Canvas for Programming

Figma's Auto Layout feature got me pretty excited and so made this Notes App within Figma. A notes app with real-time collaboration and version control! With the help of plugins, we can find, replace and the possibilities are endless..!

https://twitter.com/maneye_mk/status/1203733982841430016

kanban board in Figma

With Figma's autolayout feature, you can create your own kanban board using just frames and components.

It's like an app emerging from simple rules. Imagine a system that went all-in on this kind of free-form interaction!

https://twitter.com/yoshikischmitz/status/1208276382729437184

  • this looks like first steps towards building complex fully interactive(!) UIs visually
  • another idea would be to allow working with "vertical slices": CSV data, transformation code and data visualization output visible at once, instead of dealing with parsing code, then somewhere else with visualization code, etc.
  • related to Canvas for Thinking, End-User Programming, Future Of Coding

Places in Software

VPL Issues

Protoboard

Combination of the background grid, and a quick way to build DOM elements, allows for adding pieces of documentation, notes, and inspiration images inline on the board, creating a canvas for programming:

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