1/ Let's get organized. ✨

We've rounded up some of our favorite plugins for tidying up your Figma files.

Here's the collection, created by @rogie bit.ly/3y4K1Vk

2/ First up, Figma Measure, created by @phlp_ and @crlhsr.

This plugin provides on-canvas documentation to show customizable redlines for heights and widths.

You can also add tooltips for font details, fill colors, border radius, and more. bit.ly/FigmaMeasure
3/ Downsize, created by @alexeinars, allows you to compress images right on the canvas, reducing the file size and load time to increase performance.

4/ Status Annotations, built by @negativespaceca, allows you to indicate the status of your designs to avoid ambiguity when collaborating with your team.

5/ Quantizer, built by @aswellasyouare, allows you to organize a selection of elements into a grid of your choosing by specifying number of columns as well as column and row gaps.

6/ Design Lint, built by @daniel__designs, finds missing styles within your designs.

Use this plugin to fix inconsistencies and ensure your designs are ready for development or further design collaboration.


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13 Sep
Continuing on all things design systems! Did you know Figma curates designsystems.com? There is a wealth of content here written by the community. Here are some of my favorite articles 👇
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1/ Hi, I’m Tom, aka @negativespaceca👋

At Figma we love talking about design systems and hearing about people’s library structures and how they're improving over time.

We love it so much that we’re dedicating a whole day to it. Plus we have a really exciting announcement…👇
2/ I’m excited to introduce #Schema2021– Figma’s first design systems conference.

Design systems people– join us for a day of virtual sessions led by top design systems leaders from @Atlassian, @lyftdesignteam, and @netflix to name a few.
Apply to attend: bit.ly/Schema2021
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Everything was static and linear and PDF style guides were the norm. Plus workflows were siloed, making alignment challenging.
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Use components and instances to find clues hidden around the house to lead you to the end of this virtual escape room created by @pigeonerTM.

Grab some friends and play: bit.ly/38Yt8la
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When you’re in Figma 8 hours a day, every click matters. And even small annoyances can have a big impact on your flow.

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