Figma is a powerful and popular design tool for creating digital designs. It is used by many designers to create websites, apps and other digital products.
One of the key features of Figma is its use of pixel or density independent pixel (DP) units for measurement. This allows for more accurate and consistent design across different devices.
Pixel-based measurements are the most common type of measurement used in Figma. They are based on the physical size of a single pixel on a screen, which is then multiplied to create larger measurements.
For example, if you need to measure 100 pixels, you would have to multiply 100 by the device’s pixel density (which is usually 2 or 3). This makes it easy to ensure that your design will be consistent across multiple devices.
Density independent pixels, on the other hand, are a more modern method of measuring used in Figma. They are based on physical size as well but don’t take into account the device’s pixel density.
Instead, DPs are based on the relative size of an element compared to its physical size on different devices. This means that if you create an element using DPs it will look the same across different screens regardless of their pixel density.
Figma provides both options for designers when creating their designs. Pixel-based measurements can be used if you want your design to be consistent across multiple devices but might result in some loss in accuracy due to differences in pixel densities. Density independent pixels can be used if you want your design elements to look exactly the same regardless of device or screen size.
Figma uses both Pixel and Density Independent Pixel (DP) units for measurement when creating digital designs. Pixel-based measurements provide consistency across multiple devices while DP measurements ensure that elements look exactly the same regardless of device or screen size. Therefore, it really comes down to personal preference depending on what type of accuracy and consistency you are looking for in your designs.