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Figma file starter plugin

Plugin to quickly initiate a new file with Torca's setup.

On 2/08/2019 Figma released their much-expected plugin feature, opening it to everyone that wanted to create their plugins too.

I wanted to start exploring this feature without overcomplicating things, as I'm a horrible developer, so I opted to do something simple like automating tasks. In this case, a file starter plugin.

At Torca, we use a file structure that makes easier the design handover and assures that everything stays where it should be.

The page structure is the following:

  • Cover: We place thumbnail here to better identify the content from outside.
  • 🎨 Screens: Source of truth for the design.
  • 🚀 Journeys: Source of truth for the different flows/journeys/stories.
  • 📦 Archive: Outdated designs, exploration, etc...

So for every new design file that we initiate, we had to create 4 pages and add the thumbnail. It doesn't sound like a lot to do, but it's nice to have something that automatically (and without mistakes) does it for you.

Here's a video of how it works: