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Today we take a 55 second deep-dive into Figma’s Auto Layout functionality. Auto Layout lets users create dynamic elements whose styling auto-updates depending on how the user changes its contents.

A helpful exercise to see how auto-layout will be beneficial to you is to recreate an old design of yours using auto-layout as much as possible, instead of groups. To be totally clear though, it is still beneficial to use groups.

Since it can be a relatively new way of thinking and organizing, Auto Layout can be a little difficult to jump into.

Let’s try to learn how to use it in one minute :)

Figma’s self-published handy tool for learning how to use Auto Layout



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Auto Layout



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Brendan, Cloud City Development Interface Designer, brings apps to life before coding has even begun. He uses his background of illustration and animation to deliver delightful app assets and flows. He works closely with developers and dives into HTML, CSS, and Git without hesitation. Got a question about a current trend? Brendan’s on top of it and enjoys putting new tools through their paces. Brendan is an avid hockey fan, who religiously cheers on the Pittsburgh Penguins.


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