How To Build A Website In Figma

Creating a website can be a daunting undertaking, particularly for those who are new to the process. Fortunately, the introduction of design tools such as Figma has made it much easier to design a visually appealing and practical website. Figma is a design tool that operates in the cloud and enables users to collaborate in real time. This post will provide a step-by-step tutorial on how to construct a website using Figma.

Step 1: Setting up the Figma Workspace

Before you start, you will need to create an account on Figma which is free with some limitations. Once you have your account ready, log in and go to the File Browser dashboard. Click on the ‘+ New File’ button to set up a new workspace.

Step 2: Creating Your First Frame

Frames in Figma are akin to artboards in other design tools. They represent the screens of your website.

To create a new frame, select the Frame tool (F) from the toolbox on the left or use the shortcut F on your keyboard. Once you have selected the tool, click anywhere on the canvas to create a new frame. You can adjust the size of the frame from the right-hand panel.

Step 3: Designing Your Layout

With your frame ready, you can start designing your website layout. You can add various elements such as text, shapes, and images from the toolbox on the left.

For instance, to add a rectangle, select the rectangle tool or press R on your keyboard and then click and drag on your frame to draw the rectangle.

Step 4: Styling Your Elements

Styling your elements is what gives them character and brings your design to life. To style an element, select it and use the right-hand panel to adjust properties like color, opacity, border, and shadow.

To add text, select the text tool or press T on your keyboard, click anywhere on your frame, and start typing. You can adjust the font, size, color, and alignment from the right-hand panel.

Step 5: Creating Interactions with Prototyping

Figma’s prototyping feature allows you to create interactions between frames. This can help you simulate the user flow and navigation of your website.

To create an interaction, select the element you want to use as a trigger, go to the ‘Prototype’ tab on the right-hand panel, and add an interaction. You can then select the action, animation, and destination frame.

Step 6: Sharing Your Design

Once you’re satisfied with your design, you can share it with others for feedback or handoff. Click on the ‘Share’ button at the top right, set the permissions, and copy the link.


Designing a website in Figma is a fun and interactive process. With its intuitive interface and powerful tools, you can create stunning designs without any coding knowledge. Happy designing!