Do you want to speed up your React.js application development? Precisely by automatically converting your design into React components!
If yes, DhiWise web app builder is here to save precious time, which you can otherwise use to develop critical application features. The mentioned web app builder can quickly generate production-ready code from your Figma design. And whats important is that it follows the ethos of visual programming to the letter.
In this article, we will learn how DhiWise can help you get a production-ready front-end application, along with features like Page navigation and API integrations.
Before that, lets start with a brief introduction to Figma and React.
Figma is a popular web-based vector graphics editor and prototyping tool. It comes with additional functionalities supported by desktop applications for macOS and Windows.
It allows mobile users to view Figma prototypes in real-time using Figma mirror companion appsfor both Android and iOS. Also, it enables designers and developers to create UI and wireframing for web and mobile apps.
React is used to build single-page applications. It allows us to create reusable UI components.
For Getting above 80 % design accuracy in your Code, Follow These Design Guidelines while designing your Figma.
Step 1: Sign in to DhiWise
First thing first, Sign into DhiWise using your Google or GitHub account.
Step 2: Create a new application
Once sign-up is done, you will be directed to the Dashboard. You can search and view the previously created apps if any. You will find apps divided into three categories: web, mobile, and backend. You can either create an app with Figma URL or if you dont have a design, check out templates and screens by selecting the second and third options.
In this tutorial, we will go with Figma URL. For that, select Create a new app.
You will be prompted to choose between backend, web, and mobile. We will choose web.
Step 3: Add app name, select tech, and add Figma URL.
Add the meaningful app name, and select React web app. Add your Figma design URL, and click Create new app.
FYI: You must link your DhiWise account to your Figma account. You can add different accounts to access your Figma designs, and if you put a private or inaccessible Figma URL with the account you have chosen, an error will be displayed.
Step 4: Select the screens you'd like to sync to your application
From your Figma design, you may choose the screens and pages you want for your application.
Additionally, If you have already set up the prototype in your Figma, half of your work is almost done. For prototypes, DhiWise fetches screen resources automatically and you dont need to deal with the screen navigation again. The code for it will be added.
As soon as you click submit, in a few minutes, DhiWise will convert your UI design into React code.
As shown in the screenshot above, DhiWise algorithm has intelligently added authentication, and page navigation, after identifying all components of your screens.
Step 5: Screen Configurations
Next, you can set up a home page, and screen name, view the screen summary, and configure actions such as lifecycle methods and API integrations along with request validations.
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After the customization, click on Build to get the structured source code with all the customizations in a few minutes.
Once your App is built, you can download the entire source code from the DhiWise and/or sync it with your GitHub or GitLab Repository.
If you make more changes in DhiWise application and you want updated code in your application, you can use VSCode Extension to get the latest code directly into your VSCode.
There are two awesome features from DhiWise to make the development life more excitingall while using DhiWise.
- You can see and share a preview of your app in different screen sizes to check the responsiveness straight from DhiWise.
- Now you can see and share a prototype of your app by deploying the application to Vercel in a single click!
- Secondly, You can use Figma to Code plugin in Figma to get the code in minutes.
In a Nutshell
These are just a few steps to transform Figma design into React code, along with the additional features mentioned above.
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