Figma’s awesome new Dev Mode brings designers and developers together

Dev mode in Figma
(Image credit: Figma/Future)

It’s been a big few months for Figma. The announcement of Adobe‘s planned acquisition of the collaborative web design tool made waves back in September, and the company this week launched its largest ever annual conference. Config 2023 is Figma’s first in-person event since 2020 – and while the pre-pandemic event attracted 1000 attendees, this year’s edition in San Francisco boasts over 8000, with Creative Bloq among them.

During this morning’s opening keynote, Figma announced a bunch of new tools and features, all geared towards its mission of “making design accessible to all”. Chief among them is a brand new developer mode, intended to finally bridge the gap between designers and developers. And yes, AI gets a mention too. Check out our Figma review for the lowdown on our favourite UI design tool.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.