out on Twitter or shoot us an email.
Happy designing and coding!
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