Sketch symbol best practices (now that nested overrides are a thing)

Nobody likes to inherit a poorly organised Sketch file, so let’s not distribute poorly organised symbols.

Create the most basic component you can

Be smart about splitting Symbols up & combining them for easy manipulation

Naming your symbols

Input field dependencies are tidied away in the /in/ folder




Naming your layers

Layer hierarchy

Using nested symbols in the override panel

all these icons share the same dimensions
The same symbol with various overrides enforced

Bulletproof resizing

Miscellaneous tips



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