Joey Banks is back with five advanced Figma tips — renaming layers in bulk, selecting all objects based on a specific property, Spacebar’s superpower, private components, and using descriptions to improve search.
Joey Banks introduced the new version of his iOS 16 UI Kit just a few days after WWDC 2022. Joey’s kits are fantastic resources for making iOS apps and learning about the organization of a large system. This year, he is also offering a paid version that includes exactly the same files, but by purchasing you'll support the project and receive library updates and video walkthroughs.
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.”
Joey Banks creates a card layout similar to iOS’s Wallet app with negative values within an Auto Layout container.
I'm so happy that @figma finally allows for negative values within Auto Layout containers, which make card layouts, like those within iOS's Wallet app, really easy to create! ↔️ pic.twitter.com/InlupvM3Op
Joey Banks shares the features announced at Config 2022 that he is most looking forward to using and implementing in his work. Check out his post for a more in-depth take on Component Properties and advanced settings of Auto Layout.
Joey Banks shared a change in his approach to base components earlier this month on Twitter, and now goes into more details in his newsletter. I often end up with too much complexity because of over-reliance on base components, so this is a piece of welcome advice.
Joey Banks with an excellent suggestion on how to bring designers and engineers closer.
When it comes to working on design systems, one thing I've learned is how much of a positive difference it can make to match variant properties & names in Figma with what's reflected in code. Any opportunity to bring designers & engineers closer always feels like such a big win. pic.twitter.com/BPsr9zG1Nf
Joey Banks on a shortcut to set a text block resizing mode.
Many of us may already know this shortcut, but just wanted to share in case it's helpful for any designer who's newer to @figmadesign! Double clicking on the edge of a text box will quickly allow you to set its size to be Auto Width, saving you a few seconds of work each time. ↔️ pic.twitter.com/PBUN8oLySE