Prototype in Figma: A Step-by-Step Guide

1. Set Up Your Figma Account

  • Create an Account: If you don’t have a Figma account, go to Figma’s website and sign up.
  • Download Figma: You can use the web version or download the desktop app for a smoother experience.

2. Create a New File

  • Open Figma and click on the ‘New File’ button.
  • Name Your File: Click on the file name at the top and rename it (e.g., “Homepage and Login Prototype”).

3. Set Up Your Canvas

  • Create Frames: Use the Frame tool (F key) to create two frames. These will be your homepage and login page.
  • Adjust Frame Size: Set the frame size to a common screen size (e.g., 1440×1024 for desktop).

4. Design the Homepage

  • Add Elements: Use the shape tools, text tool, and image imports to add elements like headers, footers, navigation bars, and content sections.
  • Use Layout Grids: Click on the grid icon in the right panel to add a layout grid, helping align your elements.
  • Add Interactivity: Place buttons or links that would lead to the login page.

5. Design the Login Page

  • Create Another Frame: Make a new frame for the login page.
  • Design Elements: Add text fields for username and password, a login button, and possibly a link for “Forgot password” or “Sign up”.
  • Consistent Style: Ensure the design is consistent with the homepage in terms of colors, fonts, and style.

6. Add Interactivity for Prototyping

  • Switch to Prototype Mode: Click on ‘Prototype’ in the top right corner.
  • Link Pages: Drag the node from the button on your homepage to the login page frame. This creates an interaction.
  • Set Interaction Details: Choose the type of interaction (e.g., “On Click”) and the animation for the transition.

7. Preview and Test Your Prototype

  • Play Button: Click the play button in the top right corner to open the prototype.
  • Test the Flow: Click through your prototype to ensure the interactions and navigations work as expected.

8. Share Your Prototype

  • Share Link: Use the ‘Share’ button to generate a link that you can send to others.
  • Export: You can also export your frames as images or PDFs for presentation purposes.

9. Iterate Based on Feedback

  • Collect Feedback: Get feedback from peers or stakeholders.
  • Make Adjustments: Revisit your design to make necessary changes.


  • Utilize Templates: Figma offers a variety of templates and UI kits that can speed up your design process.
  • Learn Shortcuts: Familiarize yourself with Figma’s shortcuts for a more efficient workflow.
  • Explore Plugins: Figma’s plugins can extend functionality and help with design and prototyping.


This guide gives you a basic overview of creating a homepage and login page prototype in Figma. Figma is a powerful tool, so don’t hesitate to explore its features and experiment with different design options. Happy designing!