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Blog 02: Nov 15, 2023

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6 Tools & Resources We Used While Developing AlignUI

6 Tools & Resources We Used While Developing AlignUI

6 Tools & Resources We Used While Developing AlignUI

Published on Nov 15, 2023

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Onur

Onur Eren

@createonur

4 min read

During the development of AlignUI Design System, we made use of several essential tools and resources that significantly boosted our efficiency and optimized our work process. Let me share these game-changers that made a real difference in our journey of creating AlignUI.


1. ChatGPT: Time-saving Content Generator


Starting with my absolute favorite, ChatGPT has been a significant part of our process, helping us generate placeholder companies, avatars, diverse personas, briefly any content we need. We used it to create detailed information like names, professions, and even imaginary addresses. Collaborating with ChatGPT was particularly useful when crafting content for widgets and settings pages, especially for our sector-specific products. However, it's important to note that while ChatGPT is powerful, the information generated may need occasional revisions. Also, clear and specific requests are key to using it effectively.


2. Notion: Everything You Need to Organize


Secondly, Notion emerged as a cornerstone tool for us, providing an all-in-one workspace. Its user-friendly interface allowed us to create nested pages, improving our organization significantly. It's perfect for managing tasks and customizing pages with emojis and tables. We found it incredibly helpful in maintaining a well-structured work environment. We'll soon share AlignUI's Documentation on Notion due to its organized layout.


3. FigJam: The Underrated Blank Canvas


Thirdly, FigJam is an underrated gem in visual organization. Its authentic environment makes you feel like you are working on a physical workspace with colored sticky notes, making it intuitive for organizing ideas. When I gathered all the inspiration, I could freely categorize inspiration on a blank canvas and visualize flowcharts, especially for sectors like Finance & Banking and HR Management. This tool was a real game-changer for us.


4. The Component Gallery: A Design System Repository


Next, The Component Gallery made navigating through design systems and components much easier. It simplifies the process by listing various design systems and enabling comprehensive searches for components. Even though it was quite challenging for us to search the components one by one, after discovering it our component library creation process for AlignUI became streamlined.


5. Refero: A Goldmine of Real-Use Examples


Moreover, Refero became our go-to for showcasing real-use examples sourced from products like Asana, Notion, and Figma. It helped us extensively explore UI elements and UX patterns, providing invaluable insights for developing AlignUI. The comprehensiveness of the examples make us strongly suggest Refero to all the product designers.


6. Formcarry: Tailored Forms for Effective Communication


Lastly, we made use of the power of Formcarry for creating our Waitlist and Contact forms across two distinct websites. Rather than relying on drag-and-drop form generators, Formcarry allowed us to customize forms in alignment with our design language. This customization enabled us to seamlessly connect received messages to MailChimp, facilitating consistent and effective communication with our users.


While these six tools significantly influenced our workflow, our toolkit extends beyond these essentials. Tools like Framer for no-code website development and MailChimp for email marketing also played crucial roles in our journey. We highly recommend incorporating all these commonly used tools into your workflow. They've been instrumental in maximizing efficiency during the development of AlignUI Design System. Stay tuned for more insights in our upcoming blogs. Until then, take care, Aligners!

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Please note that AlignUI Design System is currently in beta, and all legal matters are governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, USA.

AlignUI Design System

The design system you need. Designed for Figma.

AlignUI Beta

Social Links

Pricing

Legal Notice

Base Components

Core Elements

Sector Products

Product Components

Coming Soon

© 2023 AlignUI Design System. All rights reserved.

Not affiliated with, nor sponsored by, Figma. Built and powered by Framer and Formcarry. Please note that AlignUI Design System is currently in beta, and all legal matters are governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, USA.