In addition to a bigger release, there are a bunch of good quality-of-life improvements: toggling between thin and thick markers with Command–B (lovely animation!), an addition of Paste to replace (Command–Shift–V) command to FigJam, and connecting two objects by simply clicking on one object followed by clicking on another.
You know I love color tooling! GitHub has been doing some excellent work on its color system, which is the foundation of the Primer design system. Last year they wrote about building internal color tooling for theme building, and in the new post, they share their process for making contrast changes in both default light and dark modes as part of GitHub’s larger accessibility strategy.
A short introduction to design tokens: “Design tokens are modular, platform-agnostic building blocks of design systems that store repetitive design decisions. Design tokens act as a single source of truth and enable flexibility and scalability within the design system.”
Allie Paschal suggests a way of organizing a large design system library to avoid hitting a file memory limit in Figma. “Because Figma is cloud-based, each file (or tab) can only have 2GB max in both the browser and desktop application. But in general, keeping your file at a lower GB usage helps your overall file performance. I’ve found that Figma doesn’t like it when you start to near 60% of this 2GB capacity. So you really only have 1.2GB to work with before the evil file memory banners appear.”
Include is a tool built by eBay to make annotating for accessibility easier — easier for designers to spec and easier for developers to understand what is required. The intent is to have accessibility considerations included during the design phase of any project and to help with the designer-developer collaboration.
Let Destroyer recursively detach instances, remove Auto Layouts, and detach Styles within your current selection so you can iterate faster. When working collaboratively and wishing to quickly try out an idea, it’s always a hassle to detach the component and remove Auto Layouts.