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- 📦 Archive: Outdated designs, exploration, etc...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:
Just to test the new plugins feature we've created a @figmadesign plugin to initialise files for @torca_io. It adds the thumbnail and the main pages to the first iteration on a new file. pic.twitter.com/EQ2YVjvlzd— Jose Arnaldos ⚡️ (@jotami) August 2, 2019