Joey Banks on component properties: “In the past few weeks, I’ve had the chance to become more comfortable creating components that contain component properties. What has helped me the most has been to think of this new feature as an additional way, not a separate way, to further organize and create components and variants that scale with the library and system.”
Vic, a systems designer working on design systems at Microsoft, wrote a case study on Component Properties with practical examples, some interesting issues and workarounds, and thoughts on why they might be moving away from base components.
“We’re excited to talk about yet another awesome new feature: Component properties. Join us as product manager Jacob Miller and designer advocate Chad Bergman share more on how you can reduce variant explosion in your design systems and improve developer handoff.”
Patrick Morgan writes about his way of structuring common design artifacts within Figma files. I find his approach of grouping them into Features, Libraries, and Presentations with a few sub-types quite interesting and useful.
“Learn all about the redesigned Auto Layout. We’ll walk you through how to use the new properties panel and on-screen controls, as well as showcase the new layout features like absolute positioning, negative spacing, and more.”