Figma vs Framer, who would have thought?

AJ Picard
4 min readNov 8, 2023

No Code has been a trend for almost 10 years now, if you never heard of No Code before, you’re reading the right post.

No Code products allows you to design & build websites or apps with No Code.

Some examples of these types of products are:

These are just a few that I’ve used, but there are a ton more that you can check out. I’ve personally been using No Code products since 2019 and I have to admit it’s given me the freedom to build my own products and make more money.

In 2017, I started teaching myself how to design websites + apps with the goal of designing my own product ideas I had.

As I shared my designs on social media I started to getting inquiries for me to design other peoples website / app ideas. The only issue was when I completed the design I had to hand it off to a developer to build.

Not knowing how to code was restricting me from making even more money than I already am.

That’s when I discovered No Code tools.

Once I saw you could build website and apps with No Code I started doing both design and development for my Clients.

You’re probably wondering, how the hell does all this relate to Figma?

Be patient, I’m getting there.

The biggest issue I have to date with these No Code tools are they’re constantly changing and it’s hard for me to select one to focus on because they all do different things.

For example, Bubble.io allows you to build any Saas or Web app you could think of, but when it comes to designing a beautiful website I would use Framer.

Framer & Webflow are slowly adding features to allow its users to build more complex web apps but they’re still way behind.

Figma isn’t a No Code tool, yet but that doesn’t mean they can’t be. Look at what Framers doing, they’re a No Code tool that provides an almost…

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AJ Picard

UI/UX Designer who loves designing and building products. Currently scaling ZoZo App.