In this article I will share a few tips and tricks that I use to make prototyping in Figma even more helpful and easier to use. Before we start I want to say that prototyping in Figma for me is pure joy, but we can always improve things, right? Let’s keep it short and sweet and dive into details straight away.


Custom transitions and micro-interactions

Yep, I know that there are a lot of useful built-in transition effects in Figma already, but here I want to talk about custom micro-interactions, complicated transitions and show you how to add them into your Figma prototypes. Let’s take a look at a couple of examples I’ve prepared.

I’ve been playing around with Figma Auto Layout components for a while. Here I will show how to create a full-page component using Auto Layout in Figma.

Post cover with an animated auto layout components
Post cover with an animated auto layout components

I’m a big fan of atomic design because it works well for designers, and it brings us closer to the approach that front-end developers use in their work. While we use the same approach, we can collaborate more effectively. With this in mind, I was trying to find a way to maximize the usage of the atomic design in my components library, and finally with the new Auto Layout it’s possible. Let’s take a look at what I’ve learned.

The approach

If you aren’t familiar with the atomic design concepts, I highly recommend you to read more about atomic design first.

Aleksei Kipin

Product Designer

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