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When to use Frame vs Group


When resizing a group, its child elements will scale as you would expect vector artwork to scale.


When resizing, a frame’s bounds will be resized independently from its child elements. So each elements can have different constraints.

Learn more about Frame & Group


Add links to your Figma

Insert any link (link to another frame, to design document, PRD, or any URL) in your Figma file.

  1. Select any text you want to add a link
  2. Press “⌘ + K” and paste the link.
  3. Hover over the text to see the hyperlink.


Full function progress bar component

We can use this component for any state of loading, from 0 to 100%.

  1. Create a parent frame and make sure “Clip Content” is checked.
  2. Create a child frame with auto-layout applies for a text layer.
  3. Change text to define different loading states when using.


Dynamic Tooltip with Autolayout

  1. Building your blocks with top triangle, content and bottom triangle.
  2. Apply the Autolaout for the whole frame component.
  3. Place the constant where we want to use it.
  4. Adjust spacer of the triangle by typing any text inside the textbox of the constant. Hide/Show top/bottom triangle base on the position.

Trying out the file here →


Copy an icon from Sketch

We don’t need to import the whole sketch file to Figma just to copy an icon. We can copy an element from Sketch to Figma directly.

  1. Select element in Sketch
  2. Right-click and choose “Copy SVG Code”
  3. In Figma, paste it with “⌘ + V”
  4. Enjoy the real vector element.


Hide UI for wider view

Hide Figma’s UI to have a widest view of your whole design. An indispensable action for me all the time. Press “⌘ + .” or “⌘ + \”


A trick with union and corner

In Figma, union and corner radius sometime bring a big joy to us.

Credit @MengTo


Change shift nudge to 8px

8px grid system is the most popuplar grid system on UI design. Be default, when we press “Shift + Up/Down Arrow”, the element will move 10px. To change the shift nudge to 8px:

  1. Preferences > Nudge Amount
  2. Change Big nudge amout to 8

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